Posted By News On February 15, 2017 - 9:25pm
Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the tale illustrates the real fundamentals of the nanoscience researchers are working on today.
Posted By News On February 13, 2017 - 2:32pm
The Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter yet good luck finding that to be so. Antimatter is instead so scarce it can be the plot of terrible Dan Brown books (and then movies) but we know it is there; PET scans (positron emission tomography) for cancer diagnosis use positrons, the antimatter particle of the electron.
Posted By News On January 31, 2017 - 8:40pm
CR&R Environmental is building a 1.4 mile long 8-inch pipeline to connect its CR&R anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California to
Posted By News On January 27, 2017 - 3:57pm
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest - and potentially one of the most valuable - materials on the planet.
Posted By News On January 19, 2017 - 2:47pm
A new customizable soft robotic sleeve fits around the heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. Importantly, unlike currently available devices that assist heart function, the new sleeve does not directly contact blood, which reduces the risk of clotting and eliminates the need for a patient to take potentially blood thinner medications.
Posted By News On January 19, 2017 - 12:29pm
Globally, demand for antioxidants is estimated to reach over 103,000 thousand tons by the end of 2020, but it isn't because people are buying miracle supplements and Fountains of Youth, it is because of food.
Oxidation of food items often leads to color change, rancidity and sometimes a drop in nutritional value and owing to the "natural" craze (some would call it a fallacy), demand for antioxidants has significantly increased, especially in the food and beverage industry owing to their incredible ability to preserve food for long durations.
Posted By News On January 2, 2017 - 5:57pm
Introducing pacifist microbes into treatment to combat is popular in some circles, yet unproven. It's not as crazy as using a placebo to treat symptoms similar to a disease, as homeopathy charlatans do, but it remains unvalidated. However, in agriculture microbial disease treatment could be beneficial, whereas homeopathy is stupid and inhumane.
It has been suggested that this approach could also be an effective way of treating cancer, and scientists have already produced encouraging results in the fight against Clostridium difficile infections.
Posted By News On November 21, 2016 - 2:08pm
People may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus. MRI provides high-resolution fetal and placental imaging with excellent contrast. It is generally used in fetal evaluation when ultrasound cannot provide sufficiently high-quality images.
Posted By News On November 8, 2016 - 12:29pm
Using a person's spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not suicidal, or neither. Machine learning is up to 93 percent accurate in correctly classifying a suicidal person and 85 percent accurate in identifying a person who is suicidal, has a mental illness but is not suicidal, or neither.
Posted By News On November 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
LaunchED 20th September 2016 History of Feminism is the first resource in the Routledge Historical Resources collection from Taylor and Francis. Created with researchers and students in mind this resource provides both overviews and in depth research materials for the global history of feminism.