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From Oreos To Nutella — The Latest 3D Printed Foods Are All 100% Edible

While it may sound futuristic, 3D printed foods are here. A lot of the work is still in its early stages, with researchers at Cornell and MIT developing 3D printers made specifically for edible products. But there are also some commercial projects underway. Barilla, Hershey, and Mondelez International are just […]
From Oreos To Nutella  —  The Latest 3D Printed Foods Are All 100% Edible
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The Most Incredible Applications Of Bionics In Sports

Prosthetic limbs have been around for centuries, but the prosthetics of today don’t look like those from your grandfather’s day. These days limbs can be bionic, almost seamlessly blending in with their wearer in form and function. Limbs can incorporate electronic components that allow the limb to respond to their […]
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This Salmon Will Likely Be The First Genetically Modified Animal You Eat

If you live in the U.S., chances are you’ve consumed genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the form of corn or soybeans. Now, the first genetically modified animal may soon be swimming its way to your dinner plate. A genetically modified salmon, called AquAdvantage, is awaiting FDA approval, and, when […]
This Salmon Will Likely Be The First Genetically Modified Animal You Eat
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30 Women Who Are Changing The World

Women are having a bigger effect on our world than ever before. In the past year, women have taken on serious new leadership roles around the world: Janet Yellen became chair of the Federal Reserve, Park Geun-hye became president of South Korea, and Angela Ahrendts was tapped to become the […]
30 Women Who Are Changing The World
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The Most Amazing Science Discoveries You May Have Missed

While these stories may have not made Science’s ‘Top 10 science stories of the year’ list touting the biggest discoveries of the year, many interesting findings made headline in 2013. Last year held plenty of off-beat and off-the-beaten-track findings and news: Humans ate the first test-tube hamburger, a plan to […]
The Most Amazing Science Discoveries You May Have Missed
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These 7 Supersonic Aircraft Show The Future Of Flight

[credit provider=”Aerion” url=”http://aerioncorp.com/#jet”] Since the retirement of the Concorde, a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger plane, jet travel hasn’t gotten any faster. For most travellers, it’s gotten less pleasant.But there are those who haven’t given up on the dream of supersonic flights that cross continents and oceans in half the time […]
These 7 Supersonic Aircraft Show The Future Of Flight
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The Return Of Supersonic Flight Will revolutionise Travel

[credit provider=”NASA/Lockheed Martin Corporation” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1698.html”] Since the last flight of the Concorde, a turbo-jet powered supersonic passenger plane, in 2003, jet travel has been stubbornly stuck at the same subsonic speed.As the troubled history of the Concorde (and its lesser Soviet counterpart, the Tupolev Tu-144) showed, supersonic air travel depends […]
The Return Of Supersonic Flight Will revolutionise Travel
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Lab-Grown Beef Could End The Food Crisis Before It Begins

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=corn&showact=results&sort=date&intv=30d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1341925687&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=ab403747061249fbaeb995f3ba531ea5&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The drought currently plaguing America’s farms has sent corn crop yields tumbling and prices soaring to all-time highs. Much of this corn is used as feed for livestock.
Lab-Grown Beef Could End The Food Crisis Before It Begins
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This Tiny Chip Restores Partial Sight To The Blind

[credit provider=”Photo Courtesy of Retinal Implant AG”] Before 2005, it was impossible to bring vision back to about 1.5 million people worldwide who suffer from an inherited form of blindness known as retinitis pigmentosa. “There was nothing else but the white cane, a guide dog or possibly speaking,” says Professor Eberhart Zrenner, […]
This Tiny Chip Restores Partial Sight To The Blind
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How A Scientist Plans To Fight Malaria With Cell Phones

[credit provider=”(Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)”] Aydogan Ozcan, an electrical engineering professor at UCLA, invented the LUCAS microscope back in 2010. The tiny device attaches to a cell phone and can detect life-threatening diseases like malaria and tuberculosis in drinking water.The device, which only costs $10 to manufacture, is revolutionary because it […]
How A Scientist Plans To Fight Malaria With Cell Phones
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See Where The World’s First Commercial Space Flights Will Take Off From

[credit provider=”Virgin Galactic”] Virgin Galactic has promised to launch its pioneer spaceflight sometime next year aboard its spacecraft Spaceship Two. Once this flight takes off, it could mean the start of a whole new wave of commercial space tourism—and all of those space flights will likely leave from America’s shiny […]
See Where The World’s First Commercial Space Flights Will Take Off From
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Here Are The Obstacles Standing In The Way Of The Microbe Energy Solution

[credit provider=”MIT”] America’s energy problems are quickly coming to a head. Fuel continues to increase in price and the hunt for renewable and clean options to power our homes, offices, factories and vehicles is on.Many swear by solar, wind or water energy, but a potentially industry-changing innovation is hiding under […]
Here Are The Obstacles Standing In The Way Of The Microbe Energy Solution
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How The Private Sector revolutionised The Space Race In A Few Short Years

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Satellites_For_Sale_-_GPN-2000-001036.jpg”] Before 2004, the only people who could have dreamed of entering space were astronauts who had trained for years before being afforded the privelege.But all that changed when George Bush announced his Vision for Space Exploration, which encouraged space exploration and called for the completion of […]
How The Private Sector revolutionised The Space Race In A Few Short Years
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5 Ways Researchers Use Microbes To Make Energy

[credit provider=”MIT”] Researchers are working on multiple ways that microorganisms, specifically bacteria, can be used to create energy.Here are a few ways they are harnessing the billions of years of microbial evolution to make energy cleaner and more reliable.
5 Ways Researchers Use Microbes To Make Energy
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How Ovarian Tissue Transplants Work

[credit provider=”Myoncofertility.org” url=”Myoncofertility.org”] For decades, doctors have been working to preserve a woman’s fertility while they undergo cancer treatments, which destroy the ovaries.Some women undergo “egg ripening and harvesting” treatments, which use hormones to include her body to make multiple eggs ripen at once, which are then harvested and frozen […]
How Ovarian Tissue Transplants Work
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How Ovarian Tissue Transplants Could Change Fertility

[credit provider=”Flickr/SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/5424769613/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Many young women who have to undergo cancer treatment, which could make them infertile, are opting to preserve their fertility by removing and freezing ovarian tissue.When they are in remission and want to try to have children, doctors can implant the tissue into their […]
How Ovarian Tissue Transplants Could Change Fertility
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What Cheap Genome Sequencing Means For The Future Of Medicine

[credit provider=”Shutterstock” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=dna+strand&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&colour=&show_color_wheel=1#id=101304367&src=ba809fe88c1fbe085904e031b164cd2e-3-13″] The human genome has been heralded as the key to personalised medicine, but for the longest time complete sequencing of human genomes has been too expensive for everyday clinical use.This led researchers on a search for cheaper ways to sequence DNA — with the goal of finding […]
What Cheap Genome Sequencing Means For The Future Of Medicine
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The Inflatable Seat Belt Will Save The Lives Of Backseat Passengers In Crashes

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XS2B384u8s”] Inflatable seat belts have been around for a few years but they’re just starting to gain international traction now—and soon they may be a common feature in almost all new cars.The groundbreaking seat belts, which function like air bags yet have the restraint of seat belts, first […]
The Inflatable Seat Belt Will Save The Lives Of Backseat Passengers In Crashes
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How Researchers Could Decode Your Genes In 15 Minutes

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DNA_methylation.jpg”] The idea behind the Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing systems – both the USB-key MinION and the workhorse GridION — seem pretty simple: Guide a strand of DNA through a tiny hole and use the electrical signature of the different bases to identify them.Both systems run the […]
How Researchers Could Decode Your Genes In 15 Minutes
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Here’s How Ford’s Inflatable Seat Belt Works

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XS2B384u8s”] Every car is mandated to have seat belts and airbags to ensure safety for each passenger on the road, but Ford created the next step in seat belt technology when they installed an inflatable seat belt in their 2011 Explorer.In the event of a crash, the seat […]
Here’s How Ford’s Inflatable Seat Belt Works
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This New Technology Will Make DNA Sequencing Affordable

[credit provider=”Oxford Nanopore” url=”http://www.nanoporetech.com/”] Ever since the human genome was first sequenced in 2003, researchers have been striving to make this laborious task cheaper and easier.Genomes, and the DNA they are made of, are critically important to every piece of life on Earth. Differences in the sequence of DNA letters […]
This New Technology Will Make DNA Sequencing Affordable
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This Space-Aged Edible Packaging Eliminates The Need For Plastic

[credit provider=”Photo Courtesy of WikiCell Designs”] If you look at the structure of an orange or a coconut, you generally have a skin that maintains moisture and an outer coat that protects that skin. In the case of a coconut, it’s the shell; with an orange it’s the peel.Like the […]
This Space-Aged Edible Packaging Eliminates The Need For Plastic
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Harvard Professor Tells Us The Full Implications Of Edible Food Packaging

A major global company like Coca-Cola sells more than 1.5 billion cans of coke every day. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. In 2010, 14 million tons of plastic containers and packaging ended up in U.S. landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.The barriers to plastic alternatives have […]
Harvard Professor Tells Us The Full Implications Of Edible Food Packaging
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Watch An Audi A4 Weave Through Traffic Using Adaptive Cruise Control

The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) setting was released a few years back, but until recently it was only available in high-end luxury vehicles like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. Consumers had to ask for the extra option and pay about $1,500 for it to be included. Now it is appearing in […]
Watch An Audi A4 Weave Through Traffic Using Adaptive Cruise Control
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The Miraculous Way Scientists Are Growing Organs In Labs

[credit provider=”Wake Forest University”] Different research groups use different approaches to grow an organ in the lab since every organ is different, but many of them have similar steps.There are also some new ideas about how to create organs on demand, like using a 3D printer to create an organ.
The Miraculous Way Scientists Are Growing Organs In Labs