Archive for Definition of Terms

What are stem cells? An easy to understand introduction

introduction to stem cells

Most of us have heard about stem cells. Research in this field is very promising, though the use of stem cells is also plagued by controversy. What are stem cells anyway? Basically, stem cells are cells that have the potential to develop into different types of cells (e.g. blood cells, heart cells, brain cells). They also have the ability to […]

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What is cyberpunk?

So far, this blog has discussed high technology, cyberculture, biomedical engineering, and cyberpunk-related stuff like information privacy and control, but has not given an overview of what cyberpunk is. The term was coined by Bruce Bethke in 1980 as the title of his short story which was published in 1983. It is a combination of the words cybernetics and punk […]

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