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Antibiotics have saved countless lives for the better part of a century, but these medical marvels may be approaching the end of their usefulness. Thanks to overuse, bacteria are rapidly evolving resistance to our best drugs, prompting scientists to try to develop new ones. Now, a team at Purdue University has found that a compound called F6 is effective at killing bacteria that have alrea
An international team of researchers has successfully regenerated spinal tissue in rat models using a new gene therapy designed to break down scar tissue and allow new nerve cells to grow. The therapy, which used a common antibiotic as the on/off switch to activate the treatment for two months, resulted in rats with spinal injuries relearning complex hand movements... Continue Reading Prom
World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr has teamed up with Ford to bring a special one-off edition Ford Mustang GT to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is a tribute to the pilots of the Royal Air Force during World War II and will be auctioned off to raise money for charity... Continue Reading Gittin to fly in one-off Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron for Goodwood
A team of scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a blood-based genetic biomarker that could predict how likely a person is to become ill when exposed to the flu virus... Continue Reading Blood-based biomarker may predict whether you’ll get the flu Category: Science Tags: Biomarkers Blood Genetics Influenza Stan
The Volkswagen badge may have dominated among the grilles of camper vans and truck campers at Abenteuer & Allrad 2018, but not every camper there was a "people's car." From expanding Sprinters, to pop-top Land Cruisers, there were plenty of camper vans - and 4x4s with neatly integrated, color-matched camper cabins - that wore badges from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Fiat. And thi
It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) are numbered as researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland develop a new explosive that has the power of TNT, yet is safer and more environmentally friendly... Continue Reading New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete Category: Science Tags
Facial recognition technology is not coming … it's already here. 2018 is fast becoming the year that facial recognition technology finally hits the mainstream with a constant torrent of stories revealing the growing use of these systems by law enforcement agencies around the world. A resident of Cardiff in the UK is now questioning whether the technology violates privacy rights by s
Samsung has announced the second version of its premium Chromebook Plus convertible laptop/tablet. The V2 retains the same 360 degree hinge for tablet and laptop modes, packs a stylus for note-taking or drawing on the touchscreen and offers onboard storage expansion via microSD. The Plus sees the ARM processor of old swapped out for an Intel CPU, and it gains a second camera... Continue Re
If you travel a lot, it's possible that you may get tired of dragging your suitcase around. Wouldn't things be easier if it could just follow along beside you? Well, according to Beijing-based startup ForwardX Robotics, that's just what its motorized Ovis suitcase is able to do... Continue Reading Motorized AI-packin' suitcase keeps its eyes on its owner Category: Good Thinking Tags:
It was just back in April that we heard about how scientists had made concrete stronger and more eco-friendly by adding graphene to it. Now, researchers at Britain's Lancaster University are reporting that they've achieved even better results using less-expensive "nano platelets" derived from root vegetable fibers... Continue Reading Carrots n' beets used to strengthen concrete Category:

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