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New test predicts if breast cancer will spread

Overall, there was little agreement between the TMEM test and the IHC4 test regarding prediction of metastatic risk. As for assessing metastatic risk …

Two-In-One Wires Could Turn Clothes Into Batteries

The wires are able to conduct and store electricity at the same time.<p>A team of materials scientists has created a copper wire that’s able to store electricity as well as transmit it. Two in one! It’s like the shampoo/conditioner of the electronics world. Above, you can see the wire lighting an LED …

Nanotech

Bacteria-eating viruses found that fight C. diff 'superbugs'

<b>A potential new victory in the war against antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" lies in the discovery of specific viruses that eat bacteria - called</b> …

Giant Beetle Threatens Palm Trees Of Hawaii

The race to stop a killer, using acoustic monitoring and pheromone traps<p>A coconut rhinoceros beetle can grow large enough to cover the palm of your hand. Easily identified by the long horn protruding from its forehead, this pre-historic looking beetle passes time gnawing geometric designs into the …

Biodiversity

The Surprising Closest Relative of the Huge Elephant Birds

The largest birds that ever lived—the now-extinct elephant birds—looked a lot like super-sized ostriches. They were fast-running and flightless, just like ostriches are. And their island home of Madagascar was just a short distance from mainland Africa, where ostriches live.<p>If you had to put money …

NASA Releases The Most Colorful Image Of The Universe To Date

And it's pretty spectacular.

NASA discovery of Kepler-10c steps up claims for alien life

A newly revealed rocky mega-planet shows the universe was capable of creating extraterrestrial-friendly worlds shortly after the Big Bang.<p>NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics just made a discovery that could turn the theory of how planets were created within our universe onto …

Universe

3-D Printing in Space? NASA Plans Experiments for SpaceShipTwo

NASA has lined up 12 research payloads to fly on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, including an experiment aimed at pioneering 3-D printing in outer space.<p>The goal of the 3-D printing research is to let astronauts create replacement parts, tools or other needed items in space from raw …

Space Travel

A Long-Lost Spacecraft, Now Saved, Faces Its Biggest Test Yet

The celestial gauntlet it's running includes a possible collision with the moon.<p>On April 7, 1986, NASA scientist Bob Farquhar sent final instructions to the International Comet Explorer (ICE), a half-ton probe that had made its way 54 million miles from Earth. It had passed through the tail of …

Could our behaviour be turned into a password?

From fingerprint and iris scanners to voice verification, biometric technology is becoming an increasingly widespread security tool.<p>But for some people, this technology can feel intrusive and they may be unwilling to cooperate.<p>BBC Click's David Reid reports on how security systems are now looking …

Behavior

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The Brain

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

Apple Is Going To Start Displaying App Icons On The iPhone's Lock Screen Based On Where You Are

So if you're near a Starbucks, the Starbucks app will appear on the lock screen for easy access. That way you can more easily pay for your coffee using the Starbucks app.<p>As MacRumors points out, it's unclear right now which apps will be supported. But it might not be limited to big companies or …

Apps

XYZprinting broadens its 3D printer lineup with an SLA machine and 2 scanner hybrids

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: XYZPrinting<p>Advertisement<p>XYZprinting spokesperson Phair Tsai said two months ago that the 3D printing maker was …

The Internet Watched Other Gamers Play For 2.4 Billion Hours Last Year

Market research firm IHS says electronic sports almost doubled its spectating time from the year before, and by 2018 it will almost triple again to 6.6 billion hours.<p>If you lived to age 80, it would take more than 3,400 lifetimes to see 2.4 billion hours.<p>IHS reports that a huge part of the surge in …

eSports

Verizon introduces HTC One M8 in red and gold

Verizon has announced the HTC One M8 is soon to become available in Glamour Red (which we saw from a previous leak) and Amber Gold. Both versions will be released online and in stores beginning June 5th, which is this Thursday.<p>This is one hell of a smartphone. The HTC One M8 comes equipped with the …

Mobile Technology

Google Data Shows That Around 50% Of Email Exchanges Aren't Encrypted

Google<p>Google announced today that it has added a "Safer Email" section to its Transparency report. This section will help keep track of the percentage of incoming and outgoing email that's encrypted — or not encrypted.<p>Encryption is a common process of encoding messages so that they can't be read by …

Encryption

Automatic launches on Android, dismisses your friends when you drive

If you're a car fan making do with a slightly older ride, Automatic's $99 Link dongle is a neat thing to have around: it tracks your trips, monitors your fuel consumption, and lets you know when you're being a leadfoot. It used to be that only Apple acolytes could get their Automatic dongles …

Cablevision gets better at letting you watch TV away from home

Whether it is on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, being able to watch live television outside your home network is pretty great. Cablevision, through the Optimum App, has been letting its cable customers do this for some time now, but it's about to get much better. The service provider today …

Microsoft reportedly plans to launch Office for Android ahead of Windows 8 version

As noted by ZDNet, Microsoft seems to be considering putting the release of the Android version of its popular Office productivity suite ahead of the build for the company’s own Windows 8 operating system. Apparently the Windows version has been pushed back to 2015, while the Android variant is …