Hassan Kayani

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Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research …

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Scientists have engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches itself to cancer cells before summoning and activating killer T cells from the immune …

Green tea compound may protect heart health

According to a new study, a molecule found in green tea might help to protect against atherosclerosis, which is a common cause of heart attacks and …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Qualcomm can start testing its self-driving tech in California

California has given a few more autonomous driving hopefuls permission to test vehicles on its roads, and one of them is a familiar name: Qualcomm. The chipmaker has received permission to test one vehicle and three drivers on December 12th, joining rival Nvidia and other companies that can test …

San Diego

Edward Snowden’s new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings.<p>Haven is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, particularly inexpensive and older devices. It operates like a surveillance system, using the device’s camera, …

Surveillance

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds

An innovative surgical glue developed by researchers from the United States and Australia seals wounds quickly and without the need for staples or …

University of Sydney

Researchers Developed a New MRI Technique that Can Better Predict Stroke Risk

A New Technique<p>Researchers have developed a new kind of MRI scan can non-invasively predict stroke risk. The technique analyzes the makeup of plaques …

Medical Research

New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the buildup of misfolded …

Researchers 3D-printed a soft artificial heart that beats like a human one

Swiss researchers have come a step closer to building to a better artificial heart. It’s a squishy prototype that’s 3D-printed from silicone. This soft artificial heart also has a chamber that fills up and deflates, mimicking the muscle contractions of a human heart.<p>Traditional artificial hearts …

Human Anatomy

MIT researchers can now track AI’s decisions back to single neurons

AI researchers had a breakthrough when they became able to practically replicate in their machines what we believe to be one of the most basic functions of the human brain: thought is generated by the combined activity of clusters of connected neurons. They’re now left in the same position as the …

Deep Learning

Scientists 'Teleport' a Particle Hundreds of Miles—But What Does That Mean?

Humanity is advancing rapidly towards a place where the news sounds an awful lot like science fiction. In fact, yesterday, Chinese scientists …

Quantum Physics

The hunt is on for gravity waves

Three craft, millions of kilometres apart and linked by lasers, will watch out for minute ripples in the fabric of spacetime<p>The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally embarked on a mission to search for gravitational waves from space.<p>The Lisa (laser interferometer space antenna mission) will use …

10 amazing science breakthroughs you may have missed

A few incredible 'good news' science stories you may have missed:<p>1. Penguin population grows by millions<p>There are a lot more penguins on the planet than we previously thought – millions more.<p>The penguin population in East Antarctica has doubled to six million after researchers revised previous …

Humpback Whales

A Chinese warehouse reportedly cut its labor costs in half with a fleet of tiny robots

It’s a disconcerting narrative to the American government, but the US is being outspent and out-scaled by the implementation of robots in China. Asia produces more robots than the rest of the world combined, and Chinese workers fear unemployment at the hands of robots more than anyone else. Even …

The White House

Researchers simulate walls in VR by shocking your muscles

Virtual reality is still a pretty crappy facsimile of <i>The Matrix</i>, but scientists are trying their best to fix that. At the CHI'17 conference in Denver, a team of researchers from the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam showed off a haptic system that can simulate walls or heavy objects via electrical …

Virtual Reality

New Device Pulls Drinking Water from the Air, Using Only Solar Energy

A new device, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and MIT, promises to bring clean drinking water to remote areas by drawing it directly from the …

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

The PowerRay drone is an aquatic spyglass for playboy fishermen

Who needs fishing prowess when you have a remote-controlled, sonar-equipped, bait-dropping, mini-submersible at your disposal? Because with the new PowerRay underwater drone, that's exactly what you get.<p>The PowerRay UUV comes from Beijing-based drone manufacturer PowerVision, makers of the PowerEgg …

Drones

Gigantic "vending machine" skyscraper dispenses 3D-printed homes in Tokyo

Could the skyscraper of the future dispense homes like a vending machine? Growing and adapting to Tokyo’s housing demand, this Pod Skyscraper is …

SpaceX is about to try something 'potentially revolutionary' in the history of space travel

It's make or break time for SpaceX.<p>On March 30, pending agreeable weather, Elon Musk's rocket company will try to make good on its promise to slash the immense cost of launching stuff into space.<p>The goal is to re-launch and recover a first-stage booster, or lower half, of a 229-foot-tall …

Airbus is reportedly planning to reveal a futuristic concept car that can be picked up by a drone

The aircraft manufacturer will reveal that car with Italdesign, a design and engineering company, at the Geneva Auto Show that kicks of March 9, according to the Automotive News report. Airbus and Italdesign declined to comment on the report to Business Insider.<p>Sources told Automotive News that the …

This company's productivity soared after replacing 90% of employees with robots

It's hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence comes out of a Chinese factory in Dongguan City.<p>The factory recently replaced 90 percent of its human workforce with machines, and it led to a staggering 250 percent increase in …

Dubai is set to fill its skies with these self-flying taxi drones later this year

Dubai is planning to offer self-flying taxis by July, the city’s Road and Transportation Agency announced this week at the World Government Summit conference.<p>These four-legged, eight-propeller drones can carry a single passenger that weighs up to 100 kg (220 lb) and operate within an area of up to …

Transportation

How South Korea Plans To Put Driverless Cars On The Road By 2020

The race is heating up to launch self-driving cars worldwide, and Asia is off with a jolt as some 10 million driverless cars are predicted to hit the roads by 2020. China has piloted a self-driving bus, while Tokyo is laying the foundation for driverless vehicles in time for the 2020 Olympic …

Surgical robot makes highly precise eye injection possible

For the first time ever, a team of eye surgeons were able to inject a thrombolytic drug directly into a patient's retinal vein to dissolve a blood clot. It was a success despite the fact that the vein is as thin as human hair thanks to a surgical robot developed by researchers from KU Leuven, a …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

SpaceX is back to inventing the future after a successful rocket launch

SpaceX today launched 10 Iridium satellites on its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket before flying the first stage of the rocket back to a floating landing platform in the Pacific.<p>This launch marks the first flight since a Falcon 9 rocket caught fire and was destroyed during a routine engine test in …

Space Travel