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Cancer breakthrough: Scientists discover how to target ‘undruggable cancers’ which affect 50% of cases

An experimental drug could finally let doctors treat half of cancers, which often become drug resistant, defying treatment.<p>Researchers at the …

Cancer

Liquid Battery Promises Safe Energy-Dense Power For Electric Aircraft

NASA is researching rechargeable flow-battery technology that uses active electrochemical particles suspended in water-based liquid.read more

Aviation

The One Tea You Should Have With Breakfast If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Doctor

Looking for new ways to boost your metabolism to help speed up weight loss? There are plenty of little tweaks you can make to your routine right …

Tea

How To: Anodize Aluminum

Inspired by a video on Giaco Whatever, Ryan at ShopBuilt has been experimenting with doing his own aluminum anodizing. In this video, he shares what he’s learned so far.<p>In the video, he recommends the excellent anodizing educational resources available from electroplating suppliers, Caswell. There …

Chemicals

Want a Raspberry Pi-powered Mars rover designed by Nasa? Here's how to build one

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Open Source Rover Project has published the designs and instructions for building a six-wheeled mini …

Raspberry Pi

Review: Gladius Advanced Pro underwater drone turns the seabed into an adventure zone

Underwater drones are starting to become more popular, and the Gladius is one of the better-specified ones you'll find. Capable of diving for over …

Drones

Automated Seinfeld Script Is More Evidence Robots Won't Replace Us

The classic situation comedy <i>Seinfeld</i> was known as a show about nothing. But a recent attempt to write a script for the show using predictive …

Artificial Intelligence

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Fat-burning drug derived from chili pepper chemical successful in early mouse trials

An interesting new anti-obesity drug has demonstrated exciting results in early mouse studies. The drug is based on the same compound notable for …

Chili Peppers

Rolls-Royce is working on a robotic cockroach that can fix plane engines

Rolls-Royce, a company perhaps best known for airplane engines and fine automobiles, is now creating tiny cockroaches that can crawl inside tight spaces to spot potential problems and perform routine maintenance.<p>These roaches aren’t of the household variety, however; they’re robots.<p>Blockchain and …

Robotics

This New Hampshire Startup Says It's Building The iPod Of Robots

In a nondescript industrial park in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Jason Walker is putting the final touches on what he believes will become the iPod of working robots.<p>Walker, 47, is co-founder of Waypoint Robotics, and the former lead quality and testing manager for the Roomba vacuuming robot. …

Robotics

Casting Aluminum Parts from 3D Prints

In this video, YouTuber MyfordBoy silently runs through the project of duplicating a metal part using 3D printing using a sand mold and casting aluminum. I have done a little small-parts plastic and resin casting in my day, but have never attempted a sand cast. It’s mesemerizing to watch the …

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

NASA sees 'spiders' crawling across Mars landscape

The Spiders from Mars might have been David Bowie's backing band here on Earth, but that term has a different meaning when we're talking about the actual Red Planet.<p>NASA shared a creepy-crawly landscape view from Mars this week as part of its Image of the Day series. The scenic look at the planet's …

The Nuclear Reactor Renaissance in Space

The nuclear power sector is seeing a resurgence in innovation, supported by new policies and emerging technologies. The general public and various …

Learn C programming online with these courses that are on sale

Everyone says they want to learn how to code, but only a few decide to take the plunge and explore the world of programming. But the fact that you, …

How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel

Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the next few years – ultimately colonising it. And with a …

Just One Bite Of This Food Can Help Start Your Weight Loss Journey

When you have no time to meal prep, it can be hard to start a healthy eating routine. But now new research points to one particular type of food that …

How to Retain What You Read

Think about a book you read last year. How much of it do you remember? Could you list ten things you learned from it? Can you even remember what …

Cheetah 3 robot overcomes obstacles while galloping blind

It's one thing to make a robot that can run around, but what about one that can do it blind? MIT's new Cheetah 3 quadrupedal robot answers that …

Here’s How You Can Eat Chocolate and Lose Weight

When I was on this major weight loss plan, I completely refused to look at the one thing in life that made me forget all my woes. Turns out I had it …

Passive radiofrequency x-ray dosimeter tag based on flexible radiation-sensitive oxide field-effect transistor

• B. Camanzi,<br>• A. G. Holmes-Siedle<p>, The race for new radiation monitors.Nat. Mater. 7, 343–345 (2008).<p>A. G. Holmes-Siedle,<br>• L. Adams,<br>• S. Marsden,<br>• B. Pauly<p>, …

Handmade Robot Brings Stop Motion to Life

Stop motion animation is often called a lost art, as doing it (or at least, doing it well) is <i>incredibly</i> difficult and time consuming. Every detail on …

Watch: How to lose belly fat and weight with this superfood!

Turmeric, a superfood, is one of the most effective nutritional supplements in existence. It has numerous bioactive compounds that add to the …

148 Nissan LEAF Batteries Power This Stadium

Nissan presents one of its latest and apparently Europe’s largest energy storage system with electric car batteries at the Johan Cruijff Arena …

Disney’s flying robot stunt double can pose just like a superhero

The humanoid bot is being developed for shows at Disney theme parks<p>If you were going to bet on which technology might soon do the work of a stuntman, you’d probably guess CGI. It turns out robots have a shot, too — robots built by Disney.<p>A new report from <i>TechCrunch</i> lays out the advances the company …

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

VW electric racer smashes Pikes Peak's overall record

VW may have been overly cautious when it hoped to beat Pikes Peak's electric vehicle record with its purpose-built racer. Official lap time data has confirmed that Romain Dumas' I.D. R Pikes Peak made it up the legendary hill in just over 7 minutes and 57 seconds, crushing not only the EV record (8 …

I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

This company wants to use robotics and 3D printing to colonize space

Made In Space is developing Archinaut, a floating robotic factory designed to 3D print and assemble large structures in space. The team believes …