Jonathan Friel

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @gopack47 | Keep up with Jonathan Friel on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jonathan Friel”

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

In Milky Way, 60 billion planets in habitable zone?

<b>U. CHICAGO / NORTHWESTERN (US) —</b> A new study that calculates the influence of cloud behavior on climate doubles the number of potentially habitable …

Two men had all traces of HIV infection removed following a bone marrow transplant

We've seen several breakthroughs in HIV treatment this year — early treatment "functionally cured" a child and helped fourteen adults go off HIV drugs — and now researchers from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital have discovered another advancement. At the International AIDS society conference, …

In Fish Brains, A Clue To Why We Talk With Our Hands

In fish, the part of the brain that controls the pectoral muscles also controls the muscles required for producing sound, researchers have found.<p>We use hand gestures almost without thinking--even while talking on the phone, despite that the person on the other end can't see our wild gesticulations. …

FYI: What Would Happen If You Shot Off Fireworks In Space?

Good news: they'll explode! Bad news: they might not be the prettiest fireworks ever.<p>Launching fireworks in a near-zero-oxygen environment is completely feasible, says Stefan Bossmann, a chemist and rocket enthusiast at Kansas State University: "That would be no problem at all. They have an …

Ancient origin of hepatitis B viruses revealed by DNA fossils in bird genomes

As the old adage goes; "One man's trash is another man's treasure": what has often been described as "junk DNA" has revealed a hidden gem. Not only …

Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

Commercial Quantum Computer Actually Works, According To New Testing

Spooky stuff is really happening in the world's first commercially available quantum processor.<p>Since the Canadian company D-Wave began selling so-called quantum processors, experts have debated whether they're truly quantum. Now, according to an analysis by academic physicists they really do show …

Laser Nanosensor Can Detect Bacteria In Minutes

This tiny device could eventually measure tumor cells, too.<p>A new matchbox-sized nanosensor can scan for the presence of bacteria and tell if an antibiotic is effective within a few minutes, rather than the days or weeks that conventional testing methods require.<p>Researchers at EPFL, the Swiss …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

Cluster spacecraft detects elusive space wind

A new study provides the first conclusive proof of the existence of a space wind first proposed theoretically over 20 years ago.<p>By analyzing data …