Posts Tagged With: Science

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May 17, 2019

Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch Could Be Your Body’s New Personal Thermostat

Scientists have successfully managed to create a smart skin patch that can cool down or warm up the wearer –…

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May 16, 2019

Researchers Develop New ‘Miracle Superglue’ That Can Heal Potentially Fatal Wounds in Seconds

Scientists have managed to develop a miracle superglue that can heal a potentially fatal wounds in seconds. The powerful bio-gel…

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May 16, 2019

First Smartphone App to Detect Ear Infections in Children Could Save Unnecessary Doctor’s Visits

A new smartphone app is able to sound out possible ear infections in children. Scientists developed the app using a…

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May 15, 2019

In Bid to Include More Women, ‘Request a Woman Scientist’ Has Recruited 10,000 Researchers

Female researchers are sick and tired of being excluded from scientific conversation – but they are now rallying behind a…

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May 14, 2019

You Can Now Use These Pocket-Sized ‘Bee Savior’ Cards to Rescue Hungry Honeybees on the Sidewalk

An English inventor has designed an ingenious little device that can act as a lifeline for exhausted honeybees – and…

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May 13, 2019

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture-Book About the Most Beloved Fixture of the Night Sky

Night after night at my telescope, I marvel with undiminished awe at what Margaret Fuller reverenced as “that best fact,…

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May 10, 2019

Another Study Shows How Flickering Lights Can Slow (And Maybe Even Reverse) Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Why visual stimulation may work against Alzheimer’sNew findings help explain the surprising discovery that exposure to flickering light reduces amyloid…

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May 8, 2019

Lost Radio Talks from the Harvard Observatory: Cecilia Payne, Who Discovered the Chemical Fingerprint of the Universe, on the Science of Stars and the Muse of All Great Scientists

In his stirring poem “The More Loving One,” W.H. Auden asked: “How should we like it were stars to burn…

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May 8, 2019

With Only About 20% of Plastics Being Recycled, New Breakthrough May Be ‘Holy Grail’ for Recycling

Reprinted from Berkeley Lab Plastic is great until you no longer need it. Because plastics contain various additives, like dyes,…

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May 8, 2019

Moral Wisdom in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener’s Prophetic Admonition About Technology and Ethics

“Intelligence supposes goodwill,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in the middle of the twentieth century. In the decades since, as we…

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May 7, 2019

Sick People Can Say Goodbye to Sleeping With Wires: Vital Signs Can Now Be Wirelessly Monitored By Radar

Reprinted from the University of Waterloo This exciting new radar system can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating…

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May 3, 2019

This Icelandic Facility is Capturing CO2 Emissions So They Can Turn It All into Stone

This unassuming facility in Iceland is literally taking a groundbreaking approach to stopping climate change. For the last four years,…

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May 2, 2019

Mathematician Reports Breakthrough on Non-Toxic Pest Control Which Doesn’t Harm Bees

Reprinted from the University of Sussex A mathematician has developed a chemical-free way to precisely target a parasitic worm that…

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May 1, 2019

What You Never Learned About Fiber and Why It May Be Exactly What You Need for Stubborn Ailments

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website reporting on nature, science, health, and travel. Without having much…

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May 1, 2019

Researchers Finally Find Cure for the Fatal Sting of the World’s Most Venomous Creature

Reprinted from the University of Sydney Researchers have finally discovered an antidote to the deadly sting that is delivered by…

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May 1, 2019

Oliver Sacks on Libraries

“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote as she…

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April 29, 2019

The Universe in Verse: Regina Spektor Reads “Theories of Everything” by Astronomer, Poet, and Tragic Genius Rebecca Elson

In her haunting ode to the Hubble Space Telescope, Adrienne Rich serenaded “the ex-stasis of galaxies / so out from…

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April 26, 2019

With Fridges and Air Conditioners Using 20% of World’s Energy, Cheap Plastic Crystals Could Be the Answer

Reprinted from the University of Cambridge Scientists may have just found the perfect substitute for the inefficient and polluting gases…

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April 26, 2019

Amanda Palmer’s Haunting Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Poem About Love, Perspective, and the Hubble Space Telescope

“Mingle the starlight with your lives and you won’t be fretted by trifles,” the pioneering 19th-century astronomer Maria Mitchell, who…

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April 25, 2019

Success of Advanced-Stage Parkinson’s Treatment is ‘Beyond Researcher’s Wildest Dreams’

Canadian researchers have developed a new treatment for mobility-impaired Parkinson’s disease patients – and the results are “beyond their wildest…