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'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2016 08:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Arkyd space telescope demonstrator will launch as early as April 2014

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources will advance its mission to mine resource rich near Earth asteroids by launching the Arkyd spacecraft.

Tiny capsule adds a sense of touch to laparoscopic surgery

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2013 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University have developed a wireless capsule that can restore a sense of touch for surgeons.

Is Google’s Mysterious Barge Actually a Floating Glass Store?

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
After an odd but engrossing CNET story last week, everybody’s wondering what the strange barge with ties to Google is doing docked near San Francisco.

Vicarious AI breaks CAPTCHA test

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2013 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Vicarious, a startup developing artificial intelligence software, today announced that its algorithms can now reliably solve modern CAPTCHAs.

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 04:12 AM
by PlanetTech
Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.

United Nations Sets Up Armageddon Style Asteroid Defense

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2013 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The UN last week approved an advanced warning and deflection system regarding potentially hazardous NEOs (Near Earth Objects).

Artificial blood made in Romania. First tests encouraging, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could prove crucial given the lack of blood doctors need in cases of severe accidents and major surgeries.

Android captures record 81% global market, Windows Phone is growing

Posted in Software on 1st Nov, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.

Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Rapidly increasing processor power will help fuel a new world of powerful new photographic tools.

Pacific ocean now warming 15 times faster than in past 10,000 years

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A study finds the ocean is taking in heat at the most rapid rate in thousands of years, yet another indicator of global warming.

Sugary drinks tax 'effective public health measure'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal.

NASA powers up Orion spacecraft for the first time

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Orion will be able to take humans farther than we’ve ever been before, eventually even to Mars.

Brushing Your Teeth Could Prevent Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could help hold heart disease at bay.

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events.

Pacemaker Okayed In Europe Is One Tenth The Size Of Those Used Now

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2013 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Many illnesses were first treated with dangerous, sometimes barbaric, methods that initially seemed almost as bad as the sickness.

Top climate scientists ask environmentalists to support nuclear power in climate battle

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2013 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming.

India launches spacecraft to Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
India has successfully launched a spacecraft to the Red Planet - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach Mars.

Huawei pours $600m into 5G research

Posted in Online on 7th Nov, 2013 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
With 4G only now starting to become commonplace, Huawei already has its eye on what comes next.

Samsung Wants to Melt Your Eyes With 4K Phones in 2015

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
As well as predicting the coming of the fabled folding smartphone, the company is also hoping to release a 4K smartphone too.

Concentrations of warming gases break record

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2013 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.

The Next Generation of SD Cards Will Guarantee 4K Video Shooting

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2013 01:34 AM
by AlexMuller
4K video has until recently been the preserve of pro-level equipment, and the memory cards found in most devices just can’t keep up.

First sign that humanity is slowing its carbon surge

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The ever-faster rise of carbon emissions worldwide slackened in 2012, and that might signal a lasting trend

Solar Deployment Is Faster Than Nuclear

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar and wind have scaled up enough already to make nuclear lose in the market place.

A Smartphone App That Detects Radiation In A Disaster

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2013 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
GammaPix just got a test run at the catastrophe simulation site Disaster City.

Moonshots: Kickstarting the next chapter of space exploration

Posted in Business on 9th Nov, 2013 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Privately funded space missions might sound like the preserve of the financial elite, but the truth is actually a little more pedestrian.

Apple plans big iPhones with pressure sensors, curved screens

Posted in Hardware on 11th Nov, 2013 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is working on two large iPhones that will have curved screens, and also touch screens that can register different levels of pressure.

Ozone chemicals ban linked to global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that the ban on ozone depleting chemicals may have also impacted the rise in global temperatures.

Can Marine Life Survive More Acid Oceans?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.

Heart attack risk identified by new scan

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way of scanning the heart can identify those who may be at high risk of a heart attack, early tests suggest.

Google's mysterious barge is just a very pretty publicity stunt

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2013 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The barge is a floating sales floor, a creative way to siphon attention away from Apple, famous for its packed stores and high-profile keynote rollouts.

Solar Activity Playing a Minimal Role in Global Warming

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the twentieth century.

Smartglasses could reach 10M geeky faces a year by 2018

Posted in Business on 13th Nov, 2013 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Thanks to declining prices and improving feature sets, smartglasses shipments could reach 10 million a year by 2018.

Scanadu nabs $10.5M to turn your phone into a health helper

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2013 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The company claims it is “taking your smartphone to med school” by building devices that let people track their vitals at home.

Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2013 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The oldest big cat fossils ever found, from a previously unknown species "similar to a snow leopard" - have been unearthed in the Himalayas.

IBM to take Watson to the cloud, opens to app developers

Posted in Software on 15th Nov, 2013 02:22 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM announced today that it will make its IBM Watson technology available to developers in the cloud so they can build apps using Watson.

Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

Study: 'Healthy Obese' Still at Increased Risk of Heart Attack

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2013 06:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Even metabolically “healthy” overweight and obese people are at an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease, according to a new study.

Testing shows gene therapy shrinks an enlarged heart, improves heart function, human trials to start

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 07:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models.

The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Deforestation at this scale is having a tremendous ecological impact, on both species and climate.

Mars Orbiter Mission now halfway to moon

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The mission successfully completes fifth orbit raising manoeuvre.

California startup tribogenics develops smart phone sized portable x-ray machines

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2013 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology underlying X ray machines hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years.

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A volcano may be stirring more than a half mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.

Nasa's Maven Mars mission launches

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The US space agency's (Nasa) Maven mission has set off for Mars.

With Flexible Circuits Wearable Electronics Gain Uses

Posted in Hardware on 19th Nov, 2013 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
In the world of tech, wearable devices are a hotbed of innovation.

Bionic eye implant will become available in the US in coming weeks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2013 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Electrical stimulation sends visual information up the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the user’s brain, allowing him or her to see.

Detecting and zapping Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s with lasers

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
With a multiphoton laser, chemical treatment would be unnecessary, and it might be possible to remove the harmful protein without touching the surrounding tissue,

Calico enlists a genetics A-Team for its mysterious anti-aging venture

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
In September, Google announced a mysterious new venture to combat death itself.

Samsung to pay Apple $290m (£180m) for copying phones

Posted in Software on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices.

Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade.

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense

Posted in Software on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
NEIL program labels images, learns associations with minimal help from people

Planetary Resources explains how asteroid mining will open space for human colonization

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Orbit raises to Lunar landings are near infinitely more achievable when access is fueled by the resources present on asteroids.

Last minute deal saves fractious UN climate talks

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
UN climate talks in Poland have ended with delegates reaching a compromise on how to fight global warming.

The next time you see your eye doctor, you could walk out with Google Glass

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2013 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s Getting Serious About Prescription Glass.

NSA Put Spyware on Over 50,000 Networks Worldwide

Posted in Online on 25th Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Newly-reviewed documents indicate the NSA has covertly installed spying malware on over 50,000 computer networks worldwide.

NASA and Planetary Resources team up for asteroid detection

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2013 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
After an asteroid exploded above Russia, scientists have scrambled to put systems in place that could identify such objects in the future.

Smartphone physicals are taking off with an explosion of apps and attachments

Posted in Software on 25th Nov, 2013 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Medical apps have started growing up, leaving behind the novelty of attaching probes to a smartphone to offer serious clinical tools.

From Oculus Rift to Smart Glass:

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2013 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
World-changing future products getting their start today...

Ultrasound-released nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2013 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanotechnology based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics could give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device.

NASA's Next Frontier: Growing Plants On The Moon

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2013 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015, NASA will attempt to make history by growing plants on the Moon.

New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America by using molecular markers, researchers claim.

Google Makes Talking To Your Computer Slightly Less Crazy With Speech Search Chrome Extension

Posted in Software on 28th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has a new Chrome extension released today that brings a recently introduced mobile feature to the desktop.

The Subarctic Lakes Of Canada Are Drying Up

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2013 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
At a rate unseen in 200 years.

FDA approves brain implant to autonomously respond to epileptic seizures

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2013 03:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Implants have been used to control Parkinson’s Disease and help quadriplegics move robotic arms. We can now add epilepsy to the list.

Second Planetary System Like Ours Discovered

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2013 03:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of European astronomers has discovered a second planetary system, the closest parallel to our own solar system yet found.

Battle over Glass etiquette erupts in another Seattle diner

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Glass has been available to early adopters for nearly nine months, and some merchants are doing their best to keep it out of their establishments.

Silicon Valley Is Partying Like It’s 1999 Once More

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
“All business activity is driven by either fear or greed, and in Silicon Valley we’re in a cycle where greed may be on the rise.”

Why China is fixated on the Moon

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2013 02:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Exotic materials including helium-3 and the potential for solar power could prove invaluable for humankind.

China sending rover to the moon this weekend

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2013 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
China is set to become the third Earth nation to successfully land an object on the surface of the Moon later this weekend.

Indian probe begins journey to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
India's mission to Mars has embarked on its 300-day journey to the Red Planet. The spacecraft is due to reach Mars on 24 September next year.

