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When Dr. Tarek Loubani travelled to Gaza to work as an ER physician, he found that stethoscopes were in short supply. Sometime later, he noticed that a toy stethoscope worked surprisingly well. This prompted him and a team from Canada's Western University to design a plastic stethoscope that can be made anywhere, using a 3D printer...Continue Reading Scientists design potentially life-saving
Antimatter is notoriously tricky to store and study, thanks to the fact that it will vanish in a burst of energy if it so much as touches regular matter. The CERN lab is one of the only places in the world that can readily produce the stuff, but getting it into the hands of the scientists who want to study it is another matter (pun not intended). After all, how can you transport something tha
As far as natural light shows go, few come more spectacular than the legendary Northern Lights. Folks have been peering up at these awe-inspiring auroras for thousands of years, but until now the inner workings of these sub-atomic showers have been subject to some (very) educated guesswork. For the first time, scientists in Japan have now directly observed the mechanics of the Northern Lights
Part of what makes cancer so hard to fight is the Whack-A-Mole game it can present. Even if the primary tumor is removed, the disease may have already spread, popping up again and again in different parts of the body. Now, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have identified a protein that fuels this process of metastasis, and found that reducing the levels of that protein can help ke
Back in August last year, astronomers around the world witnessed the momentous merger of two neutron stars. This unprecedented event was observed as a range of signals at once, including gravitational waves, light, radio and gamma rays, but the aftermath of the mashup hasn't played out quite as expected. Rather than fade out over time, the afterglow has continued to brighten over the past few
When performing in vitro fertilization, it's important to use the "best" sperm possible – this will increase the patient's chances of getting pregnant, reducing the number of treatment cycles required. And while there are already sorting methods that select the fastest-swimming sperm, a new microfluidic device also ensures that they're the healthiest...Continue Reading Scientists sort sperm –
It looks as if the interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua isn't an alien space probe after all – not even a dormant one. An international team of researchers led by Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has confirmed that the 400-meter-long (1,300 ft) spindle is a rocky object containing water ice that is coated with organic-rich substances coming from a planetary system similar to ours and it has been fl
The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress plants to make them glow for a few hours at a time, and while it's currently only about as bright as those old stars you might have stuck to your ceiling as a kid, the long-term plan is to develop plants that you could read by to reduce the need f
Nvidia is a name long recognized by gamers, but its GPUs don't just help up the resolution and keep the frames ticking over on the latest AAA titles. With the new Titan V, the company is targeting scientists and researchers with what it boasts is the world's most powerful GPU ever created for PCs...Continue Reading Nvidia targets scientists with world's most powerful GPU for PCsCategory: Comp
Earlier this year, a team of geologists published a paper arguing that a new, mostly sunken landmass called Zealandia should be classified as our planet's eighth continent. Now a collective of scientists from 12 countries has returned from a two-month expedition exploring this subsea mystery. The result of extensive seafloor analysis is hoped to reveal new insights into the Earth's dynamic ge is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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