Jacob Saracino

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Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

Tiny Gold Motors You Can Drive Inside Cells

They're a step toward motors doctors could one day use to deliver targeted medicine to cells in the body.<p>Do you think they'll meet Ms. Frizzle in there? A team of scientists has built nano-size motors, partly out of gold, that they then coaxed into cells and drove around. You can see the motors …

At the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, Buzzfeed asked creationists in attendance to write a question or message for ‘the other side’. Here are some answers<p>What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again. A disappointing public debate between popular US science telly presenter …

Surgeons make first FDA-approved 'bionic eye' transplants

Surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System have made the first officially FDA-approved "bionic eye" transplants, allowing patients with a degenerative eye disease to make out light and shapes. <i>The Michigan Daily</i> reports that on January 16th and 22nd, two surgeons successfully implanted the …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Line 6's Amplifi duo claims to 'reinvent' guitar amps with Bluetooth streaming and iOS controls

Line 6 has been known to push the boundaries of guitar amps: It was one of the first to offer built-in effects for that type of gear. Now, the outfit says it has reinvented the amplifier once more by packing Bluetooth streaming and iOS app controls into its new Amplifi 75 and 150. For learning new …

Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years

Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.<p>Don’t take my word for it. Valve — easily one of the most revered and admired companies in gaming — has gone deep on virtual reality R&D, and they believe that amazing, …

Is there a formula for a good book?

On January 8, <i>Inside Science</i> reported that computer scientists at Stony Brook University had designed an algorithm allowing them to determine what …