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Bioengineered Lungs Grown in a Lab Successfully Transplanted Into Living Pigs

Welcome to the future.<p>In the US alone, more than 1,400 people are waiting for a lung transplant - there simply aren't enough donor lungs available to …

Cell Biology

Mars (probably) has a lake of liquid water

A 15-year-old Mars orbiter has spotted signs of a salty lake beneath the Red Planet’s south polar ice sheets.

Mars Express

World’s First Colored Human X-Ray Applies CERN Technology Used In Search Of ‘God Particle’

Close<p>A father and son tandem from New Zealand has introduced the first ever colored x-ray scanner adapted from technology used in finding the Higgs …

The 'super suit' that helps people move

As the global population ages, many more people will experience challenges with mobility. One solution? Clothing that actually helps the wearer move.<p>From tracking your daily target of 10,000 steps to using a smart watch to check our bank account, many of us already take advantage of wearable …

Electronic skin brings a sense of touch to prosthetics

A team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University has created the ‘e-dermis’, an electronic skin that can be layered on top of prosthetic hands, and …

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds

Since 1900, average life expectancy around the globe has more than doubled, thanks to better public health, sanitation and food supplies. But a new study of long-lived Italians indicates that we have yet to reach the upper bound of human longevity.<p>“If there’s a fixed biological limit, we are not …

Research

Move Over Luxury Cars, Germany Wants to Trial Flying Taxis

Germany, land of the no-holds-barred Autobahn, is pushing the next level of transportation: flying cars.<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government signed …

Tiny device takes big step in non-invasive fetal blood test technology

A small microfluidic device that can separate maternal and fetal cells is being developed to detect genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy through …

Tokamak Energy hits 15 million degree fusion milestone

<b>Privately funded UK venture Tokamak Energy has hit plasma temperatures hotter than the sun’s core for the first time, reaching 15 million degrees</b> …

Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought

NEWS<p>07 June 2018<p>Estimated cost of geoengineering technology to fight climate change has plunged since a 2011 analysis.<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub …

Enamel regeneration breakthrough could end tooth decay agony, scientists say

Researchers say they can trigger the growth of crystals in an "exciting" breakthrough that could help protect people's teeth.<p>Scientists claim they …

A new era of supersonic flight is almost here. But nobody can agree on the right speed

On January 15 a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flying from New York's JFK airport to London Gatwick set a new journey speed record. The aircraft, owned by …

Aviation

FDA approves first artificial iris

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its approval of the first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States that could help …

Medicine

3D printed human corneas created at Newcastle University | Financial Times

Human corneas have been 3D printed for the first time by scientists at Newcastle University.<p>The researchers mixed stem cells from a healthy donor …

UCLA engineer develops 3D printer that can create complex biological tissues | Samueli

<i>Device could help advance regenerative medicine</i><p>A UCLA bioengineer has developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build …

New silicon photonics will cut data center power by up to 50% and increase supercomputer speed

New optical modulators (the device that encodes digital information onto a light signal) use 100 times less energy than commercial modulators and the …

Will NASA Go Nuclear to Return to the Moon?

A new reactor design could make nuclear-powered space exploration cheap, reliable and safe

New Process Allows 3-D Printing of Nanoscale Metal Structures

For the first time, it is possible to create complex nanoscale metal structures using 3-D printing, thanks to a new technique developed at …

This DeepMind AI Spontaneously Developed Digital Navigation ‘Neurons’ Like Ours

When Google DeepMind researchers trained a neural network to tackle a virtual maze, it spontaneously developed digital equivalents to the specialized …

NASA’s Mini Fission Reactor Could Help Humans Survive on Mars, and It Just Cleared Early Tests

NASA announced today that it has completed tests of its Kilopower portable nuclear fission reactor, a device designed to one day power bases on Mars …

Man vs. machine?

Case Western Reserve University’s diagnostic imaging computers outperform human counterparts, but offer tools for better, less costly careThe “deep …

It’s official: SpaceX will build its monster rocket in California

“This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos.”<p>During his State of the City address on Monday, the mayor of Los Angeles …

Space Travel

Peptide-based biogenic dental product may cure cavities

Schematic illustration of peptide-guided biomimetic tooth repair technology.ACS PublicationsResearchers at the University of Washington have designed …

Dentistry

SpaceX’s President Is Thinking Even Bigger Than Elon Musk

Gwynne Shotwell has a difficult job. Her boss, Elon Musk, is known for wild, impossible ambitions on wild, impossible timelines. There’s even a term …

Need to make a molecule? Ask this AI for instructions

NEWS<p>28 March 2018<p>Artificial-intelligence tool that has digested nearly every reaction ever performed could transform chemistry.<p>Search for this author …

Terahertz computer chip now within reach

Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that …

Elon Musk has published a new study about his ambitious plans to colonize Mars with SpaceX

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has spun his latest talk about Mars colonization into a second academic study.<p>Musk's full paper, titled "Making Life Multi-Planetary," was published online this month by the journal New Space. It's currently available to read for free.<p>"You want to wake up in the morning and …

Elon Musk

Physicists Reveal Material for High-Speed Quantum Internet

The race for quantum computing is on: Industry giants, such as Google, IBM, and Microsoft, and leading international research centers and …

Quantum Physics

In field tests, device harvests water from desert air

It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get drinkable water right out of the driest of desert air.Even in the most arid …

University of California

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

<b>Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC.</b><p>The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single typo out of the three billion "letters" of our genetic code.<p>They …

Genetics