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IBM Predicts Smart Computers Will Crunch Our DNA To Keep Us Healthy
Dec 18, 2013 15:34 PM E
IBM predicts that faster computers will use their newfound abilities to learn more about us — right down to our DNA. "In five years," IBM says, "doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well."
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3-D Eye Cells Printed For The First Time; Continue To Thrive After Printing
Dec 17, 2013 21:19 PM E
Cambridge researchers have successfully printed out retinal ganglion cells, which transmit information from the eye to the brain, and glial cells, which support and protect neurons. Those cells, which came from the retinas of adult rat cells, retained their ability to survive and grow in culture.
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Diamonds In Antarctica: Researchers Discover Kimberlite Deposits, Which May Contain Precious Stones
Dec 17, 2013 17:57 PM E
Researchers have found kimberlite in Antarctica, a rare rock that may contain diamonds. Greg Yaxley of the Australian National University in Canberra, who led the research on the kimberlite, said that it would be "very surprising" if the kimberlite didn't contain diamonds. While mining in Antarctica is illegal due to a 1991 protocol ...
Electronic Waste
Solving The Electronic Waste Problem: Report Predicts 33% Growth In E-Waste By 2017, With China and US Leading The Way
Dec 16, 2013 12:47 PM E
According to a new report published by the UN-backed organization StEP (Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative"), by 2017 there will be a 33 percent global jump in e-waste.
Pollution Eating Bicycle
Super Green Commuting: Air Purifying Bike Will Filter Pollution, Release Clean Oxygen For Rider
Dec 15, 2013 10:40 AM E
A company has designed a bicycle that contains an air filter in the handlebars, meant to cut back on fumes inhaled by the rider. In one more effort to slow the impending impacts of climate change, the Air-Purifier Bike sends out oxygen through a photosynthesis-like system powered by a lithium battery.
spermbot
'Spermbot' Could Be Used To Fertilize Eggs, Deliver Targeted Medicine In Humans
Dec 13, 2013 15:28 PM E
A "spermbot" created by German scientists could one day be used to fertilize human eggs and to deliver medicine to targeted parts of the body. In a study using bull sperm, scientists were able to trap a sperm in a metal nanotube, which could then be guided to a desired location. A paper on the spermbot appears in the journal Advanced Materials.
nasa robot
NASA Unveils Valkyrie: 6-Foot 'Superhero Robot' Will Compete In The DARPA Robotics Challenge —And Maybe Go To Mars [VIDEO]
Dec 11, 2013 18:09 PM E
NASA has unveiled Valkyrie, a 6-foot robot that could one day go to Mars ahead of human astronauts. But before that happens, the humanoid robot will compete in the Darpa Robotics Challenge, where is seems poised for an epic battle against Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot. The winner of the Challenge will receive $2 million.
SpaceX
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Dec 10, 2013 17:31 PM E
Sometimes science hits us, turns us back into little kids, sitting in class, listening to the teacher tell us about why volcanos spit lava and the moon changes shape. That's kind of what the photos are for.
mars one
Mars One Plans Unmanned Mission For 2018, Pushes Back Manned Mission By 2 Years
Dec 10, 2013 15:56 PM E
The Mars One Foundation has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology to develop mission concepts and a lander and satellite for an unmanned launch in 2018. Mars One also pushed back the first manned mission to Mars by two years. The first humans should now arrive on Mars in 2025.
Time Travel
Time Travel And Particle Cloning Throw Theoretical Wrench In Quantum Encryption
Dec 10, 2013 08:39 AM E
New research into time travel exposes a theoretical weak spot in quantum cryptography, a promising new method of data encryption.
Mood Sweater Reveals Emotions
Color-Changing Mood Sweater Lets People Know What Its Wearer Is Feeling
Dec 07, 2013 18:11 PM E
The world knows what you're feeling with a new mood sweater that reveals emotions through Galvanic Skin Response similar to technology used in a lie detector.
The Copenhagen Wheel
The Copenhagen Wheel: An Electric Bicycle Wheel With Seamless Smart Features [VIDEO]
Dec 07, 2013 16:32 PM E
The Copenhagen Wheel can turn almost any bike into an electric bike, and it also comes with a number of other smart features as well, allowing for seamless integration with a cellphone or computer.
Puzzle facade
Biggest Rubik's Cube Ever? Interactive Game Turns Entire Building Into A Rubik’s-Like Cube
Dec 06, 2013 17:02 PM E
Javier Lloret transformed the facade of The Ars Electronica, an art and technology museum in Linz, Austria, into a mega-Rubik's cube, called Puzzle Facade, and beckoned passers-by to play the game using a micro-controller.
cellphone sim card slot
Precious Metals In Your Cell Phone: Is Our Tech Obsession Leading to a Materials Shortage?
Dec 06, 2013 13:50 PM E
A modern computer chip uses over 60 different elements, some of which are rapidly being used up. Even more frightening is that a new study shows that there are no effective replacements for these precious metals in your cell phone.
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