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Making the grade in Massive Open Online Courses

Back to school isn't just for kids. As professors at top universities put more of their course materials online, everyone from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to teens at Ghana Internet cafes are taking advantage of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, to expand their minds.<p>Some subjects don't lend …

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3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …

HIV and 'hot spring' virus hijack same protein - Futurity

There's a surprising connection between HIV, Ebola, and viruses that infect organisms called archaea that grow in volcanic hot springs.

RoboRoach: Control a live cyborg cockroach from your phone

How are your surgery skills, and how do you feel about using them on a creepy crawly cockroach? If your answers are between "excellent" and "I'm …

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

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VACHEN App Powered Smart Watch

Do you need a fashionable watch with changeable watch dial to meet different occasions? Take a look at <b>VACHEN smart watch</b>, it should be able to meet …

Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was …

Apple revisits their iDevice Camera Swipe Controls Invention

Apple's Camera Swipe Controls Invention Tweaked<p>Apple's invention generally relates to mobile devices that have a camera function and that can detect …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …