Sunday, April 23, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

by Walter Olson (courtesy thedailybeast) story selection by Chritty Watts Get ready to swab. Liberals warn that giving cops the power to take your DNA undermines civil liberties. Is a dangerous era of genetic testing...

Astronomers image smallest exoplanet yet Exoplanet is still quite hefty at four to five times Jupiter's mass. by John Timmer (courtesy arstechinca) We're aware of a huge number of exoplanets now, but we've only seen about a...

By Sebastian Anthony (courtesy extremetech) Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists. The research paper, which hasn’t yet...

by Mike Williams, courtesy News.Rice.edu Scientists at Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have advanced on the goal of two-dimensional electronics with a method to control the growth of uniform atomic layers of...

courtesy Inside Science TV A new optical diagnostic tool being developed at Columbia University may help healthcare providers monitor one of the most serious complications of diabetes. The noninvasive technique —called dynamic diffuse optical tomography...

An experiment demonstrates that knowledge leads to creativity. by Rebecca J. RosenMay (courtesy ThaAtlantic) What would you draw if somebody told you to draw a neuron? According to a new study, your sketch will depend on...

courtesy Sciencedaily selected by Anthony S. for TiA. Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated that a live rabbit could wear contact lenses fitted with inorganic light-emitting diode with no side effects....

You get a degree, you get an academic job. Then what?   by Chris Lee  (courtesy arstechnica) The author playing with his cool lab toys. Chris Lee This story was originally published as a series of four articles....

photograph by Todd Tankersley Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System by Justin Bachman Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), a maker of robotic instruments used in prostate operations, hysterectomies, and other surgeries, has successfully defended itself in the first of...

by RoboticsTrends(courtesy RoboticsTrends) More complex personal robots lay just out of reach, says ABI Research More Consumer and Education stories Swivl Lands $500K from Grishin Robotics - May 23, 2013 RobotsLAB BOX Makes a Difference in Cedar Hill Schools...

Robots could become a lot more 'sensitive' thanks to new artificial skins and sensor technologies developed by European scientists. Leading to better robotic platforms that could one day be used in industry, hospitals and...

I’m the first to admit that I’m snarky, sarcastic and goofy. But I’m also honestly optimistic about the future. Much of that is because I’ve seen some great stories come out of what was...