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Can You Fix A Machine By Smacking It?

Short answer: Maybe for a while.<p>On <i>Happy Days</i>, one of the Fonz’s signature moves was to pound the jukebox to make it work. There’s a certain logic there, says Mack Blakely, executive director of the National Electronics Service Dealers Association. “In the old days, devices had a lot of mechanical …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

The Role of the Supernatural in the Discovery of EEGs

After Hans Berger received an uncanny telegram, he spent years trying to measure psychic energy.<p>When Hans Berger was serving a year in the German military, in 1892, he was thrown from a horse. This in itself wasn't strange. But later that day, as the neurologist David Millett recounts in</i> …

A New Device Can Detect Multiple Types Of Cancer With A Single Blood Test

Detecting cancer is a difficult business. Some types of cancer can be found through simple blood tests, but many require expensive procedures that, as in the case of CT scans and mammograms, cause problems down the line.<p>A startup called Miroculus thinks it has the simple early detection platform …

Scientists are making incredible movies of molecules using X-rays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory<p>If you thought you knew what high-res slow-motion video looks like, think …

Here's Why Dogs Kick Their Legs When You Rub Their 'Sweet Spot"

Fido just can't help himself. Each time you scratch that sweet spot on his belly, his hind leg starts kicking like crazy--but why?<p>Ultimately, it's all about self-preservation.<p>"Dogs kick when we scratch their belly because it's an involuntary reflex," Dr. Marc Bekoff, a canine expert based in …

Explore Mars' most detailed map ever

Detailed imaging of the surface of Mars from orbit has allowed space scientists to produce the most detailed geological map yet of part of the Red …

New record depth for deepest fish

<b>A new record has been set for the world's deepest fish.</b><p>The bizarre-looking creature, which is new to science, was filmed 8,145m beneath the waves, beating the previous depth record by nearly 500m.<p>Several other new species of fish were also caught on camera, as well as huge crustaceans called …

Fish

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

Giant Laser Sphere Floods Your Retinas with Dancing Light

Design studio COCOLAB teamed up with the ARCA creative lab to create 'Cycles,' a massive light installation illuminated by 17 powerful lasers.<p>.<p>COCOLAB, the Mexican design studio responsible for beautifully illuminated cathedrals and the projection mapped equivalent of a giant beehive, experiments …

Art

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Secretary of Agriculture

New Antibiotic Could Help Fight ‘Superbugs’ of the Future

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that may help turn the tide against the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”.<p>By using a method …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

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 …

The 10 Best Things From February 2015

Some things are just... better<p><i>This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed."</i>

Humpback Whales

The Tumor Within A Tumor

Biologists who study cancer have been borrowing a lot of concepts from evolution in recent years. That’s because the changes that occur inside a tumor bear some striking resemblances to what natural selection does to a population of animals, plants, or bacteria. Evolutionary biologists who study …

Cancer

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

E.coli

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

Immunotherapy

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …

Scientists in China trace new bird flu strain H7N9 back to market chicken

Scientists in China say they have pinpointed a likely source of a new strain of avian influenza (bird flu) that's killed 23 people in the country so far: chicken sold in the markets of Zhejiang, China. In a study fast-tracked into online publication in the international medical journal <i>the Lancet</i> …

Stem cells (via)

Stem cells (via)

Artificially reconnecting damaged tissue could restore movement in paralytics

Paralyzed individuals currently rely on robotic prosthetics to recover their lost movement, but new research shows that natural movement may be able to be restored by reconnecting damaged parts of an individual's nervous system. Researchers in Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, Washington demonstrated that …

To harness HIV, make it get 'naked' - Futurity

EMORY (US) — A new understanding of how HIV “gets dressed” in the human cells …

HIV