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Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminium Alloy

Nearly 100 percent efficiency.<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. …

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers

A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue<p>A novel device that reprogrammes skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say.<p>The new …

Stem Cells

Could stem cells reverse the aging process?

Stem cells in the brain determine how quickly our bodies age, researchers have noted. But by introducing fresh stem cells, part of the aging process …

Secrets of the world's toughest creatures revealed

<b>Genetic analyses of tardigrades has revealed some of the secrets of their incredible survival abilities.</b><p>These tiny creatures, sometimes called water bears, can survive radiation, freezing, extreme dehydration and even the vacuum of space.<p>Researchers have now decoded the DNA of two species of …

'Breakthrough' drug to fight viruses by suppressing inflammation, researchers say

A team of university researchers say they are on the cusp of clinical trials for a "breakthrough" drug to help the immune system fight viruses and …

Immunotherapy

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Physics

The 1 Sure Way to Get People to Like You, According to Brain Scans

Psychological testing, brain scans, and the school of hard knocks agree that this is how to get people to like you.<p>Many people in business--including and especially entrepreneurs--seem to think that you can talk your way into being both well-liked and more successful. Nothing could be further from …

Harvard

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's Translate One2One earpiece translates spoken conversation across English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian …

Language

Red Onions Are Excellent At Killing Cancer, Study Finds

'Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death.'<p>Red onions aren’t just an essential cooking ingredient, they could also …

Cancer

climeworks air-capturing plant takes C02 from the atmosphere and feeds it to vegetables

it’s a well known fact that we have overly high levels of C02 in the earth’s atmosphere, which are in turn contributing to global warming. it’s …

Scientists create designer virus to kickstart immune system and kill cancer

A designer virus which helps the immune system clear our cancer has been created by scientists.<p>Cancer cells are very good a evading the immune system, but the new therapy capitalises on the body’s ability to quickly spot a virus.<p>Swiss scientists inserted cancer proteins inside an artificial virus …

Scientists studying cancer stumble on 'breakthrough' in search for baldness cure

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.<p>The cells that makes hairs and turns it grey was accidentally discovered by US scientists as they explored how certain cancer tumours form.<p>The breakthrough could one day identify possible treatments for …

Here's What Really Happens in The Skin When You Have Eczema

We're getting closer to an actual eczema cure, how cool is that?<p>Scientists have pinpointed a bunch of processes that go wrong in the skin for people …

Newcastle University

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer's "Command Centre"

CRISPR is killing it.<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now …

404 Page

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Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

Diabetes

Scientists discover shortcut for turning grass into plane fuel

It takes millions of years for natural processes to convert plants into crude oil (which is refined to gasoline), but researchers at Ghent University have figured out how to do it much faster. By pre-treating grass to make it break down quicker, and then adding <i>Clostridium</i> bacteria similar to that …

Jetfuel

Illustrated experiment: let's build a fusion reactor

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Neuroscience

This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Immediately

Coming to a hospital near you 👍<p>Medical science has the potential to do some pretty amazing things, from restoring people’s eyesight to actually …

Space

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

Scientists Just Showed You Can Hack an Offline PC by Listening to Its Fans

Uh oh.<p>If you really want to make sure your computer doesn't get hacked, disconnecting it from the internet is a good place to start – but that 'air …

Cybersecurity

Sorry, leaves — we figured out a way to do photosynthesis better than you

Trees, be warned: the process of photosynthesis — once the exclusive domain of nature — has just been not only co-opted but upgraded by Harvard …

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Scientists 'tear down' pancreatic cancer defences in trial

Scientists have used an experimental drug to “tear down” the defences of the most deadly form of cancer.<p>Researchers successfully identified and blocked the protein that allows pancreatic cancer to evade and then hijack the immune system.<p>Used in combination with drugs to boost the immune system, the …

Cancer

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Scientists develop new way to generate electricity via seawater

Scientists from Japan’s Osaka University are close to obtaining solar energy from one of the most abundant resources on Earth: seawater. Through a …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Wrap Your Food in Aluminium Foil Before Cooking It

Damn.<p>If you’re baking fish, roasting vegetables or preparing a piece of meat for dinner tonight, chances are that you’ll wrap your food in aluminium …

Kitchens

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