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  • Twitter Gives MIT $10 Million to Study the Social Impact of Tech

    The research will take place at the Laboratory of Social Machines, a new division of the MIT Media Lab

    BusinessWeek
  • RPT-Monsanto launches Mexico center for developing improved corn seeds

    Global seed technology giant Monsanto said on Monday it has launched a global center in Mexico for developing conventional hybrid strains of corn, part of the company's push to boost output of the planet's most widely produced grain. The center, based in Tlajomulco de Zuniga on the southern fringe…

    Reuters
  • Fighting Hockey Concussions with Safer Helmets (Op-Ed)

    John Varrasi is a senior staff writer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). As a new hockey season dawns, mounting concerns about concussions are inspiring Virginia Tech researchers to evaluate the sport's helmets for safety and durability. The tests involve embedded sensors,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults: study

    By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. In a study of more than 3,000 people aged 57 to 85, 39 percent of subjects…

    Reuters
  • Lattes in Space! Espresso Machine Will Launch to Space Station

    Moments after David Avino turned on an espresso machine in the middle of the International Astronomical Congress exhibition floor here Monday (Sept. 29), more than a dozen bystanders stopped in their tracks to watch it brew. The machine — called ISSpresso — is a prototype similar to one that will…

    SPACE.com
  • Hong Kong Protesters Turn to FireChat App to Organize

    Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continued today despite the Chinese government blocking social media websites including Facebook and Instagram in mainland China and cell phone networks getting overloaded in the protest area.

    ABC News
  • Business Insider
  • RAMO Bio-Med, Inc. Commences With Research on Charlottes Web or AC/DC Cultivation and Genetic Molecular Engineering

    LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2014 / RAMOIL MANAGEMENT, Ltd (OTC Pink: RAMO) (PINKSHEETS: RAMO), would like to announce that it has begun research on the Charlottes Web or AC/DC cannabis strain, ...

    Accesswire
  • Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly's miraculous migration

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world's fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the California coast each autumn.…

    Reuters
  • UN Ebola mission head wants significant progress in 60 days

    ACCRA (Reuters) - The U.N. mission for Ebola wants to achieve significant progress in combating the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 percent of cases receive treatment, its new head Tony Banbury said on Tuesday. At least 3,091 people have died from Ebola since the West…

    Reuters
  • Can Only Farmers Understand the Farm Bill?

    Tom Cotton has the market cornered when it comes to understand farming and ag policy. See, the GOP representative from Arkansas—who’s running against incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, in the November election—grew up on a farm. He’s also a politician who votes on things like the farm bill.

    Takepart.com
  • Mysterious 'Magic Island' On Saturn Moon Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads (Again)

    What could it be?!Scientists once again are scratching their heads over a mysterious surface feature on the Saturn moon Titan that some are calling a "magic island." The feature -- observed in a large sea on Titan known as Ligeia Mare -- was first spotted in images taken by NASA's Cassini…

    Huffington Post
  • Drug, medical device companies paid billions to U.S. physicians, hospitals in 2013: data

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public. The payments, disclosed by the…

    Reuters
  • US-India to collaborate on Mars exploration

    Washington (AFP) - The United States and India, fresh from sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this month, on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on future exploration of the Red Planet.

    AFP
  • Women in Tech You Need to Know

    Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress:The number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59 percent from 1997 to 2013 -- 1.5 times the national average.Women of color are the majority owners at close to one-third of all women-owned firms in the nation.African…

    Huffington Post
  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

    Associated Press
  • Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding

    Developing wearable brain scanners and devising tools to watch a brain's signaling chemicals in real time are among the 58 research projects that now have funding, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today (Sept. 30). These and other projects received the first wave of funding in the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Study finds that dolphins may be able to detect magnetic fields

    A new study suggests that dolphins are attracted to magnets and can detect magnetic fields in objects.

    The Week (RSS)