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Molecular robots latch onto cells, ID them for drugs

Sometimes I can't believe that it's 2013 and we still don't have tiny, disease-fighting robots swimming around in our bodies.<p>Well, researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Columbia University haven't created exactly that, but they have produced little critters that can latch …

Atoms

Why Not Just Dispose Of Nuclear Waste In The Sun?

We could do it, but should we?<p>After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into the sun?"<p>On paper, this is a fantastic way to wipe our hands clean of all that pesky waste. The …

Good News For Flexible Electronics: Scientists Invent A Stretchy Gold Conductor

A new nanoparticle material conducts electricity even when stretched to twice its original length.<p>A team of scientists at the University of Michigan has discovered that when stretched to their limits, gold nanoparticles embedded into elastic material self-assemble into conductive pathways. The …

Herpes Virus Shoots DNA Into Human Cells With Crazy High Internal Pressure

Herpes, having a blast.<p>Scientists have long theorized that herpes viruses are so stuffed with genetic material that infecting a host cell is as easy as popping a balloon. Or exploding a powder keg. The internal pressure within the virus is so great, it explodes its genetic material straight out of …

The Case for Alien Life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: our own. But with at least 11 billion Earth-sized worlds in our galaxy orbiting in their stars' habitable zones, the odds that we are not alone are improving.<p>On Feb. 9, 2013, NASA's Curiosity rover found something on Mars that set a milestone in the …

Maybe NASA Won't Be Capturing an Asteroid After All

President Obama's plan for NASA to capture an asteroid gets bogged down in Congress.<p>Over the past year PopMech has been covering how NASA might execute one of President Obama's grandest plans: grabbing and asteroid and towing it closer to Earth, perhaps into an orbit around the moon, where …

Space Exploration

Relax Already! 6 High-Tech Stress-Reducers

Technology is stressing us out. We stare at a screen endlessly, living in the virtual realm of Facebook and Twitter, isolated from actual human contact. Not to worry: Technology is here to save the day too, reminding us to take a break and offering a digi<p>Technology is stressing us out. We stare at …

Cherry Blossom

Harvard creates brain-to-brain interface, allows humans to control other animals with thoughts alone - ExtremeTech

By on July 31, 2013 at 7:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at Harvard University …

The Brain

Self-organizing ‘giant surfactants’ can take chips below 10nm - ExtremeTech

By on July 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In the quest for faster processors …

New material identified by US Navy could revolutionize computer chip heat dissipation - ExtremeTech

By on July 30, 2013 at 9:33 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the greatest challenges in …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …