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Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool All About Performance

Billionaire jewelry king Fred Mouawad has a different take on the world of task management. Most providers have some play on keeping a list or offer a schedule of reminders. But Mouawad, after hanging out at Stanford University to get in geek mode, has built something different. It’s called …

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

Google announces uProxy: internet censorship avoidance in a browser extension

At its Ideas Summit in New York, Google revealed Uproxy: a service that aims to change the way people around the globe use the internet. A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, uProxy can bypass restrictive firewalls that hinder users from accessing vital (and trivial) information online by …

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Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Researchers recycle plastic bags into carbon nanotubes

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Our world is filled with carbon, which is lucky for manufacturers of emerging carbon materials like graphene and carbon …

Stanford scientists create world's first carbon nanotube computer

Computers of the future could be even smaller, faster, and more efficient — all by doing away with the very material that currently comprises their core.<p>In a finding that builds on earlier work from several institutions, including IBM, a team of electrical engineers at Stanford University today …

10 Of The Most Amazing Textiles Of The Future

A jacket that protects your personal space, wallpaper that lights up at your touch, and more<p>Textile design is one of those fields that seems like it never changes all that much. Wallpaper is wallpaper. A rug is a rug. Right?<p>Wrong. A new crop of tech-minded designers is adding futuristic spins on …

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

Smart cites: Sustainable solutions for urban living

Architecture and infrastructure in cities is designed without much flexibility. But 21st Century living is changing, people are creating buildings and systems that react and respond to our shifting needs.<p>The urban revolution of the Anthropocene is not just remarkable in its scale, but also in the …

Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1012000/1012212_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649988_bfc401f927c9cf1dab2f424ae574f76c<p><b>As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit</b> …

HP and Nvidia converge to tackle high performance computing problems

HP and Nvidia have opened a new research lab to help software vendors and developers tackle high performance computing (HPC) challenges using the …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life.<p>But as with any major shift in technology, we’re …

Are internet companies easy targets for the green movement?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Anna Gordon/GigaOM<p>The internet giants may be on the forefront of green innovation compared to behemoths in other …

Why machine learning might be a wearable camera’s best friend

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Looxcie<p>Forget for a minute the smartphone-like capabilities of a technology like Google(s goog) Glass and think only …

Peripheral Vision 003: Professor John Slough on how nuclear power could get us to Mars in 30 days

"We thought of a clever idea of how you might use fusion to do manned space travel," explains John Slough. The University of Washington research professor discusses such seemingly impossible ideas with the cavalier nature one might otherwise reserve for picking out shirts in the morning. The …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Zuckerberg’s Manifest Destiny: Connecting The 5 Billion People Without Internet

Facebook didn’t stop when it hit 1 billion users. And it won’t stop even if it connects everyone with web access. “To make the world more open and connected” really means <i>the world</i> — every human regardless of location or income. That’s why CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “retooling the company to take …

When The Dutch Keep Secrets, Everybody Notices. A Google Puzzle

What <i>is</i> this?<p>When I saw it for the first time, here's what I knew: It's a Google image found on Google Maps, taken by a satellite, plucked and blogged by photographer/sleuth, Mishka Henner. It's a patch of land near a town called Coevorden, in The Netherlands. There's a road on one side, plowed …

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

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New Technology Thwarts Image Thieves Using… Sudoku?

A Malaysian researcher may have dealt a major blow to image thieves by using the mathematical formulas behind Sudoku puzzles to create hidden, …

Ancient Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

The Lycurgus Cup, a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice housed in the British Museum, had baffled scientists ever since the piece was acquired back in the …

Facebook is hiring a data scientist, but you’ll have to fight for the job

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Simon Bratt<p>Facebook (s fb) is looking to hire a new data scientist, but rather than sift through …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Weather could be controlled using lasers

Scientists are attempting to control the weather by using lasers to create clouds, induce rain and even trigger lightning.<p>Experts from around the world are to gather at the World Meteorological Organisation next month to discuss how powerful laser pulses can be used to generate changes in the …

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Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …