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3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …

Scientists Discover Evidence of a New Type of Matter: the Tetraquark

The recent identification of a long-theorized particle provides strong evidence of a new form of matter.<p>Scientists working on the Large Hadron …

110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years

It's never easy to predict the future. But as PM's 110th anniversary celebration draws to a close, we've decided to try. Here are 110 ambitious ideas for the decades ahead.<p><b>2012—2022</b><p><b>· People will be fluent in every language.</b> With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be …

Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system

"Our results show clearly that this is only one part of the equation and that active suppression of the irrelevant objects is another important part."<p>…

Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of …

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What will the Internet Look Like in 10 years? Elon University & Pew Internet Project Ask the Experts.

Internet experts and highly engaged netizens participated in answering an eight-question survey fielded by Elon University and the Pew Internet Project from late November 2013 through early January 2014. One of the survey questions asked respondents to share their answer to the following query:<p>Make …

Here's How People Will Actually Use 'The Internet Of Things'

But which "things" in the Internet of Things will be truly disruptive and improve the way we live? What will be the killer app that popularizes it?<p>In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we detail which consumer and business applications are most likely to become Internet-enabled first and how …

‘Smart’ liner detects how leg prosthetics fit

A new device could help relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement prosthetics …

New cross section of the universe

New Hubble image shows objects ranging from cosmic near neighbors to objects seen in the early years of the universe.<p>An image of a galaxy cluster …

5 Visions For The Consumer Products Of 2030

By Ariel Schwartz3 minute Read<p>Consumer trends change quickly, but what’s happening in the world today can provide signals for what’s to come down the …

Futuristic submarines could move like stingrays

<i>This post was originally published on Mashable.</i><p>The next step in nature-inspired engineering could come in the form of small, stingray-like unmanned …

Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy

There are plenty of apps out there that help people calculate and lower their carbon footprints, but the reality is that most of these apps receive …

Found: The Most Potentially Life-Friendly Exoplanet So Far

Kepler 186f is the most Earth-like exoplanet we've ever discovered, but it's so far away that details will remain scarce for a long time.<p>Five hundred light-years away, Earth has a cousin. Kepler data has revealed there's rocky planet out there that's similar in size to Earth and may have the right …

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Get ready to pay for things with your veins

Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands.<p>Hackers in the Chaos Computer Club last year fooled the Apple TouchID, which unlocks the iPhone 5S when presented with a familiar finger, by creating a …

Our Mars Orbiter Looked Down and Saw Our Mars Rover

From space, the U.S. Curiosity rover looks scarab-like.<p>Right now, five human spacecrafts study Mars by hanging out near it. Two do it from the Martian surface—the Curiosity rover, which began its mission in 2012, and the more-than-a-decade-old Opportunity rover—and three do it while orbiting around …

Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found

Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.<p>Experts don't know if the planet, …

Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

Scientists who have been hunting for another Earth beyond our solar system have come across a planet that's remarkably similar to our world.<p>It's almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where temperatures are not too hot, not too cold, and maybe just right for …

Nasa Kepler telescope discovers planet believed to be most Earth-like yet found

A newly discovered planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe.<p>Kepler-186f is almost the same size as the Earth and occupies its star's "habitable zone" where temperatures are mild enough to allow liquid surface water.<p>If the planet has lakes or oceans, it …

NASA's Kepler program finds the most Earth-like planet yet

The search for planets that closely resemble Earth has yielded perhaps the closest match yet — according to a new report from NASA<i>,</i> the newly-discovered Kepler 186f planet (seen above in an artist's concept) is nearly identical to our planet in some key ways. The planet is one of the closest in …

Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.<p>Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone?a range of distance from a star where liquid …

Blood recycling machine gets 3D-printed upgrade

A transfusion machine that takes a person's blood lost during an operation, filters it, and then puts it back into the body has been improved through …

Researchers model world's first carbon-based 'spaser'

(Phys.org) —A new version of "spaser" technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could …

Five wonder materials that could change the world

"The history of materials is a history of mistakes," says Mark Miodownik, a materials scientist at University College London, who traces his own fascination with materials to the moment he was stabbed in the back with a razor while ambling to school one day.<p>The remark is spot on. Over the …

Whoa, Graphene Can Make Other Metals 500 Times Stronger

We've heard about plenty of promising electronic applications for miracle material graphene from headphones, to super-fast transistors, to crazy …

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Engineers grow graphene on silver

Growing graphene on a single-crystal silver substrate could lead to better optical devices and could allow graphene to interface with other 2D …

Tattooing Teeth With Graphene Could Warn of Bacteria and Dental Decay

Electronic tattoos promise to help people monitor health in all kinds of ways, from heart rates to blood sugar and more. Now here's one that can monitor your tooth-brushing skills. A tooth-based sensor can detect different types bacteria in your saliva that can cause a variety of health …

Graphene aerogel is the new world's lightest substance

Graphene aerogel resting on a delicate plant.<i><br>(Credit: Zhejiang University)</i><p><b>Aerographite has been dethroned as the world's lightest substance, replaced</b> …