Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease
British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.
Chemists figure out how to synthesize compounds from resveratrol
Reeti: It's a robot, but we're not quite sure what it does yet (w/ video)
National Semiconductor Introduces Industry's Lowest-Noise Frequency Synthesizer
National Semiconductor today announced the industry’s lowest-noise, fully integrated frequency synthesizer. The PowerWise LMX2541 provides less than 2 milli-radians (mrad) root-mean-square (rms) noise at ...
'Duet of 1' possible with hand-controlled voice synthesizer
New technology at the University of British Columbia makes it possible for a person to speak or sing just by using their hands to control a speech synthesizer.
First automated carbohydrate 'assembly line' opens door to new field of medicine
Scientists from Germany today reported a major advance toward opening the doors of a carbohydrate-based medicine chest for the 21st Century. Much more than just potatoes and pasta, these carbohydrates may ...
Synthesis of a spirocyclic seco structure of the principal vetiver odorant khusimone
Approximately one third of all fragrances on the market contain vetiver oil as a key ingredient, for which no synthetic odorant is commercially available. Instead it has to be distilled from the dried roots ...
Stephen Hawking seeks help to make voice heard
(AP) -- Can you help make Stephen Hawking's voice heard?
Peptides-on-demand: Researcher's radical new green chemistry makes the impossible possible
(PhysOrg.com) -- McGill University chemistry professor Chao-Jun (C.J.) Li is known as one of the world leading pioneers in green chemistry, an entirely new approach to the science which eschews the use of ...
Clean Genes: Chemists Cull the Good Synthetic DNA from the Bad
(PhysOrg.com) -- Birds do it, bees do it. Even scientists in labs do it. But the scientists can't hold a candle to the birds and the bees, who can make gobs of primo DNA without even thinking about it.
DIY music kit turns to crowdfunding for takeoff
Intel exploring ways to help Stephen Hawking speak
Intel Corp. is looking for ways to help famed British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech, according to a senior executive with the American chipmaker.
Play on: Google posts synthesizer tribute to Moog
(AP) -- Bob Moog's synthesizer helped change the sound of modern music. On what would have been his 78th birthday, Google is paying tribute to the man with a virtual version of his famous Moog on their homepage ...
Giving everyone a voice: Researchers aim to improve alternative communication devices
Synthesized speech technology has given a voice to many who can't speak. But that gift may not offer them a "voice" of their own.