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The Age of Graphene and how it will transform our mobile experiences

University of Manchester<p>You may have heard about graphene. Ever since its discovery, scientists have been touting its potential to transform our world. From space elevators to medical nanodevices, the list of potential applications of graphene is huge. But what exactly is graphene? What are its …

New 'skyscraper' chip could make computers 1,000 times faster

Stacked piles of new carbon nanotube chips could replace silicon<p>The "silicon" in Silicon Valley may soon be replaced - researchers have invented a new material that could be 1,000 times more efficient, and replace the chips in all our electronics.<p>This would mean complex datasets could be crunched …

Molecular Link Between Diabetes and Schizophrenia Discovered

<b>It has long been known that psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, have been associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. In a new study</b> …

US startup challenges Japan to giant robot battle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — They've been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven't left the realm of …

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

Injecting the drug ranibizumab into the eyes of diabetics improved their sight and prevented further deterioration<p>Diabetics blinded by the disease have been offered new hope afters scientists unveiled the first new treatment in 40 years.<p>Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab …

Diabetes

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

Physics

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than …

Microbiology

A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow

In his book <i>Guns, Germs, and Steel</i>, Jared Diamond put forth that civilizations which spread out and conquer others do so as a result of geographic …

Nanotech

Cheers! For those managing diabetes, wine can help, study says

People with Type 2<p>diabetesget an earful of grim lectures about their health prospects and endure much hardship to manage their condition well. But new research offers those who do so a rare reward. A glass of wine every day not only won't hurt, says a new study: It can actually improve cardiac …

The International Energy Agency consistently underestimates wind and solar power. Why?

The International Energy Agency was created in 1974 by countries that had just been through a bruising oil crisis (and were headed for another). Some 23 participants in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) founded the IEA to gather and share information about energy, …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Quantum Experiments Suggest That the Future Can Affect the Past

In the world that we live in, it is a well-known fact that <b>causality forms sequences of events in nature.</b> Indeed, for every effect there is a cause, …

When artificial intelligence in video games becomes...artificially intelligent

Artificial intelligence in video games helps bring virtual worlds to life; it lurks beneath the surface, determining the way a player interacts with …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

‘Pokemon Go’ game announced for Android, iOS smartphones

Location-gaming app Pokemon GO from Nintendo will bring Pokemons to your smartphone.<p>By: |<p>Imagine coming out of your office, home, or school and …

Pokémon