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Feb 21, 2024

The Next Breakthrough Against Cancer?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Einstein scientist Xingxing Zang, Ph.D., has teamed up with Einstein grad, Elizabeth Stoner, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researcher Xingxing Zang, Ph.D., latest cancer research and clinical trial.

Jan 29, 2024

BMW says Goodbye to Electric Cars; it has now Solved the Problem of Hydrogen Engines

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The future of mobility will prioritize performance, and environment-friendly solutions as BMW hydrogen engines will change the world.

Dec 18, 2023

Jeff Bezos plays down AI dangers and says one trillion humans could live in huge cylindrical space stations

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space


Artificial intelligence is more likely to save humanity than to destroy it, Jeff Bezos said recently. The billionaire also said he would like to see the human population grow to one trillion, with most people living in huge cylindrical space stations.

In an interview with podcaster Lex Fridman, the Amazon AMZN, +1.73% founder and former CEO rejected the idea that humans should colonize other planets, saying he believes building space colonies is the only way to achieve such population growth.

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Oct 20, 2023

Month after pig heart transplant, Maryland man pushing through “tough” physical therapy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

It’s been a month since a Maryland man became the second person to receive a transplanted heart from a pig — and hospital video released Friday shows he’s working hard to recover.

Lawrence Faucette was dying from heart failure and ineligible for a traditional heart transplant when doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine offered the highly experimental surgery.

In the first glimpse of Faucette provided since the Sept. 20 transplant, hospital video shows physical therapist Chris Wells urging him to push through a pedaling exercise to regain his strength.

Oct 6, 2023

Ground-Breaking Discovery: Our Earth emits a pulse every 26 seconds, and no one exactly knows why

Posted by in category: futurism

Have you ever wondered if the Earth has a heartbeat? Well, it turns out that our planet does pulsate every 26 seconds, and scientists have no idea why.

This mysterious phenomenon has been detected by seismometers across the world for more than half a century, but its origin and meaning remain unknown.

Sep 26, 2023

Sphere Las Vegas introduces ‘life-like’ robots to interact with guests at venue

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — The Sphere in Las Vegas has introduced “life-like” robots that will interact with guests at the venue.

According to a news release, the Sphere describes the creation, which is named Aura, as the “world’s most advanced humanoid robot.”

Serving as the Sphere’s “spokesbot,” Aura will permanently reside in the grand atrium at the venue.

Sep 13, 2023

Ultrathin nanotech promises to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, nanotechnology

The innovation – which has undergone advanced pre-clinical trials – is effective against a broad range of drug-resistant bacterial cells, including ‘golden staph’, which are commonly referred to as superbugs.

Antibiotic resistance is a major global health threat, causing about 700,000 deaths annually, a figure which could rise to 10 million deaths a year by 2050 without the development of new antibacterial therapies.

The new study led by RMIT University and the University of South Australia (UniSA) tested black phosphorus-based nanotechnology as an advanced infection treatment and wound healing therapeutic.

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Jul 24, 2023

Transplant of fresh brain cells replaces diseased and aged ones

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Researchers have transplanted cells capable of forming specialized brain support cells into mice brains and found that they not only competed with and replaced unhealthy cells but aged ones, too. The findings open the door to developing an effective treatment for a range of conditions like multiple sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and schizophrenia.

‘Glial cells’ is an umbrella term for the cells that are a support system to nerve cells (neurons). Progenitor cells are descendants of stem cells that can differentiate into specific cell types, and, in the case of glial cells, human glial progenitor cells (hGPCs) differentiate into subtypes, including astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, specialized for particular functions.

Astrocytes comprise most of our central nervous system cells, providing support and protection for neurons, transporting nutrients and removing waste. Oligodendrocytes lay down and maintain the lipid-rich, insulating wrapping called myelin around some axons, the part of the neuron that connects with another neuron and allows the transmission of nerve impulses.

Jul 21, 2023

A Cracked Piece of Metal Healed Itself in an Experiment That Stunned Scientists

Posted by in category: engineering

File this under ‘That’s not supposed to happen!’: Scientists observed a metal healing itself, something never seen before. If this process can be fully understood and controlled, we could be at the start of a whole new era of engineering.

A team from Sandia National Laboratories and Texas A&M University was testing the resilience of the metal, using a specialized transmission electron microscope technique to pull the ends of the metal 200 times every second. They then observed the self-healing at ultra-small scales in a 40-nanometer-thick piece of platinum suspended in a vacuum.

Cracks caused by the kind of strain described above are known as fatigue damage: repeated stress and motion that causes microscopic breaks, eventually causing machines or structures to break. Amazingly, after about 40 minutes of observation, the crack in the platinum started to fuse back together and mend itself before starting again in a different direction.

Jun 18, 2023

Flying the F-35 stealth fighter can leave pilots looking ‘like they are 100 years old,’ says test pilot

Posted by in category: military

F-35 test pilots described how intense it is to fly the aircraft, The Jerusalem Post reported.

“It’s like an 800-pound gorilla sitting on your chest,” a pilot said in a Lockheed Martin webinar.

“After some training, pilots come out looking like they are 100 years old,” another test pilot said.

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