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Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of my signature breakfast and brunch moves, for all the typical reasons. Make ahead, check. Adaptable, check. Many five year …

Pioneer packs latest in-car tech into rearview mirror telematics module

The Pioneer rearview mirror telematics unit consists of a self-contained module equipped with an LTE communication unit linked to the company's …

Telematics

Bionic Pancreas Handles Ice Cream Sundaes, French Fries

The device takes over the duties of a typical pancreas in people with type 1 diabetes.<p>A new bionic pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes is showing promise in early field tests. So far, it's deftly handled ice cream binges and kids at camp, Bloomberg reports.<p>"The performance of our system in …

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

Good medicine is realised as much through art as science

Good medicine is about more than a set of technical decisions or interventions involving drugs, operations and tests. It demands identification with another’s suffering, moral deliberation, wisdom and insight.<p>The arts can illuminate this view of medicine. But it is not enough to expose doctors …

If you want to fake it, don't do it around this computer | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the ever-expanding contest between artificial intelligence and the ordinary human mind, you can chalk up another one for the computer.<p>Scientists have developed a computer system with sophisticated pattern recognition abilities that performed much better than humans in …

Ghost ships

MILITARY drones already fly frequent missions and civilian operations using unmanned aircraft are coming. Driverless cars are clocking up thousands …

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After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Cancer Cells

3D-printed pizza – a quick and easy meal for astronauts?

Snacking on a freshly-made pizza in outer space just got a whole lot closer thanks to Anjan Contractor's 3D pizza printer. Contractor, who won NASA's …

3D Printing

How Our Brains Navigate the City

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth<p>Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists describe the responses of thyroid cancer cell cultures to 22 seconds of simulated microgravity …

Cancer