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Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Seafloor

This Bacterium-Sized Bunny Could Be The Future Of Bionic Brains

Scientists in Japan have created a new material that can be shaped into complex, conductive 3-D structures. Get ready for your custom brain electrodes.<p>The rabbit sculpture above is the size of a typical bacterium and is made of a new type of resin that has exciting implications for bionic implants. …

Motorola developing digital tattoos and “smart pills” for next-gen wearables

Motorola‘s big vision for mobile isn’t just the Moto X smartphone: the company also has wearable, tattoo-embedded, and even swallowable gadgets in …

Nextgen

How to avoid brain cell ‘traffic jams’

<b>U. BUFFALO (US) —</b> Defects in a protein that controls the speed at which materials move through brain cells can lead to deadly “pileups,” like those …

Final pieces hoisted atop One World Trade Center

As construction workers cheered, the final two pieces of a 408-foot spire were hoisted high above their heads Thursday to the top of One World Trade Center.<p>Draped with the American flag, the silver spire settled on a temporary platform. Final installation of the pieces will happen later.<p>"(It's a) …

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

In World First, Machine Keeps Liver Alive Outside The Body

We can never seem to get enough organ donors—but sometimes donated organs don’t live up to their potential, either. After doctors harvest a liver …

Meet the Creators: Tom Jenkins And Simon Sharp Trade Viral Shorts For A Studio Film

British filmmakers Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp put out a short this past January called <i>Address is Approximate</i>. In under three minutes, it revealed a …

Los Angeles

A Submerged Monumental Structure in the Sea of Galilee, Israel

This Bioengineered Rat Kidney Could Pave The Way For On-Demand Replacement Organs

The big news in bioengineering this week is all about a tiny pool of rat pee.<p>Your kidneys may be the hardest body parts to duplicate, but maybe doctors just need a template to fill out.<p>Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have built a functional engineered rat kidney, washed clean of its …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

Brain Scans Offer Precise Measurement Of Human Pain

A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.<p>Pain may be personal, but when it comes to a painful burn, people's brains seem to react the same way.<p>A team of researchers administered painful doses of heat to human subjects' forearms, in a range of temperatures from …

Hydrogel turns mouse brain transparent

<b>STANFORD (US) —</b> A new technique can make a mouse brain transparent, allowing researchers to probe its intact wiring and structures with light and …

Artificially reconnecting damaged tissue could restore movement in paralytics

Paralyzed individuals currently rely on robotic prosthetics to recover their lost movement, but new research shows that natural movement may be able to be restored by reconnecting damaged parts of an individual's nervous system. Researchers in Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, Washington demonstrated that …

Iranian Scientist Says He Has A Future-Predicting Machine

We see no reason to doubt this.<p>Ali Razeghi, a 27-year-old businessman and scientist in Tehran, has registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with Iran's Center for Strategic Inventions.<p>Razeghi told a state news agency that the machine can "predict five to eight years of the future life of any …

Scientists await new worlds as CERN collider is refitted

GENEVA (Reuters) - As two yellow-helmeted electricians rise slowly on a hoist from the cavern floor to check cabling on a huge red magnet, CERN scientist Marc Goulette makes clear he sees cosmic significance in their task.<p>CERN staff speak in the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tunnel during a visit at …

Who Or What Left This 60,000-Ton Ancient Artifact Under The Sea?

Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?<p>Put on your tin-foil hats and special anti-Illuminati underwear. A recently discovered mysterious ancient rock structure under the Sea of Galilee, possibly built in the same era as Stonehenge, has archaeologists …

Scientists Can Pluck Images Out Of Your Dreams

A new method can visualize with 60 percent accuracy what you're seeing while you sleep.<p>With just an fMRI, an algorithm, and the internet, researchers from Kyoto, Japan predicted with 60 percent accuracy what a person was dreaming about, <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine reports. The idea, like the process, isn't …

Breakthrough in neuroscience could help re-wire appetite control

Researchers have made a discovery in neuroscience that could offer a long-lasting solution to eating disorders such as obesity.<p>It was previously …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

The Remarkable Biodiversity Of Belly Buttons

Scientists at the Belly Button Biodiversity Project wanted to engage the public. They started to culture the bacteria in people's navels as a way to remind them about the life living on their bodies. In the process, they discovered diverse organisms, some of them completely new to science.<p>Transcript<p>…

100 billion planets, and we can help find them, say New Zealand astronomers. Details here: http://bit.ly/12hieNe

First traces of particles linked to dark matter found aboard International Space Station

All of the stars and planets and other visible matter in the universe only make up about five percent of its mass. Another 20 percent is thought to be mysterious dark matter and the remaining 75 percent to be dark energy, neither of which emit light, nor have ever been conclusively detected by …