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2014: The year we reinvented meat

Move over, cows and chickens<p>The companies that did the most to change the food system this year weren't the ones that got rid of the antibiotics in their otherwise undesirable offerings (à la Chick-fil-A) or that marketed themselves as more sustainable fast food alternatives (hello, Chipotle). …

2013: The year in science

Printing ourselves<p>If 2012 was the year of 3D printing, 2013 marked the first real progress in printing bits of lifeforms.<p>We have seen the printing of …

Space Science Stories to Watch in 2014

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “May you live in interesting times,” and 2013 certainly fit the bill in the world of spaceflight and space …

Triton Oxygen Respirator Nixes Bulky Tank

Apparently, outh Korean designer, Jeabyun Yeon, has designed an oxygen mask that draws air from the water that you swim. The Triton Oxygen Respirator …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Biology

Deep freeze: how scientists are resurrecting magnet technology to cool refrigerators

Thanks to recent breakthroughs, the insides of our refrigerators could work very differently in the coming years. Scientists at GE are perfecting a method of transferring heat that uses magnets to achieve temperatures cold enough to freeze water.<p>The method is based off the magnetocaloric effect, …

'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants

An experimental device keeps a lung warm, breathing and nourished while outside the body. Credit:MediCommConsultants/YouTube.com<p>Doctors at the University of California, Los Angeles, explain how the "heart in a box" machine works.<p>When doctors rush a lung to a hospital for a transplant, the precious …

Simple New Way Of Creating Stem Cells Undergoes Investigation

Independent scientists are having trouble reproducing the exciting new results. The "easy" stem-cell-making method may not be so easy after all.<p>A recent, major milestone in stem cell research is undergoing some double checks.<p>As we reported, just a few weeks ago, a team of Japanese and U.S. …

Stem Cells

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

NASA wants to print a spacecraft, but first it’s printing the electronics

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: PARC/Thinfilm<p>PARC — home of the laser printer, ethernet, the graphical user interface and the Alto computer — is best …

More Americans Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Than Ever Before

• More Americans are becoming entrepreneurs than ever, and they're increasingly optimistic, according to a study by Babson and Baruch colleges.<br>• The Small Business Administration (SBA) has started a program designed to boost lending to veterans.<br>• How Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman made it through one of the …

Small Business

World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal Reserve

Wednesday, 22 May 2013<p>Written by Alex Newman<p>More in this category: « Our Sovereignty Trade-Away Obama Picks Jason Furman as Top Economic Advisor …

There's a restaurant where you eat barefoot in water from a waterfall. Located in Phillipine

اختر ملفاً لرفعه أو اسحب صورة وافلتها هنا<p>الحد الأقصى لحجم الملف هو 10 ميجابايت.<br>• يجب أن تكون أبعاد الصورة هي 320×240 على الأقل.<br>• يسمح فقط بالصور من نوع …

Long Exposure Shots of Neon Waterfalls

There are two things that are creating these images of incredible illumination. The first is the inspiration of a neon light. Neon technology is …