Rose Humphry

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NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

How Can Biomedical Engineers Help in Global Crises?

The world witnessed the human face of the tragedy in Syria, with heart-breaking photos of a three-year old boy -- Aylan Kurdi -- washed ashore after being drowned, in an effort to escape devastation. My students and I, who had just started the new academic year, struggled to identify what can we …

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering using 3-D printers

Scientists have developed a silk-based, 3-D printer ink for use in biomedical implants or tissue engineering (credit: American Chemical Society …

Chinese women pay thugs thousands of dollars to win back their cheating husbands

His days in one of Chongqing’s many infamous gangs are behind him. Today, the shaved-head 40-something “Mr. Li” calls himself a private detective. But recently, he has seen increasing demand for a service in which he rids marriages of an unwanted third party. He has become a professional at making …

Divorce

A ban on autonomous weapons is easier said than done

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and artificial intelligence researchers published a letter calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. This is an easy first step. A ban that works in practice will be much harder.<p>To coincide with a major Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference in Buenos Aires …

Artificial Intelligence

3D Printed Farm Drone Designed by Mexican Engineering Student Helps Small Farmers Monitor Crops

With global population exploding, perhaps few efforts are more essential today than those aimed at developing efficient and cost-effective ways of …

Near-Infrared

Pluto Has An Atmosphere, Moons, And Maybe Geological Activity. Can We Call It A Planet Now?

Short answer: It depends who you ask<p>Mike Brown doesn’t hate Pluto. The Caltech astronomer is a self-professed Pluto killer—by discovering Eris, an icy world similar in size to Pluto, Brown's work led to both worlds getting classified as 'dwarf planets' in 2006. Nevertheless, he’s avidly following …

Tiny surgical robot can bend and operate on hard-to-reach areas

The coin above wasn't enlarged to make the pincer-like device look extremely small -- it's <i>really</i> that tiny. That "pincer" is a two-millimeter-thin instrument designed and built by a group of researchers from Vanderbilt University for incredibly precise minimally invasive surgery. It's pretty …

One Young Omani Engineering Student's Surprising Invention To Help Keep Mosques Clean

“Need is the mother of invention."<p>This proverb motivated a young Omani man, Sultan Al-Subhi, 22, to create a pioneering robot that one day may become a staple in any Islamic society. Al-Subhi’s innovation, which was inspired by a conversation he had with his mother, earned him second place in the …

European Researchers Warn the World of the Dangers of Climate Engineering

In a new report, a team of 14 different organizations in Germany, the U.K., Norway, France, and Austria concluded that efforts to geoengineer the …

Why Do Seahorses Have Square Tails?

Scientists use a 3D printer and a hammer to find out<p>We’ve got a lot to learn from a seahorse’s tail. Unlike other animals, these fishes' tails are square, not round--a fundamental difference in shape that scientists believe could lead to new developments in medicine, robotics, and even defense.<p>In a …