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  • ‘Bionic man’ walks, breathes with artificial parts

    10/11/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 3:03 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term “bionic man” was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called “The Six Million Dollar Man” chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts after he nearly died. Now, a team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true “bionic man.” For real, this time. The artificial “man” is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct....
  • (Operation Acoustic Kitty) The CIA's Secret Experiments to Turn Cats into Spies

    03/13/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 13, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    The CIA's secret experiments to turn cats into spies Want to know what's going to happen to animals in the next century? Then you must read science journalist Emily Anthes' new book Frankenstein's Cat, about how the animals of tomorrow will be transformed by high tech implants and genetic engineering. We've got an amazing excerpt from the book -- about how the CIA tried to create cyborg cat spies. "Robo Revolution," an excerpt from Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, by Emily Anthes In the 1960s, the Central Intelligence Agency recruited an unusual field agent: a cat....
  • Seattle dive bar becomes first to ban Google Glass

    03/11/2013 12:40:02 PM PDT · by JOAT · 14 replies
    Cnet ^ | 3-8-2013 | Casey Newton
    Owner says "it's because it's kind of a private place that people go." Will other businesses follow?Google Glass won't be available to consumers for months, but there's at least one Seattle bar where the eyewear will not be welcome. The 5 Point, a self-described dive bar in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, posted a notice to its Facebook page this week telling Glass Explorers looking to grab a pint that they will need to remove their $1,500 spectacles. The story was noted today on GeekWire. "For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses,"...
  • Dystopia U.S.A. - Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force

    10/01/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | October 1, 2012 | Annalee Newitz
    Looks like Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force I have seen the future of law enforcement, and recent news suggests that it could be coming to New Jersey. First of all, we are closer to having Robocops than ever. Over at C|Net, Tim Hornyak reports on a new project to deploy remote-controlled robotic police: Researchers at Florida International University's Discovery Lab are working with a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves to build telepresence robots that could patrol while being controlled by disabled police officers and military vets. In a sense, they would be hybrid man-machine...
  • Cyborg Steve Mann Details Alleged McDonald’s Assault

    07/21/2012 10:03:19 AM PDT · by gitmo · 16 replies
    Laptop ^ | July 17, 2012 | Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Online Editorial Director
    No shirt. No shoes. No augmented reality glasses. No service. Earlier this month, human cyborg and University of Toronto Professor Steve Mann, claims he was brutalized and kicked out of a Paris McDonald’s after employees objected to his headset and its ability to record photos and videos of his experiences. Update: McDonald’s issued a statement confirming that Mann had been ejected, but denying that there was physical contact. In response, Mann released a photo which appears to show an employee grabbing his glasses. “I’m not sure why the perpetrators attacked, but ‘Perp. 1′ [Mann's name for one of his...
  • The Cyborg in Us All

    09/21/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 9/14/11 | PAGAN KENNEDY
    “Fingers!” Gerwin Schalk sputtered, waving his hands around in the air. “Fingers are made to pick up a hammer.” He prodded the table, mimicking the way we poke at computer keyboards. “It’s totally ridiculous,” he said. I was visiting Schalk, a 40-year-old computer engineer, at his bunkerlike office in the Wads­worth Center, a public-health lab outside Albany that handles many of New York State’s rabies tests. It so happens that his lab is also pioneering a new way to control our computers — with thoughts instead of fingers. Schalk studies people at the Albany Medical Center who have become, not...
  • Obama's Senior Moment: 'I'll be turning 50 in a week.'

    07/17/2011 10:39:51 AM PDT · by waus · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-17-11 | waus
    Actually…he’ll be turning 50 in three weeks. His birthday is August 4, two days after the debt ceiling deadline. Senior moment?
  • Terminator Has Arrived

    03/30/2011 2:14:49 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 7 replies
    Product Design Daily 2.0 ^ | March 30, 2011 | Inderscience Publishers
    Human Blood Simplifies Cyborg Circuitry Could electronic components made from human blood be the key to creating cyborg interfaces?... Circuitry that links human tissues and nerve cells directly to an electronic device, such as a robotic limb or artificial eye might one day be possible thanks to the development of biological components. Writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, a team in India describes how a "memristor" can be made using human blood. Memristors were a theoretical electronic component first suggested in 1971 by Berkeley electrical engineer Leon Chua and finally developed in the laboratory by scientists...
  • Scientists Successfully Embed Silicon Chips Inside Human Cells

