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Cosmonauts find sea plankton on outside of International Space Station

August 25th, 2014 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Cosmonauts found traces of sea plankton and microscopic particles on outside of ISS. ITAR-TASS, a Russian press agency, is reporting something so surprising that it’s hard to believe: Cosmonauts have found microorganisms on the exterior of the International Space Station. Russian scientists are shocked by this discovery and can’t really explain how it is possible.



Scientists develop new blood test that could detect any type of cancer

August 18th, 2014 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

The simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients. British scientists have developed a revolutionary new blood test that could detect any type of cancer. It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms – saving time and preventing costly and […]



Scientists are close to hacking the brain which will make us smarter and more productive

August 9th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

We are heading down a path that will allow us to supercharge the brain. You might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as fast, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition with just a jolt of electricity.   […]



Mindfulness can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse

August 7th, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

If addictive behaviors rewire the brain, the challenge is to erase these patterns of behavior. Addictive substances are known to rewire the brain, but addictive behaviors do as well, according to a new article published in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews. It’s not just what is consumed, but what is experienced that can make the brain crave […]



3D printing breakthrough allows several different metals within one print

August 6th, 2014 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Image of the LD process fabricating several test specimens. It’s amazing how quickly additive manufacturing technology has been progressing. Laser sintering of metals within the manufacturing industry was a process used by only a few companies, mostly in a research capacity, just a few years ago. Now numerous companies are using laser sintering additive manufacturing machines […]



New spongelike material converts solar energy into steam

July 24th, 2014 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

The DLS that consists of a carbon foam supporting an exfoliated graphite layer. MIT has developed a new material structure that generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits […]



Researchers develop new process that raises prospects of 3D printed bone grafts

July 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

3D printing could help mend broken bones. One of the 3D printing health applications of 3D printing discussed the most is the manufacturing of bespoke scaffolds that could be used to mend broken bones. It’s promising, but it  has been held back by the difficulties in printing materials that are strong, flexible and can encourage […]



Generating electricity from jumping water droplets

July 21st, 2014 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

This process can generate small amounts of electricity. Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic (water-repelling) surfaces during condensation, the droplets can gain electric charge in the process.    



You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]



New electrochemistry technology could lead to huge improvements in batteries

July 14th, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

The new lithium-ion battery technology charges faster, lasts longer and outputs more power than current lithium-ion batteries. A University of Alberta research team may have made a breakthrough that will ultimately lead to dramatic improvements in the batteries that power everything from laptops and smartphones to medical devices and tools. The lithium-ion battery technology the team […]



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