Herrmann and her colleagues are now conducting a study of the technology in rats with sepsis—a severe bloodstream infection marked by the massive buildup of damaging immune molecules. Severe sepsis affects approximately a million people in the United
A disturbing number of lifeforms—including organisms that have symbiotic relationships with the human body, and human genetic variable codes as well—are being patented. Some see this 'biotech gold rush' to patent life as highly questionable, perhap
In 1963, the 911 has inspired lust and desire in the hearts of gearheads the world over. Since the 911 has kept its basic DNA intact -- rear-engine, nimble and small, a sports car meant to be flogged to the limits, yet ready for everyday driving.
Most people, including physicians, are not aware of the medical politics, legal machinations and economic sanctions that covertly control the practice of medicine in the United States. A physician who introduces an innovative and nontraditional type
This novel material goes from the liquid to the solid state or vice versa, just like glass. Until now, only silica and some inorganic compounds were known to show this type of behavior. The material thus acts like purely organic silica. It is insolub
Now that the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera has been revealed in the flesh, all enthusiast eyes are turning toward General Motors, where the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has assumed the mantle of the most anticipated future product in the car world.
After Franklin’s death, Sharp nearly became another victim when he came down with extrapulmonary tuberculosis. “I felt I was knocking on death’s door,” he says. “So I quit my ballet company, took the life insurance money Johnny left me, and moved to
In its first preliminary human tests, the medicine in the new shot lowered low density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol, in healthy volunteers who received the highest dose an average 64 percent more than those who received an inactive placebo injec
The 'wonder material' of modern science now promises all-printed, fexible and transparent graphene devices on more or less any surface
Somehow I suspect this bird is the kissing cousin to the extinct ivory billed woodpecker. It is surely exploiting similar environments. It will also make actual renewal very easy as it will be a matter of identifying minor differences in the DNA an
Google has pulled out of its bid to encourage renewable energy and ditched its Wikipedia rival Knol.
This visualization, from Foursquare, nicely illustrates the travel chaos that many in the U.S. will experience over the next few days (as if anyone really needed reminding).
Check out this video of an octopus literally crawling out of the water and dragging itself across dry land in pursuit of a meal. A family with a camera was lucky enough to be on the scene and captured the whole thing on video:
What corporate-driven “science” has in mind for the future of humanity is far different from the dreamy utopian landscape that’s been portrayed by the mainstream media.
energy localization at the nano-scale circumvents the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Nature evolved to take advantage of these energy exchange mechanisms available only at this size scale (which is why ordered structures can be created from
That didn’t stop Haruki Madarame, now head of Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission, from dismissing Ishibashi as an amateur when he warned of a “nuclear earthquake disaster,” a phrase the Kobe University professor coined in 1997. Ishibashi says Japan
Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field (www.quantumlevitation.com). For an explanation of the physics behind this demonstration, visit www.quantumlevitation.com/levitation/The_physics.html.
New technology could tip the balance back in favor of some solar-panel manufacturers outside China.
Researchers at Stanford make an electrode that can be recharged 40,000 times without losing much capacity.
Prototype could create hands-free information - Was placed into a rabbit’s eye without causing any health problems - Inventor also looking to incorporate sensors to pick up important medical data - Meanwhile, Britons bionic eye which could end blindn
Fully mature liver cells from laboratory mice have been transformed directly into functional neurons by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is the first time that cells have been shown to “leapfrog” from one fundamentally di
The device uses less water and power than the equivalent pressure washer (approximately 2 litres/minute compared to 20 litres/minute and less than 200 W compared to 2kW). It is also far less damaging as the stream pressure is less that 1/100th that o
The new micro-lattice material is so light that it can sit atop dandelion fluff without damaging it (Image: Dan Little, HRL Laboratories, LLC)
The Pentagon’s geeks are looking to tweak their life-form finder so they can spot your tell-tale heart no matter what you do.
The OPERA collaboration, which first reported the superluminal neutrinos in September, has rerun the experiment and detected 20 new neutrinos breaking Einstein’s theoretical limit.
The head of Google Ideas says technology will rewrite the relationship between citizens and governments.
The results could lead to better treatments for diabetes and muscle diseases in humans.
The world's largest atom smasher, designed as a portal to a new view of physics, has produced its first peek at the unexpected: bits of matter that don't mirror the behavior of their antimatter counterparts. The discovery, if confirmed, could rewr
It turns out that a tiny inhibitor may be responsible for how strong and powerful our muscles can be. By acting on a receptor (NCoR1), they were able to modulate the transcription of certain genes, creating a strain of mighty mice whose muscles were
he transplants were a success, restoring levels of glucocorticoid hormones in the blood and reversing behavioral symptoms, such as lethargy. Mice implanted with stem-cell constructs that hadn't been treated with the right signaling factors, and ther