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John Hewitt
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Attended Drexel University
Lives in West Chester, PA
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The real planet of the apes
(Phys.org)—'Brains, Genes, and Primates' is the title of a curious perspective article recently published in the journal Neuron. In it, a who's who of dignitaries and luminaries from the field of neuroscience toss out a life raft to the now ailing vocation that has operated under the umbrella of 'primate ...
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Bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier
Companies that make drugs for neurodegenerative disease, like Biogen, are now coming up with ingenious new way to get around the blood brain barrier.
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Ebola turns eyes green
After a tough battle with Ebola, Ian Crozier's blood was finally cleared of the virus and his doctors thought he was cured. But when Ian woke one morning to find that his normally blue left had turned green, he knew something wasn't quite right.
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Finding hearts in Nepal
Detecting the faint energy of a human heart beating beneath 10 feet of brick and concrete is a signal-processing feat that almost defies the imagination. Yet that is exactly what rescuers did for four men in Nepal.
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New magnets for motors
It turns out the most abundant rare earth we have, cerium, can substitute for dysprosium when properly co-alloyed with cobalt. That's good news for the motor business.
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I'm happy to report that my small vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina was harvested this week. In 2015 I plan to bottle a Malbec/Cab combo under the "Transhumanist Wager" label. I'm aiming for about 5000 bottles to start with. One main goal with it would be to enter various wine competitions around the world with it, spreading a pro-transhumanist message.
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New memristor technology
A team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Stony Brook University has employed new micro-fabrication methods to build a 12 x 12 memristive crossbar array.
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Writer for ExtremeTech, Engineer & Neuroscientist @jhewitt123
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Engineer and Neuroscientist, former owner of CRE Precision, a machine shop based near Philadelphia, specializing in the design and manufacture of instruments for biomedical research.
Site/Pubs: hewitt123.com/blog/?page_id=45
Twitter: @jhewitt123  

Currently focused on tech writing (at ExtremeTech and Medgadget) as gainful employment with emphasis on biomedical devices, much preferring the descriptor "tech synthesizer" to "tech reporter."
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