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This Curry Spice Might Help the Brain Heal Itself

A spice commonly used to make curry could help the brain heal itself by encouraging the growth of nerve cells, according to a new study.<p>Researchers …

Neuroscience

Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday

Science doesn't always have to be serious. In fact, sometimes it can be quite funny. Not convinced? You can see for yourself on Thursday (Sept. 18) …

Why the story of materials is really the story of civilisation

Everything is made of something. Take away concrete, glass, textiles, metal, and the other materials from our lives and we are left naked, shivering in a muddy field. The sophistication of our lives is in a large part bestowed by material wealth, we would quickly revert to animal behaviour without …

A Prosthetic Leg That Plugs Directly Into The Skeleton

Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.<p>There are a lot of fancy, high-tech prosthetics out there. Some can read electrical signals from the nerves and muscles of the remaining tissue, while others even interface with the brain to read a person’s intentions when she, say, …

Photos from the International Space Station - Telegraph

Feynman Lectures On Physics Now Available Online Free Of Charge

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is known for many things. But to generations of students, the late physicist is perhaps best known as the brain behind The Feynman Lectures On Physics.<p>A …

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This is what caffeine does to your brain

If you're an avid coffee drinker like me, you probably need three to five cups in the morning to feel like a normally functioning human being. You can probably also have a cup at 9 p.m. and still be fast asleep by 10. Caffeine, the main stimulant found in coffee, works on a chemical level to give …

Coffee

Ceramic-studded carbon fiber fabric made to protect cyclists from road rash

Known as ITD ProTec, the material was designed in collaboration with Schoeller Textiles. It’s used in the shoulders of Scott’s RC ProTec jersey, and …

3DHubs Raises $4.5 Million To Make Local 3D Printing Global

3DHubs, a 3D printer matching service, has raised a $4.5 million Series A to help bring their local 3D printing system to the world. The service, which allows you to find and order 3D prints from printers in your area, is similar to other services like MakeXYZ and 3DLt but is already available …

Single laser stops molecular tumbling motion instantly

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now Northwestern …

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation found to boost memory

Failing memory is one of the (many) drawbacks of old age, but can also impact younger people suffering stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, …

The Brain

Watch NASA's 3D-printed rocket part survive a 6,000 degree test-firing

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The man who grew eyes | Mo Costandi

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …

Amputee hails new prosthetic: 'It's like they've given me my leg back'

Revolutionary technology at a north London hospital has transformed the lives of amputees taking part in a trial by allowing artificial limbs to be attached directly to their skeleton, giving them feeling and mobility far beyond that experienced by people with traditional prosthetics.<p>Unlike …

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

IT SOUNDS like the dark plot of a vampire movie. In October, people with Alzheimer’s disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the …

Why Is There No Pill For 'Asian Glow'?

Plus, why Esquire's consequence-free drinking method sounds like total bunk.<p>Between the two of us, my roommate and I have the, uhh, digestive problems that are more common in people of East Asian descent. She's lactose intolerant. I get so-called "Asian glow" when I drink alcohol. But at least when …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

Synthetic molecule uses salt to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells

A team of international researchers has developed a molecule capable of triggering cancer cell death by carrying chloride into cancer cell membranes. …

Airwolf 3D Launches Entry-Level AW3D HDL 3D Printer for under $2,300

<b>Newest Model Offers Award-Winning Quality at an Aggressive Price</b><p>COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 12, 2014–<p>Airwolf 3D today announced it has added an entry-level 3D printer-the AW3D HDL-to its rapidly expanding line of high-performance 3D desktop printers for the professional market. The …

Win A Lifetime Skillshare Membership To Enhance Your Design Skills

You may have already heard of Skillshare, the online learning community to master real-world skills. Members have unlimited access to hundreds of …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Productivity

Massive Sculptures that Materialize Tension

In case you don’t recall Fabrice Le Nezet’s name, take a look back at when we first introduced his work – mind-blowing concrete and metal sculpture …

Sculpture

Transfold Backpack: A Bag that Expands and Contracts

Steven Enns designed Transfold Backpack, which is made of a natural vegetable-tanned leather and features a really cool, origami-style expansion and …

Archives

Crave's USB-chargeable vibrator doubles as a pendant necklace

San Francisco start-up Crave has launched a stainless-steel vibrator that can be worn as a necklace and charged via a USB port on a computer (+ …

Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation

Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a …

An 8-dimensional model of the universe

Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing …