Promising Method for Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Years Before Traditional Diagnosis

In cancer diagnosis, earlier is better—treatments are more effective and so survival is more likely too. Some forms, like skin or breast cancer, lend themselves to... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/2/14


Drones Portray Flying Lampshades in Cirque du Soleil’s Short Film “Sparked”

The Flying Machine Arena is a drone wonderland. Researchers have used the sensored space to make quadcopters build structures with ropes and bricks, perform balancing... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/1/14


How Long Would It Take to Mine Bitcoin by Hand?

Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency. It was invented by a mysterious individual known by the handle, Satoshi Nakamoto. A bitcoin is volatile but is currently... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/30/14


Bill Clinton Discusses “Moonshots” with Peter Diamandis, Endorses Abundance

“Why are you so optimistic about the future...don’t you read the papers?” President Bill Clinton recently pitched this playful question to Peter Diamandis, Chairman... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/29/14


Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All Five Senses?

Jason Silva calls technologies of media “engines of empathy.” They allow us to look through someone else’s eyes, experience someone else’s story—and develop a... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/28/14

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Short Film “Envoy” Showcases Amazing Visual Effects at the Cost of a Recycled Storyline

In Stephen King's story Low Men in Yellow Coats, an older man offers some advice to a boy about reading books: "Read sometimes for the sometimes for the... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/27/14


This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Sept 27, 2014)

This week, we saw history in the making as the first 3D printer arrived at the International Space Station. The stories we've been passing around cover a range of... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/26/14


This Algorithm Finds the Safest Neighborhood Close to a McDonald’s Just From Photos

The list of things computers can do better than humans is already long, and it’s getting longer every year. Now, you can add making environmental inferences. We... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/25/14


Lego-Like Blocks Connect to Form Microfluidic Mini-Laboratories

Some illnesses, like the common cold, are so familiar we don’t need a doctor to diagnose them. Give it a few days in bed binging on Netflix and fruit juice. Other... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/25/14


3D Printer Delivered to Space Station Launching New Era of Space Manufacturing

If space is the final frontier, we pilgrims have a lot to learn. To date, we’ve rarely ventured far beyond the thin envelope of Earth’s atmosphere. Why? Because we... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/24/14


Futuristic Chinese Megastructure Would Include Soaring Towers, Massive Skyways, Urban Farms

Many of the world’s cities are hundreds, even thousands of years old. They evolved from the bottom up as populations changed and demanded change. A new road here, new... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/23/14


Scientists Reconstruct a Crystal’s 3D Structure from a Single Image

When it comes to the nanoworld, a picture really is like a thousand words. Thanks to a joint effort by European and Chinese scientists, a new microscopy method... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/23/14

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