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Medical Tricorder Becoming a Reality: Physicals by Smartphone Coming Soon

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Medical Tricorder Becoming a Reality: Physicals by Smartphone Coming Soon

It’s not a “Star Trek” tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical – without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor’s office.

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Two-Year-Old Girl Gets Stem Cell Windpipe

Written by on May 2, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Two-Year-Old Girl Gets Stem Cell Windpipe

A two-year-old Korean-Canadian girl born without a trachea now has a new one grown from her own stem cells. The surgery makes Hannah Warren the youngest ever patient to benefit from the experimental treatment.

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Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple

Written by on May 1, 2013 in Archaeology, Technology with 0 Comments
Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple

Hundreds of mysterious spheres lie beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, an ancient six-level step pyramid just 30 miles from Mexico City.

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Cognitive Dissonance: Can Homeopathy Be Both a Useless Placebo and Dangerous at the Same Time?

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Politics, Technology with 1 Comment
Cognitive Dissonance: Can Homeopathy Be Both a Useless Placebo and Dangerous at the Same Time?

We pointed out that you can’t have it both ways—either homeopathic preparations are powerful enough to cause a physiological reaction, or they can’t do anything at all. This is all too typical of what passes for scientific review of homeopathy. Dismiss it any way you can, regardless of fact or logic. If that doesn’t work, then argue that homeopathy is dangerous because it may keep people from visiting a conventional doctor.

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Breakthrough Material Could Tackle Environmental Challenges

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Breakthrough Material Could Tackle Environmental Challenges

A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.

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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 3 Comments
New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

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This Magical Electricity-Creating Fabric Will Soon Be Everywhere

Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
This Magical Electricity-Creating Fabric Will Soon Be Everywhere

A research group at Wake Forest University developed a flexible fabric that makes electricity from heat or movement. It could revolutionize cheap, renewable energy.

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Right To Patent Human Genes Goes To the Supreme Court

Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Right To Patent Human Genes Goes To the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard Myriad Genetics plead their case on why they want to patent human genes. According to the biotech company, it discovered the genes linked to higher risks in breast and ovarian cancer and plans to further its research.

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DoD Reveals a Human Like Robot: The Terminator Is Almost Here

Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
DoD Reveals a Human Like Robot: The Terminator Is Almost Here

The human-like PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The video shows initial testing in a chemical protection suit and gas mask.

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4-D Printing: The New Fabrication Frontier

Written by on April 10, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
4-D Printing: The New Fabrication Frontier

As 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, picks up steam in industrial manufacturing and spurs the public imagination, scientists say the next frontier is 4-D printing: materials that fabricate themselves.

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Teenage Boy Builds DNA Testing Machine In His Bedroom

Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Teenage Boy Builds DNA Testing Machine In His Bedroom

Fred Turner, a 17-year-old boy from Yorkshire, built a working DNA testing machine in his bedroom.

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Has Lockheed Martin Developed a Quantum Computer?

Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Has Lockheed Martin Developed a Quantum Computer?

If it performs as Lockheed and D-Wave expect, the design could be used to supercharge even the most powerful systems, solving some science and business problems millions of times faster than can be done today.

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Future of Organs? Synthetic Tissue Built with 3-D Printer

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Future of Organs? Synthetic Tissue Built with 3-D Printer

Scientists have built a 3-D printer that creates material resembling human tissues. The novel substance, a deceptively simple network of water droplets coated in lipids, could one day be used to deliver drugs to the body — or perhaps even to replace damaged tissue in living organs.

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Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent

Current solar cell on panels widely distributed to retailers offer a maximum of 16-25 percent efficiency rate, but 80% efficiency rates may be in the future…

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8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In the Future

Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In the Future

If you think the future is far away, think again.

Today there are tons of apps available that can make us feel like we live in the future right now.

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