For hundreds of years, medical operations have been done mostly by humans. This is why it is important that surgeons are competent and aren’t sleepy or drunk or on drugs while they operate on patients. This is because a wrong move, even a small one, could potentially result in a patient losing their life.
When we think of robots, we think of these huge and stiff metallic machines. However, a group of scientists are challenging the way we look at robots as they have developed what is being described as the world’s first living and self-healing robot which they made by using the stem cells of a frog.
In case you didn’t know, ultrasound technology has been used to destroy tumors. This is something that has been done for a while and is an alternative to invasive surgery. However, the problem with ultrasound is that it destroys both cancerous and healthy cells at the same time, which obviously is less than ideal.
Impossible Foods made a name for themselves when they first developed a “meatless” burger. While vegan/vegetarian burger options aren’t new, what set Impossible Foods’ creation apart from the competition was that it looked, cooked, and (apparently) tastes like the real thing, except that it wasn’t.
The quest to find a new battery type beyond lithium-ion has been going on for years. This is because while li-ion batteries are commonly used in our electronics, they do come with their own set of problems. One of which is that they can be volatile and can explode when damaged. They also lose their charge over time.
Come 2024, NASA has plans to send astronauts to the moon as part of the organization’s Artemis project. To do so, NASA is building a rocket as part of its Space Launch System which they have recently shown off where they are calling it the most powerful rocket ever built. According to NASA, they claim that this rocket will be able to pack a multitude of things including Orion, astronauts, […]
In our heads, there exists what is known as the blood-brain barrier which is a border that separates circulating blood from the brain. This in turn also prevents molecules or infectious organisms in our blood to leak into our brain, but the problem is that as we age, scientists have discovered that this barrier gets weaker, which causes chemicals to leak into our brain resulting in inflammation that leads to […]
While our bodies are perfectly capable of healing itself, there are certain things that we just cannot recover from. However, as medical technology is progressing, certain parts of our bodies can soon be replaced with artificial creations. Take for example our eyes, where we are starting to insert lenses into them to improve eyesight.
While nuclear energy definitely gets the job done, the fact of the matter is that nuclear energy isn’t “clean” and there is always the danger that should these plants ever meltdown, it could be disastrous, as we have seen in the past. This is why many governments around the world are looking to replace existing nuclear power plants with cleaner energy sources.
When it comes to transplanting organs, the timeframe in which an organ remains viable for transplant is pretty small. This window becomes even smaller when it comes to heart transplants as hearts can only be transplanted from a still-living person (usually from donors who have been declared brain dead).
While coral reefs might be pretty to look at, they also play a very important role in the ocean’s ecosystem and due to pollutants and the constant changes in our environment, many coral reefs around the world are slowly dying. However, could there be a way to slow the process down and maybe even reverse it?
Thanks to the magic of virtual reality (VR) technology, it allows us to be transported into virtual worlds while staying in one place. This is a pretty awesome feeling if you’ve ever taken a VR headset for a spin, and apparently it looks like the concept is now being tested on animals, in particular, the cow.
There are certain medical emergencies where doctors only have minutes to save a patient’s life. Unfortunately, this isn’t always successful, but in the future, doctors might have a larger window of time to do so. This is because for the first time ever, doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have managed to place a human being in suspended animation.
How does one tell if their child might grow up to be a prodigy? It’s hard to tell as for all we know, some of us might have talents that were never nurtured, but apparently over in China, parents are starting to test the DNA of their babies in hopes of discovering potential talents that could turn their children into prodigies.