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Growing Brains in Lab

Tue, 2018-09-25 09:30
Scientists create 3-dimensional brain spheroids—small, spherical, laboratory-grown human brain tissue

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Will L.A.'s Anti-Terrorist Subway Scanners Be Adopted Everywhere?

Tue, 2018-09-25 06:45
Terahertz millimeter-wave technology will screen passengers for bombs and suicide vests from 10 meters distance as they rush to make the next train

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After Years of Paralysis, A Man Walks the Length of a Football Field

Mon, 2018-09-24 11:00
An electrical stimulation device combined with intensive rehabilitation restores walking ability to a spinal cord injury patient

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A Warming Climate Could Make Pigs Produce Less Meat

Mon, 2018-09-24 06:45
Farm animals raised in hotter conditions do not generate as much protein, which could make pork more expensive

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Algorithms for Quantum Computers

Fri, 2018-09-21 09:30
Developers are perfecting programs meant to run on quantum computers

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Plasmonic Materials

Fri, 2018-09-21 09:03
Light-controlled nanomaterials are revolutionizing sensor technology

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"Gambling Brain" Studies Make Clear Why It's Hard to Stop Rolling the Dice

Fri, 2018-09-21 06:45
Neural regions underlying risk-taking and regret may one day point toward treatments for compulsive betting

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Say Hello to Dickinsonia, the Animal Kingdom's Newest (and Oldest) Member

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:00
Half-billion-year-old fossils reveal new details about one of the most mysterious chapters in Earth’s history

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Gene Drive

Thu, 2018-09-20 08:30
A genetic tool that can alter—and potentially eliminate—entire species has taken a dramatic leap forward

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Electroceuticals

Thu, 2018-09-20 08:00
Nerve-stimulating therapies could soon replace drugs for many chronic conditions

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How Will Trump's Emergency Text Alerts Work?

Thu, 2018-09-20 06:45
The president plans to send a test message in a system that would notify Americans of an imminent attack or other catastrophe

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Mosquitoes Could Carry Plastic Particles Into the Food Chain

Wed, 2018-09-19 13:55
Microplastics stay in the insects’ bodies from larva to adulthood

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Lab-Grown Meat

Wed, 2018-09-19 08:30
Meat produced without killing animals is heading to your dinner table

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Implantable Drug-Making Cells

Wed, 2018-09-19 08:00
Releasing drugs directly into patients’ bodies as they are needed is fast becoming feasible

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Female Cockroaches May Cluster Together to Avoid Male Harassment

Wed, 2018-09-19 06:45
Pacific beetle cockroaches form groups and kick out unwanted suitors

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AI That Can Argue and Instruct

Tue, 2018-09-18 08:30
New algorithms will enable personal devices to learn any topic well enough to debate it

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AI for Molecular Design

Tue, 2018-09-18 08:00
Machine-learning algorithms are speeding up the search for novel drugs and materials

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Big Data Gives the "Big 5" Personality Traits a Makeover

Tue, 2018-09-18 06:45
An analysis of 1.5 million people tries to more accurately categorize people’s character traits

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Advanced Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine

Mon, 2018-09-17 08:30
A new generation of tools could help end one-size-fits-all therapeutics

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Augmented Reality Everywhere

Mon, 2018-09-17 08:00
Coming soon: the world overlaid with data

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