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Swiss Watchmakers Rebuff Apple's Partnership and Hiring Advances

Apple allegedly is trying to tap Swiss watchmakers for their technical and metallurgy expertise as the company works to brings its rumored iWatch to the market, reports the <i>Financial Times</i>. Though Apple is reaching out to several companies, most are not willing to work with the Cupertino …

Audi builds hi-tech 'virtual cockpit' into the new TT

Smartphone-standard processors and navigation are being used to display navigation and virtual gauges with ambitious new in-car software<p>The design of Audi's celebrated TT took just four weeks to create in 1995. Now the German automotive giant has spent five years updating it for the smartphone …

Japan Display shows off 5.5-inch, quad-HD mobile phone display that might land in iPhone 6

Japan Display—one of Apple’s iPhone display suppliers—announced a new 5.5-inch mobile phone display this week that could provide a hint at what we’ll see in the next iPhone. The display. The display sports a resolution of 1,440x 2,560 (or quad-HD) and a pixel density of 538ppi—well above “Retina” …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

Bionic hand gives amputee real feeling – video report

A bionic hand that allows the wearer to experience genuine feeling has been developed in Switzerland. The prosthetic limb returns the sensation of touch to users by connecting sensors to nerves in their arm. The first tester, amputee Dennis Sorensen, says he is delighted with the invention

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

If beer is the new wine, robots are the new beer snobs. Well, sort of.<p>Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner and a bock.<p>For now, it looks less like a slick, futuristic robot and more like a big of clump sensors. It's still a …

What Should You Do With the World’s Most Powerful Laser? Study Proteins, Naturally

Forget about making James Bond wince or shooting down drones, scientists have found a much more appropriate use for the world’s most powerful laser — …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

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The 530-pound Exosuit is a submarine you can wear

Scientists are now using the suit to study glowing fish 1,000 feet below the surface<p>The six-and-a-half foot tall, 530-pound aluminum suit looks like something out of an action movie. In reality it has an entirely different — and more intriguing — purpose. Come this summer, scientists will be using …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

iPhone case makes Star Trek's tricorder a reality

An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function - just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds - will go on sale in the UK this summer<p>An iPhone case designed to help you keep track of your health by monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

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Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry

Can you make mayonnaise without eggs or meat without killing? Tech firms and investors believe they can transform food the way Apple changed phones<p>We stood in an airy San Francisco warehouse, staring at two plastic cups of gleaming mayonnaise. A golden retriever snored lightly in a patch of …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

This Robot Cop Could Bring Disabled Officers Into The Field

You're a loose cannon, RoboCop. Hand in your gun and badge and robot arms.<p>Meet TeleBot, a six-foot, 75-pound remote-controlled robot police officer developed by a team of undergrads (!) at Florida International University's Discovery Lab, which focuses on computing and robotics tech. The …

Robotics

There Are 177,147 Ways To Tie A Tie

Thanks, math!<p>Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, a mathematician in Stockholm, recently led a small team on a quest to discern how many tie knots are possible. Their results, uploaded to arXiv, say there are 177,147 different ways to tie the knot of a necktie. That is 177,062 more ways than were found in …

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25 Times Everyone Was BAFFLED, According To The Daily Mail

Thank you for bringing these incidents to our attention, BY DAILY MAIL REPORTER.<p>1) "The chemistry flops: Pupils baffled by O-level exams from the Sixties"<p>2) "The Chinese mummy that aged 300 years in a day: Experts baffled by 'perfectly preserved' body that turned BLACK just hours after its coffin …

Paranormal

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

For those at southerly latitudes, Canopus!

Tonight, think about – or look for – a star that northern stargazers rarely see. It’s Canopus, and it’s the second-brightest star in the entire sky. …

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

Can animals predict earthquakes?

THE idea that animals can forecast earthquakes is not a new one: the notion occurred to the Romans. For more than 2000 years, people have reported …

Facebook knows when you're about to start a relationship

Facebook has released data proving it knows when you're about to enter into a relationship via your interactions on the website<p>Using anonymised, aggregated data, Facebook examined the average number of timeline posts shared between two people before they decided to change their status from 'single' …

Social Media

Basis In Acquisition Talks With Everyone

Looks like Google might be ticking off a box on its wearables shopping list, or someone else might be. Basis Science, the company behind the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is on the market, according to two people familiar with the matter.<p>We’ve heard that the company has been shopping itself around …