Scientists found that by injecting skin cells with DNA proteins and a cocktail of molecules they could turn them into blood cells. It means that patients needing transfusions – such as those with cancer and leukaemia – could be given perfectly mat
Stimulating the brain with a very low electric current can enhance a person's maths ability for up to six months, British neuroscientists said. Researchers demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the brain improved performance in a series of math
Got blood? Future patients who need transfusions for surgery and cancer treatments could get it from a patch of their own skin. Canadian researchers took the huge step of transforming adult human skin directly into blood. That should provide a desper
The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons. The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the center of the Sun.
ortable devices with painless laser beams could soon replace X-rays as a non-invasive way to diagnose disease. Researchers say that the technique could become widely available in about five years.
The motor's rotor is a long, coal-derived molecule called anthracene, which spins around an axle composed of two ethynyl units. Each end of this axle is connected to an electrode, and a third electrode – called the gate – is located slightly below t
Researchers hope handheld mobile devices will be able to one day read these digital strips of rainbow-colored barcodes -- much like supermarket scanners -- to identify different species by testing tissue samples on site and comparing them with...
A virulent rabies-influenza viral hybrid could lead to masses of infected victims turning into veritable zombies. The hapless former humans would exhibit all the classic features of the horror movies: the would become lumbering, mindless monsters wit
A dramatic breakthrough seems to have been achieved greatly increasing the range and speed of electric vehicles. A revolutionary battery provides enough juice to power a vehicle at a speed of 55mph for 375 miles. That would enable a motorist to take
Dentists and their patients will soon benefit from a tiny new high-resolution X-ray camera. A Swedish company has adapted an advanced technique used for miniaturising space hardware to make a visit to the dentist a little more comfortable.
The researchers have discovered that the different behaviour of the gene in each plant is linked to one amino acid. Although the genes look very similar, the proteins they encode don't always have this amino acid.
new polymer, “conjugated polyelectrolyte (CPE) with an arylene-ethynylene repeat-unit structure,” to kill antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria – S. aureus is responsible for about 19,000 deaths every year in the U.S. alone.
Casein is already used in some adhesives and paper coatings, but it lacks strength and is water-soluble. The small amount of clay in the foam gives the casein the needed water resistance, while the addition of a biocompatible agent called glyceraldeh
Moreover, the system is concealed in a shaft, minimizing the impact on the landscape and waterways. There are thousands of locations in Europe where such power plants would be viable, in addition to regions throughout the world
Protein tougher than metal could be used to print out body armor
Researchers at Fermilab are building a “holometer” so they can disprove everything you thought you knew about the universe. More specifically, they are trying to either prove or disprove the somewhat mind-bending notion that the third dimension
Canadian researchers have become the first in the world to confirm that an anti-HIV treatment has led to a significant decrease in diagnoses of the virus, according to a groundbreaking study released Sunday at the International AIDS Society conferenc
Researchers have recently overcome the latter problem by combining iron oxides with carbon and carbon nanotubes , and graphene-based materials such as graphene oxide.
The product of an environmentally friendly project for Palestinian engineering students, the car is bedecked with banks of solar panels and doesn't manage to reach a speed much above 19mph (30kph) – but it is being lauded as a feat of creative...
"We have completely elucidated the molecular basis of the antibacterial activity of a single medical-grade honey, which contributes to the applicability of honey in medicine," said Sebastian A.J. Zaat, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from
About 80 percent of the population still uses traditional three-stone fires to prepare meals, a highly inefficient and polluting method of cooking. The average household uses 11 kg of wood-equivalent per day, or 4 metric tons annually, according to W
U.S. health officials have approved a first-of-its-kind technology to counter a leading cause of blindness in older adults — a tiny telescope implanted inside the eye. The Implantable Miniature Telescope aims to help in the end stages of incurable ag
A new electronic sensor can remotely detect the beat of a human heart from up to 3 feet away. The sensor can also detect brain waves from a tenth of an inch away from the skull. The sensor’s might also be useful for security and intelligence operativ
While other satellite observatories zoom in on exoplanets or snap photos of star birth on faraway galaxies, the European Space Agency’s Planck Telescope is studying the bigger picture. After a year in service, the observatory has surveyed the cosmos
Simmons said due to the pressure form the blowout, the casing around the well is unlikely intact and therefore the relief wells will unlikely work. He calls the relief wells a "sham." Simmons said the only option that will work is a small nuclear bom
Are you sure that you want to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Now it has been reported on CNN that the vast majority of those who worked to clean up the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska are now dead. Almost all are dead
Lafdi and his team have been producing 500 feet of 12-inch-wide fabric per day at a pilot plant in UDRI’s Shroyer Park Center. The Third Frontier award, announced May 26 in Columbus, will be ma
But one of those physical limits may have just been stretched: heat loss. Nanosize crystals of semiconducting material, in this case a mixture of lead and selenium, move electrons fast enough to channel some of them faster than they can be lost as he
"Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary - you don't have to use a nuclear weapon by the way, I've seen all that stuff, just blow it up...
Here’s how it works. Each strand of the curtain’s yarn consists of a central stretchy fiber, with a more rigid fiber wound around the outside of it. When put under strain, the rigid outer fiber straightens, squeezing the stretchy inner fiber and caus