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Invention Awards 2014: Seal Combat Wounds In 15 Seconds

A pocket-size invention that could save lives<p>When bullets or shrapnel strike a soldier, standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. If bleeding hasn’t stopped after three minutes, the old gauze is pulled out—and new gauze shoved in.<p>There’s …

Bicycle Helmets

The deadly antibiotic resistance era is here

The World Health Organisation has released a report warning that the longheld predictions that antibiotic resistance would occur, "is happening right …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

The world’s largest solar panel farm is completed and live in Arizona

Solar panels aren’t just for rooftops — power companies are using them to build massive solar panel farms in the deserts of the U.S., too. On …

iWatch Reportedly Entering Production in Small Quantities Ahead of Fall 2014 Launch

Apple's suppliers have already begun producing the iWatch in small quantities, according to supply chain sources cited by <i>China Times</i> via <i>G for Games</i>, ahead of a prospective launch during the second half of 2014.<p>Echoing an earlier report from notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the site's sources also …

The Telegraph

Park Lane, with Hyde Park in the foreground, the Hilton Hotel and Mayfair.<p>Photo: Jason Hawkes<p>http://fw.to/sc5wLgm

The Telegraph

The City of London, showing the Gherkin, The Leadenhall Building, Heron Tower, far right, and 20 Fenchurch, far left.<p>Photo: Jason …

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The River Thames at Vauxhall and Westminster, with St George Wharf Tower in the foreground.<p>Photo: Jason Hawkes<p>http://fw.to/sc5wLgm

Researchers Track Isolated Amazonian Tribe With Google Earth

The researchers studied one village that has only 40 inhabitants.<p>As you can imagine, it isn't easy to study uncontacted tribes in Amazonia. And the history of western interaction with these tribes is dark indeed, often leading to the destruction of these peoples' way of life. So researchers have …

Google Earth

Scientists Create Personalized Stem Cells, Raising Hopes for Diabetes Cure

Insulin-producing cells could one day replace cells damaged by diabetes, a step toward curing the disease.<p>Regenerative medicine took a step forward on Monday with the announcement of the creation of the first disease-specific line of embryonic stem cells made with a patient's own DNA.<p>These cells, …

Ancient Tomb Discovered In Egypt Contains About 50 Mummies From ‘Royal Entourage’ [PHOTOS]

Egyptologists have uncovered the remains of at least 50 people inside an ancient tomb in Valley of the Kings close to the city of Luxor.<p>The tomb, …

Higher Doses Of Antidepressants May Raise Teen Suicide Risk

Antidepressants are thought to increase the risk of suicide in young people, but that may be caused by starting them on larger doses of the drugs, a study finds.<p>Children and young adults who started taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants in higher-than-average doses were …

Tornadoes: The Science Behind the Destruction

Atmospheric scientists aim to improve their forecasts.<p>At least 29 people are dead after a string of tornadoes hit states in the Southern and Midwestern U.S. over the past few days. The National Weather Service predicts more severe weather on Tuesday.<p>How tornadoes form and how they die is not fully …

Small Mite Is World's Fastest Land Animal, Size-For-Size

This is one fast invertebrate<p>A small mite native to Southern Californian is the world's fastest animal, at least relative to its body size, researchers announced on Sunday (April 28). Known as <i>Paratarsotomus macropalpis</i>, it can travel 322 body lengths in a second. That is one mighty mite.<p>Here is how …

Zoology

The fastest animal in the world is not a cheetah, but a mite

When speed is measured relative to body size, nothing in the world is faster than the Paratarsotomus macropalpis, a species of mite.

Bearded Dragons Blamed For Salmonella Outbreak

Cute and contagious beasts<p>Salmonella outbreaks are usually linked to food, but the latest boom in the bug comes from an unlikely source: bearded dragons. According to the CDC, 132 people have become infected with <i>Salmonella</i> <i>cotham</i>, a rare serotype of the bacteria harbored by bearded dragons, in the …

Environmental Health

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair severed nerves.<p>On Monday, a team at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced the promising use of liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a …