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This 3D printer creates human muscles and tissues that could actually replace real ones

We’re getting closer to the plug-and-play human body.<p>Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina say they have created a 3D printer that can produce organs, tissues, and bones that could theoretically be implanted into living humans. The group’s work was published in the scientific …

Wake Forest University

Setting the date to 1 January 1970 will brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Date bug will prevent 64-bit iOS devices from booting up, rendering them inoperable even through fail-safe restore methods using iTunes<p>Manually setting the date of your iPhone or iPad to 1 January 1970, or tricking your friends into doing it, will cause it to get permanently stuck while trying to …

iPod Touch

One Mall Uses Holograms To Shame Drivers Who Illegally Park In Accessible Spots

Lightweight Velocité”Maglev” Hidden Motor Electric Bike

Imagine that instead of adding a motor to a bicycle, parts of the bicycle are designed to function as the motor. In this case the wheel rim contains …

Electric Bikes

Hacker Calls FBI's I.T. Department, Gains Access To Network

Humans are the biggest cybersecurity weakness<p>On Sunday, a hacker threatened to dump the contact information of thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees online. Then on Monday, the hacker made good on said threat and released the information, first from the DHS, then from the …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

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Apple owes $626 million in damages after losing huge patent case

A jury has ordered Apple to pay $626 million in damages after finding that iMessage, FaceTime and other Apple software infringed on another company's patents.<p>In a case that has been bouncing around the court system since 2012, VirnetX accused Apple of violating four of its patents, which mostly …

Patents

Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left …

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Dog breaks out of kennel - and the reason will touch your heart

Motherly love was on display in this Canadian dog motel when one of the furry residents was caught breaking out of her "room" in the middle of the …

A partial list of things that field testing drug kits have mistakenly identified as contraband

Last week, my Post colleague Abby Phillip wrote about Joseph Ray Burrell, a Minnesota man who spent more than two months in jail because a police drug field test incorrectly identified a bag of vitamins in his car as amphetamines.<p>It isn’t the first time one of these field tests has caused a …

A record number of people convicted of crimes were exonerated last year

There were 149 people exonerated in the United States last year after being wrongly convicted of crimes, a tally that included dozens convicted of murder and an uptick in people who had pleaded guilty or falsely confessed, according to a new report.<p>More than a third of the people exonerated were …

Fake Engineers May Have Built Hundreds Of Homes In 56 SoCal Cities

The duo is alleged to have built projects in 56(!) southern California cities. [ more › ]

Engineering

What Would Happen If We All Aimed A Laser Pointer At The Moon? Science Has Answers

Mandy Waysman<p>Read full profile<p>Take a second and picture everyone on the planet with a laser pointer. Everyone then takes their laser pointer and aims …

Success

Why You Shouldn't Teach Your Kids to Share

One of the principles of early childhood education is teaching children to play well together, which usually translates into teaching them to share. If you've ever seen three preschoolers playing in the sandbox, you know that even if there are 10 toys in there, they'll all want the same one, and …

15 Adorable Facts About How Babies Learn

For the first few years of a baby’s life, everything in the world is new. Learning is a 24/7 process. They have to figure out how to move their …

15 Essentials Every Parent Should Keep in the Car

We've all had those moments of panic when one of our kids can't wait a second longer for his snack and another is nearly to the point of no return and in need of a potty — STAT. From accidents and messes to car naps and grumbling tummies, it's safe to say that a road-trip arsenal is a must have, …