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Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

spaceX's fully reusable manned spaceship features 3D printed rocket engine

jan 12, 2018<p>strictly limited to a run of 250 cars, british-automaker lyonheart cars builds a modern iteration of the classic jaguar 'e-type' from the …

New views of Sun's atmosphere reveal structures unknown to science

Launched late last month, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is designed to observe little-explored lower layers of the Sun's …

How It Works: Putting Humans In Suspended Animation

A new human trial will chill gunshot victims to keep them alive<p>"Suspended animation" -- literally putting life on hold -- has long been a medical dream. (The preferred scientific term for the procedure is emergency preservation and resuscitation [ EPR ].) Dr. Sam Tisherman and a team of surgeons at …

Medicine

Hubble captures the first full-color, high-res photo of the very early universe - ExtremeTech

By on June 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has …

Fractal nanostructures used to build new supermaterials

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology are developing a disruptive manufacturing process that combines nanoscale effects and ad-hoc …

Researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in one minute

"Block copolymer-based supramolecules self-assemble and form a wide range of morphologies that feature microdomains typically a few to tens of …

The Moon's real age, and creation from the collision of Earth and Theia, finally confirmed (Updated) - ExtremeTech

The Moon’s real age, and creation from the collision of Earth and Theia, finally confirmed (Updated)<p>By on June 6, 2014 at 6:08 am<p>This site may earn …

This Chart Shows Just How Crazy Crowded The Outer Solar System Really Is

If you think Pluto is the only thing orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, this new chart will set you straight. It shows 132 of the 1,400 "trans-Neptunian objects" that are known to exist in a region that lies 4.5 billion to 7.5 billion kilometers from the sun.<p><b>(Article continues below chart.)</b><p>The …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

Knife- and gunshot-wound victims will be placed in suspended animation as the first human trials begin on this emergency life-saving technique.<p>This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in …

Pigs

Can You Condition Your Body To Require Less Sleep?

One way to have more time for work and play every day is to sleep a little bit less. But eventually, staying awake for longer periods can have a …

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Lee Martin / Flickr<p>Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable …

Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors

Sony's advance in image sensors appears quite natural: the company has developed a set of curved CMOS image sensors based on the curvature of the …

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What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Astronomers pierce galactic clouds to shine light on black hole development

An international team of scientists including a Virginia Tech physicist have discovered that winds blowing from a supermassive black hole in a nearby …

A single broken gene slashes your heart attack risk

Two new studies have identified mutations that could have a big impact on cardiovascular disease<p>When cholesterol accumulates inside blood vessels, they sometimes burst into clots that block the flow of blood to a person's brain. This is what we call a stroke. But even though doctors have understood …

One step to solar-cell efficiency: Researchers' chemical process may improve manufacturing

Rice University scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a …

A Lunar Discovery Reveals The Secret To Building Deflector Shields

Radiation in space is one of the major obstacles to human exploration of the solar system. Astronauts on a round-trip to Mars could be exposed to …

Physics

3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight

Researchers from MIT and Lawrence Livermore have created a new class of materials with the same density as aerogels (aka frozen smoke) but 10,000 times stiffer. Called micro-architected metamaterials, they can withstand 160,000 times their own weight, making them ideal for load-bearing, …

Algorithm can determine, with 80 percent accuracy, whether video is running forward or backward

Freeman and his collaborators—his students Donglai Wei and YiChang Shih; Lyndsey Pickup and Andrew Zisserman from Oxford University; Changshui Zhang …

Researchers tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

A team of Stanford University investigators has linked a particular brain circuit to mammals' tendency to interact socially. Stimulating this …

Exploring how the nervous system develops

"Current views of retinal development propose that molecular switches control the alternate fates a newborn neuron should adopt, leading one to …

3D-Print a Brain with Free Government Library

People can now download, share and edit files for use in 3D printers from a new government website. The site has files that can be used to create …

Stretchy, bendy, stronger-than-ever graphene fiber - Futurity

Strong, stretchable graphene fibers can be scrolled into yarns with strengths comparable to Kevlar.

Exploring Europa - Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System