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  • Stomach Pacemaker

    An implantable device may soon curb overeating.

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  • Demo: Waterproof Anything

    MIT professor Karen Gleason can waterproof just about anything by coating it with an ultrathin layer of Teflon.

  • O.R. of the Future

    Massachusetts General Hospital doctors lead a tour of what they hope will be the world’s most efficient operating room.

  • Busting Up Bacterial Gangs

    New antibiotics that disrupt microbial communication could help cystic fibrosis patients.

  • Demo: Teachable Robots

    Michigan State University researcher Juyang Weng shows off his “developmental” robots, which learn the same way kids do.

  • The Observant Computer

    Carnegie Mellon’s Alex Waibel aims to turn computers into astute observers that sense our needs-and even our emotions.

  • The Liver Chip

    The human liver cells in Linda Griffith’s miniature device behave just as they would in the body, permitting more accurate drug and toxin testing.

  • Brain Power

    Implanted electrodes could aid paralyzed patients.

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