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Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.<p>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 …

How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD

“This is a way to identify everyone who needs to be treated, not just people who wave their hands and say, ‘Yes, yes, I have those symptoms,’” Gale Lucas, the University of Southern California social psychologist who led the study, told NBC News. “It could catch the people who would otherwise fall …

Mental Health

End of chemotherapy within 20 years as pioneering DNA project launched

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Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.<p>What if the path to curing cancer has been part of the body all along?<p>For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But both …

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A Pacemaker That Works Without Any Electronics--Just Biology

Researchers have figured out how to restart the natural metronome of a cardiac patient’s beating heart.<p>Pacemakers save lives, but as with any medical devices, there are risks, including infection and hacking from malicious outsiders (less likely, but still). Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart …

Medical Technology

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Singularity

Forscher drohen mit Boykott von Milliarden-Projekt der EU

Streit über das Human Brain Project: Hunderte Wissenschaftler kritisieren "Bürokratie" und "Geschwafel" beim Prestige-Vorhaben der EU, das …

This Teacher Designed The Sleeve, A Device To Lock Out School Shooters

Since Sandy Hook, there have been 74 school shootings in the United States. And even if there are some heated claims from extreme gun-rights activists about what, exactly, constitutes a school shooting, the idea has become a very real fear that today’s teachers have to reckon with.<p>It is why there …

Okavango wird 1000. Welterbe: Afrikas paradiesische Lücke

Es ist eine ökologische Ikone und dennoch blieb ihm die höchste Würdigung verwehrt. Jetzt ist das Okavangodelta endlich Welterbe. Über die Zukunft …

The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code

Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

"Weiblicher Hannibal Lecter“: Rentnerin tötet ihren Mann und kocht Herz und Penis

Da denken nicht nur die Ermittler an Hannibal Lecter: Eine Frau hat in Frankreich ihren eigenen Ehemann mit einem Mörser-Stößel getötet. Anschließend …

Molekulare Lenkraketen töten schlafende Aids-Erreger

Die Behandlung von HIV-Infektionen hat zuletzt gewaltige Fortschritte gemacht. Doch bisher sind Mediziner daran gescheitert, den Aids-Erreger …

Weniger Schutz für Ehefrauen

Der Trauschein garantiert Frauen heute bei der Scheidung und beim Tod des Ehepartners eine gewisse finanzielle Sicherheit. Nun zeichnen sich Reformen …

Breast cancer: Drug 'halves' risk of tumours

<b>A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.</b><p>A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.<p>It stops the production of the hormone …

Cancer

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Previously unknown DNA code could help humanity defy aging and death

Scientists have discovered a second code that’s been hiding within DNA that could change the way genetic instructions are read.<p>A team of University …