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3D printing a meatless world: Self-medication with 3D printed food

September 15th, 2020 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

  As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi. These two claims of mine could have a substantial effect on 3D printing as an industry and our world in general, if they turn […]

As telemedicine replaces the physical exam, what are doctors missing?

September 8th, 2020 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Virtual medical appointments are more common since the coronavirus pandemic began. But without physical exams, doctors may miss certain diagnoses and miss out on building relationships with patients. Despite a foothold in medicine that predates Hippocrates himself, the traditional physical exam might be on the verge of extinction. The coronavirus crisis has driven more routine […]

The surprising upsides of worrying

September 3rd, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Anxiety can be exhausting, but there is often a reason for it – and there are some surprising benefits to certain kinds of worrying. “I’m a near-professional worrier,” admits Kate Sweeny ruefully. She’s struggled for much of her life with anxiety over things she can’t entirely control – including, these days, whether her parents […]

LG unveils a battery-powered air purifier you strap to your face

September 3rd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

  LG is releasing a face-mounted, battery-powered air purifier Korean electronics giant LG has adapted its home air purifying technology into a battery-powered, air purifying face mask with twin H13 HEPA filters, multi-speed fans and a UV-LED sterilizing case. But there’s still a lot we don’t know. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, as LG is […]

Body fat transformed by CRISPR gene editing helps mice keep weight off

September 1st, 2020 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

  A 3D illustration of brown fat cells, which both burn and store energy  White fat cells can be turned into energy-burning brown fat using CRISPR gene-editing technology. These engineered cells have helped mice avoid weight gain and diabetes when on a high-fat diet, and could eventually be used to treat obesity-related disorders, say the […]

World-first database catalogs 1,000s of viruses in our gut microbiome

August 31st, 2020 at 3:01 pm » Comments Off

  A new study detected over 33,000 unique virus populations that reside in human gut microbiomes Researchers from Ohio State University have created the first catalog of viral populations known to inhabit the human gut. Called the Gut Virome Database, the study suggests each person’s gut viral population is as unique as their fingerprints. Our […]

Can aging really be ‘treated’ or ‘cured’?

August 18th, 2020 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call ageing.  In recent decades, we’ve come leaps and bounds in treating and preventing some of the world’s leading age-related diseases, such as coronary heart disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But some research takes an entirely unique […]

The Voronoi mesh on this bike helmet allows it to absorb maximum impact with minimal material

August 15th, 2020 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

 A perfect example of how generative design can be used to create products that serve their purpose incredibly well, the Voronoi Bike Helmet comes with an unusual mesh on its outer surface. The mesh, created using parametric modeling, helps maximize shock absorption while minimizing material used, creating a helmet that’s effective but also lightweight. Sitting […]

Cigarette smoking makes comeback during Coronavirus Pandemic

August 6th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Marlboro maker Altria says stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes  Americans are smoking more during the coronavirus pandemic because they are spending less on travel and entertainment and have more opportunities to light up. They are also switching back to traditional cigarettes from vaping devices in the wake of federal […]

University of Houston designs device that instantly zaps COVID-19

July 19th, 2020 at 3:04 am » Comments Off

University of Houston has found a way to instantly zap COVID-10. While the world rushes to find a COVID-19 vaccine, scientists from the University of Houston have found a way to trap and kill the virus — instantly. The team has designed a “catch and kill” air filter that can nullify the virus responsible for […]

Japanese researchers have created a smart face mask that connects to your phone

July 12th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Japanese researchers have created a smart face mask that has a built in speaker and can translate speech into 8 different languages  We live in a world full of technology but it was a world without smart masks, until now! A Japanese technology company Donut Robotics has taken the initiative to create the first smart […]

How to build a ‘rest ethic’ that is as strong as your work one

June 30th, 2020 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

The authors of a new book offer creative and thoughful ways to maximize your time off that will gift you with inspiration, ideas, and recovery. Take in a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding. How long can you hold your inhale until it gets uncomfortable? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? It doesn’t take long […]

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