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Chip implant no bigger than a grain of rice is powered by wireless breakthrough

Human trials expected soon<p>A new method for wirelessly powering medical electronics like pacemakers and nerve stimulators could mean new possibilities for treating illnesses and mitigating pain. As reported in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, a team led by Stanford electrical …

Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism

(Phys.org) —We humans have been around for about 2.5 million years, but the beating of our hearts is controlled by something much older than <i>Homo</i> …

Cellular Compound May Extend Lifespan Without Need For Strict Dieting

Every day, our cells manufacture small amounts of a molecule that, in higher doses, might be the key to leading a longer, healthier life. A team of researchers has found that this molecule boosts the lifespan of worms by more than 50%, raising the possibility that it will increase human …

Scientists find a way to create matter from light

Scientists have long theorized that you can create matter from light by colliding photons<i>,</i> but <i>proving</i> that theory has been a different story -- you need the right high-energy particles to even think of trying. However, it looks like that once-impossible dream is close to becoming reality. …

Researchers Make a Circuit So Flexible, It Can Wrap Around a Vein

If we really want to get the dream of implantable electronics off the ground, we'll need to figure out how to make circuit boards flexible enough to …

Lone Wolf That Took Epic Journey Across West Finds a Mate

The westernmost wolf in the U.S. may be starting a new pack.<p>The westernmost wolf in the lower 48 states, a lone pioneer wandering hundreds of miles west of any known wolfpack, has apparently found a mate.<p>OR7, a gray wolf born in eastern Oregon five years ago and later collared by government …

Scientists at Work: Designing the Fastest Car on the Planet (Op-Ed)

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Aviation

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons<p>Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first …

Monster machine moves 12m lbs spaceships

The mammoth carrying mechanism that Nasa is bringing out of retirement to carry commercial spacecraft<p>Nasa’s shuttle fleet flew its last mission in 2011, but one Nasa vehicle will soon be coming out of retirement.<p>The Crawler-Transporter - a vehicle nearly the size of a football field - carried …

Space Travel

Most Complete Ice Age Skeleton Helps Solve Mystery of First Americans

Ancient bones provide glimpse of the New World's earliest inhabitants.<p>The oldest complete skeleton of its kind ever found, dating to more than 12,000 years ago, is helping solve a mystery about the differences in body types between the first humans to arrive in the Americas and later Native …

Do high-fat diets make body clocks run late? - Futurity

In mice, a high-fat diet alters the body clock's timing, particularly in immune cells that are involved in mediating inflammation in obesity.

Paralysed woman walks with robotic skeleton - video

Sophie Morgan, who was paralysed from the chest down when she was 18, tries out a robotic skeleton which has allowed her to walk for the first time in 11 years. The machine, called Rex, is being made available in the UK after being used for paralysed people in the US and New Zealand. Morgan says …

Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn't make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing.<p>That's the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or bioreactors, can provide an ever more prosperous world …

Agriculture

Chinese Special Forces Take 1st, 2nd And 4th Place At 'Olympics' For Elite Warriors

For the second time in as many years, China took first place at the 6th annual Warrior Competition. The Snow Leopard Unit of the People's Armed Police (PAP) took first place, followed by the Sichuan PAP special force, and the Jordanian Royal Guard took third place. The Xinjiang PAP special force …

A Tiny Rabbit Pacemaker That Charges Wirelessly

The technique could soon power implants in humans.<p>Scientists have implanted a tiny pacemaker in a rabbit and wirelessly powered it to regulate the animal's heart beat. It's the first time such a device has been powered this way in a living animal, suggesting that the same technique could run …

Stanford University

U.S. Air Force says working hard to certify SpaceX rockets | Reuters

COLORADO SPRINGS Colo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is working as fast as it can to certify the ability of privately held Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to compete for work launching military and intelligence satellites into orbit, a top general said on Tuesday.<p>A SpaceX upgraded …

'Signs Of The Near Future' Tumblr Reveals What The World Of Tomorrow Might Look Like

"I've been an innovation fan since... ever," Argentina-based designer Fernando Barbella mused in an email exchange with HuffPost. "New materials, mashups between living organisms and nanotechnologies, improved capabilities for formerly 'dumb' and inanimate things. There a zillion things going on …

Ditching the diet already? Don’t worry, you have still done your heart some good

Dieting at any age has lasting benefits for heart and arteries regardless of whether person later regains lost weight<p>Dieting at any age is good for adults even if they put the pounds back on, researchers have found.<p>It has lasting benefits for their heart and arteries and reduces their risk of …

'Supermodel' mouse reveals mechanisms that regulate metabolism, researchers find

A lean "Supermodel" mouse type has revealed the potentially critical role played by a largely unknown gene that regulates metabolism, findings that …

The Science of the One-Inch Punch

Physiology and neuroscience combine to explain Bruce Lee's master move.<p><b>Forget all those broken boards and crumbled concrete slabs</b>. No feat of martial arts is more impressive than Bruce Lee's famous strike, the one-inch punch. From a single inch away, Lee was able to muster an explosive blow that …

Congress Is Making Plans To Limit Use Of Military Drones

Hiding in the new defense spending omnibus are subtle changes to America's drone war.<p>Inside the National Defense Authorization Act, the congressional bill that grants the Department of Defense the ability to spend money alloted to it, lie a host of amendments that alter the way American military …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

Beyond wearables: electronic implants could cure disease

Stanford University has developed tiny electronic implants which can be embedded deep within the body and powered wirelessly, potentially paving the way for 'electroceuticals' to cure depression, heart failure and Parkinson's<p>Electronic implants could provide instantaneous cures for diseases which …

Medical Technology

World's smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowire, magnet and electrode and can spin at a terrifying-sounding 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours (see …

The Medical and Microbiological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human activity for millennia though not everyone does so responsibly. Back in the 1800s, public health officials first took note of the issue of alcohol abuse, which was known then as intemperance. They were keenly aware there was a link between the amount of …

World's tiniest motor can fit inside a cell and spin as fast as a jet engine

At less than one micrometer in size, the microscopic nanomotor could revolutionise controlled medical drug delivery.<p>Developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, a microscopically tiny motor is the smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor to date.<p>…

Nanotech

Brent crude futures up $1.83, or 2.4%, to $76.68 a barrel

May 9, 2018<br>12:35 AM<p>May 9, 2018<br>12:35 AM<p>U.S. crude futures up $1.55, or 2.2%, to $70.61 a barrel<p>May 8, 2018<br>11:27 PM<p>Asia-Pacific stocks were little changed Wednesday after U.S. equities finished flat as President Donald Trump walked away from the Iran nuclear deal.<p>May 8, 2018<br>10:57 PM<p>Job-hunting site …

Investing

Proteins Could Form The Heart Of New Electronic Gadgets

How protein switches might work in chemical detectors and other electronics<p>Wonder if it will catch on. A new paper, posted on the database arXiv, introduces a name for a new field of research: proteotronics, or the study and development of electronic circuits with proteins as a plug-in …

Protein

Unlike us, chickens regrow lost hearing cells - Futurity

New understanding of how chickens regrow sound-detecting cells could lead to better treatments for hearing loss in humans, say researchers.

Chickens