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And here's where the social Web comes in. The social graph could be the basis of a powerful recommendation engine.
The CoLBeRT system uses lasers (left) to control genetically altered roundworms (right). I love cutting edge science, but sometimes it can seem nefarious enough to make a James Bond villain squeal in delight. Researchers at Harvard University have designed a laser system that can control your mind…or at least the mind of a roundworm.
Genes from microorganisms allow neurons to be controlled by light pulses via fiber optics.
Research Highlights : Biology 14 November 2008 ( Volume 3 Issue 11 )
New techniques in cloning frozen mammals may allow scientists to bring back the mammoth. More than a decade after their first attempt, a team of Japanese scientists have announced that they will aim to clone a woolly mammoth in the next five years. Led by Akira Iritani, the team plans on taking mammoth DNA extracted from preserved corpses found in Siberia and inserting it into African elephant eggs that have had their DNA removed.
So, this is not a tractor beam at all, since it pushes rather than pulls, doesn't work in space and is only good for moving glass beads.
Many technologies claim to be holograms, but there’s really only one that truly deserves the name .
This isn't a photo, it's a 3D map from C3 Technologies.
The invention of scuba diving has allowed us to breathe underwater but only at very shallow depths.
Google Goggles (left) vs a human champion (right). Guess who wins.
A personal aircraft that requires minimal training and no pilot's license is about ready for production. "We're trying to make the world's easiest-to-fly aircraft," Richard Lauder, chief executive of New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company tells Discovery News. "Our goal is to create a Segway for the sky, where the principles of flying would be very simple."
Advanced medical devices are the tools that enable humans and robots to merge, perhaps signaling the dawn of a technological singularity.
Due to exceptional circumstances, we are republishing the present story about an exceptional innovation. Over a year after it was originally published, this video brief about the invention of a plastic-to-oil converting machine recently got a viral boost and exceeded 115,000 views on YouTube. This is evidence that concern over “the plastic problem” is certainly not going away, despite encouraging bans on and decreases in the use of plastic shopping bags.
Paper To Pencil, Just Like That! P&P Office Waste Paper Processor is one of those things that you wish you knew how it works, but dang! no reasonable explanation provided at all!
An artist's conception of engineer Scott Bursaw's proposed solar roadway, which would resist ice and snow.