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A new antibiotic discovery promises more help in the fight against resistance

And more new types of antibiotics may be on the way<p>Researchers have discovered a new antibiotic — and it belongs to a brand new class.The compound, named teixobactin, treated a wide variety of infections in mice, including staph and blood infections, reports a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. And …

Breast cancer breakthrough as Cambridge University finds gene behind killer disease

Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust’s Sanger Institute have discovered the gene responsible for triple negative breast cancer<p>Scientists have identified the gene behind one of most aggressive forms of breast cancer in a breakthrough which could bring life-saving new …

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly …

First contracting human muscle grown in laboratory

In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

Scientists create GM organisms reliant on artificial compounds for survival

Genetically recoded organisms could be safe enough to use outside, for example to clean up oil spills<p>In a drive to improve the environmental safety of genetically modified organisms, scientists have created the first GM microbes that can only survive in the presence of designer compounds not found …

Deep-fried graphene could revolutionise battery tech

Deep-fried pom-poms of graphene could make batteries smaller and more efficient. The super-material, which is just one atom thick, has been turned …

Proteins Found In The Brain May Help Speed Up Flu Recovery While You Sleep

Research may back up the age-old advice to 'sleep it off'<p>To get over the flu, all it might take is a little extra brain protein and a lot more sleep.<p>Researchers at Washington State University at Spokane have been trying to come up with another way to treat influenza beyond yearly vaccinations. …

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Anti-radiation drug could work days after exposure

After a nuclear accident, exposure to DNA-damaging radiation levels can happen in minutes – but accessing therapies that might combat the effects can …

University of Tennessee

Korean report supports KGI prediction that Samsung will make 75% of A9 chips for next iPhone

Korean news site <i>MK Business News</i> (via <i>Reuters</i>) is reporting that Samsung will make 75% of the A9 chip for the next iPhone. This matches an earlier detailed prediction by KGI Research, which stated that the balance of the chips would be made by Global Foundry, and is in line with a statement by …

IPhone 7

Here's What Could Happen If The Apple Watch Flops Like Google Glass

Sales forecasts for the smartwatch run as high as 60 million units (Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley) within the first year, which would equal at least $21 billion in revenue at a base price of $350. Pricier versions of the watch and premium watch straps could all substantially increase that figure. …

Apple Watch

Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

Silicon Valley,California,3D printing,Technology,Blindness and visual impairment,Disability,US healthcare,US news,World news<p>Shubham Banerjee created a low-cost Braille printer with a toy. Now, the 13-year-old’s startup is attracting investors and shaking up an industry<p>When not disrupting an …

Silicon Valley

Digital Distribution Is Changing Who’s Going To See Indie Films

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>David Larkin is the founder and chief executive of GoWatchit.com, a search engine and universal queue for movies that is also a platform for film marketing and analytics and a partner with The Sundance Institute.</i><p>Combine a culture that increasingly encourages self-expression; an …

This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

Giving modular smartphones a new lease on life<p>One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the …

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bruno Berthon is the managing director of digital strategy at Accenture.</i><p>Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). …

Pond5 Kicks off its Public Domain Project with 80,000 Photos, Videos and Sound Clips

Finding royalty-free video, photos and sound clips may be getting a little easier following the news that Pond5 is releasing a huge number of items into the public domain.<p>Announced today, the Pond5 Public Domain Project has been conceived with content “specifically for media makers,” Pond5 said. …

Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source

A significant percentage of Microsoft’s revenue comes from the sale of proprietary software like Office and a little thing called Windows. Despite that legacy, though, the technology giant in the past year has made a point of championing free, open-source software, and yesterday’s acquisition of …

Open Source Software

Samsung Electronics to be main chip supplier for next iPhone: South Korea paper

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry.<p>A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' …

Walmart starts selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick for $25

Remember Walmart’s very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FCC’s online database two months ago? Turns out Walmart already started …

Sling TV preview: Does this $20-a-month cord-cutter service work as promised?

Sling TV, a $20-a-month service for cord-cutters, made quite the debut earlier this month, winning our Best of CES award amid a flood of attention from press and customers alike. But can the app really live up to its promise to "Take Back TV"? I've had access to the beta for a few days, allowing me …

New wireless services from Google and Cablevision will lean heavily on Wi-Fi

It looks like Republic Wireless — the upstart cellular service that uses Wi-Fi and falls back to Sprint when necessary — was onto something when it launched back in 2011.<p>Rumors have popped up in recent days that Google is prepping to launch a wireless MVNO that uses both Sprint and T-Mobile …