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The First App Store For Your DNA Is Here - ExtremeTech

By on July 25, 2017 at 11:03 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DNA testing is not new to …

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

<b>You put on your shoes, tie them as firmly as possible, but soon after the laces come undone.</b><p>Now scientists think they know what causes one of life's knotty problems.<p>They found the force of a foot striking the ground stretches and then relaxes the knot, while a second force caused by the leg …

Bow Ties

Physicists Have Created a Tape That Is 100 Times More Conductive Than Copper

Superconducting Tape<p>Electricity powers the world. From houses to cars, everything runs using electricity. The sources of the world’s electricity may …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Biology

Time Crystals Are Real, But That Doesn't Mean Time Is Crystallized

In 2012, Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek proposed a new state of matter that had never been theorized before: a time crystal. The “crystal” part of that name is something our intuition and experience matches up with: a repeating, rigid lattice of atoms or molecules bound together into a solid, ordered …

PassivDom makes totally autonomous homes capable of withstanding zombies

PassivDom is making a lofty claim, but if it’s even a little bit true, it could change the way we humans live our lives. Meet the Ukrainian company …

High-Tech Condom Ring Coming Out To Measure Boink Performance

"Users will have the option to share their recent data with friends, or, indeed the world,” the manufacturer promises.<p>For the full “Terminator” bionic man effect comes a brave-new-world condom ring to measure almost everything guys have wanted to know about their sexual performance.<p>The i.Con bills …

Wearable Tech

This company will 3D print you a house anywhere you want it

Giant 3D printers that fabricate homes have always done so in large facilities. Rather than assembling pieces printed elsewhere, engineering company …

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

Phone displays are super fragile. And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.<p>But what if you …

This 'bee' drone is a robotic flower pollinator

In our food chain, honeybees are tasked with a vital function: pollination.<p>In North America alone, honeybees' role in pollination enables the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops, including apples, blueberries, melons and broccoli.<p>One student wanted more people to understand the …

Drones

Your Next Health Tracker Might Be Powered by Your Own Stomach Acid

Safe to swallow.<p>Stomach acid isn't just useful for breaking down all the foods we eat – including some things we really shouldn't. It could also be …

We Need a Plan for When AI Becomes Smarter Than Us

When Apple released its software application, Siri, in 2011, iPhone users had high expectations for their intelligent personal assistants. Yet …

The Energy Observer boat can run for 6 years on nothing but wind, solar, and hydrogen

Nobody could accuse Jérôme Delafosse of not having an adventurous spirit.<p>A professional diver and documentary maker, Delafosse is one half — with …

Next Wave of Antibacterials May Kill with Physics, Not Chemistry — NOVA Next | PBS

In 2015, a team of scientists from China, Britain, and the U.S. found several populations of bacteria that had survived a death sentence. In samples …

Microbiology

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …

University of Florida

Koei Tecmo's VR Cabinet Has Touch And Smell Functions

Meet “VR Sense.” This is a Koei Tecmo’s dedicated VR arcade cabinet. It won’t only have VR headsets, but is equipped to respond to all five senses, …

Forensic DNA profiling might be about to take a big leap forward. Are we ready? | Cath Ennis

Advances in epigenetics mean incredibly detailed profiles of criminal suspects might soon be reality. Is the legal system ready to use this information?<p>Picture the scene. A detective is addressing her team:<p>“The DNA test results are in. We’re looking for a white male suspect, 34–37 years old, born …

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

MIT explores potential of wearable AI to serve as a "social coach"

Researchers at MIT's CSAIL lab have developed a deep-learning system that, using audio and vital-sign data, could one day help people with social …

Here’s What Happens When You Add Scent to Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review

I almost ate a foam doughnut the other day because a virtual-reality experiment had me convinced it was real.<p>I was in the Virtual Human Interaction …

Virtual Reality

Optical shock: Scientists have imaged light going faster than itself - ExtremeTech

By on January 30, 2017 at 11:12 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A team of researchers at …

Washington University in St. Louis

Breath Test May Be Key To Early Diagnosis Of Stomach And Oesophageal Cancers

A simple breath test could soon be used to diagnose early cases of two deadly cancers.<p>Findings from a large trial involving more than 300 patients …

OMG: Doctors May Have Found a New Approach That Could Potentially Cure Cancer

It may be a shaky time for politics right now, with things changing in swift order, but the medical field is having a pretty good go of it. Case in point? Back in October, British doctors conducted what appears to be successful treatment of a 44-year-old HIV patient, suggesting they very well might …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch

Work is underway to establish the world's first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a global community of …

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer's Primary Way of Making Energy

A Welcomed Side Effect<p>While the typical side effects noted along with medications include upset stomach, headache, and difficulty operating heavy …

Cancer

This high-tech bracelet can track your emotions throughout the day — here's how it works

That's what Palo Alto, California-based Sentio believes, anyway, and it's built a tool to help you do just that.<p>Sentio's yet-to-be-released Feel wristband is a discreet wearable device that keeps track of your emotions throughout the day. It's designed to log how you're feeling (with the aid of a …

Wearable Tech