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21 Cuddly Cat And Dog Best Friends To Make You Squee

Anyone who said cat and dog friendships would never work, YOU ARE WRONG.

Soundhawk's earpiece lets you pick exactly what you want to hear

Just don’t call it a hearing aid<p>Would you wear a hearing aid if you didn't really need one? Say you could hear perfectly — or at least very well — and there was something that could dramatically and selectively improve your hearing in noisy places, like a crowded bar or restaurant. Would you do it …

World's smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowire, magnet and electrode and can spin at a terrifying-sounding 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours (see …

This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand

But would you walk on it?<p>Using soil or sand and some solar power, this little robot can 3-D print the walls for a single-story house or even a bridge in the middle of the desert.<p>“We wanted to use robotics to solve problems that can’t be solved by traditional construction methods,” says Petr …

Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

With freshwater declining throughout the globe, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too …

Imbalances in hormones causing aging

Dr. Lucia Chung<p>By Yoon Ja-young<p>Dreaming of living to be 120 may no longer just be that with the development of medicine and a generally healthier …

Ride out the apocalypse like a baller in the Mercedes-Benz Zetros – you GOT to see the inside.

When it comes to taking life on the road, nothing can live up to the Mercedes-Benz Zetros. Usually, these all-terrain, 6×6, 7..2 liter diesel …

Cute Origami by indycoon on Flickr

Calculate your PC's energy use

According to Michael Bluejay, who also goes by Mr. Electricity, it costs from $631 to $5.50 per year to power a PC.<p>Even Mr. Electricity admits that's quite a range. A more typical annual energy bill for a Windows desktop PC that uses an LCD monitor and has sleep mode enabled is less than …

Scientists regenerate vital immune system organ in mice

The aging process can be slowed, but it's an inexorable deterioration, as our bodies stop repairing the organs we need to survive. But researchers at the University of Edinburgh have managed to regenerate at least one organ in mice by tweaking a single gene. The team targeted the thymus, an organ …

How It Works: Surgical Snakebot

A reptilian robot<p>Surgery has always been synony­mous with incisions. But the new snake-inspired Flex System from Medrobotics could reduce bloodshed and hasten healing by traveling through a convenient (if unsettling) alternative: a natural orifice, such as the mouth.<p>During a Flex procedure, the …

MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

Consciousness

Here's the software that helps Edward Snowden avoid the NSA

Edward Snowden hasn't escaped the NSA's watchful eyes purely by exploiting lax security -- he also uses the right software. He communicates with the media using Tails, a customized version of Linux that makes it easy to use Tor's anonymity network and other tools that keep data private. The …

Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects.<p>For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant …

Geneticist's startup hopes to defeat human aging with world's largest genome library

Geneticist J. Craig Venter, who has made headlines for his genomic research and helping develop what's been called the first synthetic life form, is launching a new company with the goal of delaying aging and extending human lives. Human Longevity, Inc. is co-founded by Venter, biotechnologist and …

Cell Cycle Speed is Key to Making Aging Cells Young Again

A fundamental axiom of biology used to be that cell fate is a one-way street—once a cell commits to becoming muscle, skin, or blood it always remains …

Genetic Discovery Could Help Researchers Reverse Aging And Prolong Lifespan

A new genetic discovery suggests the battle against aging could be as simple as flipping a switch.<p>Studies have shown calorie restriction can be effective in slowing aging and extending the lifespan, which is why researchers at Tel Aviv University's Blavatnik School of Computer Science zeroed in on …

This Is What A Robot Brain Looks Like

The pair behind Rex, Mike Lewis and Kartik Tiwarti, met while both were studying robotics at Carnegie Mellon. They dreamed of a DIY robot processing …

The Man Who Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again Is Probably Going to Be a Billionaire Soon

Rob Rhinehart's hobby of <a href=http://www.vice.com/read/rob-rhinehart-no-longer-requires-food>eating nothing but a smoothie that looks like semen</a> has become a career thanks to a crowd-funded campaign that gave him $800,000 to produce his product...<p>Remember Rob Rhinehart? I'm sure you do …

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Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells

It's a step toward curing baldness with stem cells made from a person's own skin.<p>Bald? A team of stem cell scientists has made an advance that's a step toward being able to regrow your own natural hair, using samples of your skin.<p>The scientists took adult human skin cells and transformed them into …

Stem Cells

Could humans live to 500 years old? Scientists believe genetic tweaks could significantly extend our lifespan

• <b>Californian scientists tweaked two genetic pathways in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans to amplify its lifespan</b>• <b><br>They said the worms lived to the human</b> …

Biology

Cancer Patient's Brain Gives Clues To How The Disease Spreads

By Charles Choi, Contributing Writer<p>Published: 11/15/2013 10:24 AM EST on LiveScience<p>One of the great mysteries of cancer is how it spreads, or metastasizes, throughout the body. But researchers have made an important discovery that may help to solve that puzzle: Cancer cells may fuse with white …

Bleach may cure inflammatory skin diseases

Could bleach be a new skin treatment?<p><b>Diluted household bleach may be able to treat some skin diseases and may even have a role in slowing ageing, animal research suggests.</b><p>A study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, showed bleach calms inflammation.<p>The team at Stanford University …

Immune System

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation

CDC Data Refutes New Anti-Gun Study's Claims

<i>Predictably, gun control advocates and their allies in the media have taken the researchers’ claims as the gospel.</i><p>With its usual degree of precision, …

How to erase yourself from the Internet

The Internet is both Heaven and Hell.<p>It holds great knowledge but it also carries your cyber footprint -- including that one alcohol-fueled night in Vegas. So how can you erase that, and yourself, from the web? Relatively easily, according to Gizmodo.com, by deleting your profile on the major …

Metaphysical Monday: Transhumanity

The issue of Transhumanity is of great interest to me and it’s something I’ve given a good amount of thought to over the past few years. The song …