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First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

Romain Muller Timepix3, one of the read-out chips of Medipix (Image: CERN)What if, instead of a black and white X-ray picture, a doctor of a cancer …

New Zealand

Could This Version of Vitamin B-3 Actually Slow Aging?

While the world of supplements can be crowded with fake facts, clinical trials on the ‘NR’ supplement suggest a not-so-distant future where we can …

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

New laser technique may help detect chemical warfare in atmosphere

The Department of Homeland Security could benefit from a reliable, real-time instrument that could scan the atmosphere for toxic agents in order to …

A daily dose of ibuprofen can help prevent onset of Alzheimer’s, study finds

A new Vancouver-based study says taking ibuprofen every day can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>If started early enough, Canadian …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

NASA announces the first multi-planet system discovered entirely through crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing Planets<p>Through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, a band of citizen scientists has discovered K2-138, a far-off planetary system …

In Medical Breakthrough, Israeli Scientists Regrow Human Bone

For the first time in history, Israeli doctors have regrown part of a human bone inside the patient’s body.

FDA Just Approved The First-Ever Gene Therapy For an Inherited Disease

History in the making! ?<p>In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a pioneering gene therapy for a rare form of …

It’s the next wave in drones — a personal photographer that flies by itself and follows you

Drones aren’t just flying toys anymore. In recent months, we’ve seen handfuls of drone makers pivot toward producing specialized models catering to more specific customer needs. For the person who loves selfies and wants to document their world travels without getting bogged down in the mechanics …

Smart display button puts GIFs on your shirt

The odds are that you've shown your support for a cause with a button on your shirt or backpack at some point in your life. But there's only so much button real estate you can offer, isn't there? That's where BEAM Authentic thinks it can save the day. Its BEAM button pairs to your phone through an …

Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

New research published in the journal <i>BMC Cell Biology</i> shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is …

After 'Sea of Plastic' found in Caribbean, one Israeli firm is off to the rescue

Kibbutz-based Infimer seeks to alleviate $40 billion-a-year cost of plastics pollution.<p>><br>• ><p>Plastic pollution. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As …

Pollution

New system in the human brain discovered

Exploring the Human Brain<p>The human brain is a complicated organ that’s difficult to understand, so it’s only natural that we always have more to …

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Immunotherapy

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Cancer Cells

Gene-editing breakthrough could spell end of hereditary disease

In the study, teams from Oregon Health and Science University and the Institute of Basic Science in South Korea injected sperm carrying the gene for …

Scientists Teleport A Photon From Earth To Orbit For The First Time

This is literally making our brain hurt.<p>In what is a world first, scientists have managed to teleport an object from Earth to orbit using a process …

Quantum Physics

Successful dog bone implant paves way for 3D-printed human limbs

Researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland successfully saved a dog’s leg from amputation by using medical technology funded by the …

New technology generates power from polluted air

Researchers have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light …

Scientists developing laser robot that can zap weeds without using pesticides

(Natural News) A team of researchers from the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation at the University of Bonn in Germany are currently developing a …

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could …

Defibrillator drones are four times faster than ambulances

With less than 10 percent of people surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the time it takes to get a defibrillator to a patient can be the …

Emergency Medicine

This Paint Is Liquid Electrical Wire in Disguise

The applications for this paint could hit virtually every industry.<p>Traditional electrical wires have had a good run since their development. But what if you could just slap some paint on a surface to create the circuit you're after? Thanks to one London-based company, Bare Conductive, you can.<p>A …

Concept could sustainably meet human resource needs of 'full Earth'

A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world's growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use …