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3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Solving the Mystery Flu That Killed 50 Million People

Years ago the environmental historian Alfred Crosby was at Washington State University, where he was teaching at the time, when on a whim he decided …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Spacewalkers Make Quick Work of Computer Repair on Space Station

Two astronauts quickly replaced a bad backup computer box and took on an extra task at the International Space Station on Wednesday during one of NASA's shortest spacewalks.<p>Within an hour, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson removed the old box, which failed to respond to commands on …

Will nuclear-powered spaceships take us to the stars?

In the 1950s, rocket scientists dreamed of atomic-powered spaceships. Now these far-fetched designs might help a new generation explore the cosmos.<p>Project Orion has to be the most audacious, dangerous and downright absurd space programme ever funded by the US taxpayer. This 1950s design involved …

Space station cargo craft undocks to test automated rendezvous system

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Why we must defend Josie Cunningham's right to an abortion | Martin Robbins

Josie Cunningham's decision to put career first is no different to that made by thousands of women seeking abortion. So why has she been subjected to a national hate campaign?<p>Like many British women, model and celebrity-wannabe Josie Cunningham had a decision to make about her pregnancy. She could …

Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in emotion

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviours critical for survival.<p>New research by the University of …

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours.<p>Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA. The analysis also finds that Neanderthals lacked some human …

The Invention Of The Solar Cell

60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.<p>The great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell wrote in 1874 to a colleague: “I saw conductivity of Selenium as affected by light. It is most sudden. Effect of a copper heater insensible. That of the sun great.”<p>Maxwell was …

TOTD: Would a Turbocharged Lexus IS Get Your Attention?

Lexus finally got with the program after it revealed that a new 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine would power the upcoming NX 200t, but now we’re hearing the new engine will eventually find its way underneath the hood of the Lexus IS. This could be the sport sedan’s biggest break considering it …

2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Wanted: Electronically enhanced luxury Sports Activity Vehicle seeks well-heeled families.<p>Half a century of family-hauler evolution and three generations of BMW engineering devoted to the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle concept yield this expensive, heavy, thirsty seven-passenger truck striving to …

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Latest iPhone 6 concepts incorporate the more persistent rumored features

Martin Hajek has been busy again, following his earlier iPod Nano-inspired and schematic-prompted concepts for the iPhone 6. Commissioned by French site <i>NWE</i>, his latest designs incorporate the more persistent rumors: a rounded profile, power button moved from the top to the right (for easier use …

Left To Their Own Devices, Robots Evolve Into Diverse Populations

What some squirrel-sized hermaphrodite robots can tell us about evolution<p>There are a few different ways you can study evolution. You could live for months at a time in a tent on tiny island with an isolated population and no fresh water. Or you could program a computer model and some squirrel-sized …

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day, April 22

Step outside and take a picture of yourself. Then post it to social media, using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA will use your photos to create a …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Meet the teen aiming to breathe life into global IT education

Everyone knows how to build a PowerPoint presentation or a spreadsheet, but very few young people know how to build a workable and engaging website from scratch in code.<p>James Anderson<p>This is about making the whole experience to school fun again, and bringing life to coding and computer …

Hunting For The Genetic Secret To A Rare Disease

Neurologist Tally Lerman-Sagie saw her first cases of children having seizures a decade ago, but didn't have the technology to find their cause until now.<p>It was more than ten years ago that Dr. Tally Lerman-Sagie first saw babies with PCCA, a genetic disorder that causes severe mental and physical …

Did lead in gasoline cause a decades-long crime wave?

The presence of lead in the environment — a subject discussed in Neil deGrasse Tyson's show <i>Cosmos</i> last night — has been linked to a number of health problems, including kidney damage, anemia, and various forms of cognitive deficiencies. But the <i>BBC</i> reports that lead might also be to blame for an …

VIDEO: Leopard Attacks Residents In Central India

You can see the video here. New Delhi Television calls it "an indication of increased conflicts between man and animal."<p>In the footage, a leopard is seen bursting through roof tiles of a one-story building in the central city of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, about 400 miles east of Mumbai.<p>NDTV says:<p>"In …

High Altitude Lowers Risk of Obesity

A new study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i> says overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition into obesity when stationed at high altitude.<p>Largely a response to recent studies that suggest hypoxia can decrease food consumption and cause weight loss, the six-year project monitored …

NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype — which can detect and map the world around it using a series of sensors — onto NASA's SPHERES — brightly colored, …

International Space Station Receives Important Easter Morning Delivery

Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.<p>The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

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