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10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Google's Project Tango is a smartphone with sensors to map the world around you

Google's just announced Project Tango, a 5-inch Android smartphone prototype equipped with Kinect-like 3D sensors and other components to track motion and map your surroundings. Unlike other 3D-sensing devices including Kinect, Project Tango includes the Myriad 1 vision processor from Movidius, …

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This Machine Can 3-D Scan Your Insides In A Single Heartbeat

You’ve never seen your organs like this before.<p>In a quarter of a second, this new CT scanner can take a perfect 3-D photo of your brain or heart. The underlying technology is nothing new, since CT scanners have been around for 40 years. But they’ve never been nearly this fast.<p>“It’s analogous to the …

Genome Surgery - MIT Technology Review

Over the last decade, as DNA-sequencing technology has grown ever faster and cheaper, our understanding of the human genome has increased …

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show

Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.<p>Studies on babies and toddlers found that striking differences emerged in their vocabularies and language processing skills as early as 18 months …

How Google Glass could transform doctor's visits

Google Glass may be coming to your surgery soon. Could wearable tech help medical professionals give patients more attention and ultimately better medical care?<p>Imagine you’re at your doctor’s surgery. Your doctor listens to your concerns about an ache or complaint, then summons up your last five …

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The Cosmos, Explained: Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series

Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series.<p>When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and still holds a legendary place in the hearts of …

China's Moon Rover Wakes Up, But Isn't Out Of The Woods Yet

China's troubled Jade Rabbit rover has woken from its hibernation on the moon, sending a message back to its handlers. But its problems aren't over yet.<p>"Hi, anyone there?" was the post on Jade Rabbit's unofficial Weibo account on Thursday, which got thousands of responses from enthusiastic …

There Are 177,147 Ways To Tie A Tie

Thanks, math!<p>Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, a mathematician in Stockholm, recently led a small team on a quest to discern how many tie knots are possible. Their results, uploaded to arXiv, say there are 177,147 different ways to tie the knot of a necktie. That is 177,062 more ways than were found in …

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