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Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Winds of change

<b>Data Points: Visualisation That Means Something.</b> By Nathan Yau. <i>Wiley; 300 pages; $32 and £26.99.</i> Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk<p><b>Get our daily</b> …

Data Visualization

Facebook Slowly Making Home More Livable With Customizable Launcher Dock And Now Folders

When Facebook Home launched, its launcher was awful. No dock, no folders, no widgets — basically none of the personalization Androiders know and love. Even if they wanted their friends to come first, few were willing to sacrifice their customized home screen. But with last month’s new favorites …

U.S. Judge Rules Apple Colluded on E-Books

Decision Threatens to Limit Tech Company's Options in Future Content Negotiations<p>Apple Inc. colluded with five major U.S. publishers to drive up the prices of e-books, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in a stern rebuke that threatens to limit the technology company's options when negotiating future …

U.S. Department of Justice

Mammals can ‘choose’ sex of offspring, study finds | Kurzweil

(Credit: Dylan/Wikimedia Commons)<p>A new study led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that mammalian species can …

Moto X press shots leak ahead of August 1st announcement

The Moto X is set to be revealed very soon, but it's already far from being a well-kept secret. Thanks to prolific phone leaker @evleaks and <i>The Unlockr</i>, the phone's basic colors, contours, and stock Android operating system are now all but confirmed thanks to leaked press shots. (Lo and behold, the …

Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong

Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge it took against “Surface RT” inventory adjustments, but even without this writedown, its …

Google’s Revamped Nexus 7 Spotted In Newly Leaked Press Image

In just a few days now, Google’s Chrome and Android chief Sundar Pichai will be joined by a slew of journalists and media types to nosh on some breakfast and show off the newly-revamped Nexus 7. If you haven’t yet had your fill of leaks, none other than @evleaks has come through with one final …