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Coming soon: A Breathalyzer for pot and cocaine?

Scientists in Sweden believe they've made a breakthrough in creating a machine that police can use to detect high drivers.<p>Some people drive high.<p>They shouldn't, but they're high, so they don't really know what's good for them and what isn't.<p>Should they get stopped by police, the long nose of the …

Particles

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

Immunotherapy

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

Medical Research

Why Not Apologizing Makes You Feel Better

To err is human.<p>So is refusing to apologize for those errors.<p>From toddlers and talk show hosts to preteens and presidents, we all know people who have done stupid, silly and evil things, then squared their jaws and told the world they've done nothing wrong.<p>Parents, educators and even public …

Kinect-powered SimSensi can diagnose depression by tracking body movements and facial expressions

There's no doubt that enterprising hardware enthusiasts are finding uses for Microsoft's Kinect that go far beyond gaming. Take SimSensi, for example — a digital interface that asks questions to help diagnose potentially depressed individuals. SimSensi performs its initial diagnosis not by …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Solar plane to set out to cross U.S. in early May

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (Reuters) - The first crossing of the United States by a solar-powered plane is expected to start in just over a month, its creators said on Thursday, as they make final preparations for an attempt two years from now at the first round-the-world flight without any fuel.<p>A …

Solar Impulse

How A Seven-Sexed Organism Gets It On

Science solves a mystery that's more than 50 years old.<p>The specifics of how a single-celled organism called <i>Tetrahymena thermophila</i> gets it on has been a scientific mystery for more than 50 years. See, <i>T. thermophila</i> has seven sexes, and it can reproduce in 21 combinations. For sexy-time, each <i>T.</i> …

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Scanning felons' brains could help predict whether they'll reoffend

Over five decades since <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> foretold a future where experimental science is used to "cure" repeat offenders, a study of 96 male felons has used brain scans to predict the likelihood of falling back into crime. While the neuroscientist who led the study, Kent Kiehl of Albuquerque's …