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Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Biotech boom brings new medicines and biofuels but fears about GM remain

For scientist Jack Newman, creating a new life form has become as simple as this: he types out a DNA sequence on his laptop. Clicks "send". And a few metres away in the laboratory, robotic arms mix together some compounds to produce the desired cells.<p>Newman's biotech company is creating new …

Could uneaten algae be the next biofuel? - Futurity

U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — Focusing on fast-growing and hardy microscopic algae, rather than the most …

When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

"I am concerned about the safety of allowing brain stimulation devices loose on the public, without prior efficacy or safety limits." <br>--Mark George, Medical University of South Carolina

The Brain

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

Now you can figure out if that IKEA couch matches your rug before buying it

Want to know if that rug will tie your room together? IKEA can help with that: Its newest catalog, to be released later this month, lets shoppers use their smartphones or tablets to virtually “place” furnishings around their homes in search of the perfect spot.<p>This big idea from the world’s biggest …

Afraid of spiders? Try sleeping on it

Do you suffer from a phobia? Are you fearful of heights, or dogs, or the sight of blood? Does the mere thought of lightning, or enclosed spaces, or snakes, induce panic? If so, getting your head down for a nap may help you conquer your anxiety.<p>Phobias are one of the most common forms of …

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 …

Electric road charges buses while they drive

The challenge with electric vehicles -- well, one of them -- is that to actually, you know, go anywhere, they have to be stationary for significant blocks of time so they can charge. Some measures have been proposed, such as solar panels that can provide energy while the car drives, and even …

Magnetism

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

Scanadu Scout 'medical tricorder' for smartphones breaks crowdfunding record

Scanadu, the health startup aiming to arm consumers with a smartphone accessory capable of reading vital signs on their body, has taken another step forward in making its "medical tricorder" a reality. Having met its $100,000 crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo in one day, the Scanadu Scout went on to …

Why Hasn't There Been A Multitouch Piano Before Now?

Thanks to this Kickstarter project, pianists can finally introduce elegant wiggly vibrato into their playing--without getting a new piano.<p>The venerable piano allows for ten (or more!) notes to be played at once, which makes it ideal for composing complex music. Yet there's one thing even the …

How Earth's extremes could help hunt for life on Mars

What's the best way to try and find out what life on the red planet might be like? Astrobiologist Louisa Preston believes creatures surviving our planet's harshest conditions may provide valuable clues.<p>The search for life on Mars – the closest planet to Earth that may harbour life – has been an …

10 Robots That Are Way More Athletic Than You

Oh, you're a pro swimmer? Well, Swumanoid's an Olympian.<p>Maybe you're really athletic. You're, say, a great basketball player, or you can do those fingertip push-ups the heroes do in kung-fu movies. That's great. But whatever you can do, our future machine-overlords can do better. For …

Genetics and the jock: inside the new science of athletic excellence

Sports writer David Epstein on why your 23,000 genes matter at the gym<p>Whether you’re an avid runner or a dedicated weight lifter, you’ve probably cobbled together a training routine based on a few less-than-scientific factors: the distance or weight that athletic magazines and websites suggest you …

The Simplest Periodic Table We've Ever Seen

No numbers, just dots<p>In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.<p>The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer's

Wreaking havoc in your mouth and head<p>Could Alzheimer's disease originate in your mouth?<p>It sounds like a strange idea, but scientists have recently found one small clue that dental bacteria may play a role in some cases of Alzheimer's.<p>A team of researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. found …