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Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Google Maps’ open-source rival gets huge boost as Telenav buys OpenStreetMap leader Skobbler

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The Berlin startup scene has its first big exit of 2014, and indeed one of its largest yet: navigation veteran Telenav(s tnav) …

Self-powered cyborg cockroaches are coming

Soon you might start wishing there were more cockroaches in your neighborhood. Osaka University and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have co-developed a fuel cell that could be used to create a wireless sensor network comprised of a league of self-powered, high-tech …

The Month In Plagues: Pigeon Poop In NYC Water Towers, Livestock Antibiotics Are Bad News, And More

Here are some links on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this past month. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news</b><p>Infectious diseases aren’t just a problem somewhere far away—any outbreak can impact us all. Helen Branswell at The Canadian Press explains how …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

At the Diamond particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, experiments using beams of light 10,000 times brighter than the sun have implications for the fight against cancer, improved air safety and energy efficiency<p>The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a …

Stephen Hawking’s new black hole theory

Our pick of the week from around the web, including event horizons reassessed, the drug revolution no-one can stop, and Stephen Fry on the Mac at 30.<p>The drug revolution nobody can stop<br>Mike Power | Matter | 29 January 2014<br>Designer drugs “concocted in labs by tweaking a few atoms here and there” are …

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Science Weekly podcast: Max Tegmark on his book Our Mathematical Universe

From fundamental particles to the expanses of space and time, Max Tegmark believes that matter is not merely explained by mathematics, but is mathematics<p>Guardian science correspondent <b>Ian Sample</b> meets the celebrated cosmologist <b>Max Tegmark</b> to discuss his latest book, <b>Our Mathematical Universe</b>.<p>In an …

Unbreakable: do superheroes, impervious to cancer, walk among us?

In the 2000 M Night Shyamalan film Unbreakable, Samuel L Jackson’s character – a man born with a severe form of brittle bone disease – asks Bruce Willis’s character, 'if there is someone like me in the world, and I am at one end of the spectrum, couldn't there be someone else, the opposite of me at …

Apple Gets Serious About The iPad’s Creative Power In New Ad

Apple aired a new iPad advertisement during the NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers today, and it’s all about creativity. It’s no secret that Apple wants to push the creative aspect of its mobile devices, which are still seen largely as consumption gadgets, …

NYC steps up fight against smoking

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed landmark legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.<p>When the new law comes into force next May retailers will be also be banned from offering discounts. The minimum price for a pack of cigarettes will rise.<p>Catarina …

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Google offers 'sneak peek' of Glass development kit, shows Glassware can actually be useful

So far, development on Glass has been extremely limited by the tools put in the hands of app creators. Namely the Mirror API with its constant need for an internet connection and limited functionality. The newly released Glass Development Kit (or at least an extremely early version of it) puts many …

Your new Cadillac ELR will come with OnStar RemoteLink too

Still waiting for those Cadillac ELRs to roll off the production line and onto the forecourt? Well, when they do, turns out they'll be OnStar-enabled and Smart Grid ready. The OnStar EV-specific mobile app lets you control and schedule when you charge your new wagon up. It'll even let you locate …

A high-tech solution to eliminate acne

Spots. We have all had them and we all hate them.<p>Particularly when we are in those delicate teenage years when discovering a zit on the end of your nose can feel like the end of the world (or at least the end of your chances at the school disco).<p>One start-up thinks it has something that can help. …

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US Navy debuts the P-8A Poseidon at the Dubai Air Show

Among the military aircraft attracting the most attention at the Dubai Air Show is one of the US Navy's latest pieces of kit - the P-8A Poseidon.<p>The anti-submarine and anti-ship aircraft is in its last stages of testing and is making its first trip outside the US.<p>However, despite the exotic …

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Microsoft's Xbox One reviewed

Microsoft's Xbox One is to be released on November 22, between the Sony PlayStation 4's US debut on 15 November and its UK release on 29 November.<p>It has an improved Kinect motion sensor but slightly less raw processing power than Sony's rival console.<p>BBC Click's Marc Cieslak gets a hands-on look at …

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Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress

<i>On April 22nd, 2016, Engadget published an updated review of the Xbox One, complete with a higher score of 84 and detailed impressions of the newer UI.</i><p>Your new running shoes have WiFi, but there are still -- <i>still!</i> -- no flying cars. We've got mini-supercomputers in our pockets, but where's the …

Xbox One Kinect Sports Rivals preview

Xbox One’s compulsory Kinect peripheral may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Andy Robertson thinks it’s one of the best decisions Microsoft has made. Playing Kinect Sports Rivals only made him more sure<p>I often find myself in the minority because I want more technology like Kinect, Wonderbook and …

Peering at distant rocks

THE author of "Five Billion Years of Solitude" explains how scientists search for planets around other suns, what the signs of life might be and why …

Intel joins the internet of things party with a new platform and Quark details

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Intel(s intc) joins other major companies such as GE(s ge) and Qualcomm(s qcom) in promoting a platform for the internet of …

Scientists are pitting bacteria against each other in 3D-printed cages

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/scientists-are-pitting-bacteria-against-each-other-in-3d-printed-cages<p>Our bodies are filled …