Injecting tiny polymer spheres into rats right after a spinal cord injury helped the animals recover movement and prevented secondary nerve damage that often follows such injuries. The treatment uses spheres called copolymer micelles that fuse with i
Modern kilns tend to be constructed of mild steel and form either single or double ring kilns. They are easily transportable to stacks of dried wood and take little more than 48hrs to run through the production cycle. The process & its sign
Biodegradable circuits could enable better neural interfaces and LED tattoos.
Now a research team led by geoscientists at the University of California , Riverside corroborates recent evidence that oxygen production began in Earth's oceans at least 100 million years before the GOE, and goes a step further in demonstrating tha
The trial, which is expected to involve up to 16,000 children, is on schedule, with more than 5,000 children already enrolled, researchers announced Tuesday at the 5th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Pan-African Malaria Conference.
After decades of effort to improve the behavior and output of fusion plasmas, scientists are discovering that nature may actually be so kind as to simultaneously allow high performance (lots of electricity!), optimal efficiency (affordable!), and hig
That global positioning system (GPS) that guides your car and keeps you on the map is itself guided by the positions of some of the brightest, strangest objects in the universe — quasars. GPS satellites send signals to a receiver in GPS navigators
A new technique in burn treatment provides an alternative to skin grafts in the operating room.
A breakthrough mix of stem cell and gene therapy halted a lethal brain-wasting illness in two young boys, and could prove effective against other genetic disorders, researchers reported Thursday.
The movies may have gotten it wrong after all. An analysis of bone collagen and hair keratin from two notorious man-eating lions shot in 1898 in Kenya shows that they didn¹t eat near as many people as legend would have it. Reports from the time cl
SAN FRANCISCO— The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today that it will review the endangered status of humpback whales to determine if the classification is accurate. Humpbacks were listed as endangered in 1970; the upcoming review could r
According to the authors of the new study, "Beringia represents the largest contiguous Arctic expanse to remain unglaciated during the Pliocene (5.3 million to 2.5 million years ago) and Pleistocene (2.5 million to 12,000 years ago), and preserves an
The viability of yeast cells was found to be enhanced threefold after silica encapsulation, and their cell division could be suppressed by encapsulation.
None of these events signal any type of dramatic uptrend in solar activity; in fact, the sun was far more active as to sunspot counts in October 2008 than observed thus far in October 2009 (thru Oct 21).
There have been few evolutionary reasons given for oral sex to date, and fellatio is largely thought confined to humans. Now scientists find the short-nosed fruit bat routinely engages in oral sex, the first time fellatio has been seen in adult anima
Although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw d
TED Video - Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
Dye-sensitized cells get a double boost from nanowires and optical fiber.
An MIT spinoff just getting off the ground received a huge helping hand from the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday. (I was looking forward to this tech very soon... now with Gov. involvement I may never benefit :(
Yes, hard to believe, but it was 40 years ago today that the first two nodes of what would become Arpanet connected, thus beginning the Internet As We Know It. In the ensuing four decades, the Internet would change our world as profoundly as radio an
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Sharp has now succeeded in forming an InGaAs layer with high crystallinity by using its proprietary technology for forming layers. As a result, the amount of wasted current has been minimized, and the conversion efficiency, which had been 31.5% in Sh
POWER: ReVolt’s new technology has a theoretical potential of up to 4 times the energy density of Lithium-Ion batteries at a comparable or lower production cost. LIFETIME: Extended battery life due to stable reaction zone, low rates of dry-ou
SunPower has announced that it has produced a world-record, full-sized solar panel with a 20.4 percent total area efficiency. The prototype was successfully developed using funds provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under its Solar America
U.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding light on a stage of early human development that has not been fully understood. The findings could lead to new
Patients taking statin drugs were almost 50% less likely to die from flu, researchers reported the cholesterol-lowering drugs help the body cope with infection. The findings are compelling enough to justify doing controlled studies in which some p
When the sun is active, intense solar EUV emissions can rise and fall by factors of thousands in just a matter of minutes. These surges heat Earth's upper atmosphere, puffing it up and increasing the drag on satellites. EUV photons also break apart a
"This represents more than 2.5 million deaths prevented," Jon Andrus, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), said at a press briefing about the results. "Is that enough? No." Some 24 million infants worldwide still do not rec
Relatively minor increases in ocean acidity brought about by high levels of carbon dioxide have significant detrimental effects on the growth, development, and survival of hard clams, bay scallops, and
An ancient fly sporting a horn on its head topped with three eyes would have easily seen predators coming where it lived in the jungles of what is now Myanmar some 100 million years ago. The fly was also equipped with a pair of large compound eyes