Researchers Restore Some Function To The Brains Of Dead Pigs

From time to time, we hear about patients who are technically alive but are considered brain dead. Given that the brain pretty much controls our entire body, there’s not much that can be done, or at least that’s what we used to think until researchers at Yale University have managed to restore some function to the brains of dead pigs, according to a study published in Nature.


Researchers 3D Print A Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells

Curing heart disease can be tricky because in some cases, the only way for a person to survive would be to get a heart transplant. Unfortunately, finding a suitable donor is difficult, not to mention there is a waiting list as well, and there are also complications with regards to the body accepting the new organ.


Scientists Discover Oil-Eating Bacteria In The Ocean

Oil spills can sometimes happen and it is unfortunate because it can result in the deaths of many sealife in the area. It also takes a long time to cleanup, depending on how big of a spill it is. However, the good news is that nature seems to have a solution to that problem as scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have discovered.


Researchers Invent A Recycling Robot That Sorts Waste By ‘Touch’

If you’ve ever lived or been to Japan, then you might be aware of how particular the country’s recycling system is, but for the most part, people who are born and raised there or who have lived there long enough are familiar with the system and it is more or less second nature. For those who don’t come from countries that enforce recycling, getting into the habit can be confusing.


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Researchers Create ‘Metallic Wood’ That’s As Strong As Titanium

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and the University of Cambridge have created a material that they call “metallic wood.” It’s said to be as strong as titanium while being light enough that it can float in water. Only a small amount of this material can be produced at a time right now but if the manufacturing process is capable of being scaled up, […]


Researchers Figure Out A Way To Store Excess Renewable Energy

In terms of renewable energy, we have definitely come a long way. However, the problem is that sometimes we generate more than we need and we don’t always have a way to store the excess energy. This means that there will be moments when we have too much, and times when we don’t have enough and can’t access this excess energy.


NASA Will Pay $19,000 For You To Stay In Bed For Two Months

As much as many of us would love to stay in bed all day, watch TV, and not have to go to work, unfortunately that’s not how the real world works and many of us need to get up, go to school, go to our jobs, and be responsible citizens of society. However, there is some good news for those who want to stay in bed and still get paid.


China Thinks That Cloning Police Dogs Will Be More Efficient

No two people are alike because we all have different upbringings, different opinions, a different set of morals and ethics, and so on. However there is a question of if we were to clone a person, would the clone be exactly the same as the original? We suppose we’ll never really know, but over in China, that’s what they’re trying to do with police dogs.


World’s First Middle Ear Transplant Cures Patient Of Deafness

Those who are afflicted with deafness usually have no choice but to live with it. Granted hearing aids have improved greatly over the years, but in terms of a full on cure, that is still something a little out of reach, or at least until recently.


A Laser To The Brain Could Be The Key To Curing Addictions

We all have our vices, but sometimes those vices can get the better of us where it might actually affect our lives and the lives of others around us, such as being an alcoholic. There are some who have successfully overcome their addiction to alcohol, but there are others who keep relapsing, suggesting that the recovery methods out there today might not be 100% effective.


Researchers Think They Can Turn Seawater Into Hydrogen Fuel

When it comes to sustainable sources of energy, hydropower is one of the ways that harnesses nature to help generate clean and sustainable sources of energy. We have also seen how some scientists in the past have explored the idea of using seawater to generate hydroelectricity.


Patient In London Might Be The Second Person To Have Been Cured Of HIV

These days thanks to the advancement of modern medicine, science, and technology, people who contract HIV can still lead relatively normal lives, even if their lives might have been shortened due to the fact that at the moment there is still no known cure for the disease. However there is hope.


Researchers Develop System That Helps Robots Better Track Objects

As humans, we tend to have greater flexibility and adaptiveness compared to robots. For example, if we dropped an orange, we would reach out and attempt to stop it from rolling to the ground. Robots, on the other hand, might not, depending on how they are programmed. However, researchers at MIT have developed a system that would make robots better at tracking objects.


Genny Is A Device That Turns Air Into Water

Most of take our water for granted, where when we turn on the taps, clean and drinkable water (in some countries) is readily available without us having to give it too much thought. Unfortunately that is not the situation in many parts of the world where clean and drinkable water can be found, but a company by the name of Watergen is hoping to solve that.