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Is it possible for a machine to read your mind?

Those suffering from motor neuron disease such as Lou Gehrig's struggle to turn thoughts into words. A scientist from University of California, Berkeley, aims to overcome this through advanced technology.

Essential Science: Ultrasonics used to carry data to body tissues

Some medical devices can be controlled wirelessly. This becomes more difficult the deeper the device is embedded. An advancement in ultrasonic signals heralds a new wave of remotely controlled, implanted medical devices.

Using bones and shells to make super-concrete

Concrete is a strong material, essential for most construction projects. It is, however, prone to cracking over time. Can concrete be made stronger? It seems so by adding bones and shells.

Nanoparticles created to seek out cancer cells

Moscow - A key application of nanotechnology is in the medical field and one useful application is with the early detection of cancerous cells. Researchers from Russia report on a new innovation.

Ambitious plans for a Mars orbiter announced

The multi-billion-dollar company Lockheed Martin is planning to construct a space station that will orbit Mars. The platform will first be tested around the Moon.

New boa constrictor species found on remote island in Bahamas

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas. One of the manners in which the species introduced itself was to slither out of a tree right up upon the head of a researcher.

Greek archaeologist claims to have found Aristotle's tomb

Greek media reported on Thursday that the tomb of Aristotle has been found in the ancient city of Stagira. The discovery is the culmination of 20 years of digging in Aristotle's birthplace in northern Greece.

'Phage' that attacks antibiotic resistant bacteria found in pond

Yale researchers went fishing for a natural product to use in combating antibiotic-resistant pathogens and found one floating on the water of a Connecticut pond.

Next-gen carbon monoxide sensors based on nanotech

The monitoring of air, especially in homes and workplaces, for carbon monoxide is a critical part of health and safety. Early detection is key to lowering risks of poisoning. To improve current technology, Japanese researchers are looking to nanotech.

Movile Cave in Romania has an ecosystem unlike any other on Earth

Movile Cave can be found in a barren, featureless field in Constanța County, Romania, not too far from the Black Sea. The cave is closed to visitors because of its unique ecosystem, and because it is extremely hazardous to humans.

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania on record-breaking flight

Washington - The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in the US state of Pennsylvania Wednesday, completing the latest leg of a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy.

Solar Impulse plane postpones Ohio departure

Washington - A solar-powered plane set to fly from Ohio to Pennsylvania on Tuesday delayed its departure to inspect possible damage due to a mishap, organizers said.

World's rarest plant is a relic from the age of the dinosaurs

Durban - Palm tree-like plants called cycads grew in abundance 135 million years ago, providing shelter from the heat and forage for plant-eating dinosaurs. If you want to see one of these plants today, you will have to visit a botanical garden.

Colombia peace could reveal jungle species' secrets

Estanzuela - Countless rare insects and flowers are said to inhabit the jungles of Colombia, but decades of war have stopped naturalists from discovering them -- until now.

Essential Science: Robot insects powered by static electricity

Harvard - Scientists are examining tiny robotic insects in a quest to find new ways to power robotic devices. The basis of the research is to improve the efficiency for search and rescue operations.

Do cancer cells have special acoustic signals?

A new study suggests that cells have particular acoustic signals, and that the signal from cancerous cells differs from that of healthy cells. This could be the basis of a new cancer detection method.

India's mini space shuttle blasts off

Bangalore - India successfully launched its first model space shuttle on Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper.

Brain waves used to control the flight of drones

It is possible, through the use of computers, to control an object with thought. This has been extended to drones, thanks to a University of Florida in Gainesville student project.

New drug slows down rate of Zika infection

A science team have demonstrated that an experimental antiviral drug, designed for use against hepatitis C, can slow down the development of Zika in mice. Further studies will be undertaken to demonstrate the effectiveness in people.
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