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Bath University uses bacteria for self-healing concrete

You’d think that concrete would last forever. After all, it’s pourable stone, so it should hang around as long as the Rock of Gibraltar. But, under …

Newcastle University

Graphene camera sensor 1,000 times more sensitive to light

It seems we can never be content with how sensitive our camera sensors are to light. Scientists in Singapore are working on a new camera sensor …

Graphene

Lumigrids – the LED projector that keeps cyclists out of potholes

Lumigrids is a simple, clever and above all useful concept that aims to improve the safety of cycling at night. The device is an LED projector that …

Bike Lanes

Micro-Phone combines a GSM phone and locator in a credit-card sized package

The main focus of Micro-Phone is the size. It is only 85 mm long by 55 mm wide (3.3 x 2.2 in). Its depth is a minuscule 5.5 mm. To put the size in …

Gear & Gadgets

Researchers Turn Cement Into Metal Using Lasers

You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon.<p>A team of<p>alchemistsscientists say they've just figured out a process that turns cement into a metal semi-conductor using lasers.<p><i>Metal sidewalks! Metal buildings! Metal everything!</i><p>Well, no. But it could have make its way into one of your …

ASMR – free, intensely pleasurable relaxation for a lucky few

Despite the very official-sounding name ascribed to it, there is no science to prove the existence of the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or …

Neurology

Boot animation changer now available with nearly 400 custom boot animations

Good news for those of you that are tired of your generic boot animations on your Android devices— a forum member on XDA Developers, <i>Vincent8111</i>, has …

World's toughest material created by tying slip knots into weak, commercial thread - ExtremeTech

World’s toughest material created by tying slip knots into weak, commercial thread<p>By on April 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Engineering

New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand - ExtremeTech

By on May 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Like any trade, once you learn the …

3D Modeling

Company develops new fiber-reinforced wood, concrete ink for 3D printing - ExtremeTech

By on May 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Even though 3D printing is an …

3D Printing

ATOM: A Tool of Multipurpose

As far as affordable and portable multitools go, ATOM is easily one of our favorites. While some can get pricey and be bulky to carry around, ATOM (A …

Fish

Depressed people's body clocks 'out of sync' - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — A new brain study reveals that the circadian clocks of people …

Michigan

The Special K cure: new tests show club drug's promise for treating severe depression

As another study touts ketamine's potential, some psychiatrists say it's already working wonders for their most desperate patients<p>Dr. Terrence Early, a psychiatrist in Santa Barbara, CA, is convinced he's found the holy grail of care for severely depressed patients — those who've tried a litany of …

Bendy nano-sensors detect infrared light - Futurity

U. PENN (US) — Engineers have used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new …

Nanotech

Synthetic Biologists Engineer A Custom Flu Vaccine In A Week

A synthetic biology method proves its chops.<p>A copy of the genetic code of an H7N9 avian flu—similar to, but not exactly the same as the flu that has killed 36 people in China—arrived in a lab in Boston Easter Sunday, 2011. By Saturday, scientists had made a vaccine against it, the Boston Globe …

Scientists identify cell that could hold the secret to limb regeneration

Researchers have identified a cell that aids limb regrowth in Salamanders. Macrophages are a type of repairing cell that devour dead cells and pathogens, and trigger other immune cells to respond to pathogens. In humans, they're also important to muscle repair, which led Dr. James Godwin, of the …

How an Entirely New, Autistic Way of Thinking Powers Silicon Valley

book excerpt ————<p>The Autistic Brain<p>by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek<p>"I’ve given a great deal of thought to the topic of different ways of thinking. …

Discovered: Molecule That Triggers Itchiness

At long last, researchers have identified what happens in the nervous system as an itch begins.<p>What really causes itching, and how it works, is surprisingly little understood. But researchers at the National Institutes of Health will publish a paper tomorrow in <i>Science</i> that details the discovery of …

This quick visual test predicts IQ - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — A brief test of a person’s ability to filter out visual …

Science

Collapsible Silicone Bucket

Buckets usually end up taking up a lot of space for something that (while necessary) is used only infrequently. Most of the time you end up using the …

Tiny crystal flowers bloom in a beaker

Scientists at Harvard have coaxed beautiful microscopic crystal flowers to form in a beaker of chemical fluid.<p>When you think of the word "crystal," you think, perhaps, of wedges of quartz stone, ice crystals, and salt -- not organic flowing forms or flowers. But by manipulating chemical gradients …

Carbon Dioxide