    03/17/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 18 replies · 617+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Gizmodo
    Scientists have already created mini-cyborgs out of living cells and semiconductor materials, but now biological cells can also contain tiny silicon chips, which could become sensors that monitor microscopic activities, deliver drugs to target cells or even repair cell structures. According to Nanowerk, experiments found that living human cells can ingest or receive injections of silicon chips and continue functioning as usual for the most part. More than 90 percent of chip-containing HeLa cells — the first immortal human cell line derived from a poor, cancer-stricken woman – still survived a week after receiving their silicon loads. Other studies have...
  • Researchers Remote Control Flying Beetles Via Electrodes(cyborg beetle recon)

    09/28/2009 9:03:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 860+ views
    Switched ^ | 09/27/09 | Terrence O'Brien
    Computers Researchers Remote Control Flying Beetles Via Electrodes by Terrence O'Brien (RSS feed) — Sep 27th 2009 at 3:01PM The military and researchers across the country have been working on putting tiny bots in the air for quite some time. They've talked robotic spy-bats, dreamed up cyborg crickets, dragonflies, and all matter of other bug-sized bots. In fact, they've successfully implanted electrodes into the brains of crickets, moths, and beetles to exercise some control over their movements -- they even got a beetle to briefly take flight. But until now, the amount of control over motions has been very limited....
  • British scientists develop a cyborg arm that is controlled by thoughts alone

    07/13/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 1,177+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 13, 2009
    A Terminator-like cyborg arm could offer new hope to amputees and victims of paralysis.   The mechanical limb, which is controlled by thought alone, has a fully mobile shoulder and elbow, and a sensitive 'gripper' that mimics a human hand.  A microchip implanted in the brain is linked to a sensor in the prosthetic, which 'reads' the signals and reacts instantaneously.Professor Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading and pioneer of the amazing new technology, said: 'It has the potential to radically change the lives of the disabled, and revolutionise the way we treat those...
  • Cyborg insects 'born' in DARPA project

    03/19/2008 9:43:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 951+ views
    FlightGlobal ^ | 18 Mar 2008 | Rob Coppinger
    Insects with modified body structures and embedded micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) have survived to adulthood in a US Defense Advanced Reseach Projects Agency (DARPA) programme. DARPA wants to develop inexpensive micro air vehicles to find weapons and explosives inside buildings or caves. Mechanical and fluidic microsystems would allow remote control, could extend insect life, and provide for gas, audio and even imaging sensors. In the latest work a Manduca moth had its thorax truncated to reduce its mass and had a MEMS component added where abdominal segments would have been, during the larval stage. Images taken by x-ray of insects with...
  • FReeper Nurses need help (CARE PLANS!!!)

    01/31/2008 7:20:16 PM PST · by cyborg · 14 replies · 109+ views
    Monday I start doing care plans. The next week is clinicals and I have do a care plan for each one of my patients and I'm feeling a little 'intimidated'. Want to know what your first care plan experience was like,etc.etc.etc. and some pointers for doing mine.
  • 'Bionic' eye implants look ahead

    02/16/2007 3:23:11 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 48 replies · 2,913+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, February 16, 2007 | Jonathan Fildes
    A bionic eye implant that could help restore the sight of millions of blind people could be available to patients within two years. US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to 75 patients. The Argus II system uses a spectacle-mounted camera to feed visual information to electrodes in the eye. Patients who tested less-advanced versions of the retinal implant were able to see light, shapes and movement. "What we are trying to do is take real-time images from a camera and convert them into tiny electrical pulses that would jump-start the otherwise...
  • From God to Darwin to Synthetic Biology

    08/09/2006 11:50:03 AM PDT · by gobucks · 18 replies · 577+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 8 Aug 2006 | Tom Abate
    In the beginning an all-powerful diety created the universe in six days and then rested. Or perhaps everything started with a Big Bang followed by billions of years of evolution. Whatever explains the existence of life on Earth get prepared for what UC Berkeley calls Life 2.0. That's how the university recently described synthetic biology -- a field that seeks to recombine the basic building blocks of life -- genes, proteins and cells -- in Lego-like fashion to create novel and useful entities. A press release from Berkeley's College of Letters and Sciences quotes Professor Jay Keasling, a leader in...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Fla.-Made Microchip To Be Used In Volunteers With Memory Loss

    07/03/2006 7:34:32 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 44 replies · 929+ views
    WKMG Local 6 & AP ^ | July 3, 2006
    Four hospitals in Puerto Rico will begin implanting a Florida made microchip the size of a rice grain in patients who suffer from illnesses that cause memory loss, like Alzheimer's disease, a newspaper reported Sunday. The hospitals will start using the microchip, made by the Delray Beach, Fla.-based Verichip Corp., in August, according to El Nuevo Dia. It is inserted in the forearm, costs $200 and is voluntary. "It is a way to offer an additional service because the chip it going to be used on a population that has memory problems ... or great health problems," said Nelson Martinez,...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Singularity Summit At Stanford Explores Future Of 'Superintelligence'

