Alessio Visentin

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Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

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The man who grew eyes | Mo Costandi

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators can be used to move floating objects in a number of directions -- even against the waves.<p>"We have figured out a way of creating waves …

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.<p>A motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again, just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so.<p>The device, called ReWalk, straps on user's bodies …

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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

An alarm sounds on Ed Damiano's night stand in the middle of the night. He jumps out of bed and rushes into his son's room next door.<p>His son, David, has Type 1 diabetes. The 15-year-old sleeps hooked up to a monitor that sounds an alarm when his blood sugar gets too low. If it drops sharply, David …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Make No Mistake, You're Being Targeted, Profiled And Mined

Big brother is watching you and his siblings, Mom, Dad and likely his Uncle Fester too. Did you really think Google was the only one “Scroogling” you? Microsoft is definitely doing it; they’re just more subtle about it. Facebook, LinkedIn, and that favorite website you hit every morning are getting …

Oxford study says frustrating gameplay, not violent content, causes aggression in gamers

If you hear a Call of Duty player cursing at his TV set, it’s more likely that their rage came from their lack of success than from exposure to violent content.<p>A new study by the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Rochester suggests that incompetence is a major cause of aggressive …

Scientists engineer mouse muscles that can survive cobra venom

Researchers have constructed the strongest engineered muscle to date, and successfully implanted it into mice<p>That humans can engineer muscle tissue in petri dishes is extraordinary, but it isn't enough to heal serious bodily injuries. To do that, you also need tissue that has the ability to grow …

Methane-producing microbes blamed for biggest ever mass extinction

Climate-changing microbes may have caused the biggest mass extinction in history 252m years ago, scientists believe.<p>Volcanic eruptions had previously been blamed for the sudden loss of 90% of all species on Earth at the end of the Permian era. But new research suggests volcanoes only played a bit …

Thousands of lives put at risk by clinical trials system that is 'not fit for purpose'

A major outbreak of infectious disease could sweep through the country and leave thousands dead or ill because hospitals cannot test life-saving treatments quickly enough, senior doctors have told the Guardian.<p>Profound delays in the approvals process for clinical trials mean doctors face months of …

Titanfall's Anti-Cheat System Activates, Is Beautiful And Hilarious

Respawn Entertainment, the developer of <i>Titanfall</i>, has activated the anti-cheat countermeasures for their online-only multiplayer game, and has done so in a way that matches the punishment to the crime.<p>Repawn software engineer John Shirer promised in a tweet on March 17 that anti-cheating measures …

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Razer reveals Project Christine, the concept gaming PC even a toddler could upgrade

Gaming hardware maker Razer has been working on this for two years: an easy-to-modify, powerful, quiet PC that will appeal both to the hardcore gamers who build their own machines as well as people who love to play, but don't know how to put together a computer.<p>The company introduced the prototype …

SphereChess rethinks the game you know and love

<i>SphereChess</i> takes the basic rules of chess and wraps them around a new, rounder board, the game's creators announced today.<p>Like a regular chessboard, <i>SphereChess</i> features 64 squares for players to move on. However, each square has been repositioned to fit a spherical board. On this new board, a …

Year of the brain: Our most popular science stories of 2013

How poverty influences a child's brain development<p>Only 3 to 4 per cent of Canadian children are born with inherited differences that will limit their physical, emotional or intellectual growth, yet an average of 25 to 30 per cent exhibit some level of developmental vulnerability that could include …

Energetic Fan-Made Poster Designs for Marvel and DC Movies http://geektyrant.com/news/energetic-fan-made-poster-designs-for-marvel-and-dc-movies

Researchers create a kidney using stem cells

The team designed a protocol that prompts stem cells to form all the required cell types to “self-organize” into a mini-kidney in a dish.<p>University …

Cures for obesity and heart disease could come from grizzly bears

Safely binge eating then losing weight isn't just easy for grizzly bears — it's a way of life, something researchers want to better understand, and perhaps even replicate in humans one day. Pharmaceuticals company Amgen is currently tracking the ins and outs (but really more the <i>in</i> part) of what …

NASA's Valkyrie robot is a 6-foot 'superhero' designed to save you from disasters

NASA has created a robot for DARPA's upcoming Robotics Challenge Trials. The Valkyrie is a 6-foot-2-inch humanoid machine with detachable arms, sonar sensors, mounted cameras, and a glowing Tony Stark-esque circle in the middle of its chest. The space agency says it's mobile and dexterous enough to …

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

This 'Thor' Ad Featuring Loki Arguing With Kids Is Absolutely Brilliant

Marketing for a film doesn't get much better — or creative — than this.<p>Comedy Central put together an ad which mirrors one of those AT&T open forum commercials with kids . In place of "Saturday Night Live" actor Beck Bennett , Tom Hiddleston fills in as mischievous Loki to ask children a very …

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