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Meet the awesome tech that will soon make your smartphone smarter

Context is everything. Your smartphone knows where you are and what direction you're facing, but that's about it. What if it knew your context?<p>Not …

Computer Science

Quantum Dot Technology Could Lead To Solar Panel Windows

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Milano-Bicocca have designed and synthesized a new generation of quantum dots …

Diagnosing Parkinson’s From Voice Recordings And Smartphone Movements

Today it’s expensive and difficult to test for the disease. One day, it could be as simple as a computer analyzing for telltale signatures in easy-to-access data.<p>About 6.3 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease worldwide, but it’s a good bet that not all of those people have actually been …

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …