In vitro leather production would be less controversial than growing hamburgers in the lab, Modern Meadow CEO Andras Forgacs says.
it is also a powerful buffer against radiation exposure, so everyone should be up to speed on its use. Everybody’s physiology is under heavy nuclear attack from strong radioactive winds that are circling the northern hemisphere. Actually it is no
"Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in 'shocking' new cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsant...)
Bright stars and planets in the night sky appeared to line up in the early morning for this skywatching image.
"Conventional hydrogels are very weak and brittle—imagine a spoon breaking through jelly," explains lead author Jeong-Yun Sun, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). "But because they are water-base
how they used a piece of mouse brain tissue to form the necessary circuits to record a short-term declarative memory. This type of memory can be something like names, places and events.
This mania for bigness extends throughout society at this point. In the US, for instance, healthcare has turned into Obamacare. Sports are defined by mega events such as the Olympics. Even politics is pursued on the gigantic stage of the United Natio
A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a permanent Red Planet colony has received its first funding from sponsors, officials announced this week.
A glitch with a Russian spacecraft has helped clear the way for a private capsule's first contracted cargo flight to the International Space Station early next month, NASA officials say.
Neurosurgeon and researcher Dr. Leif Salford has conducted many studies on radio frequency radiation and its effects on the brain.
During a speech earlier this year given by University of California-Riverside professor Richard Cardullo, the cottonseed derivative Gossypol is being proposed as an adequate sterilant to bring down the birthrate in the United States.
For less than $10 million, the team is trying to figure out one of the greatest mysteries in astronomy
The economic case for solar lighting is even clearer: buying a lamp that charges in the sun during the day, and then produces light at night, can eliminate spending on the kerosene that fuels conventional lamps. Of the 1.4 billion people without acce
pplication glazing', similar to modern glazing methods; 'efflorescent glazing' which uses water-soluble salts; and 'cementation glazing', a technique where the object is buried in a glazing powder in a protective casing, then fired. These techni
The basic method involves feeding wire-shaped pieces of titanium into a machine for smelting. But first specifications are entered into a computer program in the machine which determines the resulting shape of the components. The process produces com
Call it the Soviet Union's most valuable cold war secret. Russia declassified the richest diamond field in existence, located in the depths of a 62-mile diameter asteroid crater known as Popigai Astroblem in Siberia.
A flashy claim from Russian scientists, that a Siberian meteorite crater holds "trillions of carats" of diamonds, may be far-fetched but it's not outside the realm of scientific possibility.
Former children's television host and scientist Bill Nye recently captured national media attention when he blasted Americans who believe in creationism and reject Darwin's theory of evolution.
Before 2005, it was impossible to bring vision back to about 1.5 million people worldwide who suffer from an inherited form of blindness known as retinitis pigmentosa.
Dutch scientist Mark Post is cooking up something extraordinary in his lab: A hamburger
The quest to resurrect extinct animals, specifically the woolly mammoth, received a huge boost with the recent discovery of pristine mammoth DNA deep in the desolate province of Yakutia located in northeastern Siberia. Scientists from Russia's North
This layer with the CMBT had a permittivity of approximately 1000 and was tested at several voltages ranging from 1 volt to 1250 volts. There was no observed decline in permittivity throughout the test. Further, observed leakage throughout the test w
Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells.
Timothy Prestero thought he'd designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world -- but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, rather than a
Ever wondered what it's like to die in a black hole?
How do the proliferating stem cells of an embryo organize themselves seamlessly into the complex structures of the body and brain? And is tissue formation driven by a genetic program intrinsic to cells, or shaped by external cues from neighbouring t
Whitman says, "We ultimately have to offer a smartphone," because the future of computing is smartphones. In developing countries people aren't going to buy HP desktops or laptops. If HP doesn't want to be hosed, it has to deliver a smartphone.
The results of this major, long-awaited study, which began in 1987, are finally in. But it did not bring the vindication calorie restriction enthusiasts had anticipated. It turns out the skinny monkeys did not live any longer than those kept at more
Based on a review and analysis of previous clinical trials including more than 68,000 participants, Greek researchers whose report appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the fatty acids have no impact on overall death rates,
Last July, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN, announced that it had finally discovered the elusive Higgs boson – or at least, a particle that matches the predictions of what the Higgs boson should look like.