[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BFZOVGI” locale=”us” height=”62″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PJIhHwW0L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]1. Miracle Cells to Fight Cancer
At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, researcher Michel Sadelain has successfully engineered immune cells capable of fighting cancer. These cells have shown promising results in several patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, putting them all into remission. With this latest technology, tumor cells are attacked while healthy ones are left alone. Scientists are currently in wait to see how long the effects of these supposed ‘miracle’ cells will last.
2. 3D Printed Eyes
UK’s Fripp Design & Research, coupled with Manchester Metropolitan University have teamed together to make an abundance of “facial prostheses”, including prosthetic eyes. Hand crafted eyes cost more to produce and take a great deal of time to manufacture, whereas with 3D printing, the time and cost is cut exponentially. If you are in the market for a new pair, these eyes will be available for shipping soon.
3. Will DARPA Fix Broken Brains?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling for two separate grants to be offered to researchers in hopes of finding a remedy for “broken” brains and lost memories. The first is known as SUBNETS (Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies), a program that asks scientists to develop wireless devices that will offer a cure for disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), chronic pain and more. The second is called RAM (Restoring Active Memory), a program that will create a wireless device for treating brain damage and memory loss. Only time will tell us if they can fulfill this lofty goal.
4. Drone Delivery via Amazon
Amazon, one of the largest online shopping networks in the world, has been secretly working on a new way to deliver packages. This drone project focuses on developing “octocopters” that are able to deliver your packages in 30 minutes or less from time of shipping. Although the drones might not take effect for a few years, the future of online shopping is looking up…quite literally.
5. 3D Camera that Takes Pictures in the Dark
Being dubbed as the latest “spy camera”, MIT specialists have created a camera that can reconstruct barely visible objects into 3D images. On the flip side, this technology might also be able to help treat human eyes that have been damaged by bright light. In a few years, such a camera could be available on smartphones everywhere–allowing more than just spies to take clandestine photos in the dark.