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Mammograms are useful tools for diagnosing breast cancer, but they don't always get it right. It's not always easy to tell how dangerous a particular tumor is, meaning harmful but treatable cancers can be missed, while other patients with benign tumors undergo unnecessary invasive procedures. Now, scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a new diagnostic tool that's much eas
Everyone loves the idea of a hidden retreat, although guests usually have an idea of where they're headed before committing to a weekend away. But Belgium's Slow Cabins maintain an air of mystery, with the remote locations of these self-sustaining sanctuaries only revealed as your departure date draws near... Continue Reading Secretive off-grid Slow Cabins offer a locational lucky dip Cat
From the time we choose whether to hit the snooze button or get up, we make countless decisions every day, but just how the brain manages this mundane task is still shrouded in mystery. Now, researchers at Oxford University have observed in detail the mechanism that lets fruit flies make decisions... Continue Reading Oxford scientists see sparks fly in decision-making brains Category: Bio
Big Picture is a photographic competition that celebrates the beauty of the natural world. The recent reveal of its 2018 winners and finalists highlight a remarkable array of sights from all corners of the world moving from stunning snaps of aquatic life to microscopic landscapes found in crystallized chemicals... Continue Reading Gallery: Awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world in the
A team of researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston University have made s major breakthrough in the early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their new study suggests that simply measuring a baby's brain activity through an electroencephalogram (EEG) from as early as three months of age could accurately predict the likelihood of the child developing ASD... Continue Rea
Facebook just made a host of announcements at its annual F8 developer conference, reaching almost every corner of the Facebook empire: Oculus, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and several other apps have all been given updates. Here are the five most important stories to come out of the event so far... Continue Reading VR, dating, and privacy: 5 key announcements from Facebook's F8 event Ca
When it comes to the daily activities that pose difficulties for people with dementia, getting dressed is one of the big ones. Not only can it be frustrating, but it can also be embarrassing, if they have to be helped in what is normally a private activity. It was this in mind that a new "smart" dresser was created... Continue Reading Smart dresser designed to help people with dementia Ca
While there certainly are wristwatch-style dive computers, many divers prefer something with a larger full-color screen. Unfortunately, such devices can cost over $1,000. A group of South Korean entrepreneurs is out to change that, with an inexpensive device that converts existing smartphones into dive computers... Continue Reading Bluetooth device lets you use your smartphone as a dive co
When it comes to underwater robots, there are basically two kinds – sleek Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that gather data while cruising along by themselves, and bulkier Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) that perform tasks while being controlled in real time. Texas-based Houston Mechatronics is combining the two, in the form of the Aquanaut... Continue Reading Shape-shifting Aquanau
Taking in stunning views on a road trip can make the hours of travel well worth the effort. But if you're a blind or partially sighted passenger, such joys are not available to you. Ford Italia is hoping to change that with a prototype window gadget that allows blind passengers to experience views from a car window using touch... Continue Reading Ford prototypes smart window that lets blin

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