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Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.
In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery." Similar products already exist on the market, …Batteries
Injecting a mini diagnostic lab into your body may make the time-consuming trial-and-error approach used to find the right cancer drug a thing of the …Cancer
Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.
The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium atoms, is now three times more accurate than a year ago when it set the previous world …Lattice
Deepwater spill caused an underwater ‘snowstorm’
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, scientists are learning more about how oil …Oceans
Apr. 20, 2015 Before Deepwater Horizon, scientists didn't know that oil and marine snow had anything to do with each other. "Marine snow is like …Quantum Mechanics
Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy …Cancer
Genetic tests for cancer can run thousands of dollars, but Color Genomics plans to change that: it's offering testing for the cancer risk variants BRCA1 and BRCA2 — as well as 17 others — for $249, starting today. By comparison, Myriad Genetics' similar test costs about $4,000.
Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter
Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …New York
Somehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the present moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very …Mindfulness
An exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed …Exoskeletons
A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.
In March, the neuroscientist David Eagleman stood on stage to give a TED talk on sensory substitution, the idea of replacing the duties of one sense by using another. He spoke of how little of …Wearable Tech
Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet
Paracetamol may be an effective pain reliever but is also reduces feelings of pleasure, a new study suggests.
The previously unknown …Emotions
Scientists have found six molecules that block HuR, an “oncoprotein” linked to cancer that was thought to be “undruggable.”The findings could lead to …Cancer
Barrel Jellyfish, which can have tentacles of up to six feet long have been spotted off the south east coast
Swimmers have been warned to look out for giant jellyfish after the unseasonably warm April conditions sparked an invasion off the coast of Devon and Cornwall.
The huge Barrel Jellyfish, which …Jellyfish
On Easter Sunday the Large Hadron Collider circulated beams of protons again for the first time in nearly two years. This was a major milestone on the way to recommissioning the whole project for more data at higher collision energies. However, those beams were at “injection energy” of 450 GeV …Physics
Materials scientist Jonathan Berger has developed a solid foam that he describes as “the most efficient in the universe.”Called Isomax, this …Mathematics
We've already seen what fiber optics can do for internet speeds, and it looks like the medium could be used for quantum communications too. See, as EurekAlert tells it, scientists from the Vienna University of Technology have figured out a way to modify the material so it can be used to control the …Quantum Mechanics
A cooperation between theoretical and experimental physicists has uncovered previously unknown quantum states inside atoms. The results, described in …Physics
GETTYThe Large Hadron Collider took a decade to build and cost billions of pounds
The experiment could shed light on some of the most coveted secrets …Physics
The sun in different wavelengths via NASA
When responding to this question, I’m afraid I’m a little bit hindered by the human brain’s ability (or …Astronomy
It’s all in the timing
Whether it’s on a keyboard, a smartphone, or even a credit card reader, you spend a lot of your day typing. Well, researchers at MIT noticed the value of this daily habit, and are putting it to a secondary use; they've developed software that can gauge the speed at which a …Typing
Let's say you want to 3D print a replica of an object in your home. The first step, of course, is capturing a detailed 3D scan — a process that's currently accomplished to varying degrees of accuracy with a desktop unit or more expensive and bulky professional models. But with a new "camera sensor" …3D Scanners
“Congratulations,” Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the straight-talking director general at Cern, a particle physics lab near Geneva, told thousands of staff from the control room of the Large Hadron Collider. “Now the hard work starts.”
The pat on the back and call to arms marked the restart on Sunday morning …History of Science
Sunny with a chance of renewable energy
You can 3D print plenty of things these days, from candy to a model of an asteroid. And now, with the help of a 3D printer, you can produce most of the parts for a pretty simple engine. Recently, German engineer Andreas Haeuser built a solar-powered Stirling …Fab Lab
Another Ebola vaccine is making its way through human trials with promising results. The vaccine was well tolerated by healthy volunteers in an early safety trial, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today.
"this vaccine could be further tested in large phase III …Ebola
Brain researchers are turning to big data and collaborative computing to try to crack one of the big questions of neuroscience: Can the shape of a neuron reveal how well it's working? The BigNeuron project is spearheaded by the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science, but it brings together …The Brain