Caffeine energy drinks 'intensify heart contractions'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Singularity University believes it will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

The timing of protein consumption with training sessions does not enhance muscle growth

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein timing is a popular dietary strategy designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise.

Spacex has 100% success on geostationary satellite launch

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives.

Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming poses a risk of rapid collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean.

Spacex to test reusable stage combustion raptor rocket engine in 2014

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2013 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
"reusable methane combustion engines that will power the next generation of SpaceX launch vehicles designed for the colonization of Mars.”

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2013 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.

Plastics with light absorbing dye halves cost of solar power

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2013 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A thin sheet of dyed plastic could cut the cost of solar power, particularly for applications that require solar cells to be highly efficient and flexible.

Google is everywhere in technology with game changing potential

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The Google Founders are making well funded attempts to conquer big technological challenges. Success in these major endeavors will alter the trajectory of the future of humanity.

Who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2013 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Geoengineering could be the silver bullet in fighting climate change, or the start of something even worse.

App turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 7th Dec, 2013 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon, smartphones might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology – the 3D scanner.

How many satellite launches does it take to get to Mars?

Posted in Hardware on 7th Dec, 2013 03:12 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX's launch this week leaves a long road to getting humans to other planets.

Inmarsat begins Global Xpress roll-out

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2013 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The roll-out has begun for Britain's single biggest commercial space project.

Moon Express to send its new MX-1 lander to the moon by 2015

Posted in Hardware on 10th Dec, 2013 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
They want to mine the surface of the moon and establish our satellite as Earth's "eighth continent."

Mars One will work with Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology for a 2018 robotic mission

Posted in Business on 10th Dec, 2013 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The Mars One Roadmap is to land a crew on Mars in 2025.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts.

ESA's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.

OpenBCI opens up low cost brain-wave-controlled experimentation to everyone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2013 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The idea with OpenBCI is to allow you to control your computer with your mind.

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Posted in Online on 14th Dec, 2013 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.

NASA says ozone hole stabilizing but won't fully recover until 2070

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2013 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The assessment comes two decades after the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that banned chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds that deplete the ozone layer.

China successfully lands spacecraft on Moon

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
China, whose lunar ambitions have only expanded in the last few years, has finally joined the United States and Russia in successfully landing a spacecraft on the Moon.

iQi Mobile offers stealthy wireless charging for iPhone

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2013 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
iQi Mobile is designed to let you take advantage of wireless charging using standard soft cases.

Twitter Tests New “Nearby” Feature To Surface Local Tweets From Those Around You

Posted in Software on 15th Dec, 2013 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Twitter is testing a new service called Nearby, which will display geographically local tweets to users.

Handheld Device Tellspec can Detect Allergens, Chemicals and Nutrients in Food

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2013 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A hand-held spectrometer that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone.

Wii Fit Plus Helps Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Posted in Games on 17th Dec, 2013 04:14 AM
by AlexMuller
In a randomized controlled trial, older adults with type 2 diabetes had better controlled blood sugar after playing Wii Fit Plus for half an hour a day, every day, for 12 weeks.

Water seems to flow freely on Mars

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2013 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Dark streaks that hint at seasonally flowing water have been spotted near the equator of Mars. The potentially habitable oases are enticing targets for research.

Global Warming: 4 Degree Rise Will End Vegetation Carbon Sink

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon will spend increasingly less time in vegetation as the negative impacts of climate change take their toll.

Heavy Marijuana Users Have Abnormal Brain Structure, Poor Memory

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Teens who were heavy marijuana users, smoking it daily for about three years, had abnormal changes in their brain structures

New graphene treatment could unleash new uses in electronic devices

Posted in Hardware on 19th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT team develops simple, inexpensive method that could help realize graphene’s promise for electronics, solar power, and sensors.

'Perfect' Electron Roundness Bruises Supersymmetry

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
This may sounds nice for the little electron, but to one of the big physics theories beyond the standard model, it’s very bad news.

Stress gene linked to heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A stress gene has been linked to having a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease.

New NSA leak reveals surveillance on charities & senior officials from allied nations

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2013 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,000 targets were caught up in a surveillance dragnet engineered by the NSA.

Carmat’s groundbreaking five-year artificial heart gets its first patient in France

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Artificial hearts are taking a big step forward, thanks to France.

Patent Filings Suggest Future iPhone May Have Wraparound Display

Posted in Business on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Patents are suggesting Apple’s looking to Samsung and LG for inspiration in creating an iPhone with a wraparound display.

Astronomers Figured Out How to Weigh Entire Planets Using Starlight

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:27 AM
by AlexMuller
A method to weigh an exoplanet by measuring the starlight that shines through its atmosphere.

Google's Robot Recruits Dominate DARPA's Rescue Challenge

Posted in Business on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.

Virgin to double the number who have been to space by 2016

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2013 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Richard Branson also wants to get to 45 minute trips from USA to UK.

Billion dollar climate denial network exposed

Posted in Business on 24th Dec, 2013 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A network of 91 think tanks and industry groups are primarily responsible.

Shares in Apple rise after iPhone deal with China Mobile

Posted in Hardware on 24th Dec, 2013 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been looking to boost its sales in China, the world's largest smartphone market, but has struggled amid growing competition from rivals.

Snowden on the impact of his NSA leaks: "I already won"

Posted in Online on 25th Dec, 2013 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
In his first major interview since landing in Russia, Edward Snowden sounds victorious.

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Posted in Software on 25th Dec, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting closer to letting you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.

What Nanotube Computers Mean To Moore's Law

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.

Laser Smartphone Add On Accurately Measures Everything In a Photo

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A smartphone accessory called the Spike that uses lasers, GPS, and other sensors to automatically measure everything in a photo you take.

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the direction Google is taking in search.

NASA's Plan To Deal With Pesky Moon Dust

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2013 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Moon dust is dangerous. Each mote is like a tiny shard of glass, there’s no wind or rain to soften the edges of lunar soil.

Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check

Posted in Online on 27th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
They’ll need to prove that all their programs are worth the risks, which implies more transparency, oversight, and limited access to data.

Insulin pill may soon be a reality

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2013 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Daily jabs of insulin are a painful reality for many with diabetes. That may change if researchers who have successfully tested oral insulin in rats are able to replicate those results in humans.

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
We’ve all been there: you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.

Solar Power Poised For A Huge Year In 2014

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2013 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
The equivalent of a 5 megawatt solar farm every hour of every day; that’s how much new solar power is being installed around the world right now.

Mars: First Radiation Measurements from Planet’s Surface

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2013 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The measurements provide crucial information for human missions to Mars.

Australian Sharks Now Tweet When They are Too Close to a Beach

Posted in Hardware on 30th Dec, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
A unique approach to stop shark attacks by tagging sharks with an electronic device that sends out auto tweets.

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt like a brain

Posted in Hardware on 30th Dec, 2013 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Computer scientists seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2013 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The NSA secretly intercepts deliveries for laptops in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations.

First human implant of world’s smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2013 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
No leads, no incision, minimally invasive.

2013 in Review: the Eight Biggest Stories in Exponential Tech

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2013 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Let's revisit some of the year’s most notable stories in exponential technology.

PlanetTechNews Interviews David Wood, Chair of London Futurists

Posted in Interviews on 31st Dec, 2013 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTech talks with David Wood about the future of technology, making predictions and the plausibility of the technological singularity.

Xenon ion and water cubesat engines for interplanetary cubesats with costs ten thousand times less

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A rocket propulsion system powered by the Sun and water, which will push small spacecraft far beyond the Earth.

Physical Inactivity After Cardiac Surgery Linked With Substantially Higher Risk of Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of patients suffering from depression after cardiac surgery is as high as 40%.

Solution to cloud riddle reveals hotter future

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced.

Mars One Narrows List Of Wannabe Martians For 2025 Colony

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A private company hoping to populate Mars has narrowed its applicant pool by 99.5 percent.

Scientists anticipated size and location of earthquake

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.

The NSA is racing to build a quantum computer capable of cracking strong encryption

Posted in Software on 4th Jan, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Strong encryption standards are widely used to encrypt communications and secure financial transactions.

Trials to begin on new degradable surgical implant

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates.

China’s hardware explosion: All devices are getting smart

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Chinese hardware industry experienced viral growth in 2013.

An AI Chip to Help Computers Understand Images

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Hardware designed specifically to run complex neural networks could let personal devices make sense of the world.

The Basis smart fitness watch will tell you exactly how much good-quality sleep you get

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The new analytics will tell you when you were in a light sleep, rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep, or deep sleep.

Smartphones changing picture for camera sales

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:02 AM
by AlexMuller
People are taking more photographs than ever before, nearly 400 billion last year, yet sales of cameras are shrinking.

The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society?

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
One labour market expert argues that a 'second machine age' will test our ability to spread the rewards fairly.

Epilepsy drug turns out to help adults acquire perfect pitch and learn language like kids

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from across the globe believe they have discovered a means of re-opening “critical periods” in brain development.

Augmented reality contact lens prototype to be unveiled at CES

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Innovega will be showcasing its fully functioning prototypes of iOptik, an augmented reality system which projects a display through contact lenses.

