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A new drug delivery method inspired by traditional Chinese topical treatments has produced some impressive results as part of a study in Singapore. The research carried out at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) demonstrates how magnets can be used to pinch and apply pressure to the skin, which opens up additional pathways for drugs such as insulin to enter the body in safer, more efficien
A analysis published in the journal JAMA Network Open has found new cancer diagnoses in the United States dropped by nearly 50 percent across the months of March and April. Experts warn these delayed diagnoses could lead to a spike in avoidable cancer deaths over the coming years.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Cancer, Health, New Atlas Aud
Scientists investigating Alzheimer’s treatments at the Salk Institute have uncovered some key mechanisms that enable an experimental drug to reverse memory loss in mouse models of the disease. The discovery not only bodes well for the possibility of clinical trials, but provides researchers with a new target to consider in the wider development of compounds to counter the degenerative effects of
A team of engineers at MIT led by C. Cem Tasan has discovered why steel razor blades go dull even when cutting hair that's 50 times softer than them. Using an electron microscopic, they found that under the right conditions a single hair can chip a blade edge.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: MIT, Shaving, Metals, Blades, New Atlas Audio
Scientists have created a new class of laser beam that appears to violate long-held laws of light physics. These new beams, which the team calls “spacetime wave packets,” follow different rules of refraction, which could lead to new communication technologies.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Light, Laser, Physics, University of Central Florida, New Atlas Audio
An intriguing new study, from a team of Swiss researchers, has revealed neural activity during REM sleep in a particular region of the brain known to affect appetite and feeding behaviors significantly influences waking eating patterns.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Sleep, Sleeping, Food, Feeding, Neuroscience, Brain, University of Bern, New Atlas Audio
Hungarian design collective Hello Wood has created a compact cabin inspired by the tiny house movement. Named Kabinka, the project is intended to serve as a simple and affordable weekend retreat, additional bedroom, or office, and starts at €10,000 (roughly US$12,000).Continue ReadingCategory: Tiny Houses, LifestyleTags: Cabins, Building and Construction, House, Micro-House
Knaus Tabbert is adding some serious pop to its 202 "caravan utility vehicle" (CUV) camper vans. Its new pop-up roof combines clean ambient lighting, smart features like wireless induction charging and a panoramic window into the best room in the house. It's an Instagram-primed penthouse just itching to get backed in oceanside for the type of views usually reserved for eight-figure homes.Continue
Generally speaking, if you fancy treating your guitar to a new color scheme you have to break out the sander, brushes, paint and more. This can take a while and involves a good deal of hands-on labor. The folks behind Bryan Guitars sought another way, and after more than 30 years in development, the family business is now ready to share its liquid-filled guitars with players.Continue ReadingCateg
As phones get fancier, they inevitably get pricier. Thankfully the major companies are increasingly addressing this with mid-range phones that have more modest price tags while still packing many high-end features. But how do they stack up against each other? New Atlas compares the specs and features of the iPhone SE (2020), the Google Pixel 4a and the Samsung Galaxy A51.Continue ReadingCategory:

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