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Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Protein

A US recession is imminent, and Germany may suffer the most

How Just 1 Tweet Landed This Former Phone Salesman His Dream Job in Venture Capital | Inc.com

What keeps many people from pursuing their dreams? The answer is often a feeling of hopelessness - your role models seem so far away from your current reality, and the mountain of work it would take to become like them seems so daunting you never really get started.<p>But if the fear that the future …

Brand Marketing

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers …

Alternative Fuel

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It's mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk's children are gathered around him – one of …

A 17-Year-Old Teen Just Achieved a Scientific First With This Weird Electric Phenomenon

What did you do when you were 17?<p>The electric honeycomb, or rose window instability, is a curious phenomenon.<p>It occurs when a high-voltage corona …

Toshiba's new fast-charging battery could triple the range of electric vehicles

A key focus of electric vehicle (EV) makers is maximizing the range users can get from each charge, and for that reason new battery technologies are …

Your Brain's Connections Exist in Eight Dimensions

Imagine all your neurons' connections forming a graph.<p>How can we understand the insanely complex mess of information that's constantly buzzing inside our brain? With 100 billion neurons in the average human brain, and 100 trillion connections between them, there isn't an easy answer. …

Sodium-ion battery beats lithium for cost effectiveness

Lithium-ion batteries are the current reigning energy-storage champion, powering everything from phones to cars. But as good as it is as an electrode …

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Cell Biology

Zenzero per dimagrire: come utilizzarlo per un effetto dimagrante

Scopriamo come sfruttare al meglio le proprietà dimagranti dello zenzero: un alimento che non fa miracoli ma che può essere un ottimo alleato per …

Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct.<p>Capsaicin, the active …

Allarme lavoro, entro vent’anni scompariranno cinque settori

I guru ci garantiscono che la tecnologia distrugge vecchi lavori ma ne crea nuovi. Gli scettici, a costo di passare per luddisti, osservano che la …

Teenager invents phone charger that uses power from your body

A new gadget means smartphones can now be charged using the power of the human body.<p>HandEnergy allows users to charge the battery on their phone …

Israeli firm can steal phone data in seconds

It only takes a few seconds for an employee of one of the world's leading hacking companies to take a locked smartphone and pull the data from it.

Hacking

This Tiny Country Thinks Virtual Citizens Will Make It Rich - MIT Technology Review

With 1.3 million citizens, Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but its ambition is to become one of the largest countries in the …

FinTech

Explore Chemistry Like Never Before, Inside A Minecraft World Of Molecules

There’s no better way to get inside an amino acid<p>Minecraft, which allows players to have free rein of a seemingly endless landscape ripe for construction, is the top-selling standalone game of all time. It’s popular with enterprising adults, who have built such things inside the game as a working …

Biochemistry

Technology Today, Fall 2014

Technology Today, Fall 2014<p>Follow<p>Technology Today, Fall 2014<p>Technology Today magazine is published three times a year by Southwest Research …