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A Little Acid Turns Mouse Blood Into Brain, Heart And Stem Cells

The heart beats in a mouse embryo grown with stems cells made from blood.<p>Credit: Courtesy of Haruko Obokata<p>Back in 1958, a young biologist at Cornell University made a stunning discovery.<p>He took a single cell from a carrot and then mixed it with some coconut milk. Days went by and the cell started …

Bitcoin: miracle or madness? | Financial Times

The first ATM machine dispensing Bitcoins is apparently opening this month in Asia. So what exactly is the Bitcoin phenomenon? Variously described as …

Galaxy S5 specs purportedly confirmed: “2K” display, 16MP camera, metal and plastic versions

Never one to do things small, Samsung looks like it is really planning to push the envelope with the Galaxy S5. SamMobile claims to have information …

Google’s patent rank shoots up as company stakes out wearable tech

Google(s goog) received nearly 2,000 patents in 2013, which is a significant jump from previous years and reflects the company’s determination, as it …

Internet of Things creating new challenges for cyber-security

The hackers who got into your computer or smartphone are now taking aim at the Internet of Things.<p>The connected toothbrush, sports gear with embedded …

CES 2014: Mobile roundup

While this year was predictably quiet for smartphones, we weren't expecting it to be <i>this</i> quiet. Only a small sliver of companies announced new handsets at the show, and the ones we saw -- with the exception of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact -- didn't impress. Even tablets, which have had pretty healthy …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Why Are These Stars Fleeing The Milky Way?

A new class of speedy rogue stars are accelerated by an unknown force.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new class of potential hypervelocity stars that could suggest an alternative escape route from the galaxy.<p>Hypervelocity stars are so called because, uh, they travel really fast—enough to break free …

Universe

This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds

There were rumors that the African tigerfish could catch and eat flying birds, but it hadn't been proven until now.<p>Birds sometimes eat fish. This we know. In my mind's eye I can picture a bald eagle majestically scooping a salmon from the water. But this ain't that. This is about fish eating flying …

Mystery Gas Cloud On Course To Enter Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way's Heart

The result could be a boom or a sizzle.<p>Astronomers expect a mysterious gas cloud to cross paths with the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy in the next few months. Then, one of two things could happen. The cloud could plunge on in, throwing off intense X-rays as it goes. Or, if the …

Black Holes

CNC Macnine built using Floppy Drives - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Richard Harris made a low cost micro CNC machine that uses old floppy drives for the movement. The video above is 10 in the series, if you would like …

Robo-Raptor controlled by an Arduino - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Best Of CES 2014

This week, we have a special TechCrunch Gadgets podcast, in that it’s actually CrunchWeek in audio form. CES happened this past week, and so the news we focused on in general happened to be about gadgets.<p>Check out our personal favorites from the show, which include Qualcomm’s mobile processor …

NASA Reportedly Gets OK To Keep Space Station Going Until 2024

The White House has approved NASA's call for four more years for the International Space Station, ensuring that the orbiting science laboratory will keep going for another decade, according to documents obtained by <i>The Orlando Sentinel.</i><p>The newspaper writes:<p>"The decision follows years of pressure by …

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …