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Carbon Nanotube Implants Could Help Diagnose Medical Conditions

By sending a signal when they encounter certain molecules in your body<p>Scientists have long been on the lookout for more efficient ways to identify particular molecules in the body, because their levels can be indicative of dozens of different health conditions. Now a team of researchers has …

Nanotech

A New Energy Plant In Hawaii Generates Power From Ocean Temperature Extremes

It's hot then it's cold<p>There's a big difference between the warm, shallow seawater lapping up against a beach and the icy depths of the ocean. Now, researchers are turning that temperature difference into energy at energy plants all over the world. The newest one opened up in Hawaii last Friday, …

5 brain technologies that will shape our future

The race to decipher the workings of the human brain, and build new economies around it, is on. Today’s great entrepreneurs – people such as Paul …

Artificial Intelligence

New York City Struggles To Keep Up With High Homeless Numbers

Eight months after homelessness hit a record in New York City, you can still see the need of the city's most vulnerable in Tompkins Square Park.<p>"Good morning! Two pieces?" asks Mario Cornejo, as he places slices of frosted banana bread on paper towels for a long line of hungry people.<p>"It used to be …

Could the DNA-editing CRISPR revolutionize medicine?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A popular new gene therapy technology could help treat cataracts, liver disease, muscular dystrophy and other conditions. But the technology, dubbed the "Genesis Engine" by some, has not been tested in people yet, so no one knows whether it would be a safe and effective treatment option.<p>The …