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10.15.15
Apple introduces ResearchKit apps for autism, melanoma and epilepsy
10.15.15

Apple introduces ResearchKit apps for autism, melanoma and epilepsy

New research apps on the open-source framework will look at detecting early signs of diseases.

By M. Lalwani,   10.15.15
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09.20.15
Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life
09.20.15

Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life

Scientists have published the first truly thorough tree of life, linking 2.3 million species together.

By J. Fingas,   09.20.15
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01.14.15
Lab-grown muscles could lead to personalized medicine
01.14.15

Lab-grown muscles could lead to personalized medicine

A team of researchers from Duke University have grown human skeletal muscles in the laboratory --...

By M. Moon,   01.14.15
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09.15.14
Here's how doctors will test Apple's new patient tracking features
09.15.14

Here's how doctors will test Apple's new patient tracking features

Apple briefly hinted last week that hospitals would soon try out HealthKit's patient tracking tech...

By J. Fingas,   09.15.14
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03.12.14
'Acoustic cloak' could shield submarines with a cone of silence
03.12.14

'Acoustic cloak' could shield submarines with a cone of silence

We've seen some overly elaborate invisibility cloaks in our day, but Duke engineers have shown tha...

By S. Dent,   03.12.14
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03.01.13
Duke melds two rats' minds through the internet, Spock may not approve
03.01.13

Duke melds two rats' minds through the internet, Spock may not approve

Some would say the internet already lets us share every minute detail of our thoughts, much to our...

By J. Fingas,   03.01.13
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01.19.13
Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech
01.19.13

Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech

Metamaterials are proving to be quite useful for toying with the electromagnetic spectrum, whether...

By J. Rigg,   01.19.13
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11.12.12
Duke University creates 'perfect' one-directional microwave cloak, might lead to stealthier vehicles
11.12.12

Duke University creates 'perfect' one-directional microwave cloak, might lead to stealthier vehicles

Most attempts at cloaking, no matter the slice of spectrum, usually leave clues as to what's there...

By J. Fingas,   11.12.12
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10.13.12
Alt-week 10.13.12: is the Universe a simulation, cloning dinosaurs and singing mice
10.13.12

Alt-week 10.13.12: is the Universe a simulation, cloning dinosaurs and singing mice

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   10.13.12
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