Those weird faster-than-light neutrinos that CERN thought they saw last month may have just gotten slowed down to a speed that'll keep them from completely destroying physics as we know it. In an ironic twist, the very theory that these neutrinos wou
The global mobile penetration rate will be 86 percent, up from 74 percent at the 5 billion connections point. China is forecast to hit the 1 billion mobile connections milestone in May 2012. India's wireless population is about 600 million sub
Th2 T cell that causes the allergy and expands the good, calming regulatory T cells. We are supposed to be able to eat peanuts. We’ve restored this tolerance to the immune system.”
THE PAYOFFS TO THIS kind of research can often appear so far away that they live only in the dreams of sci-fi aficionados, but giving athletes and soldiers the abilities of sled dogs may not be as distant. The program has already had some small "del
Scientists corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with liver disease, and implanted those cells in the livers of mice.
Researchers have created artificial muscles that can twist 1,000 times more than any suitable material made in the past—a development that could prove useful in robots and prosthetic limbs.
Kayser loads the sand into a solar-powered 3-D printer where it serves as the raw material for glass. In a process that’s fascinating to watch, concentrated sunlight replaces the laser typically found in 3D printers, melting sand (instead of resin) i
We describe the development of solar water-splitting cells comprising earth-abundant elements that operate in near-neutral pH conditions, both with and without connecting wires. The cells consist of a triple junction, amorphous silicon photovoltaic i
nanoparticles to increase the efficiency of the chain reaction. During the reaction, strands of DNA are heated and cooled in cycles. When the samples are heated, the two strands of a DNA double helix come apart, and when the temperature is lowered, a
"Training is needed when it involves a pathogen, like the HIV one, which cannot be naturally defeated". B cells produce antibodies which attack viruses before they infect cells, while T cells detect and destroy infected cells.
The molecules are known as macrocyclic lactones, and barnacles don't like them. In field tests, trace amounts of the lactones were added to a regular anti-fouling coating, which was then applied to a boat's hull - a binding agent kept the molecules
The house has been built from local and natural materials, with a goal of having as little impact on the environment as possible. Lime plaster was used to coat the interior walls, which provides a breathable and greener solution to cement. Scrap wood
A new battery developed by Aquion Energy in Pittsburgh uses simple chemistry—a water-based electrolyte and abundant materials such as sodium and manganese—and is expected to cost $300 for a kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, less than a third of wh
When scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his U.S. research group.
A new study on Alzheimer's is rocking the medical world. Initial evidence suggests the deadly brain disease may be transmissible. One of the study's researchers, Claudio Soto, who is a professor of neurology at The University of Texas Medical Sch
Xue has now demonstrated that by adding ceramic particles to the polymers and then blasting the composite with a short burst of gamma-radiation it is possible to break the main polymer chains without disrupting the overall structure of the artificial
A sheet of material a fraction of a nanometer wide is pretty pliable, he said, but the laws of physics are on its side. Binding energies between carbon in the diamond matrix and carbon in graphene are maximized at the edge, and the molecules bind str
"my conclusion is that they are measuring C-neutrinos, appear to move slightly faster than light because of the spatial rotation they are composed of (the particle is covering "more space" in the SAME amount of clock time than a photon would
In the U.S., none of the EVs on the market have the technology to sell power off of the battery back on to the grid, although many carmakers are expected to have that feature around 2012 or 2013, according to Willett Kempton, a professor at the Unive
nd for a given type of gas, this density is proportional to the fill gas pressure. While no other DPF has achieved fusion reactions at fill pressures above 30 Torr, and FoFu-1 had previously only done this once, on Sept. 12, LPP's device achieved fu
Now Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov – who shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of graphene – have built tiny devices that show how graphene could be used in adaptive optical systems. Working with colleagues at the University of M
I was born deaf and 8 weeks ago I received a hearing implant. This is the video of them turning it on and me hearing myself for the first time :) Edit: For those of you who have asked the implant I received was Esteem offered by Envoy Medical.
Utilities need cheap, long-lasting ways to store the excess energy produced by power plants, especially as intermittent power from solar and wind farms is added to the mix.
The Modlet lets you monitor your power usage via mobile device, and turn off appliances remotely.
But if scientists can find a way to keep these adult stem cells young, they could possibly use these cells to repair damaged heart tissue after a heart attack; heal wounds; correct metabolic syndromes; produce insulin for patients with type 1 diabete
A stretchy binder material that's compatible with existing factories could help electric cars and portable electronics go 30 percent longer.
One of the challenges of field detection of explosives is the fact that there are so many similar chemical compounds present in the environment, and they can mask the sought-after molecules. Using the laser system, however, even a billionth of a gram
Researchers at the Tel Aviv University in Israel successfully wired a functional computer chip to a rat's brain. Matti Mintz and his colleagues have built an artificial cerebellum that can restore some motor functions in rats with brain damage. Th
Researchers at the Tel Aviv University in Israel successfully wired a functional computer chip to a rat's brain. Matti Mintz and his colleagues have built an artificial cerebellum that can restore some motor functions in rats with brain damage.
Unless current health trends are reversed, five common, non-infectious diseases -- cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and mental health problems -- will cost the world $47 trillion in treatment costs and lost wages. Experts note that th