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Scientists grow human tear glands in a lab, and actually make them cry

Scientists grow human tear glands in a lab, and actually make them cry

The Dutch researchers have an ambitious vision for their organoid.Disembodied human tear glands that cry sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. But in the Netherlands, functional tear glands that don't attach to anyone's eyes (or emotions) are starring in their own real-life drama. Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute and UMC Utrecht used stem cells to grow tiny tear glands in a petri dish that mimic the real thing. They hope these so-called organoids can serve as models for studying how the cells in human tear glands produce tears. The ultimate goal: to better understand and treat...

Mar 17
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Scientists read a 300-year-old sealed letter without opening it

Scientists read a 300-year-old sealed letter without opening it

A virtual unfolding technique allows researchers to look inside intricately folded historical letters without potentially damaging them.The contents of a handwritten European letter sealed for 300 years are no longer a secret, thanks to a technique that let scholars peek inside virtually without damaging the intricately folded historical document. In the letter, dated July 31, 1697, Jacques Sennacques asks his cousin Pierre Le Pers, a French merchant in The Hague, for a certified copy of a death notice for Daniel Le Pers. That's no history-making revelation, but the technique that revealed...

Mar 3
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Experience synesthesia: Google tool lets you 'hear' colors and shapes

Experience synesthesia: Google tool lets you 'hear' colors and shapes

The neurological condition allowed famed abstract painter Vassily Kandinsky artist to hear colors and shapes through sound.When painter Vassily Kandinsky saw yellow, he heard trumpets. Looking at the color red made restless violins play in his head. Blue brought him the sounds of a calming organ.   The pioneering Russian abstract artist and art theorist had the neurological condition synesthesia, which allows some people to hear colors and shapes. Just imagine the singular symphonies that played as he splashed paint onto his vibrant multicolored canvases.CNET CultureEntertain your brain...

Feb 10
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Microsoft patent details tech that could turn dead people into AI chatbots

Microsoft patent details tech that could turn dead people into AI chatbots

It's Black Mirror come to life.An chatbot that lets you interact with dead loved ones sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But if technology in a patent granted to comes to fruition, interacting with a chatty 3D digital version of the deceased could one day become de rigueur. The , titled "Creating a conversational chatbot of a specific chatbot of a specific person," details a system that would access images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages and the like to "create or modify a special index in the theme of the specific person's personality." In some...

Jan 22
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Tiger King Joe Exotic fails to nab Trump pardon

Tiger King Joe Exotic fails to nab Trump pardon

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, made famous by the hit Netflix series Tiger King, continues to serve a 22-year prison sentence.As President Donald Trump left the White House for the last time Wednesday morning, there was something he skipped: a pardon for Joe Exotic. CBS News reported that Joe Exotic, the Oklahoma zookeeper made famous by the wildly popular Netflix docuseries , had a  Tuesday outside the Texas prison where he's currently serving a 22-year sentence.Stay in the knowGet the latest tech stories with CNET Daily News every weekday.Exotic, whose legal name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage,...

Jan 20
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Hamilton song written by AI features odd reference to Hillary Clinton

Hamilton song written by AI features odd reference to Hillary Clinton

The lyrics mimic those of the hit musical surprisingly well, with a few amusing exceptions.Hard-core fans of the musical Hamilton can never get enough of the catchy soundtrack (I speak from experience). So they may be happy to know they now have a new song to earworm over. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical's creator, had nothing to do with this one, though. The lyrics were written entirely by AI. To come up with the song's lyrics, Eli Weiss, a film production student at California's Chapman University, used , an AI application designed for writing that incorporates GPT-3, the powerful...

Dec 30
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Chastity cage security flaw could let hackers lock up your penis

Chastity cage security flaw could let hackers lock up your penis

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againIt's one thing to lock up your junk by choice using the Cellmate. It's another to have it slammed shut by someone you didn't hand the keys to.A flaw in a smart chastity device that puts your penis on lockdown could get your appendage imprisoned longer than you bargained for, security researchers say.   The device in question, , encases your favorite organ in a Bluetooth-enabled gadget that a trusted partner can lock and unlock remotely using a mobile app.Entertain your brain with the coolest news from streaming to superheroes,...

Oct 7
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Futuristic fabric adjusts with the temperature to keep you comfy

Futuristic fabric adjusts with the temperature to keep you comfy

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentAnyone who lives in San Francisco knows it's all about wearing layers. Temperatures can vary dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood -- one minute you're stripping off your sweater, the next you're wishing you brought your snow parka along and dreaming of life in Arizona. If a new...

February 11, 2019
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