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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

As our research shows, the Industrial Internet is already here, delivering real benefits including improved operational efficiency, flexible work …

India’s opportunity and role in shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

<i>This article was originally published on narendramodi.in.</i><p>The world is on the brink of a new, all-encompassing revolution moving at exponential speed. …

Innovation

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

<i>Excerpt from You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson, Ph. D and Lou Aronica, published on March 13,</i> …

Education

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

This New Device Uses Sunlight to Make Safe Drinking Water Even From The Dead Sea

The world needs this.<p>Using an innovative combination of sunshine and hydrogels, a new device just unveiled by scientists is able to produce clean …

Water

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer. By Alex Beard<p>Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived …

Parenting

This newly-discovered human organ could explain how cancer spreads

Ever heard of the interstitium?<p>No? That’s OK, you’re not alone — scientists hadn’t either. Until recently.<p>And, hey, guess what — you’ve got one! The …

Cancer

Scientists Say They Have Developed A Memory-Restoring Prosthetic For The Human Brain

Scientists may have just developed the first successful memory-restoring prosthetic for the human brain. Using technology that can truly be called a “brain hack,” they report being able to boost memory by about 35% over a baseline measurement.<p>This first-of-its-kind implant study took a novel …

The Brain

Two Chinese firms can 3D print an electric car in three days, sell it for $10K

Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) recently launched a small car that breaks traditional …

3D Printing

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

College & University

China cut fertilizer use and still increased crop yields. This is how they did it

Millions of Chinese farmers are reaping the benefits of a massive agricultural study, which has helped them increase their crop yields whilst …

Farming

This app makes your headphones sound like a pro recording studio

Spend some time shopping for headphones, and you’ll quickly grow tired of devices claiming to present music “as the artist intended,” despite sporting vastly different sound. But what if your favorite cans actually <i>could</i> sound like the recording studio where your favorite music was mixed?<p>Enter …

Audiophile

Meet the women inventing the future in the TechMAKERS mini-series

MAKERS spotlights five women at the forefront of technologies remaking our world, from AI to robotics to telepathy to deep space exploration. They are engineers and computer scientists at the top of their game in an industry where women make up only a quarter of technical jobs. They are exploding …

Inventions

Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid of All School Subjects - Enlightened Consciousness

The huge changes will involve the removal of school subjects from the curriculum.<p>A revolution is coming for schools in Finland in the form of a …

Education

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

On International Women's Day, these are the female innovators you should know about

This International Women's Day, WIRED is celebrating women who are pushing boundaries across the fields of technology, science, design and innovation.<p>…

Drones deliver blood to health clinics across Rwanda

James Martin

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

AI is coming after highly skilled jobs, and it’s meeting resistance

When automated technologies first emerged, there was a gap between the laborers they replaced and the decision-makers who implemented them. But as AI has matured, it has begun to climb the corporate ranks.<p>Now disruptive startups are offering AI services that can replace entire professions with …

Indian e-wallets are gasping for breath

The mood in India’s e-wallet Industry is sombre as firms face a potential loss of up to 80% of their business due to a new regulation.<p>The deadline to complete the mandatory know-your-customer (KYC) process and linking e-wallets to a government-approved identity proof, ended on Feb. 28. Since then, …

Bank of India

LiDAR scans are finding hidden Roman roads and cutting crime

What does this LiDAR map of London have to do with the rediscovery of a centuries-lost Roman Road in Lancashire, connecting Ribchester and …

Cyberdyne's therapeutic cyborg legs arrive in the US

While we're still a ways away from a proper <i>Aliens</i>-esque Power Loader, our enhanced exo-suit future is already upon us. The HAL (that's Hybrid Assistive Limb, not the murderous space AI) from medical device manufacturer, Cyberdyne Inc., has already been leveraged for a number of rehabilitative …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to spot errors in contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted …

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

Generation Z