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Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn’t transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an educated guess based on other imagery. But augmented reality may offer a third way. A pair of neurosurgeons at Duke are experimenting with a way to …

Theranos closes its labs and wellness centers, lays off 340

Theranos is closing its labs and wellness centers, CEO Elizabeth Holmes announced today in a post on the company blog. And this isn’t a temporary closure: the “approximately” 340 employees running them are out of a job. “After many months spent assessing our strengths and addressing our weaknesses, we have moved to structure our company around the model best aligned with our core values and …

This is the country's largest collection of brains

When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, the Harvard Brain Bank will resemble the scene at a cheap casino buffet’s peel-and-eat shrimp table. report this ad The Associated Press filed Freedom of Information requests with the US government to find the evidence behind the Surgeon General’s admonition to floss regularly for dental health and found that there was no good evidentiary basis for flossing. …

Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. There were 35 teams in the finals, split evenly between three categories: games, innovation, and global …