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Graphene Expected to Revolutionize Neurosurgery

Graphene, a lattice of carbon only one atom thick, is a remarkable material that’s set to revolutionize all sorts of industries thanks to its novel …

MIT robot augments you with two extra arms

Most of the robotic limbs you hear about are meant to replace arms and legs that have been lost to injury, but MIT is working on robotic limbs that are just meant to add on additional ones, giving people three or four arms so that they can get more done. Its researchers demonstrated the limbs — …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Video: A Marine With A Prosthetic Hand Controlled By His Own Muscles

Staff Sergeant James Sides lost his right arm in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Now he's the first patient in an FDA trial testing an implantable, muscle-connected controller for prosthetics.<p>Out on a routine reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine Staff Sergeant James …

Muscle

Scientists develop nanoscale 'train set' controlled by DNA

A nanoscale 'train set' powered by microscopic motors and controlled by DNA has been developed by scientists.<p>The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning tens of micrometres in length, and use them to transport cargo.<p>Researchers were inspired by the melanophore, a living system used …

A mix of mouse stem cells that have been encouraged to develop into specialized cells

A mix of mouse stem cells that have been encouraged to develop into specialized cells. Each color is a specific cell type that developed from the previously uniform collection of cells. (via)

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

The Fastest Muscle Car News And Buys

Buy Of The Day: 1970 Chevrolet Nova 396<p>By Dave Ashton VIN: 113270W237185 Engine: 396ci(originally 250 6 cyl) Transmission: 4 speed muncie Mileage: …

Ferrari sales suffer as Italians shun luxury cars

Italy's love affair with fast cars has become the latest victim of the eurozone crunch after figures revealed that domestic sales of Ferraris and Maseratis had more than halved.<p>Sales of Ferraris, which can cost up to £250,000 for some models, slipped by 56% in 2012 when the company sold 248 cars in …

10 Classic Movie Car Chases According to Fast & Furious's Stunt Driver

<b>Robert Nagle doesn't watch car chases</b> like the rest of us. A former rally car driver with a degree in mechanical engineering, Nagle is now a heavyweight in the Hollywood stunt world. So while all we popcorn munchers watch movies to "ohh" and "ahh" at things both fast and furious, he's watched for …

The Performance Cars of Fast & Furious 6

The Fast & Furious franchise has gotten a handful of hit films out of people driving fast cars doing insane stunts. We got the scoop on the muscle cars featured in the sixth installment, out May 24.<p>The <i>Fast & Furious</i> franchise has gotten a handful of hit films out of people driving fast cars doing …

Bucket list: 12 cars to drive before you die

The only upside to being diagnosed with a terminal disease is that you finally stop wasting time. (I don't have an expiry date myself just yet, but I've been told this is the case.) With your demise looming, it's time to jump on that bucket list.<p>So what cars should you drive to make your life …

Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Car Up For Sale

Days after Paul Walker’s burial, a car collector in Germany is selling the blue Nissan Skyline GT-R the actor drove in the 2009 film "Fast & Furious." The price tag: upwards of $1,000,000.<p>Before Walker tragically died in a fiery car wreck on Nov. 30, the current owner of the Skyline GT-R told a …

Paul Walker's Fast & Furious car up for charity sale

The Nissan Skyline sports car driven by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious has been put up for a charity sale, with a €1m price tag.<p>The buyer will also receive the rental certificate from Universal Pictures that proves it was the one used in the film, the fourth in the series. The proceeds will go to …

In Pictures: Top 10 new design trends for cars

Petrina Gentile<p>1. Upgraded paint<p>Say goodbye to high gloss paint. Designers agree the hottest colour for a car is white, but stay ahead of the curve by adding more depth and vibrancy with metallic or candy finishes. It’s all the rage, but keep in mind those finishes cost extra cash.<p>Petrina Gentile<p>2. …

Geno Smith eager to work with Vick

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is eager to work with Michael Vick, even if it means a hotly contested competition for the …

Football (U.S.)

Raiders QB Matt Schaub Leaves Texans as Franchise's All-Time Leading Passer

Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders traded a sixth-round draft pick to the Houston Texans on Friday in exchange for quarterback Matt Schaub, who exits Houston as the 12-year-old franchise's all-time leader in nearly every major passing category.<p>The former University of Virginia Cavalier …

Richie Incognito Biting People, Hanging out with Women in Bikinis

Last time we checked in with Richie Incognito, he was on his way to a psychiatric care facility in Arizona to seek relief from the fallout of the Jonathan Martin bullying investigation.<p>Now, it appears things are looking up for the former Miami Dolphins lineman. Joe Kinsey of Busted Coverage spotted …

Calvin Johnson talks post-TD dunk

Calvin Johnson has no plans to stop dunking the football over the crossbar.<p>But the Detroit Lions star receiver does have a plan to avoid being …

NFL

Baltimore Ravens Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Eric Ebron

Whatever the Baltimore Ravens do in this year's NFL draft, the one thing they must do is find another playmaker to add to an offense that was devoid of them in 2013.<p>New Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak was the head coach of the Houston Texans for eight seasons. Under his watch, the offense …

Tarik Black May Continue Trend Of Turning Basketball Players Into NFL Tight Ends

Antonio Gates, Julius Thomas, Jimmy Graham. They are three of the most successful tight ends currently performing in the NFL. Each one of them was primarily a basketball player in his youth and in college. Yet, throughout the 2014 NFL season, the three gentlemen who now focus their talents solely …

Vick: Geno Smith is Jets' starter

Michael Vick says that Geno Smith is the New York Jets' starting quarterback, the latest twist in what has become the team's biggest offseason …

Football (U.S.)

Recovering Peterson ready to receive

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — For the third straight offseason, Adrian Peterson is recovering from surgery.<p>This time, the Minnesota star has started the final year of his 20s. This is the point in his career where so many NFL running backs, even the elite, have started to drop off. The wear and tear …

St. Louis Drafts Michael Sam, the NFL's First Openly Gay Prospect

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defensive end, who came out earlier this year, has been …

Trey Wolfe is ready

If you see Trey Wolfe's name at all during the NFL Draft, it will pass in a blink — one name among many crawling along a chyron on the draft's last day. Berman, Gruden, Kiper and Co. will almost certainly miss it. Like everyone else paying attention to the draft, they'll be tired.<p>Wolfe won't fall …

Ravens RB Bernard Pierce won't be available until training camp

If Ray Rice is suspended by the NFL and Bernard Pierce isn't ready by training camp, the Ravens might be in trouble at running back.<p><b>More Draft</b> …

The Rotten NFL Scheme at the Heart of the AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The Sunday Ticket arrangement assures that only a small share of the American population can enjoy viewer choice on Sunday afternoons. And AT&T wants to own it.<p>First Comcast wants Time-Warner’s cable division, now AT&T wants DirecTV, the satellite-based cable carrier. Needless to say these …

Ray Rice Pleads Not Guilty to Aggravated Assault Charge

<b>Updates from Thursday, June 19</b><p>Aaron Wilson of the <i>Baltimore Sun</i> has the latest on Rice:<p>The Ravens are still awaiting word on the status of running back Ray Rice following his meeting this week with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.When asked if he was aware of when the league would issue a ruling on …