CES 2014: Anti-bacteria Gorilla Glass announced

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2014 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A new type of touchscreen glass that combats bacteria and fungi has been unveiled.

WiTricity wireless charging system ready for market

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
WiTricity has unveiled a charging system for the iPhone at 2014 CES

Golden Spike estimates that they could repeat Apollo manned mission to the moon

Posted in Business on 8th Jan, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Golden Spike has detailed plans for a lunar return using existing assets.

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2014 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
With help from light that humans can't see

Geoengineering plan could have 'unintended' side effect

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Attempts to reverse the impacts of global warming by injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere could make matters worse, say researchers.

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The glue, which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts, could be a gentler alternative to stitches.

Great white sharks 'live for 70 years'

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Great white sharks live far longer than was previously thought.

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2014 05:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges.

Heart attack 'leaves cellular trace'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2014 05:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.

Micro-windmills used to recharge cell phones

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging.

Facial Recognition App For Glass Challenges Google's Ban on the Technology

Posted in Online on 12th Jan, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology is, in some ways, the epitome of the loss of privacy in a digital world.

Giant Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return, research says

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly.

Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

Posted in Online on 13th Jan, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that the NSA was spying on civilians of friendly countries provoked outrage across the world.

Climate Engineering: What does the public think?

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Some scientists think that climate engineering approaches will be required to combat the inexorable rise in atmospheric CO2 due to the burning of fossil fuels.

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

The placebo effect: A new study underscores its remarkable power

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
According to new research, the effects of a placebo are so powerful that an inert pill has a good chance of reducing symptoms, even if patients know they are taking a dummy pill.

Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.

Leukemia treatment given shot in the arm by artificial bone marrow development

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in the development of artificial bone marrow which expands the ability to reproduce stem cells in the lab.

Google purchases Nest for $3.2 billion

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has just purchased Nest Labs, the maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.

NSA could 'spy on offline computers', says latest leak

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The US National Security Agency (NSA) used secret technology to spy on computers that were not even connected to the internet, it has been reported.

Scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A massive ancient subglacial trough, deeper than the Grand Canyon, has been discovered by a team of UK experts.

China's Jade Rabbit rover explores Moon soil

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover has completed its first examination of the lunar soil, state media claim.

A smart-object recognition algorithm that doesn’t need humans

Posted in Software on 18th Jan, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences, without human calibration.

Obama: NSA will not hold telephone metadata, nor spy on heads of state

Posted in Online on 18th Jan, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama on Friday announced a number of reforms to the way U.S. intelligence agencies operate.

Google’s smart contact lens project could allow diabetics to track glucose levels automatically

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is testing a smart contact lens designed to measure glucose levels in tears.

Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Study shows 'brain doping' is common in amateur sport

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking substances to enhance the brain is more popular among amateur athletes than taking drugs to boost the body.

Injected microparticles shown to greatly reduce heart attack damage

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
An injection of polymer nanoparticles could save the lives of heart attack victims.

Mars mystery rock that "appeared" from nowhere is "like nothing we’ve ever seen before"

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts said they were “completely confused” by both the origins and makeup of the object.

Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate Change

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says.

With Emotion Recognition Algorithms, Computers Know What You're Thinking

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Algorithms that can read human emotions to maximize advertising and market research campaigns.

Battery advance could boost renewable energy take up

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2014 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
US researchers have made an important step forward in the quest to store electricity from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar.

Will Oculus Bring Immersive Virtual Reality To Consumers For $300 In 2014?

Posted in Games on 20th Jan, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The Rift is the first real candidate for a quality VR experience at an affordable price.

Chrome extensions targeted by spam firms

Posted in Online on 20th Jan, 2014 10:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Adware pedlars are buying extensions for the Chrome browser and adding code that hijacks searches or inserts sponsored ads, reports suggest.

The Search For Actually Useful Apps On Google Glass

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2014 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Ones that make smart glasses seem cool rather than creepy.

Chemical process turns any plant matter, even trees, into biofuels

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly any plant material can be broken down into simple sugars.

Penn State Students Seek Crowdfunding To Land A Hopping Rover On The Moon

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2014 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The Lunar Lion is designed to land and then take off again across the surface of the moon.

How EnChroma’s smart sunglasses can help solve color blindness

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2014 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is proving to be hugely beneficial to people with a variety of disabilities and health conditions.

EU outlines 2030 climate goals

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Commission has outlined its plans for climate and energy policy until 2030.

Stem cells could offer alternative treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has turned to stem cells in a quest to find an a more effective treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis.

Earth will be habitable longer than we thought

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that Earth will remain habitable far longer than previously thought, for up to two billion years.

E-whiskers: highly sensitive tactile sensors for robotics and other applications

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Among their potential applications is giving robots new abilities to “see” and “feel” their surrounding environment.

NASA calls for commercial partners on robotic lunar lander initiative

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
With China successfully landing a rover on the Moon, there’s been speculation as to whether a new space race between China and the United States will start soon.

An environmentally friendly, energy-dense sugar battery

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, and could replace conventional batteries.

Army to replace 25 percent of soldiers with robots by 2030

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jan, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
In what might come as a shock to many enlisted individuals out there, The U.S. Army has recently declared that it is cutting troop levels.

Lasers poised to supercharge underwater communications

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jan, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Li-Fi, the technology which allows light to be used to transfer data, will someday soon give us all super-fast Internet connectivity through our desk lamps.

Google patents ad tech linking restaurant to taxi ride

Posted in Online on 26th Jan, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has patented a way of linking online ads to free or discounted taxi rides to the advertising restaurant, shop or entertainment venue.

U.S. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

Posted in Online on 27th Jan, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An open letter from 50 researchers asks the U.S. government to take certain steps to uphold privacy.

Samsung’s Google Glass competitor, 'Galaxy Glass' could debut in September

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung’s own take on Google Glass could be coming sooner than you think.

Good cholesterol 'can turn nasty and clog arteries'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Good cholesterol also has a nasty side that can increase the risk of heart attacks, according to US doctors.

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech website Recode reported that Google paid $400 million for the startup based in London. DeepMind describes itself as a "cutting edge artificial intelligence company".

One quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face imminent extinction

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 04:42 AM
by AlexMuller
There are no real sanctuaries for sharks where they are safe from overfishing.

Google’s Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a shopping spree, buying startup after startup to push its business into the future.

1 smartphone for every 7 humans: Smartphone shipments top a billion in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:50 AM
by AlexMuller
That’s just counting last year’s shipments.

Samsung's slumping sales suggest China is the next battlefield

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Now, the war is shifting to developing markets where more people are becoming smartphone and tablet owners for the first time.

Climate change 'could be making fish smaller'

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A decline in the length of fish in the North Sea could be linked to climate change, according to researchers.

Apple patent could lead to solar-powered touchscreen displays

Posted in Hardware on 1st Feb, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple's new devices could be solar powered, with touchscreen controls mounted outside to monitor charge status.

Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A cutting-edge corner of science is being wooed by Silicon Valley, to the dismay of some academics.

Want to cut Arctic warming in half? Curb emissions now

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades.

Rogue asteroids may be the norm

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The new asteroid map suggests that the early solar system may have undergone dramatic changes before the planets assumed their current alignment.

Polar bear fur could hold secret to ultrathin insulation

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Radiation plays a larger role than conduction in the insulation of polar animals, such as penguins and polar bears, than previously believed.

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered.

Adapting to Sea Level Rise Could Save Trillions by 2100

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2014 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Coasts are home to more than 1 billion people across the globe and up 310 million of those live in a 100-year floodplain. $11 trillion in assets also sit below the 100-year flood mark.

Climate change means more wildfires, and more air pollution

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wildfires not only jeopardize lives and property. They also cause air pollution, from planet-warming carbon dioxide to health-endangering soot and nitrogen oxides.

Elon Musk could start making superlarge Mars colonization rocket in about 2024

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
“We’ve got to restore American ability to transport astronauts with domestic vehicles, and that’s what we hope to do in about two years."

PlanetTechNews Interviews Anish Mohammed, Singularity University Alumnus

Posted in Interviews on 7th Feb, 2014 05:32 AM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTechNews interviews Anish Mohammed on his experiences at the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program 2013.

Nanoparticle pinpoints blood-vessel plaques

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture that causes heart attack and stroke.

Sapphire iPhone screen rumors get a boost:

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple reportedly acquires crystal manufacturing components.

'No target' in UK animal tests plan

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The UK government has launched its delivery plan to replace, refine and reduce the use of animals in research - known as "the 3Rs".

Met Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms'

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office's chief scientist has said.

Google Briefly Tops Exxon as 2nd-Most Valuable U.S. Firm

Posted in Business on 9th Feb, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the second-most valuable company, trailing only Apple, and underscoring the growing role of technology in the economy.

Unprecedented trade wind strength is shifting global warming to the oceans, but for how much longer?

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2014 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New research attributes the surface warming slowdown to accelerating trade winds mixing more heat into the oceans.

