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Software Company Tests New Biometric Tattoos

December 2, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Features will include the ability to monitor body temperature and sense if someone is stressed through sweat and heart rate data.

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New Technique Enhances Nanomedicine by Making Organs Transparent

May 12, 2016 9:43 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

One of the hurdles of realizing the promise of nanoparticles is that scientists can’t view where they go or how the nanoparticles interact with structures once they are inside of the body. A new technique seeks to overcome that challenge.

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Rare Giant Squid Swims into Japan's Toyama Bay

January 5, 2016 8:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The creature was caught on video with a submersible camera.

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Google Unveils New Name, Mission for Life Sciences Division

December 9, 2015 8:29 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This is one of the first few spin-offs under the company's Alphabet umbrella.

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Study Advances Possibility of Mind-Controlled Devices

October 1, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine has shown a possible path to creating effective neural prosthetics.

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Gel-Based Method Could Simplify 3-D Printing Human Organs

September 30, 2015 8:31 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A group of researchers from the University of Florida at Gainesville have created a new way of printing complex objects using granular gel.

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New Technique Uses Sound Waves to Control Brain Cells

September 16, 2015 8:22 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The hope is that this procedure could potentially replace deep-brain stimulation.

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How a Snake Kills Its Prey

August 26, 2015 8:26 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Researchers discovered the specific mechanism boa constrictors use to subdue their prey.

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Vitamin D Supplements Have Limited Benefits for Obese Teens

August 19, 2015 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Results from the study were published online in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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The Power of Puppies for Mental Health

August 13, 2015 10:41 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

A new program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called UNC Paws is harnessing the cuteness of puppies to help improve the lives of people.

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Giant Plant with Sap That Blisters Skin, Causes Blindness Found in Michigan

August 6, 2015 8:28 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The plant is not deadly but can cause significant discomfort. 

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The Reason Insects Are So Clean

August 6, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick used a combination of electron microscopes, video recordings, and other methods to analyze the cleaning abilities of carpenter ants.

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GPS-Camera Implants Protect Rhinos from Poachers

July 22, 2015 8:19 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The device is comprised of a series of GPS tags, heart rate monitors, and embedded cameras. 

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Harnessing Evaporation through Minuscule Bacterial Spores

July 15, 2015 9:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Scientists at Columbia University developed a unique method for harnessing natural sources of energy.

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Why Millipedes Glow in the Dark

July 9, 2015 8:24 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The millipede has a peculiar defense mechanism for fending off predators.

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Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new research project they’ve been working on at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

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