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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Every person who uses insulin to manage diabetes wants what they don't have — a replacement for their malfunctioning pancreas. And though the technology isn't yet to the point of creating an artificial pancreas, it's getting a lot closer.<p>Just last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

Diabetes

Will nanotechnology soon allow you to 'swallow the doctor'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots, so tiny that a teaspoon can hold billions of them.<p>They are ready to be injected into the most delicate areas of a human body -- the heart and the brain -- to deliver drugs with extreme precision or work like an army of nano surgeons, operating from …

Nanotech

Watch the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro With Built in Projector

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo unveiled a trio of new devices today, one of which was particularly interesting. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a 13-inch, Android-powered tablet…with a built-in projector that lets you beam 16:9 high resolution images and movies directly to a wall or screen.<p>Coupled with …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future

Imagine a biomimetic robot that can inflate itself, bend at odd angles, and channel liquids through itself in any direction. That’s what scientists at Harvard University have created. By using squishy little Lego blocks with channels built-in, a team at Harvard has created robots can move like …

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.<p>It’s 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I’m lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

A new Kinect for Windows is coming, and this is why you should care

July 15th marks a new era for Kinect hacks<p>Microsoft’s second Kinect for Windows sensor is arriving on July 15th for $199, and it’s aiming to take things even further away from gaming. While Kinect’s early usage was boosted by the Xbox 360, developers haven’t enthusiastically supported Kinect on the …

Google Drive Partners With + Pool

Last summer, +Pool, a project to construct a floating swimming pool in the middle of New York City's East River, raised more than $273,000 on Kickstarter.<p>When complete, +Pool will give New Yorkers a clean place to swim, with a natural filtration system that could clean up to half a million gallons …

Google Drive

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Mobile Technology

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.<p>Popular culture …

The Brain

Lunar rock samples reveal variations in water concentrations

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers studying rocks returned from the moon by Apollo 17 astronauts has found that rocks found in different locations …

Breakthrough shows how DNA is 'edited' to correct genetic diseases

An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting …

Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in Womb

Neurons generated from the skin cells of schizophrenia patients behave strangely in the early developmental stages, offering clues that might lead to …

World's cheapest 3D printer moves forward

Over 1,400 backers committed over $400,000 to the crowdfunding campaign that had an original goal of just $9,000. The Little Rock, Arkansas-based …

A tennis racquet wired to teach you how to swing better | Fortune.com

FORTUNE -- In 1990, when Eric Babolat was a college student in France, he remembers watching Sharon Stone play tennis with a hologram instructor in the movie <i>Total Recall</i> and thinking, “That’s the future of tennis.” This was not idle reflection. Babolat represents the fifth generation in a family …

Apple’s Sapphire Moves Makes Samsung Take a Second Look at The Super-Hard Material

Samsung has once more revisited the possibility of using sapphire glass in their devices, likely due to reports of Apple’s plans to use the …

World's smallest nanomotor could power cell-sized nanobots for drug delivery

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas have built and tested what appears to be the world's smallest, fastest, …

Nanotech

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from …

Tech Trends

Leap Motion grows up with applications in augmented reality and physical therapy

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Leap Motion<p>When the Leap Motion controller came out last summer, my colleague Stacey Higginbotham was somewhat …

Augmented Reality

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Lunecase: Notifications on the Back of your iPhone

When using phones, we mostly pay attention to the front side of the gadget where the screen is, while its rear isn’t usually considered to be of any importance. Ukraine-based startup Concepter, known for its crowdfunded smartphone flash iblazr, has decided to put the back of your iPhone to use by …

AppoLearning For iPad Helps Parents & Teachers Find The Educational Apps Worth Buying

With an ever-expanding selection of apps on the market making educational claims, parents today have a tough time deciding which apps are worth their investment. Earlier this year, app search and discovery portal Appolicious launched a new resource called appoLearning to specifically address this …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

It's up to Apple now to top or debunk the flood of iPhone 5S rumors, but many of the rumors seem credible.<p>We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?<p>Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

iTunes/App/iBooks Stores, some iCloud services outages fixed, FaceTime now seeing issues

<b>Update:</b> Apple has updated its status page to reflect outages for multiple services including the App Store, Mac App Store, iBook Store, and a few iCloud services:<p>Many users (and Apple’s own iCloud Status Page) are reporting the inability to make purchases from the iTunes Store on both iOS and the …

Biomeme Wants To Turn Your iOS Device Into A Disease-Detecting Mobile DNA Lab

There’s a vast, vast sea of the smartphone accessories out there that are designed to solve first-world problems (do we honestly need another bottle opening case?), but here’s one that aspires to change the rest of the world. The folks at Dreamit Ventures-backed Biomeme have developed a device that …

Prior to the LG G2 launch, leaked images show its nearly full-screened face

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>LG is holding a press event later today and for those that can’t wait to see the phone, leaked images of the Android(s goog) …

Minor evidence of fingerprint recognition in future iPhones discovered in new beta of Apple's iOS 7

iOS developer and tinkerer Hamza Sood has been poking around in the new 4th beta version of iOS 7 and has discovered references to fingerprint recognition. This could indicate that Apple plans to support such biometric ID measures in the next version of its iPhone, though evidence of new features …