New Avenues for Regeneration Discovered as Scientists Influence Flatworms to Regrow Heads and Brains of a Different Species

In a breakthrough research conducted by scientists at the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University; the head and brain of one species of flatworms was grown in the body of another species of flatworm without disrupting its genome sequence. The researchers achieved this by manipulating the electrical synapses which are found inside the body of the flatworm.

The biologists used Girardia Dorotocephala (flatworm species) for their research. This freshwater species has outstanding ...

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Give Your Google Apps a Star Wars Makeover

Close to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google gives you the chance to choose the “Light Side” or the “Dark Side”. It has no intentions to predict your personality or apprehend you for your choices. This is more of an advertisement of sorts for the highly anticipated movie.

Google has collaborated with Lucasfilm and Disney to create a tool that will allow you to theme the suite of Google apps. You will be able to see the ...

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Dell Security Systems Render Two Blatant Vulnerabilities

Dell is not quite done addressing its security problems. Just when one huge security issue was being covered, a new one has emerged and it seems to have an equally destructive effect on the company’s fame and the security of Dell users. Dell’s proactive acceptance of the security breach and the quick steps it took to fix it are highly commendable. It may be one of the reasons of satisfaction among Dell’s users.

The first big security issue in Dell ...

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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Turns 100 Years Old

A century ago, space and time got a facelift when Einstein devised the theory of relativity. On November 25, 1915, Albert Einstein had presented a series of equation to the Prussian Academy which may have seemed obscure at the time but it is now famously known as the theory of relativity.

Albert Einstein

He accomplished this by adding the force of gravity to the ...

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Jeff Bezos Makes Rocket Landing Look like Child’s Play

On Monday, November 23, 2015, the New Shephard rocket became the world’s first reusable rocket after performing a perfect vertical landing in Van Horn, Texas. Amazon’s entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, who is the founder of the spacecraft company Blue Origin which is behind the creation of this rocket, bathed in glory as he oversaw the launch and landing of the New Shephard.

The suborbital rocket flew at approximately 2,800 mph and reached the planned test altitude of 329,839 feet before landing ...

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Signal – Amplified Privacy for Android and iOS Users

I am not sure when did privacy leave the bedroom and reach the phones, but somewhere during this transition, developers have ceaselessly worked to create security apps that have fortified communication on our Android and iOS devices. Signal, developed by Open Whisper Systems, for Android and iOS is one such app that provides secure messaging and calling to its users.

Open Whisper Systems is a group of developers who endeavor to make private communication simple. The group is funded by ...

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Windows 10 Gets Better With Threshold 2

Threshold 2 is the first update to Windows 10 and by the looks of it, Microsoft has made some substantial improvements to the already remarkable Windows 10. The latest update includes the following:

Windows 10 Activation Made Simple

When Windows 10 was originally released, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users found the upgrading process to be quite complicated. Thanks to the latest update, you can activate Windows 10 using your Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 product key.

Colored Title Bars

Undoubtedly we all ...

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Virtual Reality Made Possible with the Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus had been launched just a year ago when the technology it demonstrated, put the device to the top of the list of hi-tech gadgets. The latest iteration of the Samsung Gear VR which is available for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users has been launched today. Just in time for Black Friday, the Oculus powered virtual reality headset has been garnering a lot of attention.

It is the only device of its kind ...

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Lazy Eye Treatment Gets a Power up from AAO Researchers

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has presented a treatment for amblyopia a.k.a. lazy eye in its 119th Annual meeting this year. Programmable Electronic Glasses have been developed by the AAO researchers to treat amblyopia. While the technology is simple, what it achieves is rather ground-breaking for children who suffer from the lazy eye.

What is lazy eye?

Lazy eye is a condition found in children who have a weak eyesight in an eye that did not develop normally. This happens ...

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GE and Wattpad Create New Adventures in Science

Innovation at General Electric takes a new turn as the 125 year old company decides to resurface ‘Adventures in Science’ along with Wattpad. GE hardly needs an introduction, with the company influencing our everyday lives through its many products. Wattpad has a social network of readers and writers who have brought life into many stories. GE has selected six of their most eminent writers to create science-fiction stories that are based on the real work of GE scientists who ...

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