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Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium: Your smartphone might soon run on enzymes

By on January 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm<p>As you probably know, from sucking down cans of Coke and masticating on candy, sugar — glucose, fructose, sucrose, …

Can there be more Masdar eco-cities in the Middle East?

Can there be more Masdars? Can this experimental eco-city be replicated in other Middle Eastern or North African countries that don’t have Abu …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

Recommended Reading: Spike Jonze predicts the future of UI, confronting tragedy through video games and more

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than</b> …

Paramount to No Longer Physically Release Films

Yes, films will still be offered on DVD and BluRay, but if a report from the <i>LA Times</i> is to be believed, movie theaters are going to have to change …

Sochi officials: Jamaica bobsled in

The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics.<p>The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast.<p>Olympic organizers said Saturday …

Dear White People director: every idea for a film will 'fail before it succeeds'

Justin Simien is the director and writer behind Dear White People, a feature-length film debuting at the Sundance film festival. It is Simien’s first feature: a satire focusing on four black students’ experiences at a pre-dominantly white Ivy League college.<p>Simien was named as one of Variety’s “10 …

NSA can eavesdrop on your PC even if it is not on internet

The NSA has developed technology which allows it to eavesdrop on computers even if they are not connected to the internet, from a distance of eight miles<p>The NSA has created devices which allow it to eavesdrop on computers even if they are not connected to the internet, and from a distance of eight …

9 Swedish Women Receive Womb Transplants, Will Try To Get Pregnant

Previous attempts to transplant uteri have largely failed.<p>Nine Swedish women have successfully received transplanted wombs donated by family members, and will soon try to have children, the AP reports. There have been no major complications following the surgeries, and every woman left the hospital …

Pregnancy

First look at the new Ms. Marvel, a 16-year-old Muslim superhero

Late last year, Marvel Comics announced that it would reboot <i>Ms. Marvel</i> in February and put an all-new superheroine at the helm: Kamala Khan, a …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

Poland to ask British PM to explain migrant comments

WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - Poland’s prime minister said on Tuesday he would ask his British counterpart David Cameron to explain remarks about Polish migrants benefiting unfairly from British welfare payments when the two men speak by telephone this week.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron …

ADHD: it's not just for children

Chris Ecarius had so much difficulty filling out his Social Security application online that the 62-year-old went to a doctor to find out why his brain didn't seem to work properly. Over the years, he'd seen other doctors about similar struggles. He'd been told that he was depressed, but he didn't …

Mushrooms Make Their Own Wind; Drinking Doesn't Make You Fat

A roundup of the best food news from the internet on November 25, 2013<p><i>It’s the afternoon, and you deserve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.</i><p><b>The Links</b><p>Public service announcement: don’t wet your shrooms! Keep that fungus dry if you want to …

Making Someone Love You: Science vs. the Supernatural

Michael Busby is a Houston-area lawyer who has just filed a lawsuit against self-described psychic Melena Thorn, alleging that Thorn defrauded him of $2,700, which he gave to her in cash with the promise that the money would be "cleansed" and returned to him, at which point he was to put the money …

How Neuroscience Will Fight Five Age-Old Afflictions

Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more<p>1) SEIZURES<p><b>A device delivers targeted drugs to calm overactive neurons</b><p>For years, large clinical trials have treated people with epilepsy using so-called deep-brain stimulation: surgically implanted electrodes that can detect a seizure and …

How To Build A Hero

Humans regularly lose their lives rushing into disaster zones. Now engineers are racing to build robots that can take their place.<p>By the end of next year, robots will walk into a disaster zone. They won't roll in on wheels or rumble in on treads. They will walk, striding across rubble, most of them …

Getting close and personal

“THERE is no treatment.” This is the conclusion of an Egyptian papyrus, written around 3000BC, that is the oldest known description of the scourge …

Immune System

How technology is changing childhood

Gadgets are top of the list for today’s tech-savvy children<p>Christmas has finally arrived, and this year’s Christmas lists have been filled with the latest must-have gadgets for children. According to a recent report by uSwitch, parents will collectively splash out over £3 billion on tech gifts for …

The 10 Commandments of Snacking

Brush up on your snacking smarts to control your appetite and keep your diet on track<p><i>By Emily Bibb for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Snacking not only wards off hanger (hungry anger), it can fill the holes in your daily nutrition and weight-loss goals too. But since healthy snacking is all about the right …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

Goodyear Using Soybean Oil to Reduce Petroleum Content in Tires

Researchers at Goodyear have come up with a method of substituting oil derived from soybeans for the petroleum-based oil traditionally used in the manufacturing of tires. According to Goodyear, the oil component of the prototype tire’s tread, which uses the largest percentage of oil in the …

Improve Your Plunger's Seal with Petroleum Jelly

If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, some petroleum jelly can increase the suction power of your plunger to help with particularly …

Cleaning

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Algae Biofuel Emits at Least 50% Less Carbon than Petroleum Fuels

A new study from <i>Bioresource Technology</i> finds that algae-based biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent when compared to petroleum-based …

Let's admit it: Britain is now a developing country

Elite economic debate boils down to this: a man in a tie stands at a dispatch box and reads out some numbers for the years ahead, along with a few micro-measures he'll take to improve those projections. His opposite number scoffs at the forecasts and promises his tweaks would be far superior. For a …

Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to encourage conservation at …

Should I Get An Epidural During My Labor?

<i>photo of an epidural procedure from Shutterstock</i><p><b>To epidural, or not to epidural</b> – that is the question I have been asking myself as I try to get …