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Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Ford Motor Corp Invents New Way To Shape Metal

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching the metal. NASCAR uses it to create new prototypes, for …

Researchers successfully 3D print blood vessels, a 'game changer' for artificial organs

Hundreds of thousands of people die annually because the demand for organs far exceeds the donor supply. Artificial organs could save those lives — and scientists just made a huge breakthrough in the field by “bio-printing” artificial vascular networks.<p>Researchers from the University of Sydney, …

MIT's Local Warming system warms you while you wander

Thought experiment time, folks: what would do you if you wanted to warm up a few people in a big, chilly room? Prevailing logic says to crank up the heat, but let's be honest here: sometimes the prevailing logic sucks. The folks from MIT's Senseable City Lab project have cooked up a more efficient …

Toyota's first hydrogen car is priced to go head-to-head with Tesla

Sure, Elon Musk is giving away Tesla patents, but don't be surprised if more established manufacturers politely decline his offer. Instead of batteries and electric charging stations, players like General Motors, Mercedes, Honda and Toyota are focusing their efforts on a very different sort of fuel …

Breast Cancer Breakthrough? 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

New technologies could help resolve some of the controversy around breast-cancer screening — potentially improving the accuracy of scans that detect the cancer.<p>At the heart of confusion over when women should be screened is the question of whether mammography could be doing more harm than good …

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New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could lead to the creation of cheaper, lighter, and more flexible solar cells.<p>The new material could also be used to make …

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Greener fridges will keep cool using magnets instead of chemicals

Though modern refrigerators are getting fancy and connected, they're still just a jumble of pipes, pumps and hazardous fluids. Scientists from Canada and Bulgaria have made a discovery in the field of so-called magnetic cooling that may change their core functionality, however. Such systems work …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Forget fillings, scientists just discovered how to regrow full teeth using lasers

Good news for all you taffy addicts and crystal meth smokers out there — a Harvard-led team of scientists has just devised a way to regrow teeth. If …

Stem Cells

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Samsung's Occulus Headset Sounds Like a Modern Day View-Master

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Samsung is making a virtual reality headset with the help of Oculus Rift. According to a report from …

Google's driverless car: no steering wheel, two seats, 25mph

Google has demonstrated its own driverless car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel, and says it will build 100 of the vehicles for testing with the eventual aim of "bringing this technology to the world safely".<p>The company had for several years been …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

A Bionic, Mind-Controlled Arm, From the Inventor of the Segway

The FDA just approved a prosthetic arm that amputees can control with their brains.<p>The Segway was supposed to change everything ... until it became the preferred transportation of walking tours and shopping mall security. But now its inventor, Dean Kamen, is back with a new creation that might be …

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

The artificial leaf that could power the world

As Daniel Nocera gazed down on one of his experiments in what has come to be known as the "holy grail" of energy research, his response was to shrug:<p>"Oh, that can't be right."<p>It was a glass of tap water with a thumb-sized strip of silicon floating in it. When he held the glass up to the light, the …

Who is best prepared to dominate mobile payments?

James Gill, CEO at GoSquared, discusses competition for mobile payments as Facebook and Apple move into the space<p>James Gill, CEO of analytics platform GoSquared believes <b>Facebook</b> is in a "great position" to enable money transactions happen more easily online.<p>He explained that their strength lies in …

IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World

"Watson, the supercomputer that is now the world Jeopardy champion, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy," MIT's Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. "I'm convinced that <b>if it's not already the world's best diagnostician,</b> …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

23 May 2018<p>When water freezes on the surface of rock, metal, plastic and many other materials, it can be very difficult to remove. What makes the …

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Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the future. Quixter is a palm reader that allows you to pay for things without your wallet simply by placing your hand on a scanner.<p>To pay for stuff …

DARPA's New Biotech Unit Will Try to Create New Life Forms

Also: disease detectors and brain-controlled drones.<p>Artist concept of the inside of a cell. Image: DARPA<p>Ye sci-fi writers hard up for new material should spend an hour or so perusing the Defense Department's 2015 budget proposal, especially the section covering the far-out research projects …

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Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet Lets You Draw Ideas in 3D

Using a handheld stylus and tablet set combined with an existing augmented reality headset, this invention allows users to sketch in three dimensions …

Lab-made muscle repairs itself in supermouse

I get to write about a lot of cool scientific breakthroughs here at Crave, but rarely do I get to report on a story from the cutting edge of medicine that involves not one, but three, mind-blowing components. Yet that's what those geniuses over at Duke delivered this week -- a story involving …

National Academy of Sciences

A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.<p>And scientists need your help to test it out.<p>A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a free iPhone app that loads a complex, jet-lag …

Israeli startup\’s battery can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

Innovative MIT Grad Teaches Human-Animal 'Talk'

<i>Can people really communicate with animals in ways that most humans seldom contemplate? Hong Kong’s Thomas Cheng, founder of the Institute of Scientific Animal Communication (ISAC), teaches talk-to-animals techniques. What he reveals, often to big rooms full of eager human students, not only deeply</i> …

How to Turn a Pencil Into a Diamond

Spoiler: Just add some hydrogen.<p>The "lead" in your pencil is misnamed. The gray stuff is actually composed of graphite, which is the stablest form of the element carbon. Its bonded atoms are arranged in planar sheets, layered on top—and aside—each other. Which explains why your pencil lead is soft: …