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Paraplegic in Iron Man bodysuit to open WC

SAO PAULO (AFP) ― The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain. Brazilian doctor Migue...

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Company creates blanket for tornado protection

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ― An Oklahoma company has created a protective blanket that developers say could give children a better chance of surviving debris from a tornado ― or bullets from a 9 mm handgun. ...

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Color-changing molecule can monitor drug dosages

PARIS (AFP) ― Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue depending on drug levels in blood ― the basis for a prospective home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing, they rep...

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year

TOKYO (AP) ― A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son’s...

Updated : 2014.06.08 20:51

NASA warned plan to send humans to Mars may fail

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― The U.S. space agency NASA has been warned that its mission to send humans to Mars will fail unless its revamps its methods and draws up a clear, well-planned strategy to conquer ...

Updated : 2014.06.08 20:51

Japanese scientist to retract stem-cell papers

TOKYO (AFP) ― A Japanese stem-cell scientist accused of fabricating research has agreed to retract papers published in the respected journal Nature, an official said Wednesday. Haruko Obokata, 30, w...

Updated : 2014.06.04 20:46

Making embryos from 3 people appears safe

LONDON (AP) ― Britain’s fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people “do not appear to be unsafe” even though no one has ever received the treatmen...

Updated : 2014.06.04 20:46

Hatcheries able to disrupt steelhead navigation

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) ― A new study suggests that steelhead trout can have trouble using the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate if they were raised in a hatchery, where the field can be distorted ...

Updated : 2014.06.04 20:46

People have more fear of male-named hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study find...

Updated : 2014.06.03 20:56

New screening system may help find Botox substitute

Local researchers said Monday they have developed a low-cost screening system that may potentially help discover natural substances that will work as a substitute for materials related to neurotransm...

Updated : 2014.06.02 21:04

NASA to test Mars parachute

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on...

Updated : 2014.06.02 20:43

Smart World Cup teams tap science to beat heat

PARIS (AP) ― European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors ...

Updated : 2014.06.02 20:42

Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Florida (AP) ― Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather’s films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he’s adding to his family...

Updated : 2014.06.02 20:42

Israel solves water woes with desalination

SOREK, Israel (AP) ― After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before ― by doing nothing. While previous droughts have been accompanied by impassioned public serv...

Updated : 2014.06.01 20:17

Drones become newest hurricane research tools

MIAMI (AP) ― The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane’s winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts ― but it’s nearly impossible for scientists to see. T...

Updated : 2014.05.28 20:43