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3D printed 'bionic' ear combines cartilage with an antenna

A strange combination of tissue and electronics could help us repair — or someday even replace — human ears. Researchers led by Michael McAlpine, an assistant engineering professor at Princeton, have created a prototype artificial ear from an antenna and 3D printed cells. McAlpine has worked for …

These Incredible Light Photos Tell Us Which Economies Are Growing

<i>As China and India boom, the world's 'center of light' is shifting southeast.</i><p>Fans of North Korea news might be familiar with the now-ubiquitous nighttime satellite image of the Korean peninsula, its dividing line clearly demarcated by a stark difference in light. South Korea buzzes with electricity …

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …