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Nobody likes being itchy, but for people with conditions such as eczema, it can be quite a serious problem. Scientists at EMBL Rome (the European Molecular Biology Laboratory) may be onto a long-acting solution, in the form of light-activated medication that is injected into the skin... Continue Reading Experimental treatment uses light to stop itchiness Category: Medical Tags:
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer for women yet the leading cause of cancer-related death in developing countries, an unfortunate statistic that highlights the importance of access to screening. Through a comprehensive trial involving thousands of subjects, a newly designed test has been found to greatly outperform current screening methods in terms of both cost and accuracy
Each year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conducts a review of tall building trends. The influential body offers some fascinating insights in its 2018 Year in Review, including the continued importance of China as the world leader in tall building commissions. .. Continue Reading The only way is up: CTBUH reveals 2018's tall building trends Category: Architectur
The European nightjar is a protected species in parts of the UK, so when forestry or construction work is planned to take place in their habitat, ecologists first need to check for nesting sites. A new study suggests that drones could make the task much easier, and do a better job at spotting the birds... Continue Reading Nest site-spotting drones may be a nightjar's best friend Category:
Shy of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, we haven't seen a whole lot in the way of forward-opening doors in recent times. But they're still the nicest way to enter and exit a back seat (well, perhaps the second nicest if you're a teenager) and Lincoln has tricked up a limited