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The U.S. navy is developing a new weapon: tattooed, backpack-wearing, bomb-sniffing, cyborg locusts

Locusts came to fame as agents of destruction during the eighth plague of Egypt in the Bible, but some researchers envision a new occupation for the …

Researchers develop genetic test that can predict your risk of Alzheimer's disease

New research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease offers fresh evidence that the devastating brain disorder may gain a foothold years before<p>dementiasets in, and takes a key step toward earlier detection of the disease.<p>In a study that scoured the genes of healthy young people for …

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Researchers have devised a treatment called MEND to reverse Alzheimer’s in Early-stage patients.

The human toll is evident. Patients knowing they are going to progressively lose their minds, functionality, and their very lives, must somehow learn …

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

Nanotech

People are using chip implants to open doors, control phones

Chip implants are becoming increasingly popular among so-called biohackers to control phones and perform other technological tasks.<p>Minnesota software engineer Tim Shank uses a chip implanted in his finger to unlock the smart lock to his home. He also has an NFC chip with contact information stored …

Android Phones

Most distant oxygen ever detected sheds light on the Universe’s dark ages | Ars Technica

ALMA peers into the early Universe, gaining clues to how reionization happened.<p>In a new study, researchers describe observations of a distant galaxy, …

Research

WATCH: The Blackest Material on Earth Can Make Dense Metal Float

Whoa!<p>One of the very first things you'll learn in science class is that if something is denser than water, it sinks. A rock or a hunk of metal is …

Aluminum

The universe is expanding faster than we thought

This week, astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the universe is expanding faster than previously thought—between 5 and 9 percent faster, to be precise.<p>This new number comes after the scientists, led by Adam Reiss, who won the Nobel prize in 2011 for finding …

Universe

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Physicists expand on theory of Schrodinger’s cat | Toronto Star

Everyone’s heard of Schrodinger’s cat, and if you’re not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don’t really get it. Well, hold onto …

Quantum Mechanics

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