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Now You Can Buy Art Created From Your DNA

Genetic Ink sequences your DNA to create a print that’s so you. Literally.<p>Decorating an apartment is all about infusing your space with a sense of <i>you</i>. And what could be more integral to your style and your sense of self than DNA? Genetic Ink, a New York City-based startup, aims to elevate genetic …

How Bioelectronics Promise A Future Cure For Cancer

When you think of cyborgs becoming a reality, you probably picture Arnold Schwarzenegger's glowing red eye from <i>Terminator</i> or the steely, tight-lipped …

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Blow Your Mind

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is most definitely the future of gaming.<p>The device straps onto your head and completely immerses you inside a video game. It also has motion sensors so you can look around as if you were really inside the world.<p>But it's nearly impossible to explain. …

Virtual Reality

Injected liquid turns into a gel to rebuild bones

A material that is liquid at room temperature but that turns into a gel once injected into the body could help repair damaged bones in the skull and …

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly<p>One of the greatest promises of 3-D printing is that we'll one day be able to print organs on-demand. Need a new liver? There it is, at the push of a button.<p>Anticipating that future, scientists from the University of Wollongong …

Stem Cells

How Neuroscience Will Fight Five Age-Old Afflictions

Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more<p>1) SEIZURES<p><b>A device delivers targeted drugs to calm overactive neurons</b><p>For years, large clinical trials have treated people with epilepsy using so-called deep-brain stimulation: surgically implanted electrodes that can detect a seizure and …

Mars One plans unmanned 2018 mission in deal with Lockheed Martin and satellite company

Mars One, the project that aims to put a group of colonists on Mars in 2025, is poised to take its first big step forward. Today, the Mars One foundation announced partnerships with Lockheed Martin and satellite company SSTL for an exploratory mission in 2018, potentially sending the first private …

IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2014

IDC issued today its top 10 predictions for 2014. IDC’s Frank Gens predicted that 2014 “will be about pitched battles” and a coming IT industry consolidation around a small number of big “winners.” The industry landscape will change as “incumbents will no longer be foolish enough to say we don’t …

Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade. "America …

Reuters' best of 2013 shows photojournalism at its most powerful

Photography can be the difference between an average story and a great story. Reutershas put together a compilation of its best photos of the year, comprising 93 stories from around the world. The collection covers a huge range of subjects; from extreme poverty, disasters, and death to more …

NASA spacecraft captures color video of 20,000 mile-wide jetstream at Saturn's north pole

NASA announced this week that its Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture a first-of-its-kind film of the monstrous jet stream roiling at Saturn's north pole. The short GIF, using color filters, shows currents of air moving at 200 miles per hour in what's known as "the hexagon," a system unique …

Amazon said to be launching grocery service in San Francisco next week

Denizens of San Francisco may soon be able to add fresh produce to their Amazon orders as part of an expansion to the company's AmazonFresh program. That $299-a-year service delivers grocery items overnight to customers, though it's currently limited to Seattle and Los Angeles. San Francisco is the …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

South-east Asia

I'm Not Just Gaming, Ma! I'm Helping The World's Farmers

There's no easy way to track all of the world's crops. What's missing, among other things, is an accurate map showing where they are.<p>But the people behind Geo-Wiki are hoping to fix that, with a game called Cropland Capture. They're turning people like you and me into data gatherers, or citizen …

Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | The Art of Manliness

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual Art of Manliness holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, …

New FIFA app to stream live coverage of the 2014 World Cup Draw

FIFA has launched new Android and iOS apps just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil draw, which will take place on December 6.<p>The FIFA Android app is available as a free download from the Google Play Store, requires Android 2.3 or later to run and needs 25MB of storage.<p>In addition to …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …

FDA to 23andMe: Stop DNA testing

23andMe has made a name for itself providing a service many people didn’t even know they needed: a complete DNA profile, including risk percentages …

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

Psychiatry

Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals

In the frantic leadup to Black Friday, every retailer is looking for a way to differentiate its sale from the competition. Amazon's trick is to go all out with daily deals. Starting Sunday November 24th, the retail giant will begin offering deals with deep discounts. They'll come thick and fast — …

Forget fingerprint scanning, patent filing indicates Samsung could bring iris detection to Android

As you might already know, the iPhone 5S recently arrived to the market with a fingerprint scanner in tow. While not a first for mobile, Apple still touted it as a revolutionary new way to improve device security, and since then we’ve seen companies like HTC follow suit with their own fingerprint …

Patents

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The Goldilocks Protocol: electrons sent in to put microcrystals to work for structural biology

The rate of scientific progress — often driven by the development of new methods and new technologies, is truly staggering — even for us scientists. I do a lot of staggering. Every day around 4000 papers are published and it just gets harder and harder to keep up. Today is no exception.<p>I have …

Why hospitals will soon sequence the genes of every single patient

After studying cases and training for years in medical school, doctors are able to identify patterns in a patient’s test results, compare them to that of a healthy individual and come up with a diagnostic and treatment. Better yet, they know how to adapt that treatment based on the patient’s age, …

A husband took these photos of his wife and captured love and loss beautifully.

When I saw these incredible photos Angelo Merendino took of his wife, Jennifer, as she battled breast cancer, I felt that I shouldn't be seeing this …

Check Out This Curly Protein From The Deadly Nipah Virus

A new study visualizes a key protein in an emerging virus.<p>This symmetric tangle of telephone wires (Remember those?) represents a key protein in the Nipah virus. Nipah is an emerging human illness originally found in fruit bats in Southeast Asia and Australia. People who become infected react in a …

Nipah Virus