Jonathan Apostol Gapay

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Surgeons in China used a pig's cornea to give a 14-year-old boy his sight back

That is a problem in China, and elsewhere, where demand is high. But doctors there are solving the problem — by using pig's corneas.<p>A medical team at Zhongshan University in Guangdong, China successfully gave a 14-year-old boy sight back into his right eye by using a pig's cornea.<p>It's not the first …

Technology is eroding our ability to understand what's real and what's just an illusion

If we were to take a television back in time — to the Middle Ages, say — and show off a Blu-Ray film (our time machine has a power supply), we might imagine that those medieval people would have no idea how we created such a stunning illusion.<p>Our audience would presumably want to try to look inside …

Will this European satellite confirm Einstein’s last unproven idea?

The Lisa Pathfinder will test equipment for an orbiting observatory that will peer into the universe’s darkest corners<p>It was perhaps the greatest scientific achievement of the 20th century. And next week space scientists will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein’s …

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This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The logistics of launching into orbit might be very difficult but at least if you build it, tourists will come.<p>Thoth is a Canadian company that makes miniaturized, lightweight gadgets to be taken into space, and now it has just patented an insane, sci-fi technology that could make getting them into …

Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted for the second time in a day, after being dormant for about half a century.<p>The first eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky, local television images showed.<p>More than 5,000 people were evacuated from the …

British government approves the first spaceport in Europe

The British government has backed plans to build a spaceport in the United Kingdom. The facility, scheduled to be operational by 2018, is set to become to be the first spaceport in Europe, and is expected to offer both commercial travel into space and ultra-fast international flights. In agreeing …

Scientists capture the first image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave

The concept of photons -- that is, particles of light -- has been around since 1905, explained by Albert Einstein as the "photoelectric" effect. This effect occurs when light hits a metal surface, causing that metal surface to emit photoelectrons. However, the behaviour of these electrons could not …

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Traces Of Bubonic Plague And Dysentery Found In New York’s Subway System

But don’t throw away your MetroCard just yet<p>Today, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> released an interactive map of the bacteria in New York’s subway system. And as expected, it's gross enough to make your skin crawl.<p>The map shows the culmination of a work by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, …

TransAsia plane crash: pilot's body found still clutching joystick

Pilot of the doomed flight in Taipei hailed as a hero for guiding the plane away from away from built-up areas<p>The pilot of a doomed TransAsia plane, hailed as a hero for his actions in the final moments before a crash that killed 31 people, was still holding the joystick in the plane's cockpit when …

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

The Night Sky in January 2015: Titan, future home of mankind

With water that could generate breathable oxygen, and nitrogen, methane and ammonia that can be used to fertilise growing food, Saturn's giant moon has often been cited as a possible colony in space<p><b>The chart shows the sky at the start of January 2015 - and the appearance of the sky at 10 pm on Jan</b> …

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Russians Have 'No Intention of Leaving' Crimea, Official Says

Nearly a week after Russian forces seized control of Crimea, a senior U.S. defense official told NBC News that the Russians have no intention of leaving the region.<p>“The Russians are now entrenched” in Crimea and have “no intention of leaving,” the official said, adding that the big question is …

Search intensifies for Malaysian airliner and 239 people, rescue ships head to sea

(CNN) -- Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared Saturday after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, the airline said.<p>"At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now," Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations …

Can the E.U. Punish Russia for Crimea Invasion?

Russia’s power play in Crimea has left the European Union in a quandary. Officials in Brussels are scrambling to respond to the acts of aggression …

The 3 Most Incredible PCs Of February 2014

PC modding stems from the days when enthusiasts that built their own PCs tried to improve cooling and make their bland beige boxes a little more attractive. Eventually, people with skills in painting, carpentry and metalwork all joined the fray with some amazing results that ended with PCs looking …

NASA announces discovery of 715 more planets outside our solar system

Four planets located within a star's habitable zone<p>With a single announcement, NASA is nearly doubling the number of known planets outside our solar system. In a pair of papers published today, NASA has revealed the discovery of 715 new and verified planets, bringing the total number of known …

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.<p>Using your smartphone at night might not be the smartest plan. A pair of studies found that people who used the devices after 9 p.m. were more tired and less engaged at work the next day, even when compared to people who looked …

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

Good Idea/Bad Idea: Use A Power Drill To...

With great power, comes great responsibility.<p>Clean the Bathroom (Good Idea)<p>Like scrubbing bathtubs? Neither do we, so cut the required elbow grease with a power scrubber. Drill through the center of a circular tub brush. Then drive a threaded bolt through the hole so the threaded end pokes out of …

Nvidia debuts budget GPUs, GeForce GTX 750 class

Nvidia is refreshing its line of entry-level graphics cards with the new GeForce GTX 750 class GPUs, the company announced today.<p>The cards will be powered by Nvidia's latest GPU architecture, "Maxwell," which the company says is twice as efficient on a performance per watt basis as its predecessor, …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

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