Terrance Le Sassier

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Tracking Tag Uses Cell Towers Instead Of GPS To Find Your Stuff

Suggested music for the TV ad: Daft Punk's "Around the World"<p>Knowing where you are--or where your stuff is--is sometimes a challenge. iTraq wants to help fix that by providing a tag about the size of a credit card that can report its location anywhere in the world.<p>Existing location tags mostly use …

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New LED Lights Are Stopping Insects Before They Bite Us And Give Us Diseases

Less blue light may mean fewer mosquitoes–and fewer infections.<p>Insects are attracted to light, but not to all types of light equally. It happens that when you put out different parts of the light spectrum, the little critters are less interested in invading your home and causing menace.<p>That is the …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes

Scientists from many areas of biology are flocking to a technique that allows them to work inside cells, making changes in specific genes far faster — and for far less money — than ever before.<p>Now you can essentially change a genome at will to almost anything you want. The sky's the limit. - Craig …

Nasa lands saucer-shaped vehicle in test of technology for landing on Mars

Vehicle with giant 'puffer fish' parachute takes flight in $150m experiment over Hawaii, designed to test technology for Mars<p>A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, completing a successful test of technology that …

Animal Reef-Building May Have Evolved Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought

Animal reef-building evolved millions of years earlier than previously thought, researchers report today in Science1. Scientists have discovered fossils indicating that animal, or metazoan, reefs date to as far back as about 548 million years ago, some seven million years earlier than previously …

15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

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11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

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5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

Direct Rail Connection Between LAX and Downtown Approved

Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday approved a new train station designed to allow a rail connection with Los Angeles …

4 Cheap Alternatives For Your Summer Vacation

No surprises here that Latin America and Europe are topping the list of preferred destinations for travelers this summer. And it should come as a shock to absolutely no one that "popular" also translates to "pricey."<p>An easy way to make the most out of your trip is to take the road less traveled, …

America's Contribution To A New Generation Of Physics

Stand in front of it and you are standing in the path of the most powerful beam of neutrinos in the world, which is emerging from a nearby particle accelerator at Fermilab, America's main particle-physics laboratory.<p>With any other kind of accelerator, standing in the beam would have spectacular and …

Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin

Asus has lately become the king of anime-style transforming electronics, with their Transformer tablet line and Padfone devices. It looks like Google …

Is this procedure the first step toward genetic engineering?

A new piece in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> looks at the growing controversy surrounding three-parent fertilization. The procedure introduces a donor's cytoplasm into the mother's egg, potentially adding a third parent's genetic data to the child, but effectively treating mitochondrial disorders and …

Armed drones now flying over Iraq, DOD confirms

Some of the manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft operating over Iraq are now armed, the Defense Department confirmed Friday, to provide protection to the American troops deploying there.<p>Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said the number of surveillance flights over Iraq has remained …

Astronomers Are Closer to Understanding Dark Matter

Astronomers have come closer to understanding dark matter — one of the most elusive substances in the universe — by using high-energy telescopes to …

Team unearths what may be secret weapon against antibiotic resistance

if they can make strains of bacteria which product this in the lab, and people have been genetically modifying foods for 2 decades, using bacterial …

Here Are The 14 Tallest Peaks On Earth — And The History Of Our Dangerous Obsession With Them

Eight thousand is a perfectly arbitrary number. Yet, no other number looms larger for mountain climbers. Fourteen mountain peaks stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).<p>There could have been many more of these "eight-thousanders" if the French commission that established the length of the …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

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'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

California follows federal lead with its own brain-mapping initiative

It took 40 scientists, tens of millions of dollars and several decades to create a comprehensive atlas of the brain of the lowly fruit fly.<p>So Ralph Greenspan, whose neuroscience career started with fruit fly experiments, understands that $2 million from Sacramento won't be enough to map the human …

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Exoskeleton for the paralyzed wins FDA approval

The federal Food and Drug Administration gave its approval Thursday for a company to sell the first motorized exoskeleton device intended to help paralyzed people sit, stand and walk with assistance.<p>Argo Medical Technologies of Marlborough, Mass., said its ReWalk device is a powered robotic …