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Using epigenetic signatures and machine learning to improve diagnosis

Researchers have identified unique epigenetic signatures for nine neurodevelopmental disorders lending to a better method of diagnosis for disorders with much clinical overlap. The epigenetic signatures were developed through methylation array analysis. Source: New feed

Rocket Lab reaches orbit for the first time

Rocket Lab reaches orbit for the first time

Rocket Lab has reached orbit for the first time, even though it's only the private space company's second flight. Even more impressive? The test mission, dubbed "Still Testing," had three customer satellites in tow: one is an Earth-imaging satellite,… Source: New feed

DNA Solves Mystery Of Two Brothers Mummies

The Two Brothers mummies on display at Manchester University are actually only half-brothers, researchers found. An analysis of DNA evidence answers questions on whether the two men are related, and provides new insights on women’s roles in ancient Egypt, Tech Times reports. The two mummies were unearthed in 1907, and experts have since been trying […]

Netflix's 'The Crown' earns the lone streaming win at the SAG Awards

Netflix's 'The Crown' earns the lone streaming win at the SAG Awards

With each new awards season, more streaming series and movies make their way to the list of nominees. In fact, one category at tonight's 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Female Actor in a Drama Series, was comprised entirely of nominees from H… Source: New feed

The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans

Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids even small insects. For the first time engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam. This discovery could […]

Mo'Nique accuses Netflix of gender and race pay gaps

Pay gaps in the entertainment industry might not be limited to conventional productions. Actress and comedienne Mo'Nique has called for a boycott against Netflix after accusing the service of gender- and race-based pay gaps. It reportedly offered M… Source: New feed

Speedy DNA nanorobot could lead to molecular factories

Speedy DNA nanorobot could lead to molecular factories

DNA-based robots promise all kinds of microscopic machinery, but there's a major obstacle: they're slow. Existing designs that use biochemical processes for movement can take hours to shuffle molecules around, which makes them utterly impractical fo… Source: New feed

Glasses could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars

Glasses could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars

Never mind festooning a self-driving car in lights and other devices to fend off motion sickness — you might just have to slip on some eyewear. University of Michigan researchers have patented a system that could use glasses or a headset to prevent… Source: New feed

Bio-renewable process could help ‘green’ plastic

Plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to reliance on fossil fuels and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions. To change that, scientists are trying to take the pliable nature of plastic in another direction, developing new and renewable ways of creating plastics from biomass. Source: New feed

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, as a possible mechanism for stimulating the cell response and guiding it throughout the fracture repair process. Source: […]