All Entries in the "Science&Technology" Category
Scientists across the globe have long hunted for a vaccine against malaria – a disease that claims roughly one million lives each year. But after decades of searching, the creation of a malaria vaccine began to look more and more likely.
Could space aliens be out to get us? Stephen Hawking thinks so and he tells Larry and YOU why! And, what he thinks an alien would look like! If extraterrestrials could be a danger to us, as Hawking suggests, should we stop trying to contact them? Dan Aykroyd and others debate!
You might think that underwear, of all things, would be least susceptible to our tendency to gadgetize absolutely everything around us.
Sophos released a warning today that popular Facebook game Farm Town (quite similar to FarmVille) has been serving ads which display fake security warnings, tricking users into installing malware or handing over their credit card details.
Hand-powered negative-pressure pump is designed to speed wound healing
Now here’s a killer app for the throngs of geeks about to descend on Austin later this week: TabbedOut. The iPhone application allows users to
Swinging high and low: Why do the testes hang at different levels? A theory on surface area and thermoregulation.
Research suggests you can boost your mood through certain practices.
Hollywood is not always larger than life. RoboSteel, an Ireland-based firm that creates sculptures from scrap metal, has created a real-world piece inspired by the the character of the queen from the cult Hollywood franchise Alien.
One of the biggest puzzles in biology – how and why living cells age – has been solved by an international team based at Newcastle University, in north-east England.
A special case of information-selection by the human cognitive system. The brain seems to select the information worth to process, or most relevant, at every instant, in almost every context. This might produce some very specific phenomena such as what psychologists call “Change Blindness”.
Generally speaking, portable renewable energy devices cannot power large equipment, like desktop computers or printers. But they can generate enough electricity to operate laptops, satellite telephones, movie and still cameras, sound-recording equipment, GPS equipment and camp lighting.
As the sun emerges from a long lull in activity, the star’s emissions in the radio band of the spectrum have also picked up. And from a shed on three acres of land outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft is making recordings of them available for download.
Is ChatRoulette the future of the Internet or its distant past?
Are you ever at a party talking to someone and they get frustrated that you’re “too busy texting” to pay attention? In his season premiere, Demetri Martin created a new gadget which fills a need we didn’t know we had.