Category archive

Science & Tech - page 6

Science & Tech

NASA to Send Humanoid Robot to the Moon

According to an announcement by NASA officials this week, a humanoid robot will land on the moon within the next three years. Robonaut 2 (R2) is promoted as being a considerably less expensive space farer than a human astronaut who would cost an estimated $150 billion to make a similar mission. As a price comparison,… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Seniors with Physical Limitations Live Longer by Volunteering

As the youngest members of the baby boom generation approach 65 years old, a new study by the Arizona State University will help ensure that even the onset of physical limitations doesn’t need to affect their mortality. The University study discovered that older adults with physical functional limitations – such as cooking food, carrying groceries,… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Scientists Developing Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Scientists in the U.K. have announced the development of a new flexible film able to manipulate light rays in a manner that renders solid objects invisible. The material is composed of small structures named “metamaterial” and this research is considered a significant step in the eventual creation of invisibility suits or cloaks, similar to the… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Vacuuming with UV Light Almost Doubles Reduction of Carpet Microbes

A new study indicates that adding ultraviolet light to the agitation and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the reduction of potentially dangerous microorganisms in a carpet compared to vacuuming without UV. According to researchers, their conclusions indicate that utilizing the germicidal properties of UV light into vacuuming may also be able to… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Implanted Retinal Chip Gives Sight to the Blind

Three blind people, who had a subretinal implant inserted under their retina, were able to see shapes and objects within days of the operation. The results of these surgeries were reported by German scientists in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to the presentation, one patient surprised researchers by recognizing and locating… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Neurosurgeon Broadcasts Surgeries Live Over the Web

Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD, a neurosurgeon with Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, is using the latest internet technologies to webcast his surgeries live online to train other doctors remotely. In a recent conference of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in San Francisco, 200 of the country’s best neurosurgeons logged in to view the live surgery taking… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Study Reveals Alcohol More Damaging than Heroin

In a study published in the medical journal The Lancet today, Alcohol is reported to be the most damaging drug to the imbiber and to others overall, with heroin and crack coming in second and third most harmful. The report, authored by Professor David Nutt and his associate collaborators, states that when all factors related… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxy

The oldest existing galaxy that’s visible from Earth has now been discovered. Astronomers were able to identify the galaxy as having formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. Journal Nature published in a scientific report Wednesday that astronomers first discovered what they thought was a minute smudge on an image. It was then determined… Keep Reading

1 4 5 6 7 8 9
Go to Top