Cases of diabetes increase to more than 3.2m

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
This means 6% of UK adults are registered as diabetic. An estimated 850,000 more have diabetes without knowing it.

China and the International Rush to Claim Antarctica

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Antarctic Treaty will come up for review. China, the US, the UK, and other countries intend to be ready.

DARPA’s futuristic brain implant will restore lost memories

Posted in Medicine on 12th Feb, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
In case of brain injury, the implant would basically do a system restore, giving those memories back.

NASA wants to help private companies mine the moon

Posted in Business on 12th Feb, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
To keep its gaze focused on the stars, NASA has had to change up its game of late. Private corporations, rather than NASA itself, now resupply the International Space Station.

Guidelines call for more people to be put on statins

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against heart attacks and strokes.

DARPA's XS-1 hypersonic spaceplane to fly by 2017

Posted in Hardware on 13th Feb, 2014 04:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The XS-1 (short for eXperimental Spaceplane) will be capable of multiple return flights to space, deploying satellites and the like at least 10 times a year.

Robot army 'to help alleviate future floods'

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2014 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Working like termites, the robots can build castles, pyramids and towers similar to the insects' soil cathedrals.

A future cochlear implant with no exterior hardware required

Posted in Medicine on 14th Feb, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A new low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that does not require external devices has been developed by researchers.

Wearables have a dirty little secret: 50% of users lose interest

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
There's a little-known fact about wearables that manufacturers don't advertise to consumers: Most people lose interest within a few months.

Winter in the Antarctic Shows What It Will Take to Live on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Concordia station offers the isolation and hardships explorers will face on the Red Planet.

Solar goes big time with the world’s largest solar thermal plant

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2014 04:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The largest solar thermal project of its kind in the world, formally opened Thursday in the Mojave Desert.

Carbon dioxide from exhaust fumes used to make new chemicals

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2014 04:45 AM
by AlexMuller
To effectively combat global warming, some argue that we will need to remove CO2 already present in the atmosphere.

Sharing Photos Online? Companies are Tracking What you Wear and How you Feel

Posted in Business on 12th Mar, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
In all of this free and open communication, corporations want to know what’s being said about their brands.

Report: Apple is Working on Medical Devices and Mulling Cars

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2014 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that Apple is working to develop new product lines, including medical devices and cars.

Google makes huge investment in clean energy

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2014 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is the most aggressive in advancing a clean energy agenda, analysts say. Google has made 15 wind and solar investments totaling more than $1 billion.

Wearable glasses help surgeons view cancer​​​​​​​​ cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a wearable display to help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear.

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is betting big time on the online education space.

Personal cellphone signal that's 1,000x faster than what you have now

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology to give us a personal cellphone signal that is 1,000 times faster than what we normally get today.

Fear suppressing neurons found

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found neurons that prevent mice from forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study should show if treatment can cut death rates and repair damaged tissue.

World's strongest robot muscles made from everyday fishing line

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
For roughly a thousandth the cost of carbon nanotube muscles, fishing line muscle is capable of lifting objects 100 times heavier than natural muscle of the same size.

Branson insists he will be aboard first Virgin Galactic flight

Posted in Business on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Branson says SpaceShipTwo will enter service this year, with him and his children aboard, despite unproven technology.

Researchers Show Off Mind Controlled Music Player

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Users of the group’s specially designed music software are able to play a song, fast forward tracks, and adjust the volume by merely looking at the screen.

3D Printing Helps Fix Child’s Heart, Saves Life

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing has been creeping its way into the healthcare industry, slowly but surely, over the last few years.

Brain signals from a primate directly move paralyzed limbs in another primate 'avatar’

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Taking brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to the next level, new research may help paralyzed people move their own limb just by thinking about it.

NASA plans to go fishing for asteroids with harpoon-like spacecraft

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Landing spacecraft on asteroids is a delicate, precise process. Harpooning, on the other hand, is the work of an instant.

Single-chip device to provide real-time ultrasonic 3D images from inside the heart and blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Real-time 3D imaging from inside the heart.

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments.

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2014 04:32 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.

Volcanoes are slowing down the warming of the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 26th Feb, 2014 04:43 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study study casts light on the impact of small volcanoes on the Earth's climate and global warming.

Mars meteorite hints at life on the red planet

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
With each passing year and every Mars mission, we find more evidence that life might have existed on the red planet.

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade.

IBM wants to put the power of Watson in your smartphone

Posted in Business on 27th Feb, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-conquering super computer, has set its sites on mobile apps.

Google Project Ara aiming for 2015 release at a ridiculously low price

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2014 04:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The ambition is to do for hardware what Android and other platforms have done for software; open handset manufacturing to developers.

3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2014 04:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology could radically transform measurement, treatment, and prediction of cardiac disorders.

Smell of forest pine can limit climate change

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests a strong link between the powerful smell of pine trees and climate change.

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite is reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars.

Childhood nightmares may point to looming health issues

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.

How to make wearables stick:

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Use them to change human behavior.

Ninety-five per cent of world's fish hide in mesopelagic zone

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.

Kickstarter passes $1B in pledges 5 years in

Posted in Online on 4th Mar, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Kickstarter is even more popular than you thought: The crowdfunding startup raised 500 million alone in the last 12 months.

Chinese Scientist Likens Smog Problem To "Nuclear Winter"

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Farms are in a "smog panic" as plants falter without sunlight.

Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The deep, salty currents that carry oxygen and nutrients to the ocean depths have been disappearing over the past few decades.

Robotic-assisted prostate surgery offers better cancer control, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2014 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have less need for additional cancer treatments.

Chris Austin explains how robots could soon replace animals in toxicology testing

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
A new method for toxicity testing, employing robots, could one day make the need for lab animals obsolete.

Great white shark's epic ocean trek

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

Operational Lunar Space Elevator planned by end of 2019

Posted in Hardware on 8th Mar, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
By the end of 2019, Liftport has the goal establish an operational Lunar Space Elevator.

Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previsously believed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previously believed which is as Many People as Cancer and Heart Disease.

New catalyst could lead to cleaner energy

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemists devise a reaction that traps carbon dioxide and turns it into something useful.

Massive impact sent Martian meteorites to Earth

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
We've found over 100 meteorites here on Earth that originate from Mars. But how did they get here?

'Internet of things' to get £45m funding boost

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.

Japan: Robot to take top university exam

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears.

iPhone case attempts to make Star Trek's tricorder a reality

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function, just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds.

Proposal: 100% Renewable Energy is Feasible and Affordable

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Detailed plans for each state in the union that to move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that’s already available.

Snowden: Surveillance is 'setting fire' to the internet

Posted in Online on 11th Mar, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", Edward Snowden told the South by Southwest conference.

Android for wearables coming, says Google software boss

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is branching out in the wearable technology market, with the release of a software development kit.

3D Printed Human Heart By 2023, Says Top Scientist

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A scientist named Stuart K. Williams is leading a team responsible for an extremely ambitious project; to print the human heart.

EyeGo adapters let you perform eye exams with a smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
EyeGo is designed to "make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely"

Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
US space agency Nasa is seeking coders who could help prevent a global catastrophe by identifying asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware.

NASA plans Mars Sample-Return Mission in 2022 with modified SpaceX Dragon capsule

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2014 04:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have blueprinted a low-cost Mars sample-return mission that would use a souped-up Dragon capsule from SpaceX.

Robots with muscle memory can learn the same way toddlers do

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
With a trio of soft, rubber pincers at its end, the bionic trunk could perform simple tasks like plucking produce off the vine and opening doors.

SpaceX Wants to Send a Positively Massive Rocket to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is testing the waters with its new Raptor engine. It could be the engine that, if Elon Musk gets his wish, propels the first colonists to Mars.

Europe backs call for universal smartphone charger

Posted in Hardware on 15th Mar, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The maddening scramble to find the right charger for your smartphone could be coming to an end.

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Bots

Posted in Business on 15th Mar, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Big changes are coming to the labor market that people and governments aren't prepared for, Bill Gates believes.

Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Less invasive procedures reduce patient discomfort, foster faster recoveries, and limit the risk of infection.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak: Snowden 'had the guts and courage to sacrifice his life’

Posted in Online on 16th Mar, 2014 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Wozniak says Edward Snowden is a hero.

Gem discovery points to vast oceans deep beneath Earth’s crust

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
There is water, possibly massive oceans of it, deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

Steering wheel camera 'detects angry drivers'

Posted in Software on 16th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A concept to embed facial recognition cameras into steering wheels to detect angry or upset drivers is being worked on by researchers.

Smartphone app reads blood oxygen levels, forewarns of life-threatening pre-eclampsia

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
LionsGate Technologies has secured its first major financial backers to scale up development of the Phone Oximeter.

Navy aim to predict weather three months in advance with robot subs

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Within the next ten years, Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather up to 90 days in the future, which should handily best your local TV weatherman.

Google launches Android Wear:

Posted in Software on 18th Mar, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Graphene light detector could enable contacts for seeing in infrared and ultraviolet

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.

Ancient Earth hammered by double space impact

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have outlined some of the best evidence yet for a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon apparently struck Earth in tandem.

