A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science
n the highest-use quartile, wireless and mobile phone use resulted in a higher risk of meningioma, by 30% for mobile phones and 40% for wireless phones, and 80% increased risk for cordless phone use.
Crews begin a daring bid to pull the stricken cruise liner from the sea using enough mechanical power to lift two Eiffel Towers.
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, which launched in 1977, has officially entered interstellar space and is now more than 19 billion kilometers from our sun, nearly 130 times farther away than our planet.
Gears are ubiquitous in the man-made world, found in items ranging from wristwatches to car engines, but it seems that nature invented them first.
It looks like something you’d use to pick up the Moldova soccer league on your TV from a distant satellite.
Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), and California Institute of Technology (Caltech), demonstrate that it is possible to operate extremely compact optical
Fermilab's Muon g-2 experiment required a 50-foot wide electromagnet. Which in turn required a celebratory brew.
Simply dissolving polyphenol powder in water with the proper dash of salt quickly produces colorless coatings that have antioxidant properties, are non-toxic and can kill bacteria on contact.
Scientists now have made the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point in a substance called vanadium dioxide, which is known for switching rapidly - in as little as one 10-trillionth of a second - from an electrical insulator t
For the experiment Rao would look at a screen and play a simple computer game that involved firing a cannon, but instead of actually pressing a button he instead imagined his right hand moving to do so. Across campus, Stocco, who was unable to see or
We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year?
Everyone has bad memories. What if you could walk into a clinic, just like in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and have those memories erased?
With the plant-based dietary approach and a call for daily exercise outlined in The End of Diabetes, Dr. Fuhrman claims that, in most cases, patients can reduce the need for medication, and even reverse type 2 diabetes completely. For someone newly d
Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible.
The Sars-like virus that has infected 94 people who have lived in or had links to the Middle East, and killed almost half of them could have come from camels, research suggests.
Keeping both sets of mice in the same cage kept them both lean if they were fed a low-fat, high-fibre diet. Mice are coprophagic, meaning they eat each other's droppings, and the lean twin's bacteria were passed into the mice which started with bac
Spider silk darkened with a coating of carbon nanotubes can tell if your heart just skipped a beat. Following a few simple steps, researchers have made a silk-nanotube hybrid that is tough, flexible and electrically conductive. The material might
Physicists at North Carolina State say they've come up with a way to drastically improve solar cell efficiency.
David Steiner produced a line of tableware using only materials and machines in his tiny London Apartment.
A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes
International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday characterized the leak of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant as “a matter of high priority that needs to be addressed urgently.”
As far as back the mid-19th century, researchers observed that cancer tissue looked like embryonic tissue, and formulated what is known as the embryonal rest theory of cancer (ERTC). According this theory, cancers grow out from a small collection
Airport security checkpoints are the bane of every traveler's existence.
SpaceX is gearing up for a landmark liftoff that will not only inaugurate a new rocket upgrade and refurbished launch pad, but also provide a test of reusable rocket technology.
Meteorites baked in Earth's hydrothermal vents might have released molecules crucial to forming cell-like membranes in early life forms.
A revolutionary new solar energy technology that turns water into steam without boiling the entire container of water has become the basis for new devices to sanitize medical and dental instruments and human waste in developing countries.
For years, we've all heard that global warming is threatening our planet.
Originally devloped by the US miliary for their sepcial forces, celebrities, like Ryan Reynolds & Gerlad Butler, have since used the combination to lose a signifcant amount of body fat while at the same time adding insane amounts of muscle, with just
What if any object around you could play back sound at the touch of your finger? That is the idea behind Ishin-Denshin, an electronic art project that has just won an honourable mention at the ARS Electronica festival in Linz, Austria.