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Fox News was excited: "Unplanned children develop more slowly, study finds." The Telegraph was equally shrill in its headline ("IVF children have bigger vocabulary than unplanned children"). And the British Medical Journal press release drove it all: "Children born after an unwanted pregnancy are slower to develop." The last two, at least, made a good effort to explain that this effect disappeared when the researchers accounted for social and demographic factors. Any set of figures needs adjusting before it can be usefully reported | Ben Goldacre | Comment is free
If you reload an inkjet cartridge with human cells, can you print skin? YES! : bioephemera That’s what I said – you can print skin . Not print on skin, print the skin itself, cell layer by layer. Bioprinting custom skin grafts means you can customize a graft’s depth to treat severe burns – using the patient’s own cells to avoid rejection.
Laser light used to cool object to quantum ground state For the first time, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with a team from the University of Vienna, have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light. The achievement paves the way for the development of exquisitely sensitive detectors as well as for quantum experiments that scientists have long dreamed of conducting. "We've taken a solid mechanical system—one made up of billions of atoms—and used optical light to put it into a state in which it behaves according to the laws of quantum mechanics. In the past, this has only been achieved with trapped single atoms or ions," says Oskar Painter, professor of applied physics and executive officer for applied physics and materials science at Caltech and the principal investigator on a paper describing the work that appears in the October 6 issue of the journal Nature.
Keeping a lid on your digital DNA - tech - 16 October 2011 GENETIC sequencing will soon be cheap enough for everyone to have a digital copy of their own genome. But that also means someone could hack your hard drive or mobile device and gain access to it. If you thought having your email hacked was bad, wait until some digital ne'er-do-well makes off with the information they need for a paternity test. Encrypting the data is the obvious solution, but how? In the decade or so since researchers first sequenced the human genome, the cost of doing so has fallen from a hundred million dollars to a few thousand. Consumer software that can do anything from testing your genetic compatibility with a partner to solving paternity disputes won't be far behind.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Want to find out how to Hunt the Higgs Boson using your phone? Ever wondered how the Large Hadron Collider experiments work, and what the collisions look like? Scientists at the world's biggest scientific experiment - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)at CERN, Geneva - are trying to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, the origin of mass, the structure of space and time, and the conditions of the early universe. For those of us not lucky enough to have the world's highest energy particle smasher in our own back gardens, we can still get close to the action using an exciting new smartphone App. LHSee - Large Hadron Collider app - Big bang science in your pocket
Brilliant: This Android app lets blind users type on a touchscreen [Video] Ankit Daftery is an engineering student at the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in Mumbai, India and he decided to take it upon himself to add the ability for the blind to type on an Android device.
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In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 plastic bath toys was lost at sea when it fell overboard on its way from Hong Kong to the United States. No one at the time could have guessed that those same bath toys would still be floating the world's oceans nearly 20 years later. What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans?
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[via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code
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