Technology

Online education courses used to be reserved for those looking for a quick lesson in a new language, art class, or new exercise routine. Now, most academic institutions and credentialed websites offer a wide array of not only quick courses and certifications but full degree programs online, all easily searchable and right at your fingertips....

Social networking has really brought the world together in ways never before imagined. Advances and progress in science, medicine, telecommunications, and other fields are accelerated through networking on a global scale. Scientists have been quick to realize that there is a huge benefit to connecting and collaborating with other scientists outside of a single lab or...

LabRoots is growing and increasing our event offerings to bring our members even more great content and learning experiences! We’re entering into an exciting stage at LabRoots, bringing our virtual event platform to institutions and companies for their own events. By creating an institution-specific virtual event, labs can host a series of webinars on the LabRoots...

Welcome to the New Year! For LabRoots, the New Year brings the launch of our new Trending newsletter by category! Beginning in January, the Trending newsletter will get a face-lift. Our general Trending newsletter will still be coming to you two days per week. In order to offer you added information and news on the...

If you’re a gardener, this is the time of year where you might be drowning in an abundance of ripe, juicy tomatoes. Don’t worry; if you’re getting tired of caprese salad and tomato sauce you can turn them into car parts. In June, the Ford Motor Company announced a partnership with Heinz to develop a plastic...

Engineers from Duke University have made the first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. With some perforated sheets of plastic and some serious number crunching, they made the device which reroutes sound waves to give the impression that the cloak and anything beneath it are not really there. According to the article in Science Daily news, the acoustic cloaking...

After the sequencing of the human genome a decade ago, hopes of massive discoveries of new drugs to treat all types of diseases fell short. Now, a partnership between an up-and-coming biotechnology company, Regeneron, and the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania is generating new hope and a great deal of excitement, with their plans to...

Scientists have made a discovery that could increase the amount of hydrogen available to use as clean fuel. By increasing the speed at which the natural process takes place to form hydrogen in rocks deep below the surface of the Earth, hydrogen may be more widely available to use as a clean fuel resource. Hydrogen...

Source: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/10/30/microsoft-research-uses-kinect-translate-spoken-sign-languages-real-time/ YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnkQyUo3134 “The street finds its own uses for things,” William Gibson wrote three decades ago.  The acclaimed science-fiction author was musing on humanity’s penchant for taking new technology and appropriating (or misappropriating) it toward uses not foreseen by the original creators.  If so, then few items have demonstrated Gibson’s appraisal with such revolutionary...