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Blasting tiny bubbles at broken pig bones makes them heal on their own

Bubble bubble oink and trouble<p>Scientists have healed severe bone fractures in pigs by blasting tiny bubbles with ultrasound in the animals’ bones. The technique encourages the pigs’ bodies to regenerate themselves, and could one day be used to help humans — especially the elderly — heal dangerous …

Stem Cells

How To Secure Your Web App With HTTP Headers

Web applications, be they thin websites or thick single-page apps, are notorious targets for cyber-attacks. In 2016, approximately 40% of data …

Web Applications

This Computer Program Detects Cancer Earlier Than Ever—Without Surgery

CancerLocator could be used to pinpoint tumor locations even before symptoms arise, eliminating painful biopsies and increasing patient survival<p>Cancer is often found when someone starts to feel symptoms—pain, an abnormal growth, or maybe just fatigue. Now scientists have developed a computer …

Cancer

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

Genetic Engineering

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

Trump Should Make Space-Based Solar Power A National Priority

If President Trump were to champion space-based solar energy as a means of delivering unlimited, renewable electricity from Earth orbit, it’s arguable that his administration could leave the U.S. and the world at large with a revolutionary new source of energy.<p>Space-based solar power (SBSP) — in …

Space Exploration

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

UC San Diego

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

Quantum Mechanics

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Quantum Computing
Fossil Fuels

Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer

For decades, computers have got smaller and more powerful, enabling huge scientific progress. But this can’t go on for ever. What happens when they stop shrinking?<p>In 1971, Intel, then an obscure firm in what would only later come to be known as Silicon Valley, released a chip called the 4004. It …

Virtual Reality

Korean military used video game clips to sell real fighter jets

South Korea proudly showed off footage of its top-of-the-line Kai KF-X fighter jet in 2015; the culmination of over 14 years of work. Unfortunately, a year and a bit later, <i>Korea Times</i>discovered that footage used to show off the fighter's impressive performance actually came from old video games. …

Airbus Wants to Test Its Flying Car Prototype This Year

The aviation giant wants the autonomous flying taxis to work like ride-share services.<p>Airbus Group announced today that it plans to test an autonomous airborne taxi prototype for one passenger by the end of 2017, according to a report from<i>Reuters.</i> The aviation giant sees flying taxis as the next …

The Internet Of Things Could Finally Get The Common Language It Needs

In the home and beyond, it’s more important than ever that gadgets get standard ways to talk to each other. And there are signs of progress.<p>Smart home gadgets were everywhere at the CES trade show in January, from useful iterations on connected light bulbs and door locks to odder endeavors such as …

Smart Homes

Sony at CES 2017: Everything you need to know

Sony's big CES booth is built around one product in particular: its first 4K OLED TV. Beautiful, bright (and highly anticipated), the television's slender OLED panel also doubles as a speaker, with some subwoofer support from behind. Unfortunately, that's about it, as far as the booth is concerned, …

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Psychedelia
Blockchain

Watch IBM Watson Suggest Treatments for a Cancer Patient

No human could possibly read the entirety of medical literature, personal health records, and case file histories that might inform a doctor’s …

Cancer

MIT Geniuses Have Transformed Spinach Plants Into Bomb-Sniffing Machines

Engineers at MIT have transformed spinach plants into bomb-sniffing machines that can wirelessly relay warning signals to a handheld device similar …

Genius

Dell aims for DNA sequencing advancements with unstructured data storage

Dell Technologies has unveiled its new all-flash Isilon scale-out NAS, aimed at delivering massive storage capability and performance for …

Big Data

MIT's Fusion Reactor Broke a World Record Right Before the Feds Shut It Off

MIT’s fusion program has fallen on hard times, but that hasn’t stopped it from smashing world records and keeping the dream of limitless, carbon-free …

A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million

Veritas Genomics, a biotech company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999, just got another $30 million to pull it off.<p>Trustbridge Partners led the Series B round, and Lilly Asia Ventures (which had invested previously) and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical also joined in. In …

Genetics
Government

Why Doctors Without Borders Is Rejecting 1 Million Free Vaccines From Pfizer

Doctors Without Borders has a message for pharma giant Pfizer (pfe): We don’t want your charity.<p>The global health care philanthropy (known as …

Vaccination

Predicting With High Accuracy if Antidepressants Will Help

<i>Summary: A new study reports researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their</i> …

Donald Trump appears to have read a leaked Clinton email doctored by Russian media

Trump on Monday told his crowd of supporters in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, that "sleazy Sidney" was "now admitting they could have done something about Benghazi. This just came out a little while ago."<p>The problem, though, is that the "admission" Trump was referring to — a line in the leaked email …

Donald Trump
Venture Capital

Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not.<p>The data was collected in …

Law Enforcement