This new installation marries biomedical imaging and Microsoft Kinect technology to show a person’s body–organs and all–as it moves in real time. In the past, we’ve written about the powerful (and potentially
For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them. The
An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, June 8, coming within 770,000 miles of our planet at its closest approach. Nicknamed "the Beast," it has been designated "potentially
This is the first time doctors have used DNA sequencing for emergency diagnosis and treatment. For the first time, doctors have used DNA-sequencing technology to diagnose and treat a boy in an emergency.
A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking
Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy — at least, that's what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition this Saturday thought. Goostman says that he likes hamburgers and and
From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession. What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything
Scientists in Poland may have come up with a powerful new deterrent to drunk driving. It's a laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor--like that exhaled by someone who's been drinking--inside car