Researchers Create 3-D Printable Tools for Drug Production
A team at the University of Glasgow reported in Science Thursday that they have made a series of 3-D printable reaction vessels, or “reactionware,” that can be used to turn simple compounds into medicines.
Why use 3-D printing? “This approach will allow… Read more
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China Publishes More Scientific Articles Than the U.S.
A new analysis of global science and engineering competence shows that the United States is struggling to fight off an increasingly competitive China.
A Cheap and Easy Blood Test Could Catch Cancer Early
A simple-to-take test that tells if you have a tumor lurking, and even where it is in your body, is a lot closer to reality—and may cost only $500.
The new test, developed at Johns Hopkins University, looks for signs of eight common types of cancer....Read the full story →
A New Breed of Cyberattack Uses Remote-Control Malware to Sabotage Industrial Safety Systems
New details about a worrying industrial-plant hack show that cyberattacks on infrastructure are becoming a greater threat than ever.
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AI Is Continuing Its Assault on Radiologists
A new model can detect abnormalities in x-rays better than radiologists—in some parts of the body, anyway.
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Dueling AIs Dream Up New Online Shopping Patterns for Amazon
Using five million real online purchases, researchers trained an AI that can create fake e-commerce orders.
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New “Rotational” 3-D Printing Gives Objects Impressive Strength
Harvard researchers have demonstrated a new technique they call “rotational 3-D printing” that provides precision control over the materials it prints.
Learning from nature: Natural products like bone and wood have complex microstructures that give them… Read more
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Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It’s Just Been Revealed
In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a monetary system doesn’t need a central authority, like a government, to work. That’s such a potent idea that...Read the full story →
Artificial Lighting Is Hurting Ecosystems, and Tech Tweaks Can Fix It
We’re starting to understand the true effects of light pollution on the natural world—and as we do, we’ll be able to tune lights to counter the effects.
Blinded by the light: The world is incredibly illuminated. More than 10 percent of Earth’s land can… Read more
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At the Detroit Auto Show, the Autonomous Car Dream Is Still a Way Off
Last week’s CES technology show sold a vision of driverless cars—but this week’s motor show appears to disagree.