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nanobot
Nanobots Can Now Enter Human Cell With Help Of Sound Waves, Offering Hope For Guided Missile Attacks On Cancer
Feb 12, 2014 15:47 PM E
Chemists can now remotely steer microscopic inside live human cells , launching the second generation of nanobots, getting closer to their goal of being able to destroy cancer cell by cell.
A Lot Can Change in 18 Centuries, Like Going From Printing in Ink to Living Cells
New Method of 3D Cell Printing Ups Brain Cell Survival Rate: What Is Block-Cell Printing?
Feb 11, 2014 17:39 PM E
Using just a bunch of silicone molds, and a syringe, researchers in Houston were able to "print" out brain cells and breast cancer cells with greater accuracy than high-tech ink-jet printers can.
Neckties
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie? Mathematicians Say 177,147 Thanks Partly To 'The Matrix'
Feb 11, 2014 16:12 PM E
Mathematicians have long pondered the enduring question of how many necktie knots are possible. Because of a new fashion trend based on "The Matrix Reloaded," that number now seems to be 177,147.
Coffee
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Feb 11, 2014 12:19 PM E
Norwegian television show hosts hack a hot water heater to transform your typical kitchen faucet into a coffee maker.
cell phone battery
New Non-flammable, Lithium-Ion Battery: Researchers Hope To Make Exploding Laptops And Cell Phones A Thing Of The Past
Feb 10, 2014 16:19 PM E
Researchers have created a lithium-ion battery that doesn't explode. Current lithium-ion batteries can overheat in a process known as thermal runaway, which can cause laptops, cell phones and even car batteries to burst into flames. The battery potential of perfluoropolyether, the material that makes non-flammable batteries possible, was reali...
Graphene
Is Graphene The New Silicon? Innovative Electronic Device May Be Possible Due To Carbon-Based Material's Unique Properties
Feb 05, 2014 15:21 PM E
Because graphene can transport electrons without any resistance, the material could be the future of electronic devices.
An Ion May One Day Be Powering Your Car Or Your Refrigerator
One-Atom Engine World's Smallest: Could It Be More Efficient Than One Running On Four Cylinders?
Feb 04, 2014 17:22 PM E
A German physicist has envisioned an engine that generates energy by squeezing an ion until it runs madly between two lasers -- probably not practicable for automobiles, but it could work for refrigerators.
Wave Energy Converter at European Marine Energy Center
Ocean Floor Carpets Can Harness Wave Energy, But Could They Slow Global Warming? [VIDEO]
Feb 02, 2014 14:20 PM E
Wave-energy technology being developed by leading-edge laboratories at the University of California Berkeley, and by renewable energy companies in Europe and Australia have created a promising segment in renewables as nations around the globe deal with the intensifying pressures of climate change.
A Watch That Reminds You Of Time Passing, Without Actually Telling You the Time
Faceless Watch Vibrates Every Five Minutes: Telling Time With 'Durr'
Jan 31, 2014 15:29 PM E
The Durr faceless watch can't tell you exactly what time it is, but it can tell you that you just wasted five minutes.
lava
Volcano-Powered Electricity: Scientists In Iceland Accidentally Drill Into Magma, Revealing Potential To Generate Power
Jan 30, 2014 15:31 PM E
Scientists in Iceland accidentally drilled into magma in 2009, which led to an experiment of harnessing magma for energy. The output of the magma was weak, only generating a fraction of what coal power produces, but it was a unique first step: scientists have only drilled into magma once before, in Hawaii in 2007.
wine glass shattering
Scientists Create Tough Glass That Bends And Deforms Instead Of Shattering
Jan 29, 2014 18:19 PM E
McGill University scientists have created a type of glass that bends and deforms rather than shattering. The material is inspired by the toughness of mollusk shells, the nacre of which is extraordinarily strong. The new type of glass, which is 200 times tougher than regular glass, is created by engraving 3D "micro-cracks" into the glass, ...
cuttlefish
Cuttlefish's Color-Changing Abilities: 'Chameleon Of The Sea' Could Inspire New Military, Cell Phone Designs
Jan 29, 2014 16:43 PM E
Harvard scientists have unlocked some more secrets about the cuttlefish, a cephalopod known as the "chameleon of the sea." The creature is capable of changing its color and pattern almost instantly, allowing it to blend into its environment and evade predators. Scientists hope to develop new military and consumer technology based on the camouflage qualities of the cuttlefish.
Wearable book developed by MIT
Augmented Reality Books? New ‘Wearable Book’ Feeds You Its Characters' Emotions As You Read [VIDEO]
Jan 28, 2014 10:25 AM E
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab have created a wearable book under the project Sensory Fiction that will take you into the inner world of characters, making you feel as they feel.
raytheon
A Giant Military Surveillance Blimp May Soon Watch Over The East Coast
Jan 26, 2014 15:52 PM E
As part of the Army's continuing efforts to weed out enemy threats, it has purchased two blimps that use high-powered radar and video cameras. The blimps are expected to watch over 62,000 square miles by the end of the year.
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