Scientist Nikola Tesla died 75 years ago, after a rags-to-riches to rags life. The eccentric inventor had an amazing intellect and set the stage for many modern technologies.
Millions of Americans hear ringing in their earsâa condition called tinnitusâbut a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain.
In a new paper in Science Translational Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan reports the results of the first animal tests and clinical trial of the approach, including data from 20 human tinnitus patients. Based on years of scientific research into the root causes of the condition, the device uses precisely timed sounds […]
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2018’s Top 10 anniversaries include notable birthdays and discoveries in math, science and medicine.
A team from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics in Australia have demonstrated how to rigorously test if pairs of photons – particles of light – display Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance”, even under adverse conditions that mimic those outside the lab.
To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and right, and forward and backward. But in two physics labs, scientists have found a way to represent a fourth spatial dimension.
The rapid development of CRISPR-based gene manipulation has enabled various approaches for high-throughput functional genomics. This Review guides users through the practicalities of CRISPR-based functional genomics screens, including study design options, best-practice approaches, pitfalls to avoid and data analysis strategies.
Here’s how artificial intelligence can be used to create the ‘smart city’ of the future.
The Interior Department’s proposed plan would put up for auction the right to drill in areas that in some cases had been off limits for decades.
A sampling of human blood has turned up a surprise: most people could be immune to one of the world’s biggest advances in genetic engineering.
With nearly one million more digits than the previous record holder, the new largest prime number is the 50th rare Mersenne prime ever to be discovered
I’ve got this ominous feeling that 2018 could be the year that everything changes dramatically. The incredible breakthroughs we saw in 2017 for deep learning will carry over in a very powerful way in 2018. A lot of work coming from 2017’s research will migrate into everyday software applications.
Musk unveils a roadster with a 620-mile range, “a hard-core smackdown to gasoline cars”
Scientists have used CRISPR/Cas9 editing to knock out endogenous T-cell receptors and engineer killer T cells that only express cancer antigen-specific TCRs.
Stony Brook assistant professor Jason Trelewicz uses the electron microscopy and computing resources at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials to characterize nanoscale structures in metals mixed with other elements. The goal of his research is to achieve unprecedented properties in classical materials for use in everything from aerospace and automotive components to consumer electronics and nuclear reactors.
Physicists at Emory University have shown how a system of lifeless particles can become “life-like” by collectively switching back and forth between crystalline and fluid states-even when the environment remains stable.
Bill Gates has purchased close to 25,000 acres in Arizona to begin building the world’s first ‘smart city,’ and hopes to attract like-minded people.
The material is capable of generating new complex states of light. The material creates swirling vortices of light.
Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, demonstrates the great potential of stem cel…
Moderna this week started testing a personalized treatment that teaches the body how
to fight cancer.
A discrepancy in the Standard Model of physics has been discovered. The power of the Large Hadron Collider could be enhanced to search for new particles.
Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the Lab’s next advanced technology high-performance supercomputer, is kicking into high gear.
Researchers from Japan have bred genetically engineered chickens that lay eggs carrying interferon beta, a protein known to fight diseases like cancer and hepatitis.
A team of university scientists has developed the world’s first artificial kidney technology to be implanted in the body. Their bio-hybrid approach uses living kidney cells in tandem with a series of specialized microchips powered by the human heart to filter waste from the blood stream. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patient survives
How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.
Physicists have discovered a “shadow” genome in our DNA-information carried in the mechanism by which DNA folds itself.