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Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin

Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors.

Cancer

This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head

Good robot<p>Back in school, I remember learning that plants are “heliotropic,” meaning they grow toward light. I always found this oddly touching, as if those green tendrils stretching out to the sun proved the plant was yearning to live. And why not? That is why they do it.<p>But what if plants could …

Robotics

Nanobots kill off cancerous tumours as fiction becomes reality | Financial Times

A new prospect for cancer treatment opened up last month, when researchers for the first time successfully used tiny, nanometre-sized robots to treat …

Nanotech

Wie China die Zukunft der künstlichen Intelligenz gestalten will

Diverse chinesische Unternehmen wie Tencent oder Alibaba investieren stark in künstliche Intelligenz. Auch Chinas Regierung arbeitet daran, in Sachen …

Sieht so die Stadt der Zukunft aus? | WIRED Germany

Oslo Airport City<p>Klein soll sie sein – aber wegweisend: Nahe dem Flughafen von Oslo wird vom nächsten Jahr an eine Smart City entstehen, die urbanes …

Gehirn-Uploads in die Cloud | WIRED Germany

Ein Unternehmen aus den USA verspricht, das Gehirn von Freiwilligen zu konservieren. Ihr Verstand könnte dadurch in der Zukunft digitalisiert und …

Forscher lösen das Rätsel der violetten Himmelsfackeln

Fotos von flimmernden Bändern am Nachthimmel haben Wissenschaftler lange vor ein Rätsel gestellt. Jetzt gibt es eine Erklärung für das …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Brain preservation is a step closer, but how could it ever be ‘you’? | Sue Blackmore

We are far more than just stored memories. To come back as an artificial being bereft of family and friends seems meaningless<p>Are you longing for your brain and all its memories to be preserved for ever? That once fanciful idea seems creepily closer now that a complete pig’s brain has been …

The Brain

Some people's brains make them hear color and taste sounds. Genetics may explain why.

Unraveling the real sixth sense.<p>I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of synesthesia. I was in seventh grade, sitting in the dark, watching an educational video about the neuroscience of the phenomenon in lieu of our typical life science coursework. A British woman with …

Scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink cancerous tumors

In case you had any doubts that we live in the future, scientists just created a medical device straight out of <i>Star Trek</i> or, depending on your view of autonomous DNA-splicing nanorobots, perhaps <i>Black Mirror</i>.<p>Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National …

Black Mirror

Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body?

In <i>Altered Carbon</i>, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human …

Singularity

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone – mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety<p>We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It …

Chernobyl

Was hinter dem Sensationsfund von Guatemala steckt

Per Luftbild haben Forscher den Regenwald von Guatemala abgesucht - und dabei Reste der Maya-Zivilisation entdeckt. Für die Scans nutzten sie die …

Guatemala

Sience Slam Erlangen: Aufmüpfige Krebszellen und untreue Patienten

<b>200 Jahre Universitätsklinikum Erlangen: Wie kann man so ein Jubiläum besser feiern als mit einem Science Slam !?</b><p>Eine Datenmanagerin erklärt, warum …

Scientists are closer to making artificial brains that operate like ours do

The Missing Piece<p>A new superconducting switch could soon enable computers to make decisions very similarly to the way we do, essentially turning them …

This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Venezuela

Rätsel um den roten König

Tief im Urwald von Guatemala haben Forscher ein mysteriöses Maya-Grab gefunden. Die Knochen des Toten sind rot angemalt, genau wie seine königliche …

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico's deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

There's a spectacular, uncharted alien world right off the Gulf Coast, and a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) expedition sought to uncover its secrets.<p>This past December, a NOAA team, aboard the <i>Okeanos Explorer</i>, conducted the first of three month-long studies of the deepest parts of …

How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

danielglaser

Gravitationswellen, Materialvorhersage und Chaoskontrolle: Prognosen zum Physik-Nobelpreis 2016

Am Dienstag, dem 4. Oktober werden die Gewinner des diesjährigen Physik-Nobelpreises bekannt gegeben. Die Spekulationen über die Preisträger im …

Depression: Wenn sich die Seele verdunkelt

<b>Mindestens vier Millionen Menschen leben in Deutschland mit der Diagnose Depression. Dass die Betroffenen mehr als ein bisschen traurig sind, hat die</b> …

Die verzerrte Gedankenwelt

<i>Hinweis: Dieser Artikel ist ein Beitrag zum ScienceBlogs Blog-Schreibwettbewerb 2016. Hinweise zum Ablauf des Bewerbs und wie ihr dabei Abstimmen</i> …

Schweden: Verkehr am Kabel

Der E-Highway soll für einen saubereren Gütertransport sorgen: Es gibt bereits eine Teststrecke auf der Europastraße 16 in der Nähe von …

Meet the Physicist Who Reproduced the Great Barrier Reef in Crochet

"Our coral-reef project grew out of mathematics, handicraft, marine science, collective art practice, and feminism."<p><i>This article was originally published on Lenny.</i><p>Spanning 1,500 miles, the chain of coral heads, cays, and islands known as the Great Barrier Reef occupies as many square miles as …

Der Monsanto-Wahnsinn

<b>Ein Konzern wird zum Satan erklärt. Aber was sind die Fakten?</b>Monsanto ist der Feind. Das als Weltkonzern inkarnierte Böse, Satans Eintrag im …