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New Blood Test Could Detect Depression

This would be the first blood test that could detect clinical detection. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed the first blood test that analyzes levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression. The results of their study were published Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The test looks at levels of nine RNA [...]

Cars Now Talk To Each Other

The combination of cars that drive themselves and those that talk to each other is revolutionizing the auto industry and the way we’ll handle the road in in the future. An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, [...]

New Pizza Box Reinvents Eating

It’s called GreenBox and is a “revolutionary re-design of the pizza” box, according to GreenBox president Jennifer Wright. From the outside, GreenBox looks like a typical cumbersome pizza box. However, the box is actually perforated and can be torn into four serving plates. In addition to nixing dishes from the equation, GreenBox turns into a [...]

Researchers have taken telepathic communication out of the realm of science fiction and into reality, successfully demonstrating that a simple message can be sent directly from the brain of one person to the mind of another. In research published recently in PLOS ONE, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in [...]

Robot To Join SC Police Force

A robot will join the Charleston, South Carolina police department. The purchase was approved this week by the city council. Luckily, unlike actual police officers, the robot will not be able to fire weapons. [The robot] will be able to perform tasks like opening doors to assess a situation, Chief Brent Webster said. “We’ve been wanting [...]

Would You Go On This Ride?

It’s the “Batman” 4D rollercoaster, and it’s set to debut at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on this fourth dimension [...]

Need to know if your food is secretly linked to Monsanto? There’s an app for that. Want to be sure you’re not buying things that support the Koch Brothers? There’s an app for that, too. And soon, there will be a new app on the market that will tell you if the money you spend [...]

Undergrads at North Carolina State University have come up with nail polish that supposedly can detect date rape drugs in drinks by changing color. So far, few details have been announced about the product, which a spokesperson tells the Triangle Business Journal is “in the R&D stage.” It got an early boost by winning a [...]

Scorpion venom may not sound like an obvious choice for a cancer drug, since stings from these animals can kill. But researchers have created nanoparticles embedded with proteins from this venom that killed two types of breast cancer in the lab, without harming human blood or other bodily cells. It was already known that this [...]

China is way ahead of is in terms of interactive movie experiences. Theaters in major Chinese cities have starting experimenting with “bullet screens” on which audiences can send text messages commenting on the film, which are then projected directly onto the screen… The inspiration behind the idea appears to be that it mimicks that of [...]

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