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Boeing patents laser force field. How does it work? (+video)

27 min 38 sec ago

It sounds like something out of Star Wars, but the 'method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc' Boeing just patented could be the future of military defense.

Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes Chile

March 29, 2015 - 4:43pm

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] CALAMA, Chile - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck in northern Chile. There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

Fecal transplants successful for treating C. difficile infection

March 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
(BioMed Central) Distasteful though it sounds, the transplantation of fecal matter is more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections than previously thought. The research, published in the open access journal Microbiome, reveals that healthy changes to a patient's microbiome are sustained for up to 21 weeks after transplant, and has implications for the regulation of the treatment.

This Device Records Your Snores to Track Your Sleep

March 27, 2015 - 2:05pm
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.

Small Magnitude 2.2 Quake Hits Silicon Valley, Shallow Tremor Felt More Widely

March 27, 2015 - 1:46pm

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] CUPERTINO - The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck after 11 a.m. in Silicon Valley, shaking the South Bay for the second time, after a 4.2 magnitude quake hit Coalinga this morning. The lunchtime tremor hit at a depth of "zero," which is not common.

Playing music by professional musicians activates genes responsible for brain function and singing of songbirds

March 27, 2015 - 7:09am
Although music perception and practice are well preserved in human evolution, the biological determinants of music practice are largely unknown. According to a latest study, music performance by professional musicians enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopaminergic neurotransmission, motor behavior, learning and memory. Interestingly, several of those up-regulated genes were also known to be responsible for song production in songbirds, which suggests a potential evolutionary conservation in sound perception and production across species.

Playing music by professional musicians activates genes for learning and memory

March 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of Helsinki) Although music perception and practice are well preserved in human evolution, the biological determinants of music practice are largely unknown. According to a latest study, music performance by professional musicians enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopaminergic neurotransmission, motor behavior, learning and memory. Interestingly, several of those up-regulated genes were also known to be responsible for song production in songbirds, which suggests a potential evolutionary conservation in sound perception and production across species.

Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

March 26, 2015 - 3:43pm
If bringing extinct animals back to life sounds like science fiction, that's because it is. But scientists have taken a small step closer to that goal, by splicing a woolly mammoth's DNA into elephant cells grown in the lab.

Bloodhound car has engine fitting

March 25, 2015 - 7:46am
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.

Boeing patents laser force field. How does it work?

March 25, 2015 - 6:16am

It sounds like something out of Star Wars, but the 'method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc' Boeing just patented could be the future of military defense.

Computer student on gesture control: Start experimenting

March 25, 2015 - 3:05am
Back in 2012, authors from Microsoft Research and UbiComp Lab at University of Washington prepared their paper, "SoundWave: Using the Doppler Effect to Sense Gestures," for the Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Their work created a lot of interest in the way that they managed to implement motion sensing using only speaker and mic. Sidhant Gupta, Dan Morris, Shwetak Patel, Desney Tan said that "Gestures are becoming an increasingly popular means of interacting with computers. but—it is still relatively costly to deploy robust gesture-recognition sensors in existing mobile platforms." Enter their SoundWave, a technique that leveraged speaker and microphone for sensing in-air gestures and motion around a device.

Music to the ears of dementia suffers: learning to play saxophone after diagnosis

March 24, 2015 - 10:07am
Researchers have revealed details of an usual case that offers new insights into frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The story revolves around a patient who, with no prior musical training, learned to play the saxophone after being diagnosed with a behavioural variant of FTD.

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Central California

March 24, 2015 - 7:57am

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] TEHACHAPI, Calif. - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.5 earthquake has struck in Central California.

Comparing the Baltic Sea, Chesapeake Bay helps protect both marine areas

March 24, 2015 - 6:45am
Shallow basin of brackish water. Large catchment area in relation to size. Poor water quality despite reduced external nutrient load. This description sounds familiar to people living in both the Chesapeake Bay area in the U.S. and the Baltic Sea area. The similarities provided a list of recommended protection measures to decision-makers.

Comparing the Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay helps protect both marine areas

March 24, 2015 - 6:23am
Shallow basin of brackish water. Large catchment area in relation to size. Poor water quality despite reduced external nutrient load. This description sounds familiar to people living in both the Chesapeake Bay area in the U.S. and the Baltic Sea area. The similarities provided a list of recommended protection measures to decision-makers.

Chemists discover temporary phases of chemical structures

March 24, 2015 - 5:20am
The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill's Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of "mechanochemistry," in which chemical transformations are produced by milling, grinding or shearing solid-state ingredients – brute force, in other words, rather than fancy liquid agents. "Your coffee maker grinds things," and grinding molecules in the lab involves much the same principle, Friščić notes. Using mechanical force also has the significant advantage of avoiding the use of environmentally harmful bulk solvents.

YouTube debuts videos for second music awards

March 24, 2015 - 1:20am
YouTube on Monday premiered videos from 14 musicians as it tried a new, virtual-only format for the second edition of its music awards.

A rehearsal space with musicians 2,700 kilometers apart from each other

March 23, 2015 - 11:50am
Making concerts possible with musicians separated by vast distances with minimal latency - delay between a musical performance and listening or recording - is the aim of a joint project of the Supercomputing Centre of Galicia and the University of Santiago de Compostela. For this purpose, live demonstration experiments have been conducted with professional musicians using pioneering music technologies in Europe.

High court will hear DirecTV appeal over termination fees

March 23, 2015 - 9:47am
The Supreme Court will consider whether satellite provider DirecTV can cut off a class action lawsuit and force customers suing over early termination fees into private arbitration hearings instead.

The Science of TED 2015

March 23, 2015 - 8:00am
What I love about the annual TED gathering in Vancouver is the way science coexists along with art, social justice, popular song and the rest of TED's eclectic mix.

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