Mysterious New Gully Spotted on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Exactly what caused this Red Planet rivulet remains a mystery.

Breakthroughs Might Mean the End of Animal Testing

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Cutting back on animal testing isn’t just good ethics, it’s good science.

New AI lets your smartphone identify objects

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The Purdue team developed new software and hardware and showed how a smartphone could run deep learning on its own.

UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in a decade

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, said the Office for National Statistics.

Can an AI give a great TED Talk?

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
We're currently living in an age of technology where artificial intelligence is being born.

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding.

Google rejects military funding for its advanced humanoid robot

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant wants to distance itself from the military research lab DARPA, and the feeling is mutual.

Fears over statins use are 'misleading'

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A leading researcher on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs has accused critics of misleading the public about the dangers of taking them.

A DIY medical diagnosis app

Posted in Software on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Colorimetrix, a new app developed by University of Cambridge researchers, turns a smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device.

Why Earth remains capable of supporting life despite CO2 greenhouse gas emissions

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
“Fresh” rock pushed to the surface via mountain formation effectively acts as a kind of sponge, soaking up the greenhouse gas CO2.

Google and Ray-Ban deal to offer 'more stylish' Glass

Posted in Hardware on 26th Mar, 2014 04:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is teaming up with the designer firm behind Ray-Ban and Oakley in an attempt to make its wearable technology desirable beyond the "geek" community.

Electric 'thinking cap' can help you learn faster, better

Posted in Hardware on 26th Mar, 2014 04:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The implications of the findings extend beyond the potential to improve learning. The process may also have clinical benefits in the treatment of conditions like schizophrenia.

Scientists to climate change skeptics: Get real

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of the extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe and the Pacific region last year can be blamed on human-induced climate change:

Apple engineer reveals where the iPhone’s original software came from

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of Apple’s lead engineers is finally telling the tale of the first iPhone’s software.

US Navy Explores Beaming Solar Power From Space

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A complaint about renewable energy, including solar power, is that it does not generate energy all the time. At night or during cloudy weather, solar arrays don’t produce electricity.

This startup is test-driving buildings for a Martian colony in 2024

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, we’ll be able to gauge what life might be like on Mars, despite never having landed a human being on the planet’s surface.

Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the 'Internet of you'

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you.

Smartphone overuse may 'damage' eyes, say opticians

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Opticians are worried over exposure to light from devices could cause long term eye problems.

Solve For Standing Ovation: Should AI Researchers Bother Building A TED-Bot?

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The latest XPrize is, without a doubt, the strangest XPrize so far.

Europe begins Mars site selection

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency (Esa) has published the "longlist" of eight sites it is considering as a destination for the ExoMars rover.

Comet lander checks in with Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, has been re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.

Methane emissions expected to soar as Earth warms

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Methane, already the third most abundant greenhouse gas, has roughly 30 times the heat-trapping potency of CO2.

Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

Can science stop sharks attacking humans?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Sharks have patrolled the oceans for at least 400 million years and evolved into a huge range of remarkable species.

Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe'

Posted in Business on 1st Apr, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

iPhone 6 screens reportedly start production in May

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2014 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple’s manufacturing partners are reportedly gearing up production for the iPhone 6′s screens in May, which will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties:

Intel launches $100M venture fund to invest in smart devices and wearables in China

Posted in Business on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Intel Capital to invest $100 million in tablets, smartphones, wearables and the Internet of Things devices in China.

US Navy tests humanoid robotic fire-fighters

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Fire-fighting robots designed to withstand intense heat are to be tested by the US Navy this summer.

New treatment could allow regrowing of damaged nerves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Spinal cord injuries are a serious matter: most who suffer from such an injury never fully recover, and many end up with partial or even full paralysis.

Top doctor backs 'garden gym' idea

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the UK's top doctors says an accumulating body of evidence supports a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing.

Nanotubes increase conductivity of solar cells by 100 million

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Controlled placement of carbon nanotubes in nanostructures could result in a huge boost in electronic performance in photovoltaic solar cells.

Lockheed Martin Pioneers Ocean Energy in China

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A 10-megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion plant is under way:

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough, which may be huge for future wearables

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Graphene is primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.

How a Single Act of Evolution Nearly Wiped Out All Life on Earth

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
The transfer of two genes from one type of bacteria to one type of archaea, nearly wiped out all life on this planet.

Earth has a fever, but the heat is sloshing into the oceans

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that surface temperatures are a poor measurement of global warming, which continues undeterred.

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, not the other way around.

Britain in the grip of an epidemic of insomnia

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablets and mobile phones blamed as more than nine in ten young people fail to get a good night’s sleep.

Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for cameras

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been investigating new ways to achieve color in digital cameras that don't rely on conventional organic dye filters.

Apple worries cheaper Android 'phablets' will hurt iPhone sales

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is concerned that iPhone growth will slow due to the growing number of Android smartphones with larger screens.

DARPA's shooting robots into space to build satellites

Posted in Hardware on 8th Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The purpose of Phoenix is to send robots into outer space with everything they’d need to build satellites. Then have those robots build said satellites.

Google Glass Livestream App Makes Broadcasting Your Vision Even Easier

Posted in Hardware on 8th Apr, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The new Livestream app for Google Glass makes showing the entire world exactly what you're looking at easier than before.

World 'needs Plan B' on climate change

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report.

Dark matter hunt:

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The quest to find the most mysterious particles in the Universe is entering a critical phase:

A smartphone that charges in 30 seconds: Engineers unveil new 'bio-battery'

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
StoreDot uses unique nanotechnology to deliver the charge quickly: Don't expect to see it on shelves for another 3 years.

Turning off a Fat Accumulation Gene to Reduce Obesity proven in Mice

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A genetic “switch” that can accelerate a person’s basal metabolic rate; leading to a dramatic reduction in the risk for obesity and diabetes.

Carbon Dioxide Levels Climb Into Uncharted Territory for Humans

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has exceeded 402 parts per million, which is higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years.

Intel is Experimenting With Fully Immersed Cooling for Computers

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2014 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Forget your watercooled gaming rig: Intel is experimenting with a cooling system which fully immerses the entirety of a computer's electronics in liquid to increase efficiency.

3D printing a human heart using a patients own cells:

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2014 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists could soon build replacement organs using a patient’s own cells.

Body heat to power your wearable gadgets

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
How to ensure power supply in a stable and reliable manner is one of the most critical issues facing the developers of wearable technology.

Heart Risk? Marathoners Have Increased Artery Plaque

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2014 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
New study looks at coronary artery deposits in men who have run at least one marathon a year for 25 years:

The godfather of nature documentaries is making one for the Oculus Rift

Posted in Software on 13th Apr, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Sir David Attenborough may be 87 years old, but he's still embracing the latest technology.

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The Heartbleed bug was used by the NSA regularly to gather critical intelligence.

Google Glass to go on sale for one day

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The high price will be likely to deter many enthusiasts, who may be forced to wait for price reductions.

Getting To The Root Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Working with human neurons, researchers have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson’s disease.

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty.

Innovative Pacemaker Powered By Your Own Heartbeat

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Today's battery-powered pacemakers have to be removed every 5 to 7 years when their batteries run out, a costly and inconvenient exercise.

Samsung patent shows off Glass-like wearable with fold-away display

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2014 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
It looks like the long-awaited world of wearables is coming into its own, the folks in the tech industry that have yet to jump onto the bandwagon are scrambling to get a foothold.

Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study links casual marijuana use with significant changes to parts of the brain.

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Martian surface is inhospitable today, but is thought to have once been favorable to life.

Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Sharks are often seen as "living fossils," examples of evolutionary excellence that have not altered their design significantly since they came into existence.

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

Artists 'have structurally different brains'

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system

Posted in Software on 19th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid is Blind Luck

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought.

Goggles help surgeons 'see' tumours

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The newly developed goggles allow surgeons to 'see' the cancer cells they need to remove.

South Korea May Try To Curb Smartphone Use With Mobile Gaming Curfew

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It's already in place for online computer gaming. Can the government impose a curfew on the one gadget people can’t live without?

For the first time, a majority of Americans are using smartphones, even seniors

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified.

A neuromorphic-computing 'roadmap’

Posted in Software on 23rd Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Now it could be possible to build a practical neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computer while minimizing energy requirements.

Guardant Health raises $30M for its revolutionary cancer detection tech

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The startup is focused on developing a non-invasive cancer screening tool called Guardant 360 that uses blood samples instead of tissue.

NASA outlines the path for getting humans to Mars

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
This new plan outlines what steps we’ll take on the path to human exploration on Mars, making it a reality within the next 15 to 20 years.

Greenland’s icecap losing stability

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Greenland is losing ice from part of its territory at an accelerating rate, suggesting that the edges of the entire ice cap may be unstable.

Blood of world's oldest person hints at limits of life

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Death is the one certainty in life; a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world's oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

Low-Cost Launches May Boost Chances For Space Solar Power

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2014 02:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Like SpaceX, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is conducting research into reusable launch as a way to cut the cost of space launch drastically.

