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Injectable electronics holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases

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It's a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel - electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain, or other body parts, and treat ...

The Physics of Champagne

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A million mesmerizing bubbles rise from a glass of sparkling wine. Scientists believe they now understand how these tiny bits of fizz are born, take flight and burst in a ...

Elon Musk wants to put a million people on Mars

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If a human colony of just five or six people on Mars still sounds like a distant future dream, just wait till you hear about billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Mars ...

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

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Electricity is the brain's language, and now we can speak to it without wires or implants. Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ...

Computer independently solves 120-year-old biological mystery (Wired UK)

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For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human beings. Computer scientists and ...

VIDEO: Miniature Robots Perform Surgery

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5 mentions1 month ago
Tiny, untethered instruments like these microrobots may one day execute standard medical procedures. At Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, David Gracias and his colleagues have developed these microgrippers—star-shaped devices that can be ...

Forget Google Glass—It’s All About Google Pants

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2 mentions1 month ago
Wearable technology is the future. There’s just one problem. No one wants to wear the stuff. One potential solution? Make it invisible. Weave it into already existing products so seamlessly ...

The Unbundling Of Finance

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In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming à la carte, as well.

Alzheimer’s research takes a leaf from the prion notebook

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1 mentions1 month ago
Study of rare protein-folding diseases offers tools for examining how amyloid plaques form. Techniques borrowed from prion research are improving understanding of how plaques (blue) accumulate in the brain in ...

Google's Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete

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3 mentions1 month ago
Google showed off any number of potentially revolutionary technologies at its I/O developer conference keynote Thursday. There was Jump, a platform for generating 3D virtual reality content, and Brillo, Google’s ...

Less than 4% of Americans walk or bike to work. Here's how to change that.

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4 mentions1 month ago
Updated by Joseph Strombergon May 29, 2015, 9:30 a.m. ET@josephstrombergThis article is part of a series about the past, present, and future of commuting in America. For six months a ...

The Return of Nature

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Despite predictions of runaway ecological destruction, beginning in the 1970s, Americans began to consume less and tread more lightly on the planet. Over the past several decades, through technological innovation,

China’s on track for the biggest reduction in coal use ever recorded

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China is cutting down on its coal habit. In the first four months of 2015, the country consumed almost 8% less coal than in the same period a year earlier,

The First Building That Can Heal Its Own Cracks With Biological Cement

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Three years ago, we learned that a Dutch team had developed a biological concrete that could repair its own cracks. They said it might be two or three years before ...

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

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Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After. In his ...

Using Smartphone Activity for Authentication

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Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy. Most people struggle to manage passwords for multiple apps and services. Before you ...

Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

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5 mentions2 months ago
Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation. BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good,

Citizen Scientists Discover Five New Supernovas

5 mentions2 months ago
More than 40,000 citizen stargazers have helped to classify over 2 million celestial objects and identify five never-before-seen supernovas, in a massive example of citizen science at work. An amateur ...

The Future of Games Will Focus on Escaping From Reality—and Improving It

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Do you want an escape from everyday life, or a way to change your life? In the coming decades, gaming technology will make both choices possible in 3-D virtual reality ...

Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future

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Racing across the U.S. in your taco truck, you must fight off animals mutated by fallout from a nuclear war, and you must also turn them into delicious filling for ...

Discover the Chemical Composition of Everyday Stuff…With a Smartphone Camera

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Our smartphones can do a lot—compute, pin down our location, sense motion and orientation, send and receive wireless signals, take photographs and video. What if you could also learn exactly ...

How to get the entire immune system to attack cancer

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Two T lymphocyte cells (orange) attack a cancer cell (blue), using special receptors to zero in on the cancer (credit: Science Source) The human immune system is poised to spring ...

Fat-Fighting Bacteria Show the Microbiome’s Therapeutic Potential

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We're experimenting with new ways for you to comment and discuss stories that you read. You can now read and write comments directly on sentences, paragraphs, images and quotes. Highlight ...

This Violin Looks Like A Sci-Fi Weapon

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1 mentions3 months ago
Monad Studio is radically reinventing instruments for their 3-D printed musical ensemble. Husband and wife design team Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg, founders of Miami's Monad Studio, have a consistent ...

Mesh networks - 12 US communities experimenting with independent WIFI networks

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Mesh networks – 12 US communities experimenting with independent WIFI networks Local WiFi mesh networks are an idea that would radically change how we connect. They reduce the necessity of ...

Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

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When I was in elementary school, about 50 years ago, teachers used to stand in front of a class of 40 or 50 children and write on a blackboard with ...

Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative

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In January, we wrote about Team Open, a project documenting some of the many artists, teachers, and scientists using Creative Commons licenses to share their work. Since then, Creative Commons launched ...

Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes now more likely

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5 mentions3 months ago
Thermal gradients associated with mild heating of a metallic carbon nanotube induces thermocapillary flows in a thin organic overcoat. The result is an open trench with the tube at the ...

Light therapy for brain injuries

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A staffer in Dr. Margaret Naeser’s lab demonstrates the equipment built especially for the research: an LED helmet (Photomedex), intranasal diodes (Vielight), and LED cluster heads placed on the ears ...

How to dramatically improve public transit without building more of it

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1 mentions3 months ago
Let's say you live north of Oakland and commute every day to a job in Silicon Valley about 45 miles away. It's entirely possible to get there by public transit,

Mexico just shamed the rest of the world with its climate plan

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1 mentions3 months ago
Mexico is the first developing country to formally make its climate action pledge ahead of U.N. negotiations to be held in Paris later this year. And its plan is actually ...

Gold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment'

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Geologist suggests extracting precious metals from human waste would keep harmful substances out of the ground – and recover valuable objectsMonday 23 March 2015 11.24 EDTLast modified on Monday 23 March ...

Technologies Smart Enough to Exploit Human Nature

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4 mentions3 months ago
Persuasive technologies surround us, and they’re growing smarter. How do these technologies work? And why? GSN Games, which designs mobile games like poker and bingo, collects billions of signals every ...

SparkFun Stair Climbing Robot Challenge

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In case you missed it, SparkFun recently held the Actobotics Stair Climber Challenge competition, where you could build a robot capable of ascending stairs and win some sweet SparkFun cash!

Sushi parasite inspires worm test for cancer

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Dogs do it. Rats do it. Even some people seem to be able to sniff out cancer and other diseases. Now we can add the humble roundworm to the list ...

Girl Talk: When It Comes to Our Language Women are in Charge

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Sarah Hyland of Modern Family has something to say (Getty Images). Everybody knows that a language never stays the same. Today’s English speakers could no more chat with an Old ...

Can Neuroscience Teach Us About Winemaking?

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Modern winemakers may have erred when they switched to producing high alcohol wines. According to a new paper, from Spanish neuroscientists Ram Frost and colleagues, a low alcohol content wine ...

Photos Snapped by Drones Can Be Made into High-Resolution 3-D Scans of Monuments, Buildings, and More

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The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

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Snapchat, the photo-messaging app raising cash at a $15 billion valuation, probably isn't actually worth more than Clorox or Campbell Soup. So where did investors come up with that enormous headline ...

Will the Largest Financial Prize in the World Improve Governance in Africa?

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Namibia's outgoing president Hifikepunye Pohamba. Photo released under Creative Commons by Agência Brasil. After 2011, it took almost four years for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to find a suitable next ...

How Adam Curtis' film "Bitter Lake" will change everything you believe about news

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Commissioned for the BBC, and quite radically for a major filmmaker’s work, it premiered on and will only be available through their online iPlayer service. While the Sundance Film Festival ...

What is the future of transportation?

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In the decades to come, filling up a car with petrol will sound as backwards as the horse and cart is today. I enjoyed a stimulating debate about the future ...

Electric cars are so cool they may make it colder

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3 mentions4 months ago
There's more than one way to cut emissions. Swapping conventional cars for electric ones might cut emissions from cars, but it may also help cities like Beijing beat the heat,

How design fiction imagines future technology

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Picture yourself in a supermarket aisle in 2050. These new ‘magic meatballs’, brightly coloured for the kids, seem worth a try. Better have some of the meat powder too, one ...

Smart Cities Built on Emerging Tech is India’s Latest Initiative

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2 mentions4 months ago
They’re where the opportunities are. In 2014, the world’s 300 largest cities accounted for 20 percent of the world’s population and nearly half of global output. It is estimated that ...

Your Inevitable Robocar Future

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5 mentions4 months ago
Watch just about any movie or television show set in the not-too-distant future and you’ll soon notice that although there are still plenty of cars on the road, nobody drives ...

Why Cities Around The World Are Suddenly Ditching Traffic Lights

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6 mentions4 months ago
Chicago joins other urban areas from England to the Netherlands in rethinking the relationship between pedestrians and automobiles. Common sense says that cars and pedestrians should be kept apart. Pretty ...

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

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Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memories back. Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid ...

PeopleforBikes Report Drills Down Into the Real Role of Bike Lanes in Social Equity

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5 mentions4 months ago
A detailed new report tries to quantify the impact better bicycle infrastructure can have in lower income communities. Can better bicycle infrastructure help make cities more just and equitable places?

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