The heart is a delicate instrument, relying on finely timed signals so it can pump blood in just the right fashion ...

Nick Gilbert at 00:00 AM Sep 21 2011
Tech // 

A couple of years ago we saw wireless technology that would allow us to see through walls. Now, the same team of ...

Julie Beck at 04:58 AM Sep 20 2011

From intestines to tracheas, tissue engineers are building a handful of new body parts -but progress on larger ...

Rebecca Boyle at 02:58 AM Sep 20 2011

The design of the hypodermic needle has changed little since 1853, when French surgeon Charles Gabriel Pravaz first ...

Lana Birbrair at 00:01 AM Sep 20 2011

Your friends may be forgiven in thinking you a little strange when you boldly claim you’ll be printing your ...

James Bullen at 00:00 AM Sep 19 2011
Space // 

A five tonne piece of space junk is hurtling out of control towards Earth and is expected to hit the ground sometime ...

Danika Wilkinson at 00:00 AM Sep 19 2011

Short of actually getting a ticket on a shuttle headed to space, this just might be the best view you're ever likely ...

Nick Gilbert at 00:00 AM Sep 19 2011

It turns out that gaming really can help cure the world's ills, after online problem-solvers helped decypher the ...

Nick Gilbert at 00:00 AM Sep 19 2011

According to some tricky calculations from Guillaume Robuchon and Francis Nimmo at the University of California, ...

Dan Nosowitz at 19:15 PM Sep 17 2011
Cars // 

I'm a 28-year-old gadget nerd. Like many of my generation, I don't often read instruction manuals. In dealings with ...

John Mahoney at 05:57 AM Sep 17 2011

Venture into any apartment, and you're likely to find an object used for something other than its intended purpose. ...

Denise Ngo at 03:35 AM Sep 17 2011
Space // 

The Russian Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts (Commander Andrei Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyayev...

Dan Nosowitz at 01:25 AM Sep 17 2011
Science // 

A new species of dolphin was discovered by Australian zoologists off the coast of Melbourne, after they realized the ...

Julie Beck at 00:15 AM Sep 17 2011
Science // 

A cache of feathers preserved in amber, dating from around 70 to 85 million years ago, was just found in Canada, ...

Dan Nosowitz at 07:25 AM Sep 16 2011
Energy // 

The rumbling you feel driving along a bridge may soon serve a purpose beyond just waking you up behind the wheel. ...

Julie Beck at 07:00 AM Sep 16 2011
 
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