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Twitter Tests 'Recommended Accounts' Feature

It’s been a year of experimentation from Twitter, and the latest feature that the company is piloting is the option to favorite other users’ accounts.<p>Favoriting has taken on a new meaning in recent times. For many users it is more akin to a Facebook ‘Like’ or an act of acknowledgement rather than …

Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record Auction Price of $671,400

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that a working Apple 1 computer has sold at auction in Germany for a record $671,400, breaking the previous mark of $640,000 set last November at the same auction house. That November record has eclipsed an earlier record of $375,000 set less than six months earlier.<p>The …

How To Know If You're Too Old To Call Yourself A Millennial

Terms like "Gen X" and "Gen Y," baby boomer, and millennial get thrown around all of the time, as if we know exactly what they mean.<p>But try asking someone in their early 30s what category they fall into. Few have a ready answer.<p>Beyond that, these categories are used to define broad swaths of …

Demographics

Cool Images That Show How Drastically The iPhone Camera Has Improved

Researchers use stem cells to show connection between neural cell disruption and Parkinson's disease

(Medical Xpress)—A diverse team of biologists has shown using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that a gene mutation that causes malformations …

Geron to sell embryonic stem cell business to BioTime - San Francisco Business Times

By Ron Leuty <br>– Reporter, San Francisco Business Times<p>Nov 15, 2012, 1:35pm PST<p>Geron Corp. will sell its shuttered embryonic stem cell assets to …

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of …

Transplanted brain cells in monkeys light up personalized therapy

Standing at center, Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Public Health, talks with his staff as they prepare …

Neuroscience

2013: Year of the Stem Cell

<i>Researchers have already safely injected stem cells into patients with neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injuries -- and they've seen the potential to vastly improve lives.</i><p>Knut Olstad in August 2011, 20 minutes before the accident that left him paralyzed below the waist<p>Marcus Hilton has …

Researchers Report Cloning Advance For Producing Stem Cells

Scientists reported this week in the journal <i>Cell</i> that they had used somatic cell nuclear transfer techniques to create a source of embryonic stem cells from the skin cells of a patient. George Daley, director of the stem cell transplantation program at Boston Children's Hospital, and Josephine …

Marko Rodin – Vortex Based Math Full 4 Hour Lecture From 1998

New Dye Helps Show Brain Structures In Incredible Detail

<b>To obtain very-high-resolution 3D images of the brain's vascular system, researchers have developed a new dye that fluoresces in the near infrared</b> …

Robots Reach Through a Cluttered World

<b>Robots are now able to intelligently maneuver within clutter, gently making contact with objects while accomplishing a task. This new control method</b> …

This Flying Car Concept Takes Off And Lands Like A Helicopter

Scientists build record-setting metamaterial flat lens

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) For the first time, scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of …

Researchers design a photobioreactor to produce biofuel from algae

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Researchers at the University of Alicante have patented a new device that allows more efficiently to cultivate microalgae and can be …

Sun Plus Nanotechnology: Can Solar Energy Get Bigger by Thinking Small?

Nanotechnology could boost solar energy efficiency and cut costs. A slew of recent research is aimed at better capturing energy from the Earth's biggest power source.<p><b>Nearly 60 years after researchers first demonstrated a way to convert sunlight into energy, science is still grappling with a</b> …

Nanotech

Google Glass code reveals always-on listening mode

A number of experimental features in Google Glass have been uncovered by the Android hacking community, including one that puts the headset in a constant listening mode awaiting an owner's command. Another lets you quickly snap a photo with an eye wink. These and other experiments remain hidden …

Google Glass

Why Health Care Should Bring Back the House Call

Years ago, as a family physician in Louisiana, I made house calls. Certain patients were too sick or too hurt to get to my office. Sometimes a condition or injury had worsened, requiring my evaluation bedside. I would visit patients at home for the simplest of reasons: home was where they needed …

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …

Roads no safer with hands-free devices, study finds

Using a hands-free device does not eliminate driving errors, but in fact increases them, according to a growing body of research, which suggests new technology is not making the roads safer and that distracted-driving legislation may not go far enough.<p>A study from the University of Alberta released …

Disease Outbreaks: Is China Becoming More Transparent?

Beijing has improved its handling of public health crises, but a commitment to openness remains elusive.<p>Elizabeth Dalziel/AP<p>Yesterday, I testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) at the "Food and Drug Safety, Public Health, and the Environment in China" hearing. My …

Apple seeds OS X 10.8.4 beta build 12E55 to developers

A little over a week since the previous build, Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.4 beta 12E55 to developers. Once again, the build contains no known issues and Apple asks developers to focus on Safari, Graphics, WiFi, and Windows File Sharing. <i>Thanks, D!</i>

3-D printer going to space station in 2014 - Science

Made in Space team members with their 3-D printer hang on during a Zero-G test flight.<p><i>By Mike Wall, SPACE.com</i><p>A 3-D printer is slated to arrive at the International Space Station next year, where it will crank out the first parts ever manufactured off planet Earth.<p>The company Made in Space is …

Tremor Video Files for IPO

Tremor Video, a big video ad network that has long been eyeing a public offering, has finally decided to go ahead with one. The New York-based …

Venture Capital

Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding.<p>The new funding came from previous backer GRP Partners and new investor Siemer Ventures. Adly has now raised a total of $7.5 million.<p>The …

Crowdfunding Creativity

This week MedCity News shared an article about patient engagement that posits, "Patients today aren’t truly engaged with health technology or even …