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4D printing sees materials form themselves into anything

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-71905" alt="TED-printing" src="; width="620" height="413" /></a></h5> <h5>The big idea is to create objects that can change after they are printed, making them Learn more … Advertisements

New Geothermal Data System Could Open Up Clean-Energy Reserves

<a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-71897" alt="300px-Geothermal_energy_methods" src="; width="300" height="205" /></a> &nbsp; <h5>Forgotten and filed away decades ago, millions of Learn more …

Trackable drug-filled nanoparticles: A potential weapon against cancer

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-71888" alt="3500079579_671206cd4c_m" src="; width="240" height="185" /></a></h5> <h5>Tiny particles filled with a drug could be a new tool for treating cancer Learn more …

Uchek app tests urine for medical issues

A smartphone app that uses a phone’s camera to analyse urine and check for a range of medical conditions has been shown off at the TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference in Los Angeles. Uchek tests for 25 different health issues and could help diagnose and treat diseases in the developing world. Increasingly mobile health … Continue reading

VIDEO: The 16-Year-Old Who Created A Cheap, Accurate Cancer Sensor Is Now Building A Tricorder With Other Genius Kids

Boy wonder Jack Andraka is creating a dream team of young scientists to work on creating a Star Trek–like handheld device that can diagnose disease just by scanning your skin. The $10 million Tricorder X Prize asks entrants to create a handheld mobile platform that can diagnose 15 diseases across 30 patients in just three … Continue reading

SpaceTop 3D see-through computer revealed

A transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital content has been unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles. TED fellow Jinha Lee has been working on the SpaceTop 3D desktop in collaboration with Microsoft. Allowing people to interact with machines in the same way they do with solid objects could … Continue reading

Social-impact bonds: Commerce and conscience

  A new way of financing public services gains momentum AT HALF past six on a wet morning in central London, the city is already busy. Baristas are setting up inside coffee shops. Office cleaners are at work. And outreach teams from charities and local councils are on early-morning shifts to find rough sleepers and … Continue reading

Clever Battery Completes Stretchable Electronics Package

<h5>The rechargeable battery can stretch, twist and bend — and return to normal shape</h5> <a class="zem_slink" title="Northwestern University" href=",-87.673945&amp;spn=0.01,0.01&amp;q=42.054853,-87.673945 Learn more …

Stanford scientists help shed light on key component of China's pollution problem

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-71825" alt="china_smog_news" src="; width="600" height="400" /></a></h5> <h5>Study reveals scale of nitrogen's effect on people and ecosystems.</h5> It's no Learn more …

The Stamp House: a self-sustaining, solar-powered cyclone shelter

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-71816" alt="stamp-house-queensland" src="; width="530" height="296" /></a></h5> <h5>An excellent example of sustainable housing</h5> Thanks to its tropical Learn more …