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Six new medical technologies worth watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big …

Medical Technology

The Best Sunrise Hikes in San Francisco

There's no better way to start your day than jumping out of bed at 5am and heading out for a sunrise hike. We know, waking up at 5am is never easy, …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

Genetics

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

Computers may be given 'human' rights, says professor

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Your Mac RoboBook might one day sue you for keeping it cooped up in your dank bedroom.<p>Your Samsung Galaxy RoboNote might take you to the International Court of Justice because you insist on keeping it in …

Human Rights

Beating the limits of the light microscope, one photon at a time

The world's most advanced light microscopes allow us to see single molecules, proteins, viruses and other very small biological structures. But even …

Researchers teaching robots to feel pain

Robots are useful for sending forth into situations that may be hazardous for humans, but their inability to feel pain can sometimes lead to them getting damaged unnecessarily. To help mitigate this (and not because they're wacky evil scientists who want to give robots a reason to hate humans), a …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

MOOCs

A bionic skin could soon be a widespread reality

As the intersection of medicine and technology continues to blur the line between science fiction and real world science, a recent innovation in …

The bionic skin that can feel a tumor

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> Our skin is our largest organ. A gateway between our brain and the rest of the world.<p>Imagine then a scene where skin could communicate what's going on inside a human body. It could inform surgeons, provide alerts when our body is about to fall ill, or even diagnose diseases inside …

The most San Francisco restaurants: The true classics

<i>Editor's note: This is the first installment in an SFGATE series of the "most San Francisco" restaurants.</i><p>A friend visiting San Francisco from Seattle recently had a request that initially sounded simple.<p>He wanted to dine out at a very "San Francisco" restaurant. He had no preference about the style …

San Francisco

The 'Everyman' Chocolate Chip Cookie

My apologies for being offline last week. We were hit with a nasty flu and the whole family was down for the count. I couldn't think of food, look at food and I certainly couldn't smell food without feeling sick. It takes a lot for me to lose my appetite, mainly the flu and pregnancy, but I'm back …

A gold star for cancer research: nanoparticles defend new cancer drugs

My father’s voice faltered as my family sat around the kitchen table. He was young for such a diagnosis. No one expected prostate cancer.<p>I was …

Bionic fingertip gives sense of touch to amputee

A bionic fingertip has given an amputee the sensation of rough or smooth textures via electrodes implanted into nerves in his upper arm.<p>Scientists from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and SSSA (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy) successfully allowed amputee Dennis Aabo …