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The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Elon Musk shares first full-body photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit

Elon Musk has shared a photo of the SpaceX spacesuit the company has designed in-house. This is the second photo shared by Musk of the new spacesuit design created by the company, and the first to feature the suit’s full-body look.<p>The first photo focused on the head and shoulders of the outfit, …

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

<b>A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.</b><p>They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise.<p>And they hope it would avoid the "heartbreak" of leaving any of the cancer behind.<p>Tests, published in …

A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens and app that can detect eye disease

The app uses an AI system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos<p>A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens that, when fitted onto a smartphone and used with an app, can give a preliminary diagnosis for people with diabetic retinopathy, reports <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>. Diabetic retinopathy is the most …

Leasing Declines, But Here's 10 Vehicles That Remain Cheaper To Lease Than Buy

After four years of steady – and substantial – gains in market share, new-car leasing is finally beginning to wane, particularly as sagging residual values are souring what have been consistently been among the industry’s sweetest deals.<p>According to the latest Lease Market Report from Edmunds, …

This what happens to your body fat when you lose weight

<b>Losing fat is big business - it's something a great number of us aspire to do quickly, easily and healthily. But have you ever actually thought about</b> …

Ten Things Never, Ever To Say In Your Resume

Dear Liz,<p>Right now the Summary at the top of my resume says “I’m a hard-working, experienced Product Manager with powerful insights that will grow your brand.” Is this the right kind of thing to say in a Human-Voiced Resume?<p>Thanks for your help!<p>I’m stepping out of Zombie Mode with my resume but …

Employment

Can We Use Sound Waves to Fight Cancer?

As science continues to fight cancer, one obstacle has been the safe and easy removal of cancer cells from the body for study. A new ally in that fight might be sound waves, which can separate cancer cells from blood cells using different frequencies.

Cancer

3D-printed ovaries allow infertile mice to give birth

Infertile mice have given birth to healthy pups after having their fertility restored with ovary implants made with a 3D printer.<p>Researchers created the synthetic ovaries by printing porous scaffolds from a gelatin ink and filling them with follicles, the tiny, fluid-holding sacs that contain …

Bioengineering

Why's Everyone Going Crazy Over Those Rodan + Fields Products?

If you've spent any time on Facebook lately, chances are at least one "friend" has tried to introduce you to Rodan + Fields (R+F) skin-care products or perhaps even recruit you for a direct-selling "team." And then there are the pretty amazing before-and-after shots you've probably seen on …

Skin Care

The surgeon giving his patients VR instead of sedatives

In Mexico’s most violent state, a surgeon is using virtual reality to relieve the pain and stress of operations when sedatives are not possible. Jo Marchant watched him as he works.<p>Ana Maria has never been to Machu Picchu. The 61-year-oldalways wanted to visit the mountain ruins but she suffers …

Prosthetic limb maker wants you to really feel VR

Getting to grips with VR is looking more stylish by the minute.<p>VR lets you see new worlds, but if 3D-printed prosthetics company Exiii has its way, you'll soon be able to <i>feel</i> them too.<p>Part glove, part exoskeleton, the Japanese company's Exos VR accessory gives you the sensation of touching a real …

This cyborg insect could bring big advances In medical care

Scientists look to flying animals — birds, bats and insects — for inspiration when they design airborne drones. But researchers are also investigating how to use technology to interact with, and even guide, animals as they fly, enhancing the unique adaptations that allow them to take to the air.<p>To …

InterAct

The Promise of 3-D Printing Body Parts

Cheap, easy-made prosthetics could address a major need in developing nations.<p>He was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He was made to endure weeks of walking with so little food and water that some of his fellow captives died. …

South Sudan

A woman’s pioneering exoskeleton technology could allow paralyzed people to move again

There weren’t many role models for Sam Huynh when she was growing up in Belen, New Mexico. In fact, except for a howling freight train and the surrounding desert mountains, there wasn’t much of anything in the town of 7,000 people.<p>But as a wildly imaginative and ambitious kid, Sam never had any …

This Bionic Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

There are plenty of ways to fix imperfect vision, but none of them last. Even LASIK, the most popular long-term solution, leaves your eyes at risk of …

Scientists create ‘designer yeast’ in major step toward synthetic life

In a significant advance toward creating the first “designer” complex cell, scientists say they are one-third of the way to synthesizing the complete genome of baker's yeast.<p>In seven studies published Thursday in the journal Science, the researchers describe how they built six of the 16 chromosomes …

Genetics

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

Scientists have discovered a material that might be science's biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, …

How a Boy’s Lazarus-like Revival Points to a New Generation of Drugs - MIT Technology Review

Shortly after Cameron Harding’s one-month check-up, his mother, Alison, saw that her newborn seemed to stop moving. She’d unwrap him from a swaddle …

Biotechnology

HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells

AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discovered a marker that makes it possible to identify dormant, HIV-infected T-cells from healthy ones. …

Immunotherapy

Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?

<b>The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine.</b><p>From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It's only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes - she's a robot.<p>Nadine is an "intelligent" …

Robotics

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which …

Scientists have figured out how to stop our bodies from fighting electronic implants

Scar tissue may no longer be an obstacle on our road to becoming cyborgs<p>We may dream of one day becoming cyborgs, with RFID chips implanted in our hands or bionic eyes, but the human body won't necessarily cooperate. Implantable devices like pacemakers have been used regularly for decades, but they …

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, won’t pump anyone up. But …

Oprah Winfrey

I Didn’t Believe VR Was the Future -- Until Now

I’m not an early adopter. I’m probably too slow to be a regular adopter. So while I’ve read stories about the transportive power of virtual reality, …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2017

<i>This article originally appeared on Money.</i><p>Resume trends change quickly. From head shots to QR codes to company logos, it’s hard to tell which extras …

Clemson Stuns Alabama to Win National Championship: Pictures

How Clemson Created Alabama

Last year’s national championship helped reinvent the way college-football teams use their scout teams. No teams have benefited more than Alabama and Clemson.<p>Before last year’s national championship game, Alabama coach Nick Saban had a big problem: finding a practice player who could even remotely …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for over a year now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time.<p>Here's what you …