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One of the first health apps built with Apple's ResearchKit platform is now available to download outside the US. MyHeart Counts, which was first announced at Apple's "Spring Forward" event in March, has been opened up to iPhone users in the UK and Hong Kong for the first time. Once you've opted i...

August 10th 2015 at 9:06am 0 Comments
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Scientists can simulate organs on chips when testing medicine, but mimicking your natural rhythm is another matter -- it's hard to know if those drugs will behave properly under the stresses of your body. That won't be a problem when the University of Michigan's newly developed testing chip comes...

June 15th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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In Japan, people still use feature phones. But despite the smartphone revolution, dumb phone innovation is not dead. Not when a phone can magically, (Transformer-ly) convert from a heart shape into something approaching a chubby handset you can actually talk into. Imaginatively titled "Heart", it'...

January 21st 2015 at 12:29am 0 Comments
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It's not always easy to tell when your stress levels are through the roof, and you may not always want to break out a heart rate sensor just to find out when it's time to relax. You might not have to, if researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have their way; they've developed BioGlass, an Android app...

September 8th 2014 at 12:38am 0 Comments
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Do you hear the chirping of songbirds in love? Do you see the flirtacious glance that cute Orc is giving you from across the battlefiend? Do you smell the flowers of romance in bloom all around you? If so, man, you've got it bad. Fortunately for those suffering from VDAS -- Valentine's Day Addic...

February 14th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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There's a whole sea of jellyfish out there ready to sting indiscriminately. So, why do we keep trying to make them? Scientists from Harvard and Caltech have a pretty good reason for creating fake jellies -- they hope to mend broken hearts by adapting their 'pumping' style of movement. Much like ou...

July 23rd 2012 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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It may look like something that'd be at home in iTunes, but this visualizer developed by NYU student Phan V is linked to something even more unique to you than your music collection. With the aid of a mic'd up stethoscope, it's able to visualize a person's heartbeat in a manner that has quite a bi...

May 8th 2012 at 12:03pm 0 Comments