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13-Year-Old Boy Is First Person in US to Receive Newly Approved Gene Therapy for Blindness

On Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy from New Jersey was at the center of medical history as he became the first person in the US to receive an FDA-approved …

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was …

The Brain

Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

Unless you’re a male rat bathing in cellphone radiation, experts say you should be fine<p>Male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after exposure to massive amounts of cellphone radiation, a new government study reports. But don’t read too much into that, experts say — because those …

Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine Sufferers

Humans have suffered from migraines for millennia. Yet, despite decades of research, there isn't a drug on the market today that prevents them by targeting the underlying cause. All of that could change in a few months when the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce its decision about …

Medicine

Elon Musk's Tesla and SA Labor reach deal to give solar panels and batteries to 50,000 homes

At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's …

The first American CRISPR trial in humans will target cancer

by Dom Galeon January 18, 2018 Enhanced Humans 19874<p>A First in the U.S.<p>CRISPR is currently humanity’s most effective and efficient gene-editing tool, …

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to the left of all of my many open tabs. It's a great way …

Can Marijuana Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Marijuana could be a game-changer for this deadly neurodegenerative disorder.<p>Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Investing

Scientists genetically modify a human embryo for the first time

For the first time ever, American scientists have successfully edited the DNA of a human embryo — in the attempt to correct genes that cause …

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Immunotherapy

AI can predict depression by looking at MRI scans with 75 percent accuracy

Depression can be a crippling disorder, affecting upward of 15 million American adults and representing the leading cause of disability for people …

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

The Complete Machine Learning Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment Strategies<p>Financial markets are fickle beasts that can be extremely difficult to navigate for the average investor. This course will introduce you to machine learning, …

How to Make Your Own Simple Coffee Maker

There are many ways to make a cup of coffee, and that number is only getting larger as coffee consumption wends its way into the 21st century and …

Wind power is now the top clean energy source in the U.S.

Wind power now claims the top spot on America's clean energy ladder.<p>Turbines have overtaken hydropower dams as the largest single source of U.S. …

Forget What You've Learned - Scientists Just Created a Stable Helium Compound

The new frontier of chemistry.<p>If you remember your high school chemistry, you'll know that helium is a bit of an oddball. This noble gas is the least …

Stomach acid powers up MIT's ingestible battery

Tiny, ingestible electronic devices are proving to be a better substitute for drug delivery or invasive procedures like colonoscopies, but powering …

This Star-Shaped Pill Bounces Around Your Stomach For Weeks

Never forget a dose of medicine again.<p>A remarkable 50% of patients don’t take medications as prescribed–which leads to an estimated 125,000 deaths a year in the U.S., and as many as 69% of all hospital visits. You could blame the patients, and you could blame the doctors. But ultimately, there are …

Andreas Müller | Bringing Machine Learning to the Masses

This fall Andy Müller finally gave his 13,000 Twitter fans what they’d been clamoring for: a layman's guide to machine learning. The book, …

Machine Learning

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

Get at the forefront of a cutting-edge tech field with this machine learning and AI training

How does a search engine know which pages have the data you’re looking for? How does a self-driving car not drive itself right into the ocean? Because it’s driven by machine learning technology — cutting edge tech you’ll understand with the Machine Learning and AI for Business Bundle.<p>Now over 90 …

MIT's 3D graphene is ten times stronger than steel

An awful lot of ink has been spilled about how graphene is going to basically save the world with its myriad applications and powers. But chances to actually see evidence of how and why the hexagonal lattices are so strong in a life-size way have been few and far between. The Massachusetts …

Engineering

How To Write Your Very First Powerful Artificial Intelligence /s

Such clever, many intelligent, very human.<p>I know, you’re insanely busy so let’s keep this tutorial short and neat.<p>What the hell is machine …

This flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe

Remember that plane that landed in the Hudson which resulted in a Tom Hanks movie? That whole saga started with a flock of Canada Geese getting shredded through the plane’s jet engines, destroying them. By “them,” I mean both the birds <i>and</i> the engines, but for the purpose of this story, the latter …

Porous, 3D Graphene: MIT Scientists Make ‘One Of The Strongest, Lightest Materials Known’

In its atom-thin 2D form, graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but scientists have struggled to translate that strength of the …

Six new technologies that will enable faster, better internet to the world

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>The internet is one of the most important inventions of the modern era. However, current estimates say that only 40 percent of people around the globe have access. As internet connectivity becomes ever more important, new technologies are emerging to connect the entire globe with …