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It sounds like a scene from Ant-Man, but this is very much real life: scientists at MIT have devised a super shrinking system that can produce 3D nanoscale versions of much larger, custom-made objects – reducing them to around one thousandth the size of the originals... Continue Reading MIT scientists can now shrink 3D objects down to one thousandth of the size Category: 3D Printing Tags
there is a metal kilogram weight deemed so perfect it is kept in an underground vault in paris - now its getting the boot. The post say goodbye to the kilogram as scientists vote to replace it appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The mystery of the evolutionary history of a highly unusual Caribbean monkey has finally been solved. Xenothrix, a long-extinct primate, was so unlike any other living monkey that no-one could agree what it was related to or how it evolved. Thanks to DNA analysis we now know that it is most closely related to South America's titi monkeys... Continue Reading Scientists crack the mystery of
The ways modern science has harnessed the waste products of the human body for good may surprise, with researchers recently using urine to power mobile phones, hydrogen vehicles and even form biological concrete. Now a team from the University of Cape Town has developed what it says is the world's first biological brick made with human urine, with the strength able to be tweaked to serve a
Crows and their close relatives ravens are known to be quite intelligent, with scientific experiments showing how they can hitch rides on bald eagles and remember the faces of captors. New research has now uncovered a previously unknown ability, with crows being observed building tools from multiple parts for the first time ever... Continue Reading Scientists witness crows building tools f
researchers found microplastics in stool samples of people from eight countries suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in the human food chain. The post scientists have discovered hundreds of microplastics in human poo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Carried by the wind, dandelion seeds can travel enormous distances of more than a kilometer (0.6 miles). Now, researchers at The University of Edinburgh have discovered that this is thanks to a remarkable form of flight never before seen in nature... Continue Reading Scientists unlock the secrets of flying dandelion seeds Category: Science Tags: Flight Plants
the elastic 'skin' sheets are embedded with a variety of sensors and actuators capable of animating the legs of a stuffed animal or causing a foam tube to flex. The post scientists develop a robotic skin that brings life to inanimate toys appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists who tapped into evolution to produce vital chemicals for medicine and industry. Half of the prize was awarded to Frances H. Arnold, for developing a method of directing the evolution of enzymes, and the other half is shared by George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter, who manipulated phages to create new antibodies...
Every year, the world enters an arms race with the flu. With the virus adapting constantly, scientists try to predict which strains will be the most prevalent in a given year and develop vaccines to fight those, but they don't always get it right. Creating a universal flu vaccine would give us the upper hand for the foreseeable future, and a new study from Oxford has identified a way to ma


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