Dying Grandmother Uses Oculus Rift to Travel, Climb Stairs Again [Video]

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Roberta Firstenberg was dying of cancer and only had a few months to live. Priscilla, her granddaughter, emailed the Oculus Rift team, and they donated one so her grandmother could “go outside” again, as her mobility was extremely limited. Despite being able to use virtual reality to “travel” outside and even to other countries, Roberta got the greatest […]

Hard Disk Pioneer Honored For Making Modern Internet Possible

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The man who revolutionized the way hard drives work has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize, an honor awarded only every second year. Stuart Parkin received the prize of one million euros (approximately US$1.39 million) from Technology Academy Finland, a partnership of industry and government in the country. It’s sometimes described as the tech equivalent […]

MEDICAL MARVEL: 3D-Printed Skull Saves Woman’s Life [Pic + Video]

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Doctors in the Netherlands at University Medical Center Utrecht say they have successfully implanted a 3D-printed skull into a young woman. The 23-hour surgery occurred three months ago, according to NBC News, but details are just being released, as the woman, 22, is recovering extremely well. While her name has not been released, she apparently […]