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3-D Structure of an RNA-Modifying Protein Determined in Action

<b>State College, PA (Scicasts)</b> — The structure of a bacterial RNA-binding protein has been determined in the act of modifying a molecule of RNA -- an …

Biology

Team Achieves Real-Time Single Molecule Electronic DNA Sequencing

<b>New York, NY (Scicasts)</b> — Researchers from Columbia University, with colleagues at Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National …

Genetics

Why Hubble Still Blows Our Minds After a Quarter Century in Space

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th anniversary in space, NASA released a series of images, videos, and simulations of an object known as …

Emerging Technology

Researchers create technology that’s powered by thin air

As the cord-cutting wireless generation, we’ve managed to distance ourselves from most potential fetters. But there’s one limitation from which we …

Inventions

World's Safest Bike Helmet? New Tech Says Yes

Two EPS foam shells sandwiched around a matrix of 27 pliant, hourglass-shaped buffers are the key to a ‘revolutionary’ new design for cycling that …

How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip …

New technology enables drones to sniff out hidden bombs, mines

Even decades after the last bombs fall or shots are fired, historic battlefields are still dangerous. The problem is undetonated explosives and mines. Up until now, there was no inexpensive way to find them, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have found a way to do just …

University of Wisconsin

Did You Notice All The New Tech Companies In The New ‘Silicon Valley’ Opening Credits?

HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley</i> is one of the sharpest shows on television right now, skewering the big companies and even bigger personalities that rule over the world of high tech. But for a show with its finger on the pulse of tech, its opening credits were starting to feel a little out of date. They showed …

Silicon Valley

4 future NFL stars show their stuff in virtual reality

NFL draft hopefuls, ranging from a sure shot to an underdog, promote themselves in 360-degree virtual reality videos.<p>Most football players hope they can make a smooth switch from college ball to the NFL. Braxton Miller is hoping he can do that and change positions too.<p>The former Ohio State signal …

Uber, Google and others form self-driving car lobby to shape US policy

Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo – all developing self-driving car technology – have formed a lobbying group to take on regulation of autonomous vehicles<p>If your self-driving car crashes, who gets sued? Google, Uber, and Ford would rather it be you, according to some experts.<p>Tech companies making …

U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Twitter Isn’t Worried About Facebook Live

Facebook (FB) would never admit it. But lately, the social media giant seems like it’s trying to crush Twitter (TWTR).<p>The two social media companies …

Social Media

Witness the beauty of a robot dominating Piano Tiles

<i>Piano Tiles</i> is so much easier when you're able to perfectly process and react to 120 frames of motion per second. Unfortunately, most of us can'tget anywhere close to that (though I'm sure a <i>StarCraft</i> player somewhere would claim to have that ability). So someone went ahead and built a machine to …

Invision acquires Easee, an animation tool for designers

InVision, the company behind some of the best design tools and Sketch plugins around, have acquired Web animation tool Easee and hired its creator, Steven Fabre.<p>It’s a good old-fashioned acquihire; Fabre will join the InVision team, but will be working on “other projects.” Easee will also remain …

Design

The Failures Of Government-Owned Internet

The rapid advancement of technology in recent decades has led to many peoples’ lives becoming increasingly digitized. Whether through shopping, keeping track of finances, getting a ride somewhere or keeping up with friends, the internet is an integral part of everyday life.<p>Yet some areas in America …

Net Neutrality

7 hidden features in the latest Snapchat update

Between motion-tracking emoji and face swapping with saved photos, there's been no shortage of feature-packed Snapchat updates of late.<p>But there's a …

The Drones Report: Research, Use Cases, Regulations, and Problems

BI Intelligence<p>The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market.<p>A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a …

FAA

Google breaking down barriers between platforms

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google may be looking to add support for Android apps from the Google Play store on Chrome OS, its laptop platform, according to Ars Technica.<p>A user on Reddit found …

Mobile

Seeking Start-Ups: Topshop Launches Innovation Program Geared To Wearable Tech

British retailer Topshop is aiming to bring technology-enabled fashion product to its consumers with the launch of a start-up program focused on wearables.<p>Top Pitch, as it’s called, aims to discover and co-develop prototypes that move wearable technology further into the fashion arena while …

Innovation
Astronomy

Sony says numerous 'Uncharted 4' copies were stolen

Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has just announced that "a number of copies" of the upcoming game <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i> have been stolen in transit. A few copies have surfaced ahead of the game's official release on May 10th -- British site <i>Videogame</i>r reported yesterday that …

Rocket Internet’s GFG gets $340M+ at $1.1B valuation, down from $3.5B a year ago

Berlin-based e-commerce incubator Rocket Internet continues to bring in money for its various startups, but things are definitely not looking great for all of its companies. On the heels of Alibaba investing in its Amazon clone Lazada, today the Berlin-based incubator announced that Global Fashion …

Space Exploration

This page lets you chat anonymously to people all over the world

Remember the old IRC chatrooms that you spent hours in while you should have been doing more worthwhile things with your youth? Well, now you can relive that feeling of ‘what the hell am I doing?’ by checking out Round.io.<p>It’s not a tricky concept to get your head around. You open the page. You …

Apps

Pizza Hut gives you delivery estimates before you order online

You know the score: you order from an unfamiliar pizza place and have little idea as to when your food will arrive until you've already made a purchase. Wouldn't it be nice if you knew when that pie would show up before you spent your cash? Pizza Hut thinks it can help. It's offering an estimated …

Tinder launches group dating feature – and exposes you to Facebook friends

Tinder has introduced Tinder Social, a new feature to meet multiple Facebook friends, sparking privacy concerns<p>Tinder, the dating app notorious for translating physical attraction into the swipe of a single fingertip, has launched a group dating feature. Tinder Social has been rolled out on a trial …

Samuel L Jackson thinks you should use this app

Really, each and every one of us should be able to go to our local government website, find the voter registration area, fill out the information and you’re all signed up to vote.<p>Trouble is, there are still even many states in the US, one of the world’s “oldest and largest democracies” in one of …

Apps

New modifiable drone can help researchers scan the changing Antarctic ice shelf

The Tiburon is a UAV made specifically for science<p>Measuring how the polar ice caps change over time is crucial to understanding the effects of our warming climate — but doing so is no easy task. The process often involves flying radar-outfitted planes through the Arctic and Antarctic to scan the …

Apple Music notches 13 million paid subscribers

That number is double the 6.5 million from last October as Apple's music business may finally be on the rise.<p>Apple Music continues to catch on with more people.<p>The company's first attempt at a music streaming service now has 13 million paid subscribers, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday during a …

Sad People Aren’t Ignored on Facebook

A new study finds that users don’t ignore a status message just because it expresses a negative emotion.<p>Facebook, the sixth-most valuable company in the world, is now large enough to conduct its own scientific research about itself. One study, announced this month, seems to reflect a worry within …

Social Media