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The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Breakthroughs

Ujet electric scooter cruises cities on hubless wheels and carbon nanotube tires

The Ujet is just one in a long, ever-growing line of folding scooters designed for nimble urban mobility. But it's one that absolutely stands out …

Gear & Gadgets

The Inside Story Of A Major Medical Breakthrough

Innovation is never a single event<p>When Jim Allison received a call from Dr. Jedd Wolchok, asking him to come to his office, he was puzzled at first. As a researcher, he rarely ventured into the clinical part of the hospital. Yet when he opened the door and saw his colleague sitting with a young …

Innovation

The more you endlessly scroll on Facebook, the bigger the risk to your mental health

Facebook FB, -4.27% chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants to prioritize family and friends over brands. But, he says, that could result in lower user …

Facebook

Microsoft AI is being used to improve CRISPR accuracy

Scientists have already used CRISPR gene editing techniques try and treat or cure diseases, improve birth rates and even alleviate allergic reactions. The problem is that it can be tricky to edit DNA accurately and safely. A new AI project from Microsoft called Elevation uses a ton of CRISPR data …

Genetics

Anti-Obesity and Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Early Experiments

Stanley Watowich, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, was looking …

Weight Loss

Robomart's autonomous rolling produce market makes convenience stores more convenient

Many bricks and mortar supermarkets have introduced delivery services as a way to compete with online grocery sites, but both suffer from …

San Francisco Bay Area

Intel's new processor packs a built-in Radeon GPU

Intel has used CES to unveil a new kind of processor with a Radeon GPU built right into it. By embedding a Radeon RX Vega M Graphics chip into an 8th …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Biology

These AR glasses solve some of Google Glass’s biggest problems

These $1,000, Alexa-enabled smart glasses feel like the first fully baked AR product since the failure of Google Glass<p>Vuzix, a Rochester, New York-based display provider, has been trying to resurrect the promise of Google Glass for years now, but this year’s iteration finally feels ready. The …

Augmented Reality

New infrared communications channel is 300X more energy efficient than WiFi

ARON – or Augmented-Reality Optical Narrowcasting – is a new communications channel that operates without relying on cellular networks or the …

CES

Japanese Astronaut Concerned After Growing 3.5 Inches Taller in Three Weeks

Microgravity environments do strange and often undesirable things to the human body, such as weakening muscles and bones, shrinking hearts, and …

NASA

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

The Brain

ASUS can turn three screens into one seamless gaming display

The most interesting accessory ASUS brought to CES this year isn't high-tech at all. In fact, it doesn't even require power or software to operate. The ROG Bezel-free Kit is for gaming fans with multi-screen set-ups, and it promises to eliminate the gaps where those monitors meet, essentially …

Laptops

New drug could 'shrink' harmful fat cells

What if there was a drug that could get rid of excess fat without the need for dieting? According to a recent study, such a feat might not be too far …

Weight Loss

Negative mass particles forged in new laser device

In our everyday experience, if you push something, it moves away from you. But objects with negative mass would turn that basic principle on its head …

Physics

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

Wi-Fi

Drones to be tested with passengers on board this year

Test flights for the first British passenger drone will begin this year.<p>Martin Warner’s Autonomous Flight Y6S will carry passengers for the first …

Drones

How do fireflies power their blinking butts?

The bioluminescent dating game going on in your backyard.<p>Fireflies are butt gals. So are their male amori. On warm summer nights, both sexes home in on the blinking light of their crush’s derrière. The rest is romance. Which makes it almost heartless for us to ask: What makes their bums blink? It’s …

Insects

英特尔因 Meltdown 与 Spectre 漏洞面临起诉

美国那边已经有三起诉讼了。<p>Intel 本周爆出的 Meltdown 与 Spectre 安全漏洞还未彻底解决,就已经有不少官司找上门了。据 Gizmodo 报道,目前在美国已有三起针对上述漏洞的集体诉讼。英特尔被指在得知漏洞后数月都隐瞒不报,而且对应的补丁程序还会拖累设备的性能。按照 The Register 的说法,性能的降幅大约在 5% 到 30% 之间,但英特尔则表示影响「跟系统负载有很大关系」,并称普通用户并不会注意到有太大的区别(望向最近有类似烦恼的 Apple)。<p>考虑到 Meltdown 与 Spectre 漏洞被正式公开的时间并不久,接下来英特尔很有可能会面临更多的诉讼呢。<p>经由: …

There are two types of fat cells. Here’s how to get more of the good stuff.

Not all fat is created equal.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it</i> …

Weight Loss

This week, it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate.<p>Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from <i>Ripley’s Believe It Or Not</i>, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the …

Climate Change

Skin patch could thwart antibiotic resistance

In the past few years, we've seen microneedle-equipped skin patches being designed for everything from pain-free vaccinations to insulin delivery to …

Medicine

LG’s first 4K projector can beam a 150-inch picture onto your wall

LG claims it’s half the size of other UHD projectors<p>LG isn’t waiting until CES to reveal one of its high-end living room gadgets for 2018: it’s a 4K HDR projector. LG claims the new UHD projector is roughly half the size of competing 4K options on the market, many of which are “heavy, expensive, …

webOS

Personalized avatars, ready in 10 minutes

Until recently, if you wanted to create an animated full-body computer avatar of a specific person, the process would take several days to complete. …

Avatar

Spider web inspired implantable "string" could control diabetes

A team of researchers has developed a revolutionary new method for treating type 1 diabetes. Inspired by a spider's web, the team created an easily …

Diabetes

Futuristic house screws into ground using hurricane winds

Like the revolving sail bridge and offshore floating prison, the Self-Excavation Hurricane House is best considered as food-for-thought rather than a …

Weather

Is the $850,000 price tag for a blindness-curing gene therapy a sign of future medical costs?

In August 2017 the FDA approved the first gene therapy for public use in the United States. Called Kymriah, the drug was targeted at a very specific …

Pharma

See-through, all glass touch display promises to add wow factor to any event

Like the Emulator before it, the XG is aimed at giving modern DJ's some extra wow factor, but could also find use in museums, gaming events, …

Multi-Touch

New drug may let you lose weight without dieting

You want to lose weight, but you don't want to eat less – right? Well, when and if a new drug makes it to market, you may get your wish. Scientists …

Weight Loss