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"Fire Tornado" in Viral Video Explained

Shifting winds caused a dramatic scene during a controlled burn in Colorado.<p>A dramatic video that went viral this week shows a "fire tornado" whirling above a Colorado prairie. The swirling flames occurred during a controlled burn that "posed no threat to firefighters," according to a government …

Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients

Still a prototype, the gadget comprises multiple layers of ultrathin nanomembranes and nanoparticles, the creators wrote in the journal <i>Nature</i> …

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

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Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer

One of these days, there could well be a simple blood test that can help diagnose and track cancers. We aren't there yet, but a burst of research in this area shows we are getting a lot closer.<p>In the latest of these studies, scientists have used blood samples to identify people with lung cancer.<p>At …

This ridiculously cool robot kangaroo stores energy between jumps (video)

A team of German engineers have completed work on a new robotic kangaroo that mimics the movements of the real-life flesh and blood animal.<p>The robot, officially called BionicKangaroo, is interesting because it pushes the boundaries of what most people think of when it comes to transportation. While …

First Successful Regeneration Of An Organ In A Mammal

A chemical trigger regrows the thymus of a living mouse<p>Oh, to be a mouse. You'd have been cured of every conceivable cancer and now, you'd have something of a fountain of youth, too, at least for your thymus. A team of researchers has gotten immune-system organs called thymuses in mice to grow, <i>The</i> …

Spiders Could Fix Your Broken Bones

Broken bones and compound fractures often lead to the insertion of metal plates and screws, a painful process that requires two surgeries and carries the risk of infection and swelling. Fortunately, a better alternative might be on the horizon, courtesy of our good friend the spider.<p>A paper …

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …