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Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

Cancer

A laser printer without ink or toner

Lasers that ‘softly’ burn paper could be the next evolution in printing. Former students of the University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands, have developed a technology that can print on any kind of paper without consumables, such as toner or ink.<p>This technique is not unlike burning paper using …

Innovation

Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put on by Naval Air Systems Command …

Military

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want - MIT Technology Review

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy …

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to test swarming palm-sized drones

Imagine a fleet of drones, each the size of your palm blooming from a package dropped from an airplane. That’s what the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s tiny CICADA drone can do. And hopefully, it’ll prove it through upcoming swarm flight testing.<p>The CICADA, or Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable …

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

SMART cells open door to arthritis vaccine

Combining two cellular-editing processes, researchers have developed cartilage that fights inflammation. The scientists hope that the breakthrough …

A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys

Smart rings aren't a novel idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It's a biometric ring …

Credit Cards

Cell Phone Accessories That Will Make Your Life Seriously Easier

Given our dependence on smartphones, the idea of making them even more useful is not just enticing—it's exciting. See what these accessories can do …

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the SoundBlaster, the default standard for audio in PCs in the '90s and early '00s, but the company as a whole hadn't …

Audiophile

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

High-tech eyeglasses can give blind people the ability to see, but could the development of eyesight-improving eyedrops help eliminate the need for …

Optometry

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

TP-Link AV600 2-Ports Powerline Wi-Fi extender Adapter Kit, 2-Kit (TL-WPA4220 KIT)

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>More Reliable WiFi: Use your existing electrical wiring to extend your Internet access to any room in your …

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …

Wi-Fi

'A new room in the Great Pyramid': lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

A lost album of originals by John Coltrane, the American saxophonist who took jazz to new heights of freedom and expression, has been unearthed.<p>The album, being released on 29 June as Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album, was recorded in a session on 6 March 1963, at the Van Gelder studios in …

Horns

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

If you love John Coltrane, you need to go to Blues Alley this weekend

McCoy Tyner was just 19 years old when, in 1960, the prodigy was invited to join the classic John Coltrane Quartet. The quartet released most of the leader’s finest albums, recordings that changed jazz harmony forever, before it disbanded in 1965. That same year, John and Alice Coltrane had a son …

How To Buy John Coltrane: The 10 Albums Every Jazz Newcomer Needs

In jazz circles, the smallest mention of <b>John Coltrane</b> usually invokes a mood of hushed reverence, and the discovery of <b>a previously unreleased album</b>,</i> …

Universal Music

How the Incorporation of Musical Modes on the Miles Davis Album ‘Kind of Blue’ Reinvented Jazz

YouTuber Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays about music took a look at the iconic Miles Davis album <i>Kind of Blue</i>. He …

Music

Brilliant Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor Is No Longer Among the Living

by Charles Mudede<br>The movement of free jazz had two defining figures. One: Ornette Coleman; two: Cecil Taylor. The former was self-taught; the latter …

Stream a near complete, 873-song playlist cataloguing John Coltrane’s discography

Jazz pioneer and saxophone virtuoso <b>John Coltrane’s</b> influence runs deep into modern music, be it soul, the blues, hip hop, or experimental …

Music (Australia)

BBC Documentary: Charlie Parker

Where exactly did saxophonist Charlie Parker first meet Dizzy Gillespie? How did he pay for his first Selmer saxophone? What was Buster Smith's role …

Meet the Eccentric Master of Jazz Melody

The call came out of the blue to Harry Colomby, the former high school teacher and longtime manager of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. It was a <i>Time</i> …

Soul Music

Dazzled by Detroit: how Motown got its groove back

They have a saying down here, in southern Michigan: “Nothing stops Detroit.” It’s a good moniker for the city. Beaten down, bankrupt, riddled with crime, Detroit was, for many years, the butt of a joke. Not any more. Recently voted by Lonely Planet as one of the hottest cities to visit in 2018, …

Skateboarding

“Fire and Fury” Is a Book All Too Worthy of the President

The President of the United States is a deranged liar who surrounds himself with sycophants. He is also functionally illiterate and intellectually unsound. He is manifestly unfit for the job. Who knew? Everybody did.<p>So why has a poorly written book containing this information, padded with much …

Free-thinking jazz drummer described as ‘a conductor of energies’<p>Steering a number of people towards doing the same things at the same time – marching in step, singing a tune, fighting in formation – has frequently been a job for drummers, all the way back to when tabor players guided courtly …

Horns

The Best Jazz Reissues and Rediscoveries of 2017

Like the history of cinema, the history of jazz depends largely on availability, which is why roundups of historical reissues and discoveries is more than a matter of new delights—it’s a question of setting the record straight. When Ornette Coleman died, at the age of eighty-five, in 2015, his …

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017

It's that time of the year when I shift away from the world's calamities to some of its finest achievements (for a minute anyway), which is to say, …

Innovative American jazz pianist, clarinettist and composer who co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago<p>The American jazz pianist, clarinettist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams, who has died aged 87, was one of contemporary music’s most dedicated and …

Trumpeter

Listen to live tracks by The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble

<i>Drum Dance To The Motherland</i> was recorded at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia on 7 October 1972. On the record you can hear the vibraphone and …

Psychedelia