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This is Google Chrome’s built-in ad blocker and how it works, launching February 15

Google announced last year that Chrome would incorporate an ad blocker in order to improve the browsing experience on the web. Ahead of its launch tomorrow, the company has shared some of its technical details, as well as the UI ends users will see.<p>Ads will be blocked according to the Better Ads …

Google Chrome

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

by Jolene Creighton February 14, 2018 Artificial Intelligence 68224<p>You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited …

Artificial Intelligence

Aerials show mudslide damage in California

Mudslides

Physicists Have Invented an Essential Component Needed For Quantum Computers

They're using a new state of matter.<p>In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their work on superconductors and …

Quantum Physics

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Quantum Computing

Climate Change Could Wipe Out One-Third of Earth's Parasite Species by 2070

Weirdly, that's NOT actually a good thing.<p>That we are in the midst of a mass extinction event is no secret. As climate change melts glaciers, warms …

The science of why coffee is good for you

Caffeine is the most commonly-used psychoactive drug in the world, and most people get their daily caffeine fix by drinking coffee.<p>However, because the caffeine in coffee can affect blood pressure, heart rate, and brain activity, researchers weren't always sure if coffee was actually healthy.<p>In …

Giant sunspots, solar flares, aurora alert!

Sunwatchers are still tracking those 2 large sunspot groups making their way across the Earth-facing side of the sun. Then yesterday there was an …

Jupiter's Insane Auroras Are Powered by an Energy Source Nobody Can Explain

They are breaking Earth-like physics.<p>The more we find out about Jupiter, the more we discover it's really nothing like what we expected, and now the …

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

<b>A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.</b><p>They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise.<p>And they hope it would avoid the "heartbreak" of leaving any of the cancer behind.<p>Tests, published in …

Human antidepressants found in brains of Great Lakes fish

“Fish are receiving this cocktail of drugs 24 hours a day, and we are now finding these drugs in their brains.”<p>In a new study, researchers detected …

The Asteroid That Just Came Close to Earth Is So Huge It Has Its Own Moons

That's just all kinds of amazing.<p>Asteroid Florence flew by Earth last week, skimming at a distance of 7 million kilometres (4.4 million miles). It's …

Asteroids

How Hurricane Irma Could Change Florida's Coast

As Hurricane Irma ravages the Caribbean, Florida is bracing for potential landfall. The huge storm, currently a Category 5 with maximum sustained …

The Sun Just Fired Off A Massive Flare, And It’s Headed Toward Earth Right Now

“Strong geomagnetic storm watch” is in effect.<p>It’s one of the biggest solar flares in years, and it’s coming this way.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images on Wednesday of the most powerful flare recorded since at least 2008, when the current solar cycle began.<p>The space agency said …

For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, FDA Approves New ALS Drug

For Pete and Nancy Frates, today is a great day. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally released a medication to combat the …

FDA

A New Gene Editing Breakthrough Could Allow Us to Transplant Pig Organs Into Humans

Organ Farming<p>Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the area of organ transplants, and it brings us remarkably close to being able to …

Artificial intelligence is helping researchers to find new drugs for ALS, a motor neurone disease- Technology News, Firstpost

Artificial intelligence robots are turbocharging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone …

Hopes high for a bioengineered liver breakthrough

MINNEAPOLIS — Every year, at least 1,500 people die on the waiting list for a new liver because of a donor shortage.It would be convenient to just …

This “Tissue” Paper Is Made From Real Tissue

When Adam Jakus was a postdoc at Northwestern University he accidentally spilled some “ink” he'd created from powdered ovaries intended for 3-D …

Researchers Develop Bendable Batteries That Could Make Implants and Wearables Safer

Flexible and Safe<p>Leaking batteries can corrode the interiors of electronics, sometimes causing irreparable damage. Even worse, they can harm people, …

Amazing 'biochip' reprograms your skin cells to do whatever your body needs

Imagine a smart chip that’s able to heal injuries by reprogramming skin cells when pressed onto a part of the body and given a quick jolt of …

Ohio State University

The Human Heart May Have a Natural ‘Backup Battery’

In an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Lt. Worf is badly injured, but recovers when it is discovered that his body holds a lot of …

Blink Once For Yes: You Can ‘Talk’ to This New Computer Interface With Your Eyes

The quest to give locked-in patients a lifeline, a way to communicate once ALS or another disease has shut down their muscle control, is ongoing. One …

Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue …

Scientists are testing out a device that could heal organs and brain injuries in seconds

Ohio State University created a non-invasive chip that uses Tissue Nanotransfection to alter skin cells into cells of any kind according to their study. Researchers say it may be able to heal anything from nerve damage to brain injuries. It's only been tested on mice and pigs, but researchers hope …

What Life Looks Like After the World's Most Extensive Face Transplant

Fifteen years ago, Patrick Hardison, then a 27-year old volunteer firefighter in Senatobia, Miss., suffered a massive burn injury to his face when he …

A new method for the 3-D printing of living tissues

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.<p>The approach could …

Injectable tissue patch expands within the body for less invasive surgery

One of the big challenges doctors face after patients suffer debilitating heart attacks is finding a way to repair the permanent damage caused to the …