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In the Opioid Crisis, Military Research May Protect Citizens and Warfighters

Ten thousand times more potent than morphine, the synthetic opioid carfentanil poses a risk to both civilians and warfighters and the military is …

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A Startup Has Created An Incredibly Small Chip That Could Turn Our Clothes Into Wearable Computers

A company called mCube has developed a new accelerometer that's smaller and cheaper than other components of its kind, according to MIT Technology Review . In fact, mCube's accelerometer is the fraction of the size of a US dime, as shown in the image.<p>An accelerometer is the sensor inside your phone …

Wearable Tech

How To Treat And Prevent Ingrown Toenails

<i>*Courtesy of Competitor.com</i><p>An ingrown toenail will give you pain—sometimes worse than just annoying—where the toenail has grown into the skin around …

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing …

Wi-Fi

The First Truly Effective Migraine Prevention Drugs Could Hit The Market Within Months

FINALLY.<p>I suffer from migraines. At least once a month, I have excruciating head pain, sensory problems and intermittent bouts of vomiting. The …

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-ageing

UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help …

DARPA Scientists Unveil Brain Device That Boosts Learning by 40 Percent

A brain device that can increase learning by up to 40 percent has been revealed by scientists funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency …

High blood pressure redefined under new guidelines: What you need to know

Dangerous dishes? How popular restaurants’ tasty meals are affecting our health<p>03:15<p>See how this doctor lost 125 pounds in only 18 months<p>11:13<p>‘Forgive yourself’: Substance abuse psychiatrist weighs in on relapsing<p>01:43<p>Tips to help control those embarrassing medical moments<p>04:23<p>Botox on-the-go? This …

High Blood Pressure

A New Drug May Be Able to Completely Reverse Diabetes

Defining Diabetes<p>In the global community, the number of people with diabetes has been on the rise since 1980, with 422 million people diagnosed by …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.<p>The giant drone-like vehicle has two seats, 18 propellers, and is powered by nine batteries. This allows it to have a flight time of around 30 minutes.<p>The flight was unmanned as it is still in its testing phase, which …

Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required

With the news that Apple's latest iPhones are going to support wireless charging, the tech is back in the spotlight, but it still has its …

Go Ahead, Put Salt on Your Food

"Salt," an unknown wit once said, "is what makes things taste bad when it isn't in them." In that sense, government nutrition nannies have spent …

Boston University

1 Gram Of Turmeric Boosts Working Memory In Just 6 Hours

<i>Need a caffeine-free, memory-boosting alternative to coffee? Just one dose of turmeric powder (1 gram) was found to improve working memory in</i> …

In Just a Few Short Years, CRISPR Has Sparked a Research Revolution

There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR.<p>CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) is a powerful technique for editing DNA. It has …

CRISPR, 5 Ways

CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is the basis for a revolutionary genome-editing technology that allows researchers to make very precise modifications to DNA.<p>The implications are enormous — not only for the treatment of disease, but also for …

University of California

The reality of automating customer service chat with AI today

Of all the fields in the chatbot-crazed world, customer service is one of the prime targets for automation. virtual customer agents (customer service-focused bots, or VCAs) are intelligent systems able to understand what users ask via chat and to provide them with adequate answers. In the context …

Chatbots

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become …

Immunotherapy

This robotic surgery is so intricate it can stitch a peeled grape back together

"da Vinci" is a surgical system worth £1.6 million which doctors use for less invasive surgery. It is so intricate it can stitch grape skin with remarkable precision, as shown in this video.<p>The robot is operated remotely by a surgeon who controls its movements.<p>It has its benefits for minimally …

Cancer

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Sheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That makes a big difference.

A week ago Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that any city that refuses to share information with the federal government about immigrants could lose federal funding. Called sanctuary cities and states, these geographic entities resisting the Trump administration’s efforts to increase …

How These Two 17-Year-Olds Are Cashing In On The Fidget Spinners Everyone Is Talking About

Six months ago, spinners were unheard of. The hands of children were oddly empty. Today most middle and high school kids either have an original Fidget360, or have one of the many knock-offs. All parents and teachers know what spinners are, regardless of if they approve.<p>When Allan Maman looked …

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX , has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Artificial Intelligence

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life

With apps like IFTTT and Flow, you can make your world smarter without buying a thing.<p>IFTTT (If This Then That) and Flow are both incredibly useful apps that are also pretty hard to describe. Basically, they let you plug different apps and services together, from Facebook and Instagram to iOS and …

Cops hate Google’s Waze App

American police forces aren’t big fans of Waze, the GPS and traffic tracking app that allows users to report where police are stationed, but pending …

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

The -other- “ban” that was quietly announced last week

Most of the world is in an uproar right now over the travel ban that Donald Trump hastily imposed late last week on citizens of seven predominantly …

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