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Focusing Sound

Start-up demonstrates sound focusing technology. Basically, they can project a sound to a specific point/person from up to 100m away. Minority Report is coming closer to reality by the day...
posted by costas on May 20, 2003 - 15 comments

Messages in a DNA bottle

Data can be encoded and retrieved from DNA --even after multiple generations. Any bets on what the first message ever decoded from human DNA will read? My money's on "Hello World".
posted by costas on Jan 8, 2003 - 53 comments

Scientists ruin mouse's day.

Scientists ruin mouse's day. Or maybe, "discover the end of all ends"? or something. This story is begging for clever headlines, and I cannot think of any. Too embarassing. But still, the possibilities raised by this study are endless. Oh, there you go, another pun...
posted by costas on Aug 30, 2002 - 11 comments

Computer Scientists find method to quickly discover primes?

Computer Scientists find method to quickly discover primes? If the claims outlined in this article are correct, an age-long problem of number theory maybe solved. I wonder about the implications for cryptography; any cypherpunks care to comment?
posted by costas on Aug 8, 2002 - 26 comments

Can some people intuitively find order in chaos?

Can some people intuitively find order in chaos? Scientists discover that certain people are likely to predict chaotic time series, such as the weather or the stock market.
posted by costas on Mar 7, 2002 - 13 comments

Men become more irritable as testosterone levels decrease.

Men become more irritable as testosterone levels decrease. I am confused.
posted by costas on Feb 28, 2002 - 5 comments

Alzheimer's gene screened out from newborn.

Alzheimer's gene screened out from newborn. Doctors successfully made sure that the mother's Alzheimer's gene wasn't inherited by her baby. This is big news for prospective parents with hereditary diseases.
posted by costas on Feb 27, 2002 - 16 comments

Scientist discovers way to change mechanical properties of ice by changing its electrical charge.

Scientist discovers way to change mechanical properties of ice by changing its electrical charge. Potential applications: instantly de-ice aircraft wings or car windshields or slow-down skis and snowboards.
posted by costas on Feb 21, 2002 - 5 comments

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