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A Bendable Implant Taps the Nervous System without Damaging It - MIT Technology Review

Medicine these days entertains all kinds of ambitious plans for reading off brain signals to control wheelchairs, or using electronics to bypass …

Spinal Cords

Week's Best Space Pictures: Pillars Bloom, a Star Illuminates, and a Moon Sets

Hubble revisits an iconic place in space, a star lights up Saturn's rings, and a wolf moon sets in this week's best space pictures.

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Astronomy

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to collide.<p>Such an event should come as no surprise, considering that there are up to 200 billion galaxies in the universe (according to Space.com), …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

This is what caffeine does to your brain

If you're an avid coffee drinker like me, you probably need three to five cups in the morning to feel like a normally functioning human being. You can probably also have a cup at 9 p.m. and still be fast asleep by 10. Caffeine, the main stimulant found in coffee, works on a chemical level to give …

Multiple sclerosis could be 'switched off' by retraining immune system

Scientists believe they are close to developing a drug which could 'switch off' autoimmune diseases like Multiple sclerosis by training the body to stop attacking itself<p>Scientists believe they have discovered a way to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis or Type 1 diabetes by …

Brain 'can be trained to prefer healthy food'

<b>The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US.</b><p>Scientists from Tufts University say food addictions can be changed in this way even if they are well-established.<p>They scanned the …

Holistic Medicine

A Prosthetic Leg That Plugs Directly Into The Skeleton

Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.<p>There are a lot of fancy, high-tech prosthetics out there. Some can read electrical signals from the nerves and muscles of the remaining tissue, while others even interface with the brain to read a person’s intentions when she, say, …

Soon, soldiers will be communicating by telepathy

Forget battlefield smartphones; the future of soldier<b>–</b>to-soldier communication may be electronic telepathy. A group of researchers in Europe have developed what they are calling the first “human brain-to-brain interface,” allowing people to communicate telepathically through the internet without a …

The Brain

Acer’s affordable 8-inch tablets give you a choice between Windows and Android

Acer announced a trio of new affordable tablets at IFA on Wednesday, but looking at the hardware, you’d think they’d only launched two. It’s because …

Google is building the world's fastest computer

Google is preparing to take computing to warp speed.<p>The internet search company announced a new partnership with researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara to develop "quantum computing" technology.<p>The science behind quantum computing is highly technical and still very theoretical. …

A new satellite can see through forest fires from space

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke, and that makes getting a birds-eye view of a forest fire—in this case, a blaze in a California national forest—extremely difficult:<p>Hard to see what’s going on under there, right? Now look at this:<p>Both of these pictures come from Digital Globe’s WorldView 3 …

KKK 'Raising Money' For Cop Who Shot Unarmed African-American Teen Michael Brown

The Ku Klux Klan is reportedly raising money for a police officer who shot and killed unarmed African-American teenager, according to a civil rights …

Gaza Strip: Islamic Jihad Says Long-Term Israel Truce Will Be Signed After End of Five-Day Ceasefire

A long-term truce agreement between Palestinians factions and Israel will be signed following the conclusion of the current five-day ceasefire, …

U.S. official: ISIS 'credible alternative to al Qaeda'

The Islamic State terror group is now "a credible alternative to al Qaeda" that is "expanding its presence" with foreign fighters returning from Syria, and possibly Iraq, to their home countries, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday.<p>The official, who declined to be identified due to the …

The Perfect Office - Scribble Pen, Adobe Ink & Slide and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

The Surprisingly Short History Of The Plus Sign

Before the 16th century, most math equations were written as metered verse. Thank god for graphic-design-inclined mathematicians.<p>The study of mathematics has existed since ancient times. Multiplication tables and other math exercises have been found carved into Babylonian tablets from some 3,700 …

Mathematics

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.<p>They spotted the object in an image taken by Nasa's Cassini probe last year as it swung around the alien moon, more than a billion kilometres from Earth. …

The iPhone as Personal Time Capsule

Last week I got a new iPhone. This is not by any means an extraordinary event. I had some downtime at work so I hopped across the street and 30 minutes later had a slick, gold 5s. I had been using a 4G (not a 4s) well past its prime. It was time to join everyone else in 2014.<p>When I got home I put …

China's Tianhe-2 tops supercomputer chart again

<b>China has the world's most powerful supercomputer for the third time in a row as the country once again ups its presence in the global top 500.</b><p>Tianhe-2 was top of the twice-yearly list that keeps tabs on supercomputer development and growth.<p>Since the last list, China had 20% more supercomputers in …

David Cameron may campaign to leave EU if Juncker is appointed, No 10 suggests

Downing Street refuses to rule out campaigning for a 'no' vote in any future referendum on the future of Britain's place in the EU in an effort to spur Europe into action on reform<p>David Cameron has refused to rule out campaigning for Britain to leave the EU if European leaders support the …

Wimbledon 2014: Li Na courts fans and sponsors

<b>Li Na is not only the most successful Asian tennis player in history, but the Chinese star has been a trailblazer for the sport in her home nation, while also becoming one of the most marketable athletes in the world.</b><p>Tennis has exploded in China, thanks largely to her success, as she has notched a …

Tennis