Increasingly, Robots of All Sizes Are Human Workmates

Posted in Hardware on 27th Apr, 2014 04:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.

Genome regions once mislabeled 'junk' linked to heart failure

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
So-called junk DNA was long thought to have no important role in heredity or disease because it doesn’t code for proteins.

The FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Concern

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology isn’t yet sophisticated enough to identify people very accurately.

Scottish universities given funding for low carbon projects

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Three Scottish universities are to receive £20m as part of a scheme to help Scotland meet its carbon emission reduction targets.

Nuclear reactors offshore: a good way to use nuclear power?

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
There are many things people do not want to be built in their backyard, and nuclear power stations are high on the list.

Solar Power Grows 400 Percent in Only 4 Years

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
More than half of the added capacity comes from home and business owners.

The Brain Waves For Knowing What You Know

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A certain type of brain activity shows up in mice who are about to make the right choice in a little maze they're trained in.

Storing Greenhouse Gases by Petrifying Them

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide injected into a geothermal reservoir would be stored permanently by turning into rock.

Stem Cells from a Diabetes Patient Could Lead to New Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope stem cells could one day treat chronic conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

SCiO's Handheld Scanner Aims to Detect Food Ingredients

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A small number of companies are beginning to introduce handheld scanners that can detect the ingredients and calories in our food.

Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

Posted in Games on 29th Apr, 2014 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
While games drive the majority of app revenue now, they won’t stay on top of the heap much longer.

Half of cancer sufferers 'live a decade or more'

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2014 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Half of people in England and Wales now being diagnosed with cancer will survive at least a decade - double the rate in the early 1970s, figures show.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover starts drilling again

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
It is almost a year since Curiosity last turned its drill on Mars.

High-fibre diet 'benefits heart attack patients'

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
If you have had a heart attack, eat plenty of fibre because it may improve your long-term chances of recovery, say US researchers.

Dim matter filaments herald birth of massive new galaxy

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
96 percent of the mass of the universe is dark matter, and just one percent is stars and galaxies.

Google launches Google Docs and Sheets apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted in Software on 2nd May, 2014 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google woke up from its slumber today and released Google Docs and Google Sheets for iOS and Android devices. It’s about time.

Stanford scientists use Twitter to make more accurate earthquake maps

Posted in Online on 3rd May, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Twitter can actually be helpful when it comes to things like mapping earthquakes.

Polar Bears Are Not Alone: Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Worldwide

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change's impact on biodiversity will be severe in other regions of the world, not just in the popularly cited polar ice caps.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

Poll shows most want sugary drinks banned from UK schools

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Two thirds of people support a ban on sugary drinks in all UK schools and academies, suggests a poll carried out for the BBC.

Bacteria from Earth can easily colonize Mars

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria from Earth could quickly colonize the surface of Mars, according to new research conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA wants to plant a garden on Mars by 2021

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2014 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Dubbed the Mars Plant Experiment (MPX), NASA would like to see if it could get a few flowers to grow while subjected to Martian radiation.

Climate change may worsen summertime ozone pollution

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Americans face 70 percent increase in unhealthy ozone levels by 2050.

$17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Advocates of space exploration say the funding proposal is notable for a significant increase in support for planetary science.

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

Posted in Software on 10th May, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.

iPhone app tells you if you have skin cancer in seconds

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
You can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer.

Google wants your help making tinier solar power systems

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The search giant is promising $1 million to whoever cracks the problem.

Nereus deep sea sub 'implodes' 10km-down

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the world's most capable deep-sea research subs has been lost.

Animal research 'pledge on openness' agreed

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments.

Russia eyeing the Moon for colonization

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The colony will eventually function as a staging ground for human expansion across the solar system.

Japan Plans to Have a Power Plant in Space in a Decade

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Japan, where the Fukushima meltdown heightened the search for safe, sustainable alternative energy, is answering that need by sending a power plant into space.

Water droplet networks could harvest water from fog

Posted in Hardware on 14th May, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
These water droplet networks could also potentially find use in membrane research and biological sensing applications.

Synchronized oscillators may allow for computing that works like the brain

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2014 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
It would use a fraction of the energy necessary for today’s computers, according to the engineers.

3D printing reveals the power of shark skin

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have used a 3D-printed model of shark skin to show how tooth-like scales help the predators to cruise efficiently.

The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025 but will raise privacy and complexity concerns

Posted in Hardware on 15th May, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of these devices will be communicating on our behalf, interacting with the physical and virtual worlds more than interacting with us.

The Moon’s about to get a bit more crowded with this new crowdfunding campaign

Posted in Online on 18th May, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new Indiegogo campaign, Israeli organization SpaceIL is seeking funding to get on the moon by the end of 2015.

Tiny KickSat Sprite satellites hitch ride into orbit

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2014 11:33 PM
by PlanetTech
Exploring space has long been the sole diversion of governments, big business and academics.

Curiosity Took 65 Bacteria Species On Trip To Mars

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not known whether any of those Earthly critters survived the journey to Mars.

Mobile phone child health risk investigation

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children's mental development is getting under way.

Construction of New Mars Lander Approved for 2016 Mission

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2014 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA and its international partners have been given the green light to begin construction on a new Mars lander to be launched in 2016.

Hi-tech glasses aim to assist the blind with directions and obstacle detection

Posted in Hardware on 22nd May, 2014 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Mexico are building lenses that help the visually impaired navigate their environment.

Last Month Tied for Globe’s Hottest April

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
This past April tied 2010 for the hottest April on record according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Your smartphone's best app? Battery life, say 89% of Britons

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2014 04:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Battery life is more important to consumers than brand, processor speed or camera quality, says new research.

"Heart disease-on-a-chip" could usher in an age of personalized medicine

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard scientists have created the world's first lab-grown sample of functioning human heart tissue that has a cardiovascular disease.

Wireless Power from Across the Room

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup called Energous aims to let you charge your gadgets without plugging them in.

Climate disputes have little effect on the public, says study

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have tracked how media coverage can affect levels of public interest in climate science by comparing volumes of searches.

Narendra Modi Plans To Bring Solar To 400 Million People

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2014 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
India’s new government, led by Narendra Modi, plans to use solar power to bring electricity to the homes of 400 million people who currently do not have access to it.

Using Google Street View to Study the Great Barrier Reef

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The team pilots a motorized camera rig that mounts three cameras for a 360-degree view of the sea floor, and records nearly a mile of the floor at a time.

Wireless broadband can reach the moon, and maybe Mars

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Thanks to a group of researches from MIT and NASA, this kind of connectivity could be within the realms of possibility.

Apple reportedly working on smart home features for iPhone

Posted in Software on 28th May, 2014 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Your iPhone could soon become the key to your smart home.

A habitable environment on Martian volcano?

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The Martian volcano Arsia Mons may have been home to one of the most recent habitable environments yet found on the Red Planet, geologists say.

Robot does mechanical surgery to heal itself outside the ISS

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time in history, a robot out in space has used its own mechanical dexterity to fix itself without any assistance from astronauts on the scene.

Google’s new self-driving car prototype foregoes steering wheel, mirrors, & pedals

Posted in Software on 28th May, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Google showed off a prototype for a new self-driving car today that does away with key features of the cars we know and see everyday.

Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A test for a preventable form of heart disease is being rolled out in the UK.

Americans care about 'global warming', but not 'climate change'

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Yale researchers have found that the two terms, often used interchangeably, generate very different responses.

The taxi industry heard Google’s & Uber’s driverless car plans. They’re not happy

Posted in Business on 30th May, 2014 07:38 PM
by AlexMuller
First, Google unveils a driverless car. Then, Uber chief Travis Kalanick says driverless cars are the future and drivers are not.

China will be the world’s largest electric car market by 2019

Posted in Hardware on 30th May, 2014 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
BMW has become the latest in a growing list of automakers to put its faith in the Chinese electric car market.

Blood pressure: 'Extraordinary' number of lives saved

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.

10 features Apple should steal from jailbreakers for iOS 8

Posted in Software on 31st May, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Jailbreaking has evolved to allow users hundreds of extra features that iOS doesn’t (yet), such as a personalized control center and a low battery power-saving mode.

NASA Plans To Send People To Mars By 2035

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has recommitted itself to landing humans on Mars by 2035, but has admitted that this is a project that will require the world to work together.

Climate change to boost summer flash floods, says study

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming will lead to a significant increase in extreme summer downpours in the UK, a study suggests.

Google sets up 'right to be forgotten' form after EU ruling

Posted in Business on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.

Tequila plant helps reduce blood sugar and weight

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes.

The US government announces its strongest action against climate change to date

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The Obama administration wants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent within the next 16 years.

Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jun, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of things, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more.

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth".

Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.

Traces of another world found on the Moon

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2014 02:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.

Centenarians 'outliving diseases of old age'

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Centenarians have found a way to beat the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease, research suggests.

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Posted in Software on 7th Jun, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.

Nanotech method boosts conventional cancer treatments in pre-clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The conventional wisdom has it that there’s no silver bullet for treating cancer.

iPhone 6 will feature NFC, wireless charging, better 4G antenna, & a much bigger screen

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The new iPhone is nearing completion and is now being tested for things like durability, speed, and network performance.

