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Doing drugs? Beware this fingerprinting device

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 03:29
Handheld fingerprint drug testing tech being developed in the U.K. debuts in prototype form. Full production could begin next year.

eButton knows if you're a workout warrior or a slug

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 01:25
Prototype gadget is a combination of GPS, accelerometer, camera, and sensors that track everything from time spent at the computer to where you eat out.

Originally posted at Crave


Flying bot could save firefighters' lives

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 00:56
Researchers are testing a small, unmanned aerial vehicle whose in-flight data is merged with Google Earth images, NOAA weather data, and fire-prediction software.

FitDesk: Workouts for workaholics

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 03:45
Don't have time for the gym? No worries. The FitDesk lets you work out while at work, and you don't even have to change out of your khakis or jeans.

Originally posted at Crave


A vaccine for breast, ovarian cancers?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 01:50
An experimental type of vaccine that aims to treat, as opposed to prevent, metastatic breast and ovarian cancer shows promise in a small clinical trial.

BlindSpot: Smart cane concept looks to future

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:49
Grad student nabs second-place James Dyson Award for cane that integrates a mobile phone and uses ultrasonic technology to detect low-hanging objects from 5 to 6.5 feet away.

Originally posted at Crave


Scientists pleasantly 'shocked' by skills of Foldit gamers

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 03:03
How gamers devised state-of-the-art algorithms playing Foldit, a protein-folding game that has advanced HIV, cancer, and Alzheimer's research.

The laser that turns brown eyes blue?

Sun, 11/06/2011 - 22:01
An inventor in California claims that he has created a 20-second procedure that can change your eye color from brown to blue without damage.

Originally posted at Technically Incorrect


Online calculator helps screen for cancer early

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 01:57
A new tool that flags certain symptoms of both lung cancer and gastroesophageal cancer could save 5,000 lives a year merely by speeding up diagnosis.

Toyota plans nursing robots for aging Japan

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 21:39
Toyota's Assist machines are designed to ease the burden on caregivers and help people with mobility.

Originally posted at Crave


New study links video gaming to creativity

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 03:42
A study of 500 12-year-olds suggests that the more kids play video games--violent or not--the more creatively they draw pictures and write stories.

New algorithm speeds up MRI scans

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:56
An algorithm developed at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics could reduce scan time from 45 minutes to 15 minutes.

High-tech 'fertility chip' measures sperm count, motility

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 00:28
A Dutch researcher says the chip makes it possible for men to check their fertility in their home environment using a new test that's both simple and inexpensive.

Venter introduces X Prize to sequence centenarians' DNA

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 02:03
Craig Venter helps launch the Archon Genomics X Prize, which will award $10 million to the first team to sequence the genomes of 100 centenarians to a level of accuracy never before achieved and at relatively low cost.

Man embeds smartphone into prosthetic arm

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 01:32
Something straight out of a sci-fi movie becomes reality as a 50-year-old Brit adds a smartphone to his prosthetic appendage.

Originally posted at Crave


Introducing our dirtiest public objects

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 21:30
New testing on gas pumps and mailboxes, among other things in six major U.S. cities, will make you want to wash your hands before checking your e-mail.

Deaf YouTube star hears sounds of her future

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 03:01
When Sarah Churman's home movie went viral, it not only captured the hearts of viewers, it also highlighted the effectiveness of new hearing technology. CNET's Kara Tsuboi met with the formerly deaf woman to hear her story and more about the Esteem implant.

Originally posted at News - Cutting Edge


Skin-like sensor flexible enough for prosthetic limbs

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 03:00
The new sensor's key element is a transparent film of carbon nano-springs, created by spraying nanotubes onto a thin layer of silicone, enabling the sensor to stretch and bounce back sans wrinkles.