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Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted …

RIPD and Turbo both bomb on Ryan Reynolds’ terrible no-good bad weekend

Bombs away! Turns out five credited screenwriters, a decade plus in development, and a title that sounds like a Bodman fragrance didn’t do <i>R.I.P.D.</i> any favors over the weekend as the <i>Men in Black</i> clone managed to limbo under already super low expectations. When we reported analysts saying it was …

Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong

Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge it took against “Surface RT” inventory adjustments, but even without this writedown, its …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

750 million phones could be vulnerable in massive SIM security flaw

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that a security researcher has found a vulnerability in the encryption used by some mobile SIM cards that could let hackers remotely take control of a phone. The flaw relates to cards using DES (Data Encryption Standard) for encryption — it's an older standard that's …

Egypt crisis: six killed in militant attacks in Sinai

Six Egyptians were killed and 11 others wounded in several attacks by militants in the Sinai peninsula near Egypt's borders with Israel and the Palestinian Gaza strip.<p>Two civilians, two army officers and two policemen were killed in at least 10 attacks in the province's main northern cities of …