    04/13/2006 7:22:29 AM PDT · by Neville72 · 130 replies · 1,733+ views
    KurzweilAI.net ^ | 4/13/2006 | Staff
    The Stanford University Symbolic Systems Program and the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence announced today the Singularity Summit at Stanford, a one-day event free to the public, to be held Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Stanford Memorial Auditorium, Stanford, California. The event will bring together leading futurists and others to examine the implications of the "Singularity" -- a hypothesized creation of superintelligence as technology accelerates over the coming decades -- to address the profound implications of this radical and controversial scenario. "The Singularity will be a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its...
  • Singularities and Nightmares

    03/30/2006 4:52:09 AM PST · by Neville72 · 24 replies · 699+ views
    KurzweilAI.net ^ | 3/30/2006 | David Brin
    Options for a coming singularity include self-destruction of civilization, a positive singularity, a negative singularity (machines take over), and retreat into tradition. Our urgent goal: find (and avoid) failure modes, using anticipation (thought experiments) and resiliency -- establishing robust systems that can deal with almost any problem as it arises. In order to give you pleasant dreams tonight, let me offer a few possibilities about the days that lie ahead—changes that may occur within the next twenty or so years, roughly a single human generation. Possibilities that are taken seriously by some of today's best minds. Potential transformations of human...
  • U.S. military plans to make insect cyborgs

    03/14/2006 9:57:34 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 569+ views
    UPI ^ | March 13 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    Facing problems in its efforts to train insects or build robots that can mimic their flying abilities, the U.S. military now wants to develop 'insect cyborgs' that can go where its soldiers cannot. The Pentagon is seeking applications from researchers to help them develop technology that can be implanted into living insects to control their movement and transmit video or other sensory data back to their handlers. As an insect metamorphoses from a larva to an adult, the solicitation notice says, its 'body goes through a renewal process that can heal wounds and reposition internal organs around foreign objects, including...
  • The Singularity Is Near

    11/19/2005 11:34:03 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 161 replies · 3,123+ views
    http://singularity.com ^ | September 22, 2005 | Ray Kurzweil
    At the onset of the twenty-first century, humanity stands on the verge of the most transforming and the most thrilling period in its history. It will be an era in which the very nature of what it means to be human will be both enriched and challenged, as our species breaks the shackles of its genetic legacy and achieves inconceivable heights of intelligence, material progress, and longevity. For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic...
  • The Single Freeper Intro Service (Shameless Vanity)

    07/22/2005 7:15:51 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 619 replies · 6,726+ views
    The Impending Marriage of Cyborg and Petronski | 22 July 2005 | Army Air Corps
    Last night, many of us read the thread wherein Petronski announced his coming marriage to madame Cyborg. (Check DRUDGE: Unnamed Senior White House source: Cyborg and Petronski to be married...). During the course of the Cyborg-Petronski Thread, the subject of a Free Republic feature wherein single Freepers can meet their fellow conservatives. I have a simple proposition. We could start a regular thread akin to the Freeper Canteen. Such a regular thread could serve as an opportunity for single Freepers to engage in Virtual Mingling. Also, any Freepers who have single, conservative offspring would be welcome to participate so as...
  • DRUDGE: Unnamed Senior White House source: Cyborg and Petronski to be married...

    07/21/2005 8:24:03 PM PDT · by Petronski · 863 replies · 20,305+ views
    The Drudge Report | July 21, 2005 | Drudge Report
    White House Anonymous: Cyborg and Petronski to wedBush Admin has no commentWH Leak Pushes Announcement
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Tiny robots made of cells and microchips

    01/18/2005 8:06:41 PM PST · by freedom44 · 18 replies · 505+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/18/05
    WASHINGTON, - Rat cells grown onto microscopic silicon chips worked as tiny robots, perhaps a first step towards a self-assembling device, researchers working in the United States reported on Sunday. They described a new method for attaching living cells to silicon chips. They then got the combined entities to move like tiny, primitive legs. Writing in the journal Nature Materials, Jianzhong Xi, Jacob Schmidt and Carlo Montemagno of the University of California Los Angeles said it is possible to make such devices, starting with a single cell “seeded” on a specially treated silicon chip. They used rat heart cells in...
  • Brain in a Dish Flies Plane

