esearchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to make high-temperature superconducting power cables that can carry as much current as existing superconducting cables while being a tenth of the diameter. The
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Cell biologists get observational omniscience
Just in time to take advantage of the latest round of iPad hysteria, optics researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Bristol are launching a novel new iPad app.
One of PopSci’s favorite regenerative medicine specialists, Anthony Atala, printed a biocompatible model of a human kidney on stage at the 2011 TED conference Thursday, in a technique that could someday be used to create new organs from a patient’s o
As the Thrust SuperSonic Car team constructs the 1,000 MPH Bloodhound rocket car, separate teams are working on a protective suit for driver Andy Green, so he feels safe even while driving at ludicrous speed.
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He found the fossilized remains of micro-organisms not so different from ordinary ones found underfoot -- here on earth, that is.
Ella, now known as the "ice baby" died in the womb and was stillborn. Yet 25 minutes later a miracle occurred: she came back to life. Some people believe that miracles occur every day. Maybe they do happen with that frequency, but to the world at l
There’s no escaping it: though the tractor beam is a staple of sci-fi space-faring scenarios, it’s also extremely counter-intuitive.
This crispy Japanese munchie -- made of thin sheets of seaweed that have been roasted or toasted and lightly salted -- could help your body block fat calories. In a new study, a special fiber found in seaweed appeared to inhibit fat absorption by ove
This particular experiment involved applying heat to the legs of test subjects in order to causepain, then adding a painkiller medication to an IV drip while assessing the subjects' pain levels. When the painkiller drug was present, the test subject
Scientists at Yale University have done what materials scientists have been trying to do for decades – create a material that boasts the look, strength and durability of metal that can be molded into complex shapes as simply and cheaply as plastic. T
The theories were put forward by two leading criminologists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.
Researchers from some of the largest institutions in Texas are trying to help. They recently revealed how cancer begins. It starts with weakened cells. Strands of DNA sometimes get broken through your body’s natural processes. Your cells then send
The Homeland Security Department this summer plans to begin testing a DNA analyzer that’s small enough to be easily portable and fast enough to return results in less than an hour.
U.S. government doctors thought it fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients, squirting pandemic flu virus up prisoner's noses and injecting cancer cells into chronically
Earth: 2100. The world is ruled by superhumans with IQs on the high side of 1,000. From their lofty towers they manage the swarming masses. Globs of lower humans controlled from birth to death…at least those that are allowed to live. The sub-humans w
During the first decade of the 21st Century the drive to achieve human immortality has picked up steam. Some see the achievement of immortality by 2050 at the latest. A number of ideas now exist concerning bridging the gap between a finite lifespan a
"Our results impact a broad spectrum of scientific fields, including materials science, transistor technology, laser science, optoelectronics and optical physics," said the study's principal investigator, Connie Chang-Hasnain, UC Berkeley professo
That's more than the land mass of the United States
Nanoparticles are known for their strange and unexpected properties, like providing bendable ceramics, switchable magnetization and so on.
General Electric today announced it will buy Wind Tower Systems, a move that could change the look, height and economics of wind turbines. Wind Tower has created something it calls the Space Frame Tower (see picture). Unlike the sleek, white pylon
A drug derived from the curry spice turmeric may be able to help the body repair some of the damage caused in the immediate aftermath of a stroke. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are preparing to embark on human trials af
A startup says it can beat the performance of the most efficient solar cells on the market today.
“It’s a really even-handed look at this problem, and it shows a small effect that scales with exposure,” said Kabat, author of the book Hyping Health Risks. Cellphones use ultra-high-frequency radio waves to connect with telecommunications network
A groundbreaking study published today by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists challenges the longstanding conviction that radiation emitted from cellphones is too weak to have an effect on the brain.
DNA "not similar" to anything on Earth
Painful joint deterioration caused by osteoarthritis ranks among the most common, debilitating conditions confronting aging individuals today. It is also rapidly on the rise, in both young and old alike due to excess body weight.
He used bismuth because it shows up on a spectral CT scanner, which is itself a new type of technology. Whereas regular CT scanners only provide black and white images, spectral scanners use the entire spectrum of the X-ray beam to differentiate obje