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The Tyranny of Pain Mgmt Contracts

Pain Management Contracts<p><i>– To receive opioids from a pain management clinic, you are required to sign away your personal rights and privacy in</i> …

Pain

I’m Worried About People in Pain

I’m Worried About People in Pain : AJN The American Journal of Nursing | AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2016 | Curtiss, Carol P. MSN, RN-BC<p>…

Depression Might Literally Color The Way We See The World (UPDATE)

It's possible that feeling sad can make the world appear more gray.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The authors of the study covered in this article voluntarily retracted their study from Psychological Science in November 2015 after noticing errors in their methodology. They told the journal they “remain confident in the …

Apple confirms vans are for mapping data, reveals future locations they will be driving

Apple has officially brought to an end the speculation surrounding its formerly secretive mapping vans, revealing that the vehicles are collecting …

Salt Lake City

Big Automakers Need Nokia’s Maps For Their Driverless Car Future

Audi, BMW, and Daimler fight Uber and Google with sweet, sweet data<p>The future landscape of the autonomous car industry is beginning to take shape with the impending acquisition of Nokia’s mapping software, Here, which already has a focus on “humanised driving.”<p>German companies Audi, BMW, and …

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

How Volvo Plans To End All Traffic Fatalities By 2020

The XC90 SUV is crown jewel of Volvo's audacious pledge<p>It’s hard to get excited about safety. But Volvo’s new XC90 SUV is so packed with life-saving technology, it’s an exception. The car has a number of radar sensors and camera monitors used by its crash-avoidance software to keep passengers safe. …

Japan Fires The World's Most Powerful Laser

Remember: watt is the unit of power<p>Researchers at Osaka University are claiming to have fired the most powerful laser in the world. The 2-petawatt (two quadrillion watt) pulse lasted just one picosecond (a trillionth of a second).<p>For a rough comparison, in 2013, a 50 kilowatt (50,000 watt) laser …

Pollution-Eating Tower Would Turn Smog Into Rings And Cufflinks

Not as sparkly as a diamond, but much better for the environment<p>Once you suck smog out of the air, what should you do with it? Pollution particles are mostly made up of carbon, so Dutch Artist Daan Roosegaarde decided to compress them into jewelry in a nod to diamond, carbon's sparkliest …

Terminator-Like Vision Could Help Robots Do Our Dishes

Hasta la vista<p>If the above gif looks familiar it’s probably because it looks eerily similar to this:<p>This, of course, is how the T-800 Terminator sees and recognizes objects in the world upon arrival from the future in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.<p>Similar to the movie, researchers at MIT’s Computer …

How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Drugs Better and Faster

Existing genetic analyses just aren’t powerful enough<p>When researchers used to try to diagnose and treat diseases, they would often search for one mutation on a single gene that was causing the problem. Or maybe they would look for average effects of a mutation that led to a disease across the …

EnLighten Lets Your Car Talk to Traffic Lights

Can you make that green light? EnLighten can tell you.<p>“I hate traffic lights,” said Matt Ginsberg, CEO and founder of Connected Signals. So do the rest of us. Which is why Connected Signals created EnLighten, an app for iOS and Android that communicates with a city’s traffic lights to let you know …

For The First Time, A Laser That Shines Pure White

A full spectrum of exciting potential<p>The laser is a versatile tool in the modern technological arsenal. It can provide immense energy to a precise location at a very specific wavelength, but it’s always fallen short in one regard: lasers emit light at a single specific wavelength. Until now.<p>A team …

Nanotech

New Liquid-Based 3D Printer Takes Minutes, Not Hours

Plus it has a real Terminator vibe<p>Rapid prototyping may soon get a whole lot more rapid, thanks to an entirely new method of 3D printing. Instead of taking hours to 3D-print something, it might soon take minutes.<p>The UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, who described their new process in the journal <i>Science</i>, …

How It Works: The Toyota Mirai

The hydrogen-powered car hits streets this fall<p>In the past year, three automakers--Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai--have debuted new hydrogen cars. The biggest launch is likely the Toyota Mirai, which will hit U.S. streets this fall. Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have for years been the white whales of the …

How It Works: Project Loon's Global Internet

Google wants to bring 4G signals to even the most remote locales<p>Pervasive as the Internet seems, less than half of the world’s population has access to it, leaving some four billion people unconnected. This spring, engineers at Google’s Project Loon will shift to the next phase in a grand plan to …

Plants Could Pave The Way For Greener Roads

Instead of gold the streets are paved with plant compounds<p>The road of the future will probably be incredibly high-tech: able to inform drivers of hazardous conditions, charge buses, and even communicate with the cars driving on top of it. But will the road of the future be made of green …