    10/28/2004 8:34:31 AM PDT · by vannrox · 78 replies · 2,363+ views
    Discovery News ^ | OCT 22-2004 | By Jennifer Viegas
    Brain in a Dish Flies PlaneBy Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Oct. 22, 2004 A University of Florida scientist has created a living "brain" of cultured rat cells that now controls an F-22 fighter jet flight simulator. Scientists say the research could lead to tiny, brain-controlled prosthetic devices and unmanned airplanes flown by living computers. And if scientists can decipher the ground rules of how such neural networks function, the research also may result in novel computing systems that could tackle dangerous search-and-rescue jobs and perform bomb damage assessment without endangering humans. Additionally, the interaction of the cells within the lab-assembled...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,593 replies · 239,374+ views
    self
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • The Cyborg Name Generator

    05/05/2004 4:48:23 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 53 replies · 308+ views
    As Jung observed in his seminal work Der Sechsmilliondeutchmarkmann, each of us has within our soul a desire to know what our name would stand for if we were a cyborg. At long last, we have the technology. The Cyborg Name Generator will provide you with not only your cyborg name, but a personalized graphic suitable for embedding.
  • Meet the cyborgs: humans with a hint of machine

    03/23/2004 3:34:29 PM PST · by JOAT · 14 replies · 1,249+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 21, 2004 | John Harlow
    VOLUNTEERS are to have microchips implanted on the surface of their brains in the first human trials of a technology that will enable people to control machines using the power of thought alone. The chips will enable the volunteers to do tasks such as turning on lights or drawing curtains just by thinking about them. Electrical signals from the brain will be transmitted to a computer and a remote control unit. The technology has been tested on monkeys, which were able to move a cursor on a computer screen. The chips are expected to benefit disabled people first by making...
  • TERMINATOR FLUSHING FEMALE CYBORG FANTASY v. REAL CLINTON RAPES

    09/30/2003 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Mia T · 15 replies · 3,124+ views
    New York Daily News | 9.30.03 | Mia T
    TERMINATOR-FLUSHING-FEMALE-CYBORG FANTASY AGITATES FEMINISTS WHILE REAL CLINTONS RAPING REAL WOMEN ESCAPES SCRUTINY by Mia T, 9.30.03 Is Arnold Schwarzenegger disrespectful toward women? Before I get to my answer, I must first lay out the basics of the indictment.... The real rap on Arnold: ImmatureNew York Daily News | 9/30/03 | Richard Cohen eyes wide shut EPILOGUE: (ADDITIONAL AUDIO)Hear Christopher Shays: "The bottom line: HE DID RAPE BROADDRICK."   thanx to Wolverine for the audio   View the Juanita BroaddrickclintonRAPE interview NOW thanx to WorkingClassFilth for the video special thanx to Jim Robinson GORE ON CLINTON RAPES-THE VIDEO YOO-HOO missus clinton...
  • Rat-brained robot does distant art

    07/29/2003 10:25:15 AM PDT · by bicycle thug · 17 replies · 86+ views
    BBC news ^ | Monday, 28 July, 2003, 09:39 GMT 10:39 UK | By Lakshmi Sandhana
    Meet the latest spaced out modern artist - a picture-drawing robot arm in Australia whose brain sits in a petri dish in the US.Working from their university labs in two different corners of the world, American and Australian researchers have created what they call a new class of creative beings: "the semi-living artist". Gripping three coloured markers positioned above a white canvas, a robotic arm churns out drawings akin to that of a three-year-old. Its guidance comes from around 50,000 rat neurons in a petri dish 19,000 kilometres away. The "brain" lives at Dr Steve Potter's lab at Georgia's Institute...
  • Michael Jackson takes the stand (Jackson now fully morphed into semi-human!)(Gag alert!)

    11/14/2002 8:20:38 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 39 replies · 454+ views
    A/P ^ | Nov. 14, 2002 | A/P
    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) - Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson took the witness stand Wednesday in a $21 million lawsuit by his longtime promoter that accuses the singer of backing out of two millennium concerts.Jackson spoke softly while testifying, saying yes or no or asking for questions to be repeated. He paused frequently when asked about his business relationship with the plaintiff, concert promoter Marcel Avram.The German-based promoter alleges he was left with hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses after Jackson dropped out of the performances, which were to take place Dec. 31, 1999, on both sides of the...
  • At Airport Gate, a Cyborg Unplugged

    03/14/2002 6:49:49 PM PST · by Darkshadow · 15 replies · 322+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 14, 2002 | LISA GUERNSEY
    March 14, 2002 At Airport Gate, a Cyborg Unplugged By LISA GUERNSEY STEVE MANN, an engineering professor at the University of Toronto, has lived as a cyborg for more than 20 years, wearing a web of wires, computers and electronic sensors that are designed to augment his memory, enhance his vision and keep tabs on his vital signs. Although his wearable computer system sometimes elicited stares, he never encountered any problems going through the security gates at airports. Last month that changed. Before boarding a Toronto-bound plane at St. John's International Airport in Newfoundland, Dr. Mann says, he went through...