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Rare cancer sufferers should benefit from advances in science, charity urges

It’s time for people with rare cancers to benefit from breakthroughs in the decades-long battle against more common forms of the disease, a new report has said.<p>It urged more focus on rare and less common cancers, which kill 22,000 Australians a year.<p>The main problem is that there are hundreds of …

Audi's Traffic Light Assist Gets You from Green Light to Green Light

One of the most satisfying things in an NYC motorist's life is coming over the Queensboro Bridge and heading south on 2nd Avenue late on a weekday …

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Every year, Americans send millions of tons of food to the landfill. What if you could use all of those pizza crusts and rotten vegetables to heat your home? That's already happening in one unlikely laboratory: the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.<p>The plant's longtime …

To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

Anyone who has waited endlessly at a red light at an empty four-way intersection knows traffic signals are not the most efficient way to keep traffic flowing. Computer scientists have figured out a way to utilize the space in intersections far more efficiently. The problem is the solution will have …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

Microbiology

Gaia space telescope launches on mission to map the Milky Way

The Gaia space telescope blasted off into clear skies over South America on Thursday morning on an ambitious mission to map one billion stars in the Milky Way.<p>Engineers and scientists on the £625m mission celebrated a perfect launch from the European Space Agency's facility in Kourou, French Guiana …

Mutant mosquito virus may serve as vaccine for deadly disease - Futurity

Scientists say a mutant form of a deadly mosquito-borne virus that kills about half of the people it infects shows promise as a potential vaccine.

45 Seconds of Infinity By Yayoi Kusama

There is no handle on the door that shuts behind you, leaving you standing on a narrow platform surrounded by water inside a mirrored cube, …

Swim Safe App

Everyone loves the beach, especially kids… but parents know that it can be just as dangerous as it is fun! The Harvey Swim Harness app combination …

Luxury Lodge Set in 12,000 Acres of African Wilderness

Set within 12,000 acres of African wilderness, Leobo Private Reserve in South Africa is the epitome of secluded luxury. Located in the Limpop Province, the massive, exclusive villa was designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. Up to 26 guests at one time are greeted by a …

What Should We Do With Abandoned Airports?

Older airports are being jettisoned for newer, regional behemoths. An exhibit from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design considers what the airport landscape might become.<p>Chances are, when you arrive at the airport, you’re more worried about forking over obscene amounts of cash for a checked bag than …

"1 Million Stars to End Violence" Sends a Strong Community Message in Melbourne

<i>1 Million Stars to End Violence</i> is an installation by Maryann Talia Pau on display at the Big Design Market in Melbourne, Australia. In September 2012, the Melbourne community was strongly shaken by the rape and murder of local Brunswick woman, Jill Meagher. What started as a personal response by …

#NotYourAsianSidekick ignites massive conversation about race, stereotypes and feminism

“This is not a trend, this is a movement,” tweets Suey Park, the writer and activist behind the hashtag<p>Twitter has hands down been one of the most dynamic, vital spaces for feminists in conversation in 2013. (And no, I don't just mean the collective viewing experience of #Scandal, though that is …

Rare snow storm hits Middle East

A rare snow storm hit the Middle East, producing record snows and extreme conditions for Syrian refugees.<p>A rare winter storm struck the Middle East …

New transistors offer high output at low voltage - Futurity

A new type of transistor could pave the way for fast, low-energy computing devices, including smart sensor networks and implanted medical devices.

Tiny Beauties: Life's Smallest Wonders As Seen Through a Microscope

Honorable Mention: Proboscis of a blowfly.<br>Michael Gibson—Olympus Bioscapes<p>1 of 20<p>The universe's wonders are all around us -- you just have to look …

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data | WIRED

<i>Clockwise from top right, the genomes of a human, a chimpanzee, a mouse and a zebrafish are arranged in a circle, with each color square</i> …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

We're used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections. But there are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and are causing deadly infections. According to the CDC, "more than 2 million people in the United States every year get infected with a …

To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands.<p>They partnered with an American businessman, drew up plans and then took a boat full of iron dust into the …

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Big nanotech: building a new world with atomic precision

Suppose we could build everything that today's industry can, more cleanly and efficiently, starting with materials as common as sand and carbon dioxide. Cars, aircraft, computers, photovoltaics – all these and much more would be within the scope of this new mode of production, and at low cost.<p>As I …

Nano pair zaps cancer with less intense heat - Futurity

Tiny gold and iron oxide particles, with antibody guides to steer them through the bloodstream …

Particles

Ceramic converter tackles solar cell problem - Futurity

Coating a solar cell component in ceramics makes it more heat resistant, which could boost …

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Virgin Galactic hopes its spacecrafts might someday be used for superfast flights across Earth

Virgin Galactic may be closing in on launching its first-ever commercial space flight, but the company is also thinking about how its technology can help improve travel on Earth, as well. Speaking at the Wired 2013 event in London, Virgin Galactic's commercial director Stephen Attenborough hinted …

Did Ancient Climate Change Drive Human Evolution?

A new study argues that climate oscillations in East Africa resulted in human migration and adaptation.<p>Millions of years ago, slow changes in the Earth's orbit changed the climate in East Africa dramatically. Every 20,000 years ago, the region vacillated between very dry and very wet periods. These …

Cellular transport breakthrough earns trio 2013 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine - video

<b>Editorial</b>: So many advances that enhance our lives and line our pockets start the same way – with a nagging question<p>Published: 11 Oct 2013<p>Three scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing computer simulations that have been used to design new drugs and materials<p>Published: 9 Oct …