Autism costs '£32bn per year' in UK

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The economic cost of supporting someone with autism over a lifetime is much higher than previously thought, research suggests.

No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time And Everyone Should Know Better

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost everything about the story is bogus.

Bacteria help explain why stress and fear trigger heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people.

By the end of this year 1 in 4 people around the world will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jun, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
As many as 1.76 billion people will own and use a smartphone by the end of 2014.

A shot against heart attacks?

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say simple 'genome editing' may dramatically lower risk of such crises in future.

Link between climate and ocean currents over 6 million years

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2014 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analyzing an area of the Atlantic.

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface.

Elon Musk says Flying Cars are easy and he will probably make some for fun and 2 or 3 submarine cars

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
“Maybe we’ll make a flying car, just for fun,” said Elon Musk.

Search program aims to teach itself everything about any visual concept

Posted in Software on 15th Jun, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have created a computer program that they claim “teaches everything there is to know about any visual concept.”

Earth-Moon Smashup Happened Earlier Than Thought

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Earth's moon sprung to life much sooner than scientists thought, new research suggests.

There should be at least two larger than Earth size planets beyond Pluto

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Two supersized planets could lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system.

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Continent shedding 160 billion tonnes a year, CryoSat-2 shows, just days after warning over western ice sheet's collapse

NASA Test Bed for Growing Earth Life on Mars to be developed

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A device for studying the survival of terrestrial life forms on the surface of Mars.

Look Out, Great White Sharks May be Making a Comeback

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Great white sharks are among the largest, most widespread predators in the ocean.

NASA clears 3D printer for use on the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts will soon be 3D printing parts they might need up on the International Space Station, after NASA cleared a custom-built machine as being fit for purpose.

Charging portable electronics will be super-fast, widely accessible

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Two innovations for on-the-go mobile-device users seeking a quick charge are in the works:

Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2014 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Why brain-wave resonance may be the key to learning, not synapses.

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.

Earth Has Its Warmest May on Record Globally, Spring Could Be Warmest

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
May was the warmest such month on record for the planet.

Nanoscale composites improve MRI by ten times

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a silver spherical nanoparticle encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells.

Musk's SolarCity has huge plans for solar power

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jun, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
"Solar panels, paired with batteries to enable power at night, can produce several orders of magnitude more electricity than is consumed by the entirety of human civilization"- Elon Musk.

Dementia is 'one of greatest enemies of humanity'

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A "big, bold global push" is needed to beat dementia, David Cameron has told a summit in London.

Wireless glucose monitoring via and iphone app that is automatically updated every 5 minutes

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A bionic pancreas has been developed and it offers hope of a normal life to people with type 1 diabetes.

Why Google Will Drive Tesla’s Cars and Stock in the Near Future

Posted in Software on 21st Jun, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Google driverless cars and Tesla’s EV technology could combine to be the ultimate car of the future.

Spacex Dragon could land on Mars with a mission under the NASA Discovery Program

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
One of NASAs long standing interests has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars' subsurface environment.

Health group calls for 'sugar tax' to cut child obesity

Posted in Business on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A "sugar tax" should be introduced by the UK government to help curb obesity in childhood, a campaign group says.

Google makes a bet on 5G wireless with Alpental buy

Posted in Online on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
All of Google’s services, from Google Docs to YouTube, depend on fast network connections to perform well.

Why do so many nations want a piece of Antarctica?

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Seven countries have laid claim to parts of Antarctica and many more have a presence there: why do they all want a piece of this frozen wasteland?

Hurdles for attempting to reduce excess carbon or feed the people

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Ocean iron fertilization helps restore fish populations and captures excess carbon from the atmosphere.

How stress damages the heart

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time scientists have found a direct biological link between stress and inflammation of blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks.

Robotic hand uses AI to specialize its grip for any object

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Shadow’s Dexterous Hand “sees” the shape of the object approaching it to help it determine how to hold it.

A private Mars mission intends to get samples of Mars rock before NASA does

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has a plan to get us to Mars, but even getting samples of rocks back from the red planet could take decades.

Android now has over 1B active users, up from 538M last year

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of monthly active Android users has doubled every year, Google said.

Mini lab grown human hearts could hold cure for heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Tiny hearts that are only one millimeter in diameter could hold the key to curing heart disease.

UK's Hypercat aims to spur on 'internet of things'

Posted in Software on 26th Jun, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of 40 UK-based tech firms has developed a way to help apps and machines communicate in a bid to spur on smart cities and smart homes.

A self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jun, 2014 03:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A research team from Korea has developed a self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker operated semi-permanently by a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator.

Students will send time capsule to Mars

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of students want to greet the first Mars human colonists with a time capsule by collecting photos, videos, audio clips, and messages to send to the planet by 2017.

NASA has nothing on these moon-bound robots

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Space startup Astrobotic Technology stands a golden chance of taking home the coveted Google Lunar XPrize when it begins sending robots to the moon.

Nasa 'flying saucer' tests Mars tech

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A US space agency (NASA) experiment on Saturday to test future Mars landing technologies proved largely successful.

Newly discovered planet is the most Earth-like yet, scientists say

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers said the planet orbits a red giant star that’s just far enough away to reasonably support life (aka the habitable zone).

Warming threat to emperor penguins

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

Crowdsourcing for robots

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Humans acting like robots teach robots to act like humans.

Carbon neutrality has failed

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Now our only way out of global warming is to go carbon negative:

From India, Proof That a Trip to Mars Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
India’s recent launch of a spacecraft to Mars was a remarkable feat, but the $75 million mission’s thrifty approach is getting all the attention.

Astronomy: Planets in chaos

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of thousands of star systems wildly different from our own has demolished ideas about how planets form.

Proposed device would instantly display the number of calories in any food

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A gadget that could instantly display the caloric content of any food placed within it, at the touch of a button.

Decline in trials for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease during the past decade have failed, according to a study.

Google reinstates 'forgotten' links after pressure

Posted in Business on 4th Jul, 2014 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
After widespread criticism, Google has begun reinstating some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Earth-like planets Gliese 581 g and d likely don't exist, study says

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
New method to account for star signals another blow to controversial planets.

NASA Asteroid Initiative Funds 20 Companies To Capture Asteroid And Bring To The Moon

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2014 04:23 AM
by AlexMuller
$4.9 million dollars for the Asteroid Initiative with the goal of capturing and bringing an asteroid to Earth’s moon.

Stopping harmful climate change could be surprisingly cheap

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Governments have agreed to limit global warming to 2°C, because more than that may be impossible to adapt to.

NASA OK’s spending on a new rocket built for deep space exploration

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The Space Launch System project will take us back to the moon, to mars, and even beyond.

Collaborative learning for artificial intelligence and robots

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
New algorithm lets independent agents collectively produce a machine-learning model without aggregating data.

Determining the age of stars with sound waves

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the long-standing difficulties in astrophysics has been a way to accurately determine the age of a star.

NASA equips space robots with smartphones for the International Space Station

Posted in Software on 9th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.

Sugar May Harm Brain Health

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
High levels of blood glucose are linked to memory impairments.

Digital banking reaches £1bn a day, BBA says

Posted in Business on 9th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1bn a day, a study has suggested.

Cinnamon May Be Used to Halt the Progression of Parkinson’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease

Want to limit global warming? Bring cash

Posted in Business on 10th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Any effort to limit global warming to 2ºC will require deep investment in low-carbon research and development, a new assessment warns.

Google Glass hack allows brainwave control

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Glass has been hacked so that it can be controlled by brainwaves.

The Earth's Magnetic Field Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Our magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, especially over the Western Hemisphere.

Google Ventures goes to Europe with new $100M fund

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures might be only about five years old, but the venture capital firm is expanding to Europe.

Targeting Multiple Myeloma With Coated And Loaded Nanoparticles

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A nanoparticle that simultaneously attacks bone cancer and strengthens bone damaged by cancer.

Climate Change Skeptics Dumped by BBC to Create 'Balance'

Posted in Online on 12th Jul, 2014 09:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change skeptics are being banned from BBC News, for fear of misinforming people.

More weight loss operations for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

Modified Bacteria Enable Weight Loss In Mice

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Mice given genetically-tweaked E. coli in their water gained less weight than controls when placed on a high-fat diet for 8 weeks.

Microsoft working on Alice-band device to help blind

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been working on a device like an Alice band that could help blind people "see" things around them.

You Can Scratch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Off Your Christmas List

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Production issues are said to have considerably delayed the smartphone.

The impacts of climate change: why global warming is bad for your health

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A study says heat-related deaths in Europe could reach 200,000 a year with a 3.5C temperature rise.

Apple and IBM join forces to bring iPhones and iPads to businesses

Posted in Software on 16th Jul, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
We now live in a world where Apple and IBM, two former PC industry rivals, are working together in a big way.

The World In 2025:

Posted in Business on 16th Jul, 2014 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Abundant solar power and food, tailored drugs and gene therapies.

