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Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi's new educational micro-computer is its cheapest yet -- a pocket-sized device designed to teach kids coding for just $5 (about £3.30 or AU$7).<p>The Raspberry Pi Zero, unveiled on Thursday, is the latest computer from the British company that has for the last few years made its mission to …

We're Closer Than Ever to Building the Bionic Human

And you thought those prosthetic running blades were cool.<p>Lost a leg? Need a new spleen? Going under anesthesia? There’s a robot—and possibly even an app—for that. The last few years have given way to tons of crazy advancements in the fields of robotics and bionics. Here’s a look at some of the …

This Week In Tesla News: Self-Driving And Reliability In Focus

This past week Tesla Motors had to contend with some thorny issues including a critical survey from Consumer Reports and doubts about its vaunted Autopilot self-driving tech.<p><b>Reliability dings:</b> The week started with a negative “predicted reliability” survey from Consumer Reports that claimed a …

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Los Angeles

Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

When people hear that I'm an emergency physician, they often ask, "What's the craziest thing you've ever seen?"<p>TV shows frequently show ER doctors and nurses heroically saving people on the verge of death. Then there are news reports about people abusing the health care system by seeking emergency …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

Sony's Amazing New FES Watch Is Now Official, Uses E-Paper Display And Strap

There have been some rumours recently that Sony was planning on releasing a new e-paper watch that would bring a new dimension to wearables. Not really a smartwatch itself, because it doesn’t appear to have any capabilities beyond telling the time, and the very cool, e-paper stuff, but an amazing …

I don't always do regression, but when I do, I do it in SAS 9.4

There are several exciting add-ins from SAS Analytics products running on v9.4, especially the SAS/STAT high performance procedures, where "high …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers - Roadshow

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference …

IBM's Watson wants to fix America's doctor shortage

The supercomputer's greatest opponent may be the American healthcare system<p>In 2011, IBM's Watson supercomputer got an unusually public proof-of-concept, competing on <i>Jeopardy!</i> and beating its human competitors hands-down. It was a powerful public win for IBM, and for artificial intelligence at …

Healing Damaged Hearts With Stem Cell Implants Gets New Technique

We’re much better at saving the lives of those who suffer a heart attack these days. Sadly, many people survive a heart attack only to later succumb …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist

Fantastical places exist not only in movies and fairy tales, but in the real world too! You've got to see these places to believe them. Just like Pepsi NEXT, you've got to taste it to believe it.

Music And Health: 11 Ways Playing And Listening To Music Help Both Body And Mind

Ah, the healing power of music.<p>Whether it's the perfect song after a bad break-up, or something relaxing to listen to while you study, there are endless ways that music makes our hearts and souls feel better. But research shows that music can have benefits for our bodies, too.<p>The Mayo Clinic points …

Definitions Of 'Joy': How You Describe That Lovely, Bubbly Feeling (PHOTOS)

Many of us are joy-seekers: We live for the experiences (and the people, as it seems) that make us feel full.<p>This feeling, as Merriam-Webster defines it is "the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires." But we wanted to hear more …

Brain Activity Can Reveal Emotions, Study Finds

Scientists have found a way to determine what emotions you're feeling by looking at brain activity measured by imaging technology.<p>The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, are important to emotion research because they bring "a new method with potential to identify emotions without relying …

How to grow a human heart in three (relatively) easy steps

The day is fast approaching when scientists will finally be able to reconstruct a person's heart from a clump of cells and a simple scaffold. We're …

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Gravity-Defying Particles Travel Up A Waterfall

The expected rules of physics are no match for a determined tea leaf.<p>Back in 2008, Sebastian Bianchi, then a physics undergrad at the University of Havana in Cuba, was making tea when he noticed something that seemed to defy the most basic rules of physics: Tea leaves from his cup had floated …

Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future

As biological engineering becomes more and more adept, scientists will eventually get to explore the limits of what they can craft in the lab. To that end, designer Agatha Haines has put together a conceptual series of custom organs, which could one day be used by humans as an organic way to …

How Artificial Chromosomes Could Transform Humanity

Normally, an extra pair of chromosomes would be considered dangerous. But what if we could design our own? According to biologists, we could create …

Electronic Pee Sniffer Can Detect Bladder Cancer

The Odoreader goes where no human nose wants to.<p>A new kind of electronic nose could make diagnosing bladder cancer a whole lot easier, according to a new study published this week in PLOS ONE.<p>Doctors typically diagnose bladder cancer through cytoscopy, a "costly, invasive and undignified …

FIDO Would Enable Dog-To-Human Communication

The device would benefit the military, the disabled, doctors, and maybe even you!<p>Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, including one of the co-creators of Google Glass, are working to develop a new piece of technology attire--for dogs. The project, FIDO (Facilitating …

New Telescopic Contact Lens Magnifies Vision Three Times

Researchers led by Eric Tremblay from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EDFL) in Switzerland and Joseph Ford from UC San Diego have …

Lab Grown Retinal Cells Implanted Into Blind Mice - And They Work

What if we could reverse degenerative forms of blindness with but an injection of new cells? Stem cell therapies—still promising, if not particularly …

This new molecule could be guided through your body with a magnet

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have created a large hollow magnetic-cage molecule that could someday administer drugs directly …

Chemistry

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second …

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Man claims exploding Galaxy S4 burned his house down

Should you keep your cell phone on or near anything flammable?<p>This question surely will haunt the minds of many once they hear the story told by a certain Mr. Du of Hong Kong.<p>His claim, as relayed by the fine translators of the Register, is that his Samsung Galaxy S4 exploded and caught fire in his …