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Biotech Is Opening Up To Coders

Meet a programmer turned gene remixer<p>In 1999, 19-year-old Sean Ward created one of the first music-recommendation algorithms, dropped out of the University of Virginia, and started his own company. By age 25, he had tired of the conflict between record companies and Internet users, so he turned to …

Flir's New Thermal Imaging Camera Fits Into a GoPro Mount

The Flir One thermal imaging camera is awesome fun, but when you put the technology on a drone, it also becomes quite useful. That’s why the company …

Craig Venter to offer DNA sequencing to consumers

<i>Human Longevity partner with health insurer Discovery to provide a $250 exome sequence to consumers.</i><p>How do we get consumers interested in their …

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

IBM gets closer to real quantum computing - ExtremeTech

By on April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There’s been a lot of talk about …

Using the Arduino IDE to Program the Raspberry Pi and Other Devices

Ever wish you could prototype a Raspberry Pi program as easily as prototyping on Arduino?<br>The Arduino IDE allows nearly any processor to be programmed …

Control the world from an Arduino or Raspberry Pi! DIY

The IoT Relay<p>Imagine: A smart fish tank. DIY home automation. Industrial control. Wireless remote lighting. Home theater. Security. This is the …

Etsy formally files for initial public offering on Nasdaq

Online craft marketplace’s listing is expected to be largest tech IPO since 1999, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment<p>Etsy, the online craft and vintage goods marketplace, has formally filed its intention to float on New York’s Nasdaq stock exchange.<p>The Brooklyn-based company, …

Venture Capital

R in 5 lines or less: Dataviz with the Google Charts API

Want to tap into the Google Charts API with just a few lines of code? There's an R package for that.<p>For this example, I've graphed daily high and low …

AbbVie takes over Pharmacyclics in latest Big Pharma takeover

The $21bn takeover adds major blood cancer treatments to pharmaceutical company’s portfolio<p>US drugmaker AbbVie is beefing up its cancer portfolio with the $21bn takeover of California-based Pharmacyclics.<p>The deal comes six months after a US crackdown on tax inversion deals scuppered AbbVie’s $54bn …

Biotechnology

We can make science funding go further by better sharing equipment

UK science may be the most productive in the world in terms of top papers produced per unit of funding but, in a climate of austerity, this has not stopped researchers from constantly being urged to become more efficient. In the last spending review the Government took a top-down approach to …

Innovation

Stephen Wolfram writes nifty IoT data store for his nifty software stack

Image copyright Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock.One of the challenges associated with the internet of things is figuring out where to put all that data. …

Jigsaw Puzzles

We’re genetically more like our fathers

Look like your mother? Act like your mother? Maybe so, but a new study says we mammals are more genetically similar to our fathers.<p>A new study from a …

Gene that makes human brain unique identified by scientists

A strand of DNA that lies at the heart of what makes humans unique in the animal kingdom has been identified by researchers in Germany.<p>Scientists in Dresden found a gene that drives the expansion of the human brain and helps to make it the most complex structure in the universe.<p>Researchers believe …

The Brain

The Reason Why Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone and Segway All Failed

Despite huge fanfare at launch, after a few brief months Google Glass is no longer on the market. The Amazon FirePhone was also launched to great hype, yet sales flopped and the company recently took a $170M write off on inventory.<p><b>Do you blame the CEO?</b><p><i>Fortune</i> mercilessly blamed Fire Phone’s failure …

Google Glass

Scientists Discover 'Reset' Button For Brain's Biological Clock

There's a master "circadian clock" in your brain that maintains your rhythms of sleeping and waking -- and for the first time, scientists may have found a way to control it.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a "reset" button for this biological clock, which could pave the way for …

Neuroscience

Obama's $215 Million DNA Sequencing Project Is A Great Idea

This morning, President Obama is going to announce the new “Precision Medicine Initiative” that he teased in his State of the Union address on January 20 to a roomful of luminaries including the research heads of several major drug makers. It’s a gimmicky grab for budget money that’s scant on …

Genetics

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

Quantum dots combined with antibodies as a method for studying cells in their native environment

(Phys.org)—To understand cell function, we need to be able to study them in their native environment, in vivo. While there are many techniques for …

Study Skills

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market–gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those …

Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with engineers or knocking on the doors of venture capitalists. Such is the life of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.<p>He is 13 years old.<p>“Yes, I started …

Silicon Valley

Scientists tame Schrodinger's cat for a new type of quantum computer

Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new …

Physics

Crazy Slo-Mo Video Explains Why Rain Has That Distinctive Smell

Have you ever smelled that distinctive, sweet aroma that lingers after it rains?<p>Scientists call it "petrichor," and since the 1960s, they've believed it comes from oils and chemicals that are released when raindrops hit the ground.<p>Now, for the first time, scientists at MIT have used high-speed …

Will Berlin Out-Innovate Silicon Valley?

The latest high-tech buzz out of Europe has Berlin emerging as the next Silicon Valley. Attracted by Berlin’s relatively cheap office space and affordable lifestyle, entrepreneurs from around the world are settling in and cranking out innovations including big data, cloud, e-commerce, and …

Innovation

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

Neuroscience

Stealthy 10X Genomics Raises $55.5M To Beef Up DNA Sequencing

When scientists sequence a complete human genome today, some information gets lost in the shuffle. Now a San Francisco Bay Area startup called 10X Genomics has raised more than $55 million to start selling a new technology that is supposed to provide a more richly detailed picture.<p>It’s a big vote …

Genetics

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …