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Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Dementia

Nike Plans to Release Self-Lacing Sneakers Inspired by 'Back to the Future II'

Nike is on track to fulfill a science-fiction prophecy with its plans to release “self-lacing” shoes inspired by <i>Back to the Future II.</i> The sports retail giant recently went public with plans to produce Air MAG shoes, modeled after the futuristic kicks worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly. …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Physics

Spacewatch: Nasa targets dwarf planets in 2015

Nasa has two dwarf planets in its sights for 2015. The first, Ceres, is some 950km wide and orbits within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Nasa’s Dawn mission, built with European partners and launched in 2007, orbited the asteroid Vesta, 525km across, from 2011-2012.<p>Now approaching …

Astronomy

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

After finding the Higgs boson, the LHC has had a refit to enable it to operate at even greater extremes – and to solve more questions about the beginnings of the universe<p>There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and …

Physics

Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …

The SmartPlane: The world’s first smartphone-controlled aircraft [Deals]

Want to take the skies by storm? Then grab the best flying experience around with the crash-proof <b>SmartPlane</b> at an incredibly low price courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals!<p>SmartPlane is the world’s first smartphone-controlled gadget airplane. Tilt, turn and accelerate your plane with just a simple slide …

Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell

<b>Editors Note:</b> <i>Brenden Mulligan is a co-founder and designer at Cluster, a web and mobile app which enables users to create private social networks around interests and experiences.</i><p>We take a bazillion photos with our phones and digital cameras. The digital images mostly just sit, clogging up our hard …