"A notification pops up your watch's face. You reach into you pocket and retrieve your phone. A quick swish with your finger unlocks it and you see that a delivery confirmation has been sent to your email, for that new VR headset. The email shows that your home care android signed for the package. You slip your phone away and bring an e-cig to your lips with your cybernetic hand."

In this section, you will find reviews and analysis of cyberpunk technology and how it interfaces with society. Cyberpunk is now.

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It was reported this past Thursday that China dragged the world into the future, caring little as to the preparedness of everyone else. Genetic researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China are the first scientists in the world to announce that they have edited a human embryo. As the name of the process suggests, they […]

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Nothing evokes more cyberpunk imagery than the image of a lone figure perched like Batman on a gargoyle, surveying the internet as packets move around beneath him, watching the sea of neon light.  It’s straight out of Willam Gibson’s Neuromancer: “Program a map to display frequency of data exchange, every thousand megabytes a single pixel on a […]

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Some absolutely incredible medical breakthroughs have given cause for a Special Edition of Doc Forre’s Science Report. Medical Technology A common risk in medical surgery is artifacts of the procedure being left behind in the human body, and scientists have now developed a way to solve that problem. A team from Northern University has developed […]

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Neuroscience Oh creativity, you’re so under-researched, yet so weirdly important. Operational definition? Last I checked it was sketchy at best, but that’s what inventories are for. And not gonna lie, creativity inventories are really fun. But I digress. Researchers at Northwestern University have found some interesting ERP evidence that creativity comes with sensory overload, adding […]

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Space Most folks have heard that extended time in space can wreck havoc on the muscles and bones of astronauts, but new research is showing that there are even worse consequences to low-gravity environments. A team-up between American and Russian scientists sent a number of mice into space to live for 30 days in zero-gravity. […]

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In light of some of the recent cyber-attacks, such as the hacking of Sony and Anthem, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the state of computer security today.  So the last thing you would want to hear is that an exceptionally powerful new family of malware was recently found and analyzed by Kaspersky Labs, a […]

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Medical Technology As of the time of this writing, the Keck School of Medicine is preparing to announce preliminary results in a clinical trial of auditory brainstem implants in young children. What is an auditory brainstem implant? The short answer, it’s a microphone hooked up to your brain to assist in hearing. The long answer […]

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This has been a pretty awesome last couple weeks for the Medical Technology side of the news, so this week’s update is going to be a little bit more focused than the first Report. I apologize for nothing. Medical Technology Researchers at NYU have developed a new, non-invasive, objective test for getting a quick idea […]

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In September 2014, Samsung announced its Virtual Reality (VR) headset, the Gear VR.  Unlike the Oculus Rift or some other headsets, it does not contain a built in screen but instead requires a Galaxy Note 4 phone to function as the screen.  Although the so-called “Innovator’s Edition” (essentially a hardware dev kit to be used […]

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