Darby Krajicek

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Mammal brain successfully returned from cryopreservation for the first time

A rabbit’s brain has been successfully returned from long-term cryogenic storage, marking the first time a whole mammalian brain has been recovered …

A Harvard professor says he can cure aging, but is that a good idea?

At the gene-editing summit, you can’t miss George Church. He’s the big guy with the bushy beard and wavy hair, someone who looks like he stepped out of an 18th century painting of “natural philosophers.” Church, who is 61, is among several hundred scientists, policymakers and thinkers on hand to …

Biotechnology

If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage

As I wrote in my previous post, power utilities are pushing back against rooftop solar, but by doing so they are only accelerating the development of …

Energy

'Bionic spinal cord' trial is planned for 2017 at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have have tested the world's first minimally-invasive 'brain-machine interface' (pictured) to prove it can …

Cyborgs

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Christine Ortiz is the dean for graduate education and a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. …

This $40,000 Robotic Exoskeleton Lets the Paralyzed Walk

Paralyzed from the waist down after a BMX accident, Steven Sanchez rolled into SuitX’s Berkeley, California, office in a wheelchair. A half-hour …

Robots

Therapy Fixes Color Blindness in Monkeys

Monkeys once color-blind can now see the world in full color thanks to gene therapy. The results demonstrate the potential for such methods to …

Color Blindness

Scientists Win Approval to Use Gene Editing Technology on Embryos

CRISPR has been a hot topic lately, and it's not hard to see why: It's the kind of genetic editing science fiction has predicted for years at an incredibly low cost. But to date, it hasn't been used on human embryos. It seems that's set to change, though, the Francis Crick Institute has won …

Embryos

Using Brain Electrodes Researchers Were Able To Read Minds Almost At The Speed Of Thought

In a study published on January 28, 2016, the PLOS Computational Biology revealed groundbreaking research regarding the use of implanted electrodes …

Neuroscience

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

With a bit of clever genetic engineering, a team of scientists has just found an astonishing way to significantly expand the natural lifespan of mice. Now, at least one biotech company hopes to translate this breakthrough to fight aging in humans.

In a study published today in the journal Nature,

Longevity

A New Ultra-Fast 3-D Printer Takes Minutes, Not Days

Now you can make whatever you want, whenever you want it.

The problem with the 3-D printer "revolution" is that it’s so slow. A regular 3-D printer takes hours or days to output a large and complex shape. That’s fine if all you want is to print a replacement button for your jacket, but if you want …

Printing

Pope Francis to Make Acting Debut in ‘Beyond the Sun’

Pope Francis will play himself in the new religious movie “Beyond the Sun,” marking his acting debut and the first time that a pope has appeared in a …

Pope Francis

Teen in Australia Accused of ISIS Plot to Bomb Cops Using Kangaroo

He allegedly discussed packing a kangaroo with C4 explosive and setting it loose

A teenager discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with the ISIS symbol and setting it loose on police, according to local media reports citing prosecutors.

Sevdet Besim, 19, is accused of plotting a …

Australia

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind

Neurologist Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process he almost lost his mind.The post The Neurologist Who …

Cyborgs

Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is probable to interface graphene – a two-dimensional form of CO – with neurons, or haughtiness …

Artillery slow motion

The world's first robot-run farm will harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce daily

SpreadThe Japanese lettuce production company Spread believes the farmers of the future will be robots.So much so that Spread is creating the world's …

Lettuce

This Physicist Shot Himself Underwater To See What Would Happen

Don’t try this at home.

NRK Viten, a channel that focuses on science experiments and explosions, made this video to show how hard it is to create movement in water versus air by shooting a gun.

Physicist Andreas Wahl created a rope-pull system so he could fire at himself while standing in front of a …

Physics

How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

From the column 'Post Mortem'

Josh Bocanegra has a vision for the future, and it involves eternal life. Bocanegra, the CEO of tech startup Humai, announced in November that his company will be able to "resurrect the first human within 30 years," by freezing peoples' brains in liquid nitrogen and …

The Brain

'Cancer cells simply melt away': Miracle drug amazes Australian researchers after lengthy trials

© Pascal Lauener / ReutersCancer patients are finally catching a break, as Australian researchers have tested a miracle drug that leads to big

Cancer

Photo of potato sells for $1 million dollars

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An Irish photographer makes a million dollars with one shot. Kevin Abosch is famous for his photos
of Yoko Ono, Johnny Depp, …

Vegetables

Australian Scientists to Begin Trials of Fully Implantable Bionic Eye

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Scientists in Australia ready to implant a full bionic eye

Australian scientists are ready to begin trials of a new, fully implantable bionic …

Medicine

Carbon dioxide captured from air can be directly converted into methanol fuel

(Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that CO2 captured from the air can be directly converted into methanol (CH3OH) using a …

Energy

SpaceX just announced more details about its Hyperloop test track

Elon Musk's Hyperloop keeps inching closer to becoming a reality.

Musk's company SpaceX announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the global design and construction firm AECOM to design and build its one-mile Hyperloop test track located adjacent to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, …

Hyperloop

We Need a New Government Agency to Oversee the Search for Immortality

Scientists increasingly agree that we’re fast approaching a moment in medicine—probably within 30 years—where we won’t just be significantly lengthening human lifespans, but probably conquering death too.

If this is the case, then the 150,000 people+ who die every day on Earth is doubly tragic. We …

Medicine