Science hasn’t been easy on the paranormal, routinely deflating fantastic claims by hucksters purporting psychic abilities. So wouldn’t it be ironic if scientists were on the verge of making paranormal-like abilities a reality?
Health & Science
File this under unexpectedly cool: organs you don’t harvest, but instead print using an honest-to-goodness printer, just as you might words on paper, except in this case, the “words” are actual stem cells that could save someone’s life.
No surprise — those Facebook photos of your friends on vacation or celebrating a birthday party that can make you feel lousy.
Firefighters in Oz take the red pill because it might save their lives.
The Beam Brush looks like a chunky vibrating toothbrush, but the chunkiness merely makes way for a AA battery and a Bluetooth chip that wirelessly reports your brushing habits to your smartphone.
While there’s certainly no shortage of wearable health gadgets these days, the $200 Basis watch packs enough fancy sensors that you’d probably look like the hypochondriac version of Robocop if you wore them all separately.
A Silicon Valley startup wants to let you use a phone to check your vital statistics — or even tell you if you’re pregnant.
What if it turned out that what we’ve become, over the course of evolutionary eons, was about more than just an elemental relationship to the stuff that stars and planets and nebulae are made of?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been somewhere you wish you could disappear. You know, just blink right out of existence — push a button on a gadget or whip out an invisibility poncho, then vanish.
This is definitely from the future: a guy, using the power of his mind, literally, to control a bionic leg and climb a skyscraper in Chicago — all 103 floors.
What’s the best way to knock a killer asteroid off a collision course with Earth? Ding-ding if you said “paintball gun.”
Want to keep tabs on Sandy using your phone or tablet? We published this list of hurricane-tracking apps when Irene hit in August of last year. Here it is again, updated and joined by new ones