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NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth

Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, "Fi...
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Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?

Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians
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Gene-Editing Success Brings Pig-to-Human Transplants Closer to Reality

Gene-Editing Success Brings Pig-to-Human Transplants Closer to Reality | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
CRISPR has enabled researchers to inactivate viruses in donor animals that may sicken humans
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Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat

Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming?
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Scientists creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2-D wonder materials

Scientists creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2-D wonder materials | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The strongest material known to mankind was first discovered with sticky tape. Today, this two-dimensional (2-D) version of carbon known as graphene is the subject of intense research around the world. Many hope its uniqu
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This "Tissue" Paper Is Made From Real Tissue

This "Tissue" Paper Is Made From Real Tissue | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Made from powdered organs, the flexible paper could be used as a sophisticated bandage during surgery
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The Sci-Fi Technology that Could Power Microbots

The Sci-Fi Technology that Could Power Microbots | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Using no moving parts, ion thrusters could propel tiny robots for long periods
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Robots with Their Heads in the Clouds

Robots with Their Heads in the Clouds | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Rather than each carrying its own “brain,” they could share a single, remote one
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Could We See Glow-in-the-Dark Aliens From Earth?

Could We See Glow-in-the-Dark Aliens From Earth? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Extraterrestrial life might make its own light to protect itself from harmful radiation
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Smart glasses let you turn off the lights in the blink of an eye

Smart glasses let you turn off the lights in the blink of an eye | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A pair of glasses that can harness the movement around your eye when you blink could be used to manipulate the world around you
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Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how order can arise from nothing.
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The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light

The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Anna Morandi was the brains and the skilled hand of an unusual husband-wife partnership
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How to run faster, smarter AI apps on smartphones | KurzweilAI

How to run faster, smarter AI apps on smartphones | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(credit: iStock) When you use smartphone AI apps like Siri, you're dependent on the cloud for a lot of the processing --- limited by your connection speed.
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"Textalyzer" Aims at Deadly Distracted Driving

"Textalyzer" Aims at Deadly Distracted Driving | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports.
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Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom

Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president
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Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new electronic lead sensor, potentially costing around $20, could keep an eye on home and city water quality, alerting residents and officials to the presence of lead within nine days. University of Michigan researcher
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New Analysis Indicates Early Britons Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism

New Analysis Indicates Early Britons Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

A zigzag pattern on an arm bone indicates around 15,000 years ago, humans in Britain may have consumed others as part of a funeral rite
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Big Data (and You) Could Help Find 1,500 Undiscovered Minerals

Big Data (and You) Could Help Find 1,500 Undiscovered Minerals | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Researchers are using new tools to predict where to find new minerals as well as to locate new sources of valuable resources like copper
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DNA Analysis Sheds Light on the Mysterious Origins of the Ancient Greeks

DNA Analysis Sheds Light on the Mysterious Origins of the Ancient Greeks | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Scholars have long puzzled over the ancestry of the Minoans and Myceneans, two important Bronze Age cultures
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Brave New World? Not Even Close

Brave New World? Not Even Close | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists have edited a human embryo, but we’re not in scary scifi territory by a long shot
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Disney Research’s ‘Magic Bench’ makes augmented reality a headset-free group experience | KurzweilAI

Disney Research’s ‘Magic Bench’ makes augmented reality a headset-free group experience | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Magic Bench (credit: Disney Research) Disney Research has created the first shared, combined augmented/mixed-reality experience, replacing first-person
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Building blocks of alien cells found on Saturn’s largest moon

Building blocks of alien cells found on Saturn’s largest moon | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The discovery of two compounds that could help make cells only adds to Titan’s image as the most promising place in our solar system to look for alien life
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A living programmable biocomputing device based on RNA | KurzweilAI

A living programmable biocomputing device based on RNA | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Ribocomputing devices ( yellow) developed by a team at the Wyss Institute can now be used by synthetic biologists to sense and interpret multiple signals in
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New Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water

New Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a process for making strong, stretchy threads in an environmentally friendly way
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Museum Offers $15,000 Per Character to Decipher Oracle Bone Script

Museum Offers $15,000 Per Character to Decipher Oracle Bone Script | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

The inscriptions offer detailed information about the Shang Dynasty, but researchers need help to read them
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