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Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation

June 25, 2015 9:05 am | by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Comments

A U.N. panel is calling for Internet and social media companies to respond to the exploitation of their services by al-Qaida and other extremist groups who use the web to recruit fighters and spout "increasingly horrific propaganda"...


Google building next data center at Alabama power plant site

June 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos...


Georgia Tech researchers train computer to create games by watching YouTube

June 25, 2015 8:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a computing system that views gameplay video from streaming services like YouTube or Twitch, analyzes the footage and then is able to create original new sections of a game...


Brain imaging technique receives NIH grant

June 24, 2015 12:14 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

A researcher at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new technique for imaging blood flow across the surface of the brain that could help patients undergoing neurosurgery...


Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells

June 24, 2015 12:10 pm | by Karolinska Institutet | Comments

Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics...


Scientists develop 3-D map of the human brain stem using MRI technology

June 24, 2015 12:08 pm | by Duke University | Comments

A Duke MD-PhD student improves brain imaging resolution 1000 times over, which could lead to better treatment of tremors and other neurological disorders Reposted from Duke Medicine News and Communications Scientists at Duke...

New lenses grown layer-by-layer increase X-ray power

June 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

When you’re working with the brightest x-ray light source in the world, it’s crucial that you make use of as many of the photons produced as possible...


New technology looks into the eye and brings cells into focus

June 24, 2015 11:51 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois | Comments

Eye doctors soon could use computing power to help them see individual cells in the back of a patient’s eye, thanks to imaging technology developed by engineers at the University of Illinois...


New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood

June 24, 2015 11:43 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and Univ. of Michigan researchers have come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood...


Nanometric sensor can help diagnose multiple sclerosis

June 24, 2015 11:38 am | by Agência FAPESP | Comments

The early diagnosis of certain types of cancer, as well as nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, may soon be facilitated by the use of a nanometric sensor capable of identifying biomarkers of these pathological conditions...


Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery

June 24, 2015 11:31 am | by Purdue University | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled...


Smart insulin patch could replace painful diabetes injections

June 24, 2015 11:28 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | Comments

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed...


Engineers develop 3D printed jaw implant used for reconstructive surgery

June 24, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Melbourne | Comments

In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne...


ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific

June 24, 2015 9:59 am | by OLIVER TEVES Associated Press | Comments

Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday. Combined with rising inequality, the two forces could make the more equal distribution of the fruits of economic growth...


Robotics powered by the mind

June 24, 2015 9:57 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. A team of researchers has been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach...



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