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Second-gen bionic leaf creates fuel from sunlight, makes Mother Nature seem inefficient

In Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the goal isn’t just to isolate problems but to find solutions to our planet’s …

Study reveals why gowns and gloves can be so dangerous for hospital workers

A hospital ought to be the last place to get a life-threatening infection, but it happens. A new study helps explain why.<p>Researchers asked real hospital workers to remove gowns and gloves smeared with fake bacteria. When they did, the fake bacteria wound up on their skin or clothes 46% of the time, …

Medicine

Here's how much 'activation energy' you need to start building better habits

Here's how it works:<p>Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let's say you are holding a match and that you gently touch it to the striking strip on the side of the match box. Nothing will happen because the energy needed to activate …

Chemistry

How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

Professor Laura A. Schmidt of UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine writes about the perils of sugar—explored in the documentary That Sugar Film, in …

Diabetes

Windows 10 review

Looking back at Windows 8, it’s easy to see where Microsoft went wrong. It was a giant bet on touch-based computing, but it made using a PC with a keyboard and mouse awkward, frustrating, and outright confusing. In our original review, I wrote that there was a “risk of alienating users and creating …

Microsoft Edge

With Tiny Smartphone Spectrometers, Everybody Can Be A Chemist

Find out what’s inside the stuff around you<p>Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science. By measuring the various properties of light coming from or bouncing off an object, the device can help scientists figure out what paint is made of, or detect the composition of faraway stars. …

The US stem cell industry is in Wild West mode

The rise of the U.S. stem cell industry illustrates how quickly fringe medicine can outpace government oversight.<p>Over the last five years, academic stem cell researchers have watched in dismay as doctors treat patients with experimental techniques that they say could take years, if not decades, to …

Medicine

First cancer-promoting oncogenes discovered in rare brain tumor of children and adults

Researchers have identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma, a discovery that lays the groundwork …

Ground-breaking 3D printer for small molecules could speed up custom drug development

Mar. 13, 2015<p>American scientists have announced the creation of a molecule-making machine, a 3D printer that can work at the molecular level to …

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Real Innovation is About Solving Problems, not Having Ideas

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>These days, everyone seems to have a great idea for an app or a product. Clever ideas are …

Innovation

The Next Hot Trend On Campus: Creating Innovation

Innovation centers are transforming higher education campuses and powering the future of learning.<p>As tomorrow’s global citizens enter higher education with words like “make,” “hack,” and “prototype” embedded in their vocabulary, they are fueling a powerful movement toward “learning by …

Innovation

Analytical Chemistry – A Guide to Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Click to enlarge<p>Today’s graphic is one for the chemists, with a guide to chemical shifts in proton nuclear magnetic resonance. At first glance, for …

Top wearable tech for medical issues

The wearable market is exploding. According to Juniper Research, revenue from gadgets you wear on your body will hit $53 billion dollars by 2019. Of course, the idea of wearing a glucose monitor or even a pair of prescription eyeglasses is nothing new, but several innovative devices are on the …

Wearable Tech

Skin damage by UV rays continues even if you're out of the sun | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Here's a warning to sunbathers everywhere. Scientists have found that the skin damage caused by UV rays does not stop once you get out of the sun. …

Health functions dropped from Apple Watch after glitches | FierceHealthcare

The Apple Watch is expected to debut in April--and now without some of its much-anticipated health features, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports.<p>Apple …

Top stories in health and medicine, February 6, 2015

• What Is the Real Cost of a New Knee? Assuming current eligibility criteria for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the per patient lifetime cost …

Back on Track: A Posture Recovery Workout

Now that summer has come to an end, and three carefree months on our bikes, at the lake and on the trails are in the rearview mirror, many of us are …

Banana Buckwheat Pancakes & Compote

<b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the pancakes</i><p>1 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 2 teaspoons cinnamon<br>• 1 large banana, …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Northwestern University

A Sticky Sensor That Attaches To Internal Organs

Capable of measuring electrical activity when affixed to rats' hearts<p>Eww, what's that on this guy's hand? It's a sticky sheet designed to attach electronic sensors onto organs in the body. See how the sheet holds up a 100-yen coin?<p>A team of researchers based at several Japanese universities made …

Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> S<i>umit Mehra is CTO of Y Media Labs.</i><p>Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare …