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Dark Matter

Icelanders boost medical research by donating their DNA to science

Scientists who sequenced the entire genomes of 2,636 people in Iceland have produced a trove of valuable information about the nature, location and frequency of human genetic variations.<p>The new research not only sheds light on the range of human genetic variability; it will help researchers draw …

What makes a pulsar pulse?

Hear the word “pulsar” and wonder what it is? Take 95 seconds to watch this video from NASA Astrophysics.<p>The EarthSky team has a blast bringing you …

Crossing your fingers might reduce pain, says study

UCL scientists find that crossing the fingers can confuse the way the brain processes sensations - reducing pain in some cases<p>Next time you hit your finger with a ill-judged strike of the hammer, cross your fingers, scientists suggest.<p>A study has found that crossing the fingers can confuse the way …

University College London

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Sports Cars

Stantt Uses Body-Scan Data To Create A Shirt For Every Body Type

Clothing brands have begun using body-scan data to tweak their clothing sizes and to help customers find the right fit. But a new Kickstarter campaign is taking this method further by creating sizes from the ground up. With 50 different sizes modeled after body scans, Stantt wants to provide a …

FBI Can Remotely Activate Android Smartphone And Laptop Mics, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI employs a number of high-tech hacker tactics in its efforts to round up information on suspects, including the ability to remotely activate microphones on Android devices and notebook computers, according to one of its sources who is described as a …

CO2ube Removes the CO2 As It Exists Your Car's Exhaust Pipe - Technabob

The carbon dioxide from car exhausts is one of the biggest contributors to air pollution, which leads to the greenhouse effect and contributes to …

Elements 4D Augmented Reality Cubes: Virtual Building Blocks - Technabob

The Elements iPad app is one of the best alternatives to the traditional periodic table. But a mobile augmented reality company called DAQRI is …

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission - Technabob

Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson …

Skytran Magnetically Levitating Mass Transit System: The Future is Coming to Tel Aviv - Technabob

There aren’t that many maglev trains in operation yet (one is currently operating in Shanghai, China and another is in Japan). There have been …