The dream of any lazy kid (or adult) is to be able to learn while we sleep. The good news? According to a new study, it’s very possible. The bad news? It’s not quite as simple as that. The post New study confirms we can indeed learn in our sleep — but there’s a catch…
In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week. The post Weekly Rewind: Trippy tech, mind zappers,…
There’s a massive shortage of available organs for transplants. A new international research initiative is using CRISPR gene editing on pigs to make them into possible donors for humans.
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The new bioactive materials, which are made by blending up organs, may be used in regenerative medicine to more effectively heal wounds or boost hormone production in young cancer patients.
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University of Cincinnati engineers have developed a smart biosensor which prompts users to sweat even when they’re resting and cool. It could help revolutionize remote diagnosis and monitoring.
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Want to drop body fat while sitting on the couch? Silly question, right? That’s the pitch for the Modius, a nerve zapping wearable headset which promises to make a leaner, meaner version of you without needing to hit the gym. The post Modius is a neurostimulation wearable that tricks your body into burning fat appeared…
Researchers have demonstrated how gene therapy can reverse the symptoms of horrible genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Golden Retriever dogs. Next up? Treating kids as well.
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A $100 bill can get you further than you might think, that is, so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you’re in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset. The post Got a Benjamin to burn? Here are our 15 favorite gadgets…
Parkinson’s disease affects up to 1 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a smartphone-based biofeedback rehab wearable that could help them.
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Spiders may have an invaluable role to play in repairing extensive nerve injuries, according to researchers in Austria, who are using spider silk to help train nerves to regrow after damage.
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Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Sit down, friends. This is huge. This week, a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, carried out the first known attempt at genetically modifying human embryos in the U.S. by way of CRISPR.
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The FDA noted a pretty significant change in its e-cigarette policy, which includes relaxing restrictions on these kinds of products (its previous policy might’ve rendered them nearly obsolete)
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Take all the hassle and heavy lifting out of paddle-boarding. SipaBoard makes it easy to get your entire family out on the water in less time than it takes to inflate one board with a traditional hand pump.
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Rambo Bikes builds top of the line ebikes for use in the backcountry, trail riding, or simply zipping along on the beach. The bikes feature excellent components and offer solid speed and range, all without having to pedal. The post Rambo’s electric bikes are built for rugged backcountry adventures appeared first on Digital Trends. Continue…