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Los Angeles State of the City 2018

Los Angeles State of the City 2018

LA CityView 35 livestream of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's 2018 State of the CIty.
Art Trip: Los Angeles | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

Art Trip: Los Angeles | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

In which we explore sunny Los Angeles and take in its enormous range of art offerings, from the eclectic campus at LACMA to an incredible exhibit at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. It's all worth...

Our database of police officers who shoot citizens reveals who’s most likely to shoot

In the debate over fatal police shootings of minority citizens, one theme is persistent: White officers, rather than nonwhite officers, are primarily responsible for black Americans being shot by the police. For example, look to...

Family of Baby Cut from Mother's Womb Is Billed Over $300,000 By Hospital: 'It's...

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Unlocking Human Potential Through Brain Stimulation: Halo Sport 2

Making an impact within the consumer space with its first brain stimulator, Halo Neuroscience recently launched its fully upgraded Halo Sport 2 at a price point that makes neurostimulation even more accessible.  Their first product, Halo...

The MedTech Conference Powered by AdvaMed

July 22nd, 2019 AdvaMed Sponsored Content The MedTech Conference is the perfect place to learn about the many ways medtech can improve health care. Share insights with fellow industry leaders, conduct business and have...

CompCyst Tool Developed to Identify Precancerous Cysts

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a new computational and biomolecular tool, dubbed CompCyst, that can identify precancerous pancreatic cysts. The technology provides a new method for reliably identifying cancer-causing cysts...

Penumbra Unveils JET 7 with XTRA FLEX Mechanical Stroke Remover

July 22nd, 2019 Medgadget Editors Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology Penumbra is releasing a new stroke thrombectomy aspiration system at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 16th Annual Meeting in Miami. The Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter...

Multi-Player Video Game Links Player Brainwaves

At the University of Washington, researchers have developed a game that effectively links three brains to work together on one problem. Called BrainNet, the game resembles Tetris in that different shapes have to be...

Energy Harvester for the Human Knee to Power Wearable Devices

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a device that can harvest energy from the human knee during walking, without a substantial increase in effort for wearers. Their work demonstrates that...

Micro-naps for plants: Flicking the lights on and off can save energy without hurting...

A nighttime arrival at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport flies you over the bright pink glow of vegetable production greenhouses. Growing crops under artificial light is gaining momentum, particularly in regions where produce prices can be...

Asylum restrictions: The president can enforce the law, but can’t change it

Since his inauguration, President Trump’s immigration policies have been frustrated by the laws the U.S. Constitution requires him to “faithfully execute.” While the Constitution has been interpreted to give the president power over foreign affairs,...

Why does the US sentence people to hundreds of years in prison?

On July 15, a Virginia judge sentenced James Fields Jr. to a life sentence, plus 419 years, for killing Heather Heyer at the 2017 Charlottesville white nationalist rally by ramming his car into a...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is nowhere near the worldwide box office record – here’s why

Marvel’s gambit to propel “Avengers: Endgame” to become the top-grossing movie of all time finally paid off. The studio re-released the final film in its “Avengers” series earlier this month with extra footage and a...

What’s really behind baseball’s home run surge?

At the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander griped that too many home runs had been hit so far this season. He accused the league of altering, or “juicing,”...

Waiting for an undersea robot in Antarctica to call home

“Call! Just call!” I think loudly in my head. “Did something happen? Are you okay?” I might seem like a worried parent waiting for a teenager to report in from an unsupervised outing. Rather, I’m...

What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?

Tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries are flaring again in the Strait of Hormuz. There are competing explanations for what’s going on in the narrow seaway through which 21% of the world’s...

Low Power Network for Wireless Body Sensors

July 19th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Cardiology, Diagnostics, Materials, Medicine, Military Medicine, Sports Medicine As wearable devices multiply and gather ever more data about our bodies, the batteries and wireless networks they rely on can...

Thin Microgels Encapsulate and Protect Therapeutic Cells

Cell-based therapies, such as those involving the delivery of stem cells, require a way to encapsulate cells inside a protective package in order for them to not be destroyed and washed out by the...

New Nanoparticles Help Spinal Cords to Heal Following Injury

When people damage their spinal cords, a lot of the long-term consequences often stem from the body’s overreaction to the injury. That’s because the blood-brain barrier protecting the spinal cord becomes compromised and overly...

Looking Deep Into Body Using Virtual Ultrasound Lens

July 19th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Dermatology, Diagnostics, Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ob/Gyn, Pathology, Radiology Light is a great tool for imaging the outside of the body and for looking at the interior using endoscopes, but...

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means for the future...

Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S. workforce – in new technologies is the latest reminder that the much-heralded future of work is...

Smokey (the) Bear is still keeping his watchful eye on America’s forests after 75...

Smokey Bear turns 75 on Aug. 9. The star of the longest-running public-service advertising campaign in U.S. history is now big on social media, with Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Americans are also still sending...

Brain machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant...

Elon Musk grabbed a lot of attention with his July 16 announcement that his company Neuralink plans to implant electrodes into the brains of people with paralysis by next year. Their first goal is...

Are Syrian refugees a danger to the West?

While today’s news is full of stories about refugees and migrants to the U.S. from Central America, the plight of those particular refugees is only part of an international migration crisis that has been...

Have We Hit Peak Podcast?

This is from the New York Times this morning. Have We Hit Peak Podcast? It’s no wonder that the phrase “everyone has a podcast” has become a Twitter punch line. Like the blogs of yore,...

Cartel kingpin El Chapo is jailed for life, but the US-Mexico drug trade is...

The infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera – aka “El Chapo” – has been sentenced to life plus an additional 30 years for drug trafficking, conspiracy, money laundering and weapons charges, among...

Withings Releases Two Fashionable Wireless Blood Pressure Monitors

July 18th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Cardiology, Medicine, OTC, Sports Medicine Withings is releasing two new wireless blood pressure monitors, the BPM Core and BPM Connect, one of which is a bit more than just...

Super Sensitive Electronic Skin for Prosthetic Devices

Artificial skin with the ability to feel is a major research goal for engineers working on improving prosthetic technology. Researchers in the past have created materials with sensors spread over a few square inches,...

Omega Speedmaster and the Human Experience

This is a pull quote is from an Atlantic article discussing Buzz Aldrin’s Omega Speedmaster watch that he wore on the moon. This very watch worn by Aldrin is available today in its original...