Category: Science

Scientists Accuse DARPA of Genetically Modifying Insects for Bioweapon to Spread Agricultural Viruses

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL In a scathing report issued this week, researchers with the Science Policy Forum have accused the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of creating a technology—ostensibly used to genetically modify crops with insects—but that could be converted into a […]

‘Sonic weapon’ attacks on US diplomats in Cuba may have been caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation, researcher claims

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL The strange symptoms affecting US Diplomats in Cuba are a result of exposure to pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic radiation, a leading researcher has claimed. Beginning in 2016, personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba (as well as Canadian diplomats and family […]

Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

University of California – San Diego | Source URL Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats […]

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Medical xPress | Source URL Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3-D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3-D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform for specialized cells that are […]

Science fiction becomes reality: Researchers ‘transfer memories’ between animals in research that could help to unlock how we store them in our own brains

Victoria Allen | The Daily Mail | Source URL It is a nightmarish science fiction scenario, in which two people’s memories can be swapped between their brains. But fiction has become reality, after neuroscientists were able to transfer a memory from one animal into another. The memory was the recollection […]

Would YOU share your DNA with the government? US wants a million people to share their genetic data and health habits in controversial experiment

AP via Daily Mail | Source URL Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the […]

This A.I. literally reads your mind to re-create images of the faces you see

Luke Dormehl | Digital Trends | Source URL Google’s artificial intelligence technology may sometimes seem like it’s reading our mind, but neuroscientists at Canada’s University of Toronto Scarborough are literally using A.I. for that very purpose — by reconstructing images based on brain perception using data gathered by electroencephalography (EEG). […]

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory ’15 per cent’

Henry Bodkin The Telegraph A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent. The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if […]