Sarah Watson

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GO train drama: How I survived the Toronto flood

So, how was your commute home last evening?<p>Mine began by boarding the 5:30 p.m. GO train that leaves nightly from Toronto's Union Station and travels due north to my home in the suburb of Thornhill, a ride that normally takes 35 minutes.<p>Last night, my journey home took seven-and-a-half hours and …

Which moments made you laugh hardest? Moviefone counts down the funniest movie scenes from "Despicable Me 2" stars Steve Carell & Kristen Wiig: http://aol.it/1cSLrSv

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

You’ll Be Able to Buy a 3D Printer at Staples by the End of June

Though industrial firms have used additive technologies in rapid prototyping for years, the tech is still fresh and growing in the consumer segment. …

WiFi gesture recognition lets you control objects through walls

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New Technology Allows the Mind to Control Prosthetic Limbs

Our brains, which control our movements, may soon be able to control the movement of prosthetic limbs as well.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects …

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

New 3D map of the human brain offers 50 times more detail than previous reconstructions

The inner workings of the human brain are still a fairly mysterious frontier despite all we've learned in recent decades, but a recently-completed initiative should provide a better map of what's inside our heads than anything we've seen thus far. According to <i>Nature</i>, scientists have successfully …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

3-D Printing Could Build New Bone Using Stem Cells

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/01/2013 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Damaged bones could be fixed with a new technique that involves 3D printing a tissue using living stem cells.<p>For example, if a child had a jawbone defect, you could take an image of the defect, feed it into a computer …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

The future of eye surgery could involve putting a robot in the patient's eye to perform the surgery: http://on.mash.to/12bff8c

America Is No Longer the Most Obese Country in the World

Bad news, patriots: According to a new UN study, America is no longer the most obese country among more populous nations. That honor, which, …

This new app helps you crowdsource your lost keys

Misplacing the television remote usually involves some wishful thinking: Why can't it come equipped with a tracking beacon that could instantly reveal its location deep in the bowels of your couch?<p>That dream is now a reality: A lost and found app called Tile promises to locate anything you lose. …

More than 1,000 trapped on Toronto GO Train after flash flooding