Oxygen fluctuations may have stalled life on Earth for a billion years

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2014 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Swings in oxygen levels may be behind a mysterious billion-year hiatus in evolution.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

One injection stops diabetes in its tracks:

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects.

Arthritis drug shows potential to stall Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite decades of work and hundreds of trials, Alzheimer's disease remains an end-of-life trauma for millions. Could that be about to change?

DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
It takes a lot more money and preparation to launch a rocket than to have a plane take off.

NASA thinks that the moon's underground caves and tunnels could one day house astronauts

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A habitat placed in a pit would provide a very safe location.

Your next iPhone could lock itself if it senses you’re not the one using it

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine your iPhone could tell someone else was using it and lock them out.

Microsoft Research demos Project Adam, machine-learning object-recognition software

Posted in Software on 19th Jul, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The goal of Project Adam is to enable software to visually recognize any object.

Apple scolded by Europe over in-app purchase protections

Posted in Business on 20th Jul, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been criticized by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.

Geologist says that Curiosity rover's images show Earth-like soils on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter.

The future of space: Will we see a new space race?

Posted in Business on 23rd Jul, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon.

China plans colliders that would dwarf CERN's LHC.

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2014 04:41 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is investigating using private satellites to provide communications into the 2020s between Earth and the fleet of exploration probes operating on and around Mars.

Google Glass rival with neck battery shown off by Lenovo

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass.

Sea Level Rise in the Tropical Pacific Ocean isn't Natural:

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Human Activity is to Blame.

Solar storm in 2012 nearly 'knocked modern civilization back to the 18th century'

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years.

Glow in Space is Evidence of A Hot Bubble in Our Galaxy

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:53 AM
by AlexMuller
University of Miami scientist led a NASA rocket mission to measure the diffuse X-ray background in space, revealing a “local hot bubble”

Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price.

Moon mystery: Why our Earth's satellite is lemon-shaped

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The early Moon was closer to Earth than today, so its shape may have been changed by the tides.

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.

Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, as well as death from any cause, compared with non-runners.

Climate Change Brings Heat Waves and Cold Snaps

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
New research indicates that the planet will experience heat waves as well as cold snaps in the coming years.

Mars 2020 rover will pave the way for future manned missions

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Nasa's next Martian rover will attempt to make oxygen on the surface of the red planet when it lands there in 2021.

Mars Opportunity Rover sets off-world driving record

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has taken the record for the greatest distance traveled on another planetary body.

Robot Olympics planned for 2020 powered by Japan's robot revolution

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
"In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills."

The Fishy Origins of the Fish Oil Craze

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A widely cited, foundational study does not say what people say it does.

Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

Posted in Software on 6th Aug, 2014 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk is a major investor in AI startup Vicarious, which is focused on creating the next generation of AI-powered algorithms.

Blood diagnosis app 'can detect diseases'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

Rosetta probe set to catch comet after ten year chase

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
After a journey that has lasted a decade, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is now on its final approach to a comet.

Heading Down A Path That Will Allow Us To Supercharge The Brain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
As we learn more about the brain, we’ll be able to use electricity to boost focus, memory, learning, mathematical ability, and pattern recognition.

Apple reportedly holding its next big iPhone event on Sept. 9

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is expected to show off two new iPhone 6 models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, according to the most recent rumors.

Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests

Posted in Online on 7th Aug, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

Google to prioritise secure websites

Posted in Business on 7th Aug, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.

The black hole at the birth of the Universe

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2014 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it?

Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp

Posted in Hardware on 8th Aug, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have produced a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the brain, and squeezed in one million computational units called "neurons".

The core of the moon is hot

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
An international research team has found an extremely soft layer inside the Moon where heat is generated by the gravity of the Earth.

China Will Install More Solar This Year Than The U.S Ever Has

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year ending June 30, marking a 100 percent increase over the same period last year.

The Trans-Arctic Internet Cable Project Made Possible by Climate Change

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2014 03:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Running a telecom cable from London to Tokyo was, for a long time, impossible: The sea route was solid ice year-round.

First-ever 3D-printed space telescopes nearing completion

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2014 03:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Telescopes are very simple devices in theory, but getting one to work in space means a complex assembly of mechanical parts

NASA will send a system to extract oxygen from the Mars Atmosphere in 2020

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA plans to make oxygen, a central ingredient of rocket fuel, on Mars early in the next decade.

Some Simple Software Could Help Charge Your Phone in Minutes Not Hours

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Modern phones aren't renowned for their battery life; to make things worse, they can take hours to charge, too.

Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

Posted in Business on 13th Aug, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

On track for human brain scale neuromorphic systems with 20 billion neurons and 200 trillion synapses in 2019 or 2020

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The TrueNorth chip is a synaptic supercomputer in your palm.

2 out of 5 Americans to develop type 2 diabetes during their life

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The future looks worse for some ethnic minority groups, with one in two Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women predicted to develop the disease.

Where Do You Draw the Line Between the Sky and Space?

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2014 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been more than half a century since Gagarin's historic journey, but there is still no universally accepted definition of where space begins.

Machine predicts heart attacks 4 hours before doctors

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Code Blue events, which include cardiac or respiratory arrest, can be difficult to anticipate.

Intel’s contribution to solving Parkinson’s: big data analytics

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The healthcare industry “is where we truly believe the biggest opportunity lies” when it comes to big data analytics.

Confused Sharks Keep Trying to Eat Google's Undersea Data Cables

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google owns over 100,000 miles of private fibre optic routes around the world.

Adrenaline Shots May Not Help People Survive Cardiac Arrest

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
An upcoming study in the U.K. will inject dying patients with placebo instead, which raises some obvious ethical concerns.

Recent Glacial Melt Mostly Caused By Man-Made Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century.

Extreme Rainfall Is The New Normal, And We're Not Ready For It

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Heavy rains are flooding cities and towns from Nebraska to Michigan to Maine. Is the problem failing infrastructure, global warming...or both?

Why 3 Google execs have left for Chinese companies in a year

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
“I thought the best place to advance the AI mission is at Baidu.”

Near-Earth Asteroid Held Together by Unknown Force

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The new discovery suggests better ways to deflect an incoming space rock.

NASA is Working on Origami Solar Arrays That Unfurls in Space

Posted in Hardware on 18th Aug, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Solar panels are shaped with maximum surface area to catch as many rays as possible, but flat disks are not aerodynamic on the trip to space. A solution is to get clever with geometry.

Yes, Google Maps is tracking you through your smartphone. Here’s how to stop it

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is probably logging your location, step by step, via Google Maps.

Depression 'more common' in early Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, research suggests.

NASA Study Finds Arctic Ice Reduced by Half in Some Areas

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Springtime snow on Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically in the last 50 years, up to about half in some areas.

Black Holes? I’ll Take a Medium, Please

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists may have identified an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time.

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have pulled up thousands of different types of micro-organisms from Lake Whillans, a large body of water buried 800m under the ice sheet.

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

UK Cops Want Compulsory PIN-locks on All Mobile Phones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The Metropolitan Police has spent more than two years lobbying phone manufacturers and the government to introduce mandatory passwords on every unit sold in the UK

'Nanojuice' could help diagnose gastrointestinal illnesses

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors would strike the nanoparticles, once they reach the small intestine, with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ.

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Hints of elusive early stars found in our galaxy

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers may have discovered the signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.

A laser to measure blood sugar levels without drawing blood

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Making the technique portable could allow diabetics to check their blood sugar levels without pricking themselves to draw blood.

NASA satellite set to help farmers combat drought

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA is set to launch a new satellite with the capacity to measure soil moisture on a global scale.

Sense, the sleep-watching orb, is waking up investors

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Sense has caught fire on Kickstarter, as almost 20,000 backers have made donations or pre-ordered the globe, adding another $2.4 million to the cash raised.

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.

New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin producers

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
When pancreatic islet allo-transplantation therapy was first introduced, it provided hope for countless diabetics tired of daily insulin injections.

Northrop Grumman gives a look at its Experimental Spaceplane

Posted in Hardware on 26th Aug, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, has unveiled the preliminary design it is developing as part of DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane project.

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.

Atoms to product: Engineering products at the nanoscale

Posted in Hardware on 29th Aug, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
If successful, A2P could help enable creation of entirely new classes of materials that exhibit nanoscale properties at all scales.

NASA Approves Construction of the World's Most Powerful Rocket

Posted in Hardware on 29th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
For all the otherworldly space vehicle concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line.

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Whenever things get big, sooner or later lawyers are going to step in and things are going to get messy.

Prehistoric proof of climate's see-saw sensitivity

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Computer simulations reaching back into the Ice Age put a perspective on how even small variations in the climate system can lead to dramatic temperature change.

Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the negative effects body fat may have on the brain.

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A study reports one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. A drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

A concrete printer kit for about $30,000 to $50,000 that can print two story houses

Posted in Hardware on 1st Sep, 2014 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Andrey Rudenko is currently working on a project that seems to be stretching and exploring the limits of 3D printing technology.

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Online marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want, whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter, when they want it.

Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds.

Tesla in deal to build 400 charging stations in China

Posted in Hardware on 1st Sep, 2014 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
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