Scientists at Columbia successfully grew an anatomically-accurate human jawbone using human stem cells. Despite its small size, the jawbone is one of the most structurally complex bones in the human body. The achievement is a big breakthrough in for
A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold
The technologies and techniques seemed promising. But when would they be available, really, to help wounded veterans? And why did the corporal with the replacement hand have to rely on his girlfriend’s mom to find out about his revolutionary treatmen
The government makes no secret that it sees intelligent robots playing a key role in coping with the rapidly aging population. In 2007, the Japanese government announced that it wants to see one million industrial robots installed in the country by 2
A brain implant made partly of silk can melt onto the surface of the brain, providing an "intimate" connection for recording signals. Such devices might help people with epilepsy, spinal cord injuries and even help operate artificial arms and legs,
Israel's population is facing a dire threat: a drastic depopulation, from the use of weapons that leave behind Depleted Uranium (DU). Depleted Uranium leads to the word Omnicidal, as DU kills everything in the food chain, everywhere the wind blows.
Parents may want their girls to grow up to be astronauts and their boys to one day do their fair share of child care and housework duties, but a new study suggests certain stereotypical gender preferences take root even before most kids can crawl.
By mid March the device was operating at 90% good shots. In the best shots, ion energies were measured in the range of 40-60 keV (the equivalent of 0.4-0.6 billion degrees K). The electron beam carried about 0.5 kJ of energy and the plasmoid held
“Magnetic Energy - A latent field of pulsing neutrons that is nearly inexhaustible...”
There are still more implications to creating a seamless brain interface, besides having more cyborgs running around. If scientists can translate brain waves into specific actions, there's no reason they could not create a virtual world...
Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts.
We are at a critical nexus in our history. The aging of our population is occurring at an unprecedented rate due to the aging of the baby boom population. The cost of this age wave will cause economic, as well as personal human suffering. The United
March, 2010. Thousands of harp seal pups are presumed dead in Canada's Gulf of St Lawrence and starving pups are being found abandoned on the beaches of Prince Edward Island, tragic victims of the worst ice conditions recorded in eastern Canada.
I was reading TechFlash's Monday piece on Microsoft's new "guardian angel" patent, and it stirred up a creepy feeling inside of me. In the time I've been covering Microsoft for seattlepi.com, I've had this strange shudder a handful of times. An
On March 12, SOHO spied a bright comet, likely from that same sun-grazing lineage, in its final hours as it streaked toward a fatal encounter with the sun. The inbound comet is visible below and to the left of the sun in this SOHO image. (The blindin
The falling cost of desalination, thanks to technology improvements, is key, and the reuse of water can be cheaper still. Contracts have been signed to deliver desalinated water in Algeria and Israel for 55–56 cents (36p) a cubic metre, and reuse pl
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Hla said the current findings, however, suggest it exists at the molecular scale, which opens up a novel route for studying the phenomenon, The study also provided evidence that superconducting organic salts can grow on a substrate material. "Th
They can suspend someone’s ability to judge right from wrong, simply by generating a magnetic field near the same spot where many of us hold our cellular phones and wireless, Bluetooth, headsets.
But the new survey found that Lyman-alpha light gets trapped within the galaxy that emits it and that 90 per cent of galaxies do not show up in Lyman-alpha surveys, according to Universe Today.
Parents with infertility problems are willing to pay up to $50,000 for a human egg they hope will produce a smart, attractive child.
When the ZERO charger goes on sale in May, it will cost the same as existing replacement chargers, which means that customers do not have to spend more and can even save money over time because of the interchangeability of the design.
Scientists claim that because fear is a learned habit, they could be able to switch off the part of the brain that generates those emotions with a simple jab.
Researchers have designed a super-elastic iron alloy which can be used in sophisticated heart and brain surgeries and even buildings in earthquake zones. The metal's super-elasticity allows it to return to its original form and gives it additional pr
!” As he recalls in his new memoir Parallel Play (Doubleday, 2009), such incidents were not uncommon in his childhood, and he knew why he was being scolded: “I had noticed the wrong things.”
Transonic Combustion, a startup based in Camarillo, CA, has developed a fuel-injection system it says can improve the efficiency of gasoline engines by more than 50 percent. A test vehicle equipped with the technology gets 64 miles per gallon in hi
the researchers synthesized nanoparticles - shaped something like a dumbbell - made of gold sandwiched between two pieces of iron oxide. They then attached antibodies, which target a molecule found only in colorectal cancer cells, to the particles. O
Researchers were able to cloak a tiny bump in a layer of gold, preventing its detection at nearly visible infrared frequencies. Their cloaking device worked in three dimensions, while previously developed cloaks worked in two dimensions,
Babies love a beat, according to a new study that found dancing comes naturally to infants. The research showed babies respond to the rhythm and tempo of music, and find it more engaging than speech.
New research suggests that humans may have a previously unidentified sixth taste sense — for fat. Researchers of the new study also found that people with a high sensitivity to the taste of fat, paradoxically tended to eat less fatty foods and wer