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Cancer drug development time halved thanks to artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has halved the time it has taken to bring a cancer combatting drug to market, start-up claims<p>A cancer-fighting drug is on target to be brought to market in half the expected time thanks to the use of artificial inteligence in testing, a start up has claimed.<p>Berg Health, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Locking mechanism found for 'scissors' that cut DNA

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered what keeps an enzyme from becoming overzealous in its clipping of DNA. Since controlled clipping is …

New Metal Alloy Has Highest Strength-to-Weight Ratio of Any Metal

A new ‘high-entropy’ metal alloy has been developed, and it’s as light as aluminium and as strong as titanium alloys.<p>An international team of …

Virtuix rides virtual reality popularity to $2.7M in additional funding

Virtual reality is hotly anticipated in the wake of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. And that has enabled Virtuix to raise another round of $2.7 million for its Omni virtual reality treadmill.<p>While Oculus provides the goggles to view 3D worlds, the Omni provides the motion input that …

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.<p>Imagine taking a brutal cross-state bicycle ride without once stopping to top off your water supply. That thirsty-sounding trek could become a comfortable reality one day thanks to Kristof Retezár, an Austrian …

This Concept Mercedes Generates Power From Its Paint Job

In years to come, we’ll probably think about solar energy quite differently than we do now. For one, it will be a lot cheaper, making it something for everyone, not just relatively affluent homeowners (it’s already a lot less pricey than it was). And two, it will probably be a lot more distributed. …

Solar Panels

Chevy Chaparral Concept Has Laser-Based Propulsion

A whole passel of manufacturers are creating in-game concept cars for Gran Turismo 6 as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project. Subaru’s car for the game looked to a dried fish for inspiration. The Chevrolet team looked to theoretical space-propulsion technology and then built a physical …

Sports Cars

Proxy42 unveils crowdfunding campaign for augmented reality shooter game with unique hardware

Augmented reality gaming is getting a big endorsement today with the unveiling of Proxy42, an augmented reality gaming and hardware company that is creating a title dubbed Father.io. The idea is to blend virtual gameplay with reality to create a fun interactions with people in real-life …

Pangu team releases iOS 8 jailbreak tool for OS X and here’s how to use it (Video)

It’s finally here. The Pangu team has released its iOS 8 jailbreak tool for Mac. This will provide a one-click jailbreak solution for anyone without a Windows computer. Previously the tool was only available for Windows, which could also be used within a virtual machine on OS X, but now it’s native.<p>…

'World Of Speed' Game Aims To Grab The Massively Multiplayer Online Racing Crowd: Video

There are plenty of automotive video games out there at the moment, and they reach out to a number of audiences. There's the hard core sim lovers, …

Here are our most requested desktop wallpapers

Because we love you.<p>It's almost hard work, getting all these kickass photos of Aston Martin's and Porsche's and Morgan's with Spitfires behind them together. Almost. But we did it for you, because you asked, or someone like you asked. So here we are: a bunch of your most-requested wallpapers, yours …

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations.<p>That's why so much …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

Military's Tiny Implant Could Give People Self-Healing Powers

If a tiny device could be implanted in your body to give you self-healing powers, would you want one?<p>That question is on many minds now that the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that just such a device is in the works: an electronic implant, injected via …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

Text Messaging

Pininfarina designs a Ferrari of the skies

Pininfarina is famous for crafting automobiles that look as if they could go airborne. Consider that latent promise of flight now delivered.<p>The Italian design house, responsible for such knee-knocking icons as the Ferrari 308, Alfa Romeo Spider and Cisitalia 202 (a car found in the permanent …

Drones

Miracle on Ice: The Chilling Promise of Cryogenics

<b>This story originally appeared in print in the August issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition …

Etymology

See-through cells to turn windows into solar panels

A film that lets in light when placed over windows, but also generates solar power, has been developed by a team of chemical engineers.<p>The …

Facebook acquires server security firm PrivateCore

With the goal of better protecting user data, the social network buys a company known for just that.<p>Looking to make user data more secure, Facebook announced Thursday that it has acquired secure server technology company PrivateCore.<p>PrivateCore, which was founded in 2012 and is based in Palo Alto, …

Social Media

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves …

Demonstration

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest<p>An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

F100-PW220E Turbofan Engine

PS3 Emulator For PC: 'RPCS3' Plays Games At Acceptable Fps! [VIDEO] Xbox 360 Emu 'Xenia' Shows Remarkable Progress!

It is finally here, PC gamers! A real working PS3 emulator for the PC has arrived and we've got some videos of the PS3 emulator RPCS3 playing the …

Forget Google Glass — These Smart Glasses Put A Virtual Tablet In Front Of Your Face

The company initially grabbed headlines in 2013 when it demoed its One headset at AllThingsD's D11 conference. Following the conference, Atheer Labs more than doubled its $100,000 goal on Indiegogo to fund the One in early 2014.<p>Although the headset was meant to be a consumer device like Glass, the …

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it's propelling, increasing costs while significantly limiting range. It's a challenge we're going to need to overcome before launching long-distance treks through …