You may think scientists stationed in Antarctica are just playing with penguins or studying leopard seals. But some of them are down there to fly balloons or watch ice cubes. Special balloons and special ice cubes. Like the balloon-based experiment ANITA, which has seen things we thought weren’t possible, and… Continue Reading ‘Ghost Particles’ Erupting from Antarctica Could Shatter Standard Physics
This specialized 3D printer just received a record-breaking throughput for modern 3D printing. It can create structures the size of a human adult in just a few hours. That’s printing about 7 millimeters per minute. With this device, the team may have just cracked the code on how to utilize… Continue Reading This Record-Breaking 3D Printer Could Be the Future of Manufacturing
The human body is amazing, a symphony of bones, muscles, cells, organs, liquids and an incomprehensible number of chemical reactions, all working together simultaneously to keep us moving, breathing and well living. And we think learning about all these details, big and small, is fascinating. So we put together this… Continue Reading How Exactly is the Human Body Organized?
Lithium ion batteries changed our world by delivering us hours of energy in a small lightweight package. But ya know what, my phone battery only lasts a day and THAT’S NOT ENOUGH! I NEED MORE!!! Luckily, scientists are already on it, and have been working for decades on a new… Continue Reading This Fluoride Battery Could Mean Phone Batteries That Last a Week
You know what hurts? Pain. But why does pain have to hurt so much, and could we maybe dial it back a bit if the pain gets too intense? Thanks to a recent study from Stanford University, we may just be able to control how we experience pain. As much… Continue Reading Scientists Are Close to Eliminating Pain, Here’s How
It may be hot in the summer where you live, but here’s a question: how hot is too hot? Like, at what temperature does your body ACTUALLY start to break down? That escalated quickly. Well, so have the world’s seasonal temperatures. In Death Valley, one of the hottest places on… Continue Reading How Much Heat Can Your Body Take Before Killing You?
When you think about looking inside your own body, you may only be able to picture images like this or this. But an emerging technique gives us pictures that look like this…using laser-induced sound waves. Early technologies that use this technique seem to provide us with highly detailed, super clear… Continue Reading A New Laser Technology Can See Inside Our Bodies Like Never Before
When you think about Lyme disease you probably think of this, a tick. Or maybe more specifically, a tick bite. Which is not wrong, you should. But what exactly is it about a tick bite that makes us sick? This is Borrelia burgdorferi, one of many bacteria that ticks can… Continue Reading What Does Lyme Disease Do To Your Body?
[TRACE] Right now, scientists are attempting to grow ears, kidneys, blood vessels, livers, even hearts. In fact, at the moment there are some people walking around with lab-grown bladders. But this is rare. In the U.S., over 80 percent of transplanted organs come from the deceased. The rest are donated… Continue Reading How Close Are We to Farming Human Body Parts?
Imagine a world where you have your own medical avatar, a sci-fi-like profile that’s made out of your real-time health data. After all, you can lift up your car hood and diagnose your engine, or open up a program on your computer to see why it’s not working properly. So,… Continue Reading Will Supercomputers Create Virtual Maps of Your Body in the Future?