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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute's Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have developed a "cocktail" of two different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors. One nanomaterial was designed to find and adhere to tumors in mice and then sensitize tumor cells for the second nanoparticle, which kills the tumors. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news18262994... More
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(University of California - Los Angeles) MediSens Wireless has obtained IRB approval under FDA guidelines to begin clinical trials for the company's CMAS product which assesses muscle and neuromotor functions of the upper extremities. Clinical trials will establish the viability of CMAS. It is anticipated that the system will provide clinical assessments of fine motor movement, gross muscle strength, hand-eye coordination and patient response to t... More
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University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other conditions that result from collagen defects. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182525104.html)
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An 11-meters-wide space rock will make its closest approach at 7:45 a.m. EST (1245 GMT) Wednesday when it comes within 80,000 miles (130,000 km) of our planet. (Source: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/weird-space-object-asteroid-100112.html)
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A genetic variation known as CETP previously linked to longevity may also protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to findings by the Einstein Aging Study, an ongoing examination of a diverse group of people age 70 and older living in the Bronx.The new research found that those with two copies of the protective variant had a 70 percent lower chance of developing Alzheimer's and other dementias, ... More
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Unique patterns of electrical signals ("coherence potentials") are "cloned" or spread to neurons in different areas of the brain, National Institute of Mental Health researchers have found.They used arrays of electrodes implanted in the brains of two awake macaque monkeys and embedded in dish-grown neuron cultures.The purpose of coherence potentials may be to trigger activity in the various parts of the brain that store aspects of the same experie... More
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Head injuries sustained by Vietnam veterans have revealed parts of the brain vital for two types of emotional intelligence.The dorsolateral ventromedial prefrontal cortex of the brain is related to "experiential" emotional intelligence (the capacity to judge emotions in other people), while the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is related to "strategic" emotional intelligence (the ability to plan socially appropriate responses to situations).Damage ... More
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The Internet and other communications networks could use one-ten-thousandth of the energy that they do today if smarter data-coding techniques were used to move information around, say Bell Labs researchers, who have launched a consortium of networking and computing firms called Green Touch that is committed to developing new power-saving technologies. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18377-worlds-communications-network-due-an-ene... More
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The Foresight 2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI conference will be held January 16-17, 2010 in Palo Alto, CA. Topic will include Roadmaps to Nanotechnology, Feynman's Path: A top-down roadmap, Roadmaps to general Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Autogeny: Principles underlying exponential manufacturing and intelligence, Additive manufacturing: A roadmap to nanofactories, Open source in manufacturing and AI, Accelerating change... More
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For the first time, physicists have convincingly demonstrated that physically separated particles in solid-state devices can be quantum-mechanically entangled.The experiment, which used electrons in a superconductor in place of photons in an optical system, forming entangled "Cooper pairs" over a micron or so, was conducted by a team of physicists from France, Germany and Spain. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182430388.html)
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Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition, according to two reports in the January issue of Archives of Neurology. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182452055.html)
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Two brain areas fail to connect when children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder attempt a task that measures attention, according to researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and M.I.N.D. Institute. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182449308.html)
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New "synthetic science" methods combine concepts, tools, and data from multiple disciplines to extract new meaning from old data and produce new insights and discoveries.For example, a database of more than 37,000 entries tracking the first and last appearance of different organisms in the fossil record led to previously undetermined knowledge of five separate mass extinctions through time, understanding of how major geologic events can increase o... More
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A new biologically inspired "wet computer" research project uses chemical reactions to mimic neurons. Funded by an EU emerging technologies program, it will make use of stable "cells" featuring a coating that forms spontaneously, similar to the walls of our own cells, and uses chemistry to accomplish the signal processing similar to that of our own neurons. It is intended for uses such as controlling molecular robots, fine-grained control of chemi... More
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In the coming months, PV makers and other companies will begin selling gesture-powered devices that will allow people to flip channels on the TV or move documents on a computer monitor with simple hand gestures.Stand in front of a TV armed with a gesture technology camera, and you can turn on the set with a soft punch into the air. Flipping through channels requires a twist of the hand, and raising the volume occurs with an upward pat. If there is... More
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(American Physical Society) Physicists have finally managed to demonstrate quantum entanglement of spatially separated electrons in solid state circuitry.
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The ever-accelerating pace of technological change may be minting a series of mini-generation gaps, with each group of children uniquely influenced by the tech tools available in their formative stages of development, says psychologist Larry Rosen and the author of the coming "Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn."Now in their 20s, those in the Net Generation, according to Dr. Rosen, spend two hours a day talking on the ph... More
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Silver-plated nanoparticles suspended in water and aligned in a magnetic field could allow for creating a soft, tunable invisibility device, researchers in Fudan University in Shanghai, China suggest. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18359-how-to-make-a-liquid-invisibility-cloak.html)
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A slime mold colony was able to create an efficient real inter-city road network for the UK, mimicking the actual road network, specialists in unconventional computing at the University of the West of England have found. (University of the West of England) (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527426.300-designing-highways-the-slime-mould-way.html)
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MakerBot's Cupcake CNC 3-D Printer, an open-source, $950 kit, allows the user to fabricate small objects of virtually any shape in plastic. (Source: http://www.wired.com/video/open-source-3d-printer-turns-designs-into-objects/61029613001)
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Blio e-reader software, announced at CES, was demonstrated by Microsoft executives Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bach in the opening keynote address for CES 2010. The video clip is at 33:44:11 to 34:44:17 in the CES video. (Source: )
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(University of Central Florida) A new discovery by University of Central Florida researchers has revealed a previously unknown mechanism that may drive the early brain function deterioration of Alzheimer's victims, thus opening a new exploratory path in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure. The research, published Jan. 8 in the PLoS ONE science and medicine journal, also demonstrates how the unique application of an existing cell research technique c... More
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Blio e-reader software, announced at CES, was demonstrated by Microsoft executives Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bach in the opening keynote address for CES 2010. The video clip is at 33:44:11 to 34:44:17 in the CES video. (Source: )
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Plastic Logic announced the details of the first consumer product based on organic transistors.The company's thin, lightweight e-reader, called the Que, uses organic transistors to power a black and white, touch-sensitive display made by E-Ink. Such transistors can be built on lightweight plastic backings. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/24323/?a=f)
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One of the hot topics at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas is color e-readers, with several companies showcasing new products. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/24330/?a=f)
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