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Italian doctor says world's first human head transplant 'imminent':


A controversial Italian doctor announced Friday that the world's first human head transplant was "imminent" and that it would take place in China because his efforts to get backing for the project were ...


Drug that mimics genetic mutation that helps Amish families fight aging, diabetes and even baldness is in trial:


Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered a genetic mutation in an isolated Amish population that helps them live longer and healthier lives, and protects them from diabetes and other ...


Brain Implant Appears To Boost Memory In Humans:




The Secret to Long Life?:


It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache. By ...


Here Kitty, kitty.... Boston Dynamics gives SpotMini robot a sleek restyling Robotics:


Boston Dynamics has released a 24-second teaser of its latest SpotMini robot that is sleeker and more agile than any of the company's previous creations. The streamlined quadruped is clad in a sleek yellow ...


Nonviral nanoparticles carry CRISPR to most successful gene edits ever:


Scientists at MIT have developed a new way to carry the CRISPR gene-editing tool to the target area of the genome. Normally the system uses harmless viruses, but that means patients can develop resistance ...


Inexpensive skin cancer detector takes out 2017 James Dyson Award:


A new device called the sKan has won the 2017 international James Dyson Award. The sKan makes heat maps of the skin to identify anomalies associated with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, ...


Precision medicine: How an evolving definition has helped advance clinical accuracy - Better healthcare for you:


This approach to medicine is quickly emerging as the healthcare approach of tomorrow, and will have important ramifications for the entire healthcare ecosystem, including for clinical laboratories. ...


Amazon's new service lets you open your house door to anyone, anytime:




Human Evolution Will Be About 'Designing How We Evolve Our Brains' Says Stanford Neuroscientist:


Humans will take control of our own evolution if predictions by a Stanford neuroscientist are true. Neuroscience will focus on the development of brain interfaces in an effort to meet our future technological ...


The Way the World Ends: Not with a Bang But a Paperclip:


Paperclips, a new game from designer Frank Lantz, starts simply. The top left of the screen gets a bit of text, probably in Times New Roman, and a couple of clickable buttons: Make a paperclip. You click, ...


New service allows U.S. workers to get paid daily instead of weekly:


Workers are calling the shots in an ever-tightening labor market. So why should they wait a week or two before they see their paychecks? A small but growing number of U.S. workers can draw from their ...


Less small talk, more genuine conversations - WATCH OUT! : Vertellis can cause uncontrollable hugs, kisses and maybe even a little tear... :


Wanna know why this Dutch question cardgame is taking over the world? Well... We (Willem, Bart, Lars & Liz, the team behind Vertellis) https://www.vertellis.com/ felt that we lost touch with the ...


Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs will build a futuristic tech world in Toronto:


On Wednesday, the City of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs -- which is the urban innovation arm of Google's parent company Alphabet -- announced a partnership to radically re-imagine 800 acres of the city's ...


Google's new super-secure email is crazy strong but not for the forgetful:


Google on Tuesday rolled out a nasty-complicated but insanely secure version of its Google accounts aimed at "those who need it most," such as journalists, politicians and activists. It's not pretty but ...


Where is technology taking the economy?:


We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era--a distributive one--where different rules apply. By W. ...


Earthquake-resistant concrete keeps walls from falling :


While we may hear about ways of constructing new buildings to make them earthquake-resistant, what about all the buildings that are standing already? Well, that's where a new concrete developed at Canada's ...


The "Smart Society" of the Future Doesn't Look Like Science Fiction:


What is a "smart" society? While flights of imagination from science-fiction writers, filmmakers, and techno-futurists involve things like flying cars and teleportation, in practice smart technology is ...


and to make your day complete - now this... Yellowstone supervolcano may blow sooner than thought -- and could wipe out life on the planet:


Scientists working in and around Yellowstone National Park say that the supervolcano sitting under the tourist attraction may blow sooner than thought, an eruption that could wipe out life on the planet. According ...


Google's Pixel Buds translate 40 languages in your ear :


Software that can translate languages in real time would be huge news for travel, business and society as a whole. Names big and small have promised to make this technological leap in recent years, but ...


Squirtable surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds Medical:


Advanced surgical glues that seal wounds faster could mean big things when it comes to medical care, with shorter recovery times and fewer complications just a couple of potential advantages. A new material ...


"Personal thermostat" startup heats up for commercialization:


MIT spinout prepares to launch line of wristbands that keep wearers thermally comfortable. Rob Matheson | MIT News Office http://news.mit.edu/2017/personal-thermostat-startup-heats-commercialization-0927 Many ...


Fujitsu develops hands-free speech translator:


It has two integrated omnidirectional microphones - one of them faces forward, to pick up the voice of the patient, while another faces up, to pick up the voice of the wearer. Onboard software automatically ...


Are You Ready To Have Your Brain Connected To The Internet?:


By now we're all familiar with the "Internet of Things" and have accepted that anything that can be digitally linked through the endless expanse of the internet no doubt will be. But what happens when ...


Franklin Foer's 'World Without Mind' argues that Silicon Valley will lead us to our doom:


To many Americans, large technology firms embody much of what's good about the modern world. Google holds the key to new depths of knowledge. Amazon is the white-knight savior of impulse shopping. Facebook ...


Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge -- even when you're not home:


Delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you're not home. The world's largest retailer announced Friday ...
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3D-printable synthetic muscle is three times stronger than you:


The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that might not be practical in situations where man and machine will need to work together. The emerging field of soft robotics is ...


This Silicon Valley start-up wants to replace lawyers with robots:




Biologists beat back death in fruit flies. Humans next?:


Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have figured out a way to extend the life of female fruit flies by 20 percent by manipulating what the school has called a "cellular time ...


These Wireless Earbuds Provide Real-Time Foreign Language Translation:



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