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Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska …

Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.<p>This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, should be the motto of all professional communicators, and especially those who earn a living communicating the tricky business of science.<p>Scientists such as Brian Cox and …

From play to Z: How Sony's Xperia Z3 phones could score via PS4 streaming

It's oddly fitting that Verizon Wireless was there to help Sony unveil the Xperia Z3v.<p>It was more than three years ago that Verizon took a chance on the Xperia Play, the first device to tout a connection with the popular PlayStation gaming console. It was a tenuous link, with the so-called …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

Txchnologist

The world’s first 3-D printed car took to the streets this weekend after being built in an amazingly short 44 hours. The vehicle, called Strati, was …

Bend It Like a Start-Up

When Regina Dugan, former director of DARPA, took to the stage at the 2013 All Things Digital conference in California, it was to explain how she …

Innovation

You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.<p>You may be better off spending time and money on the latter. A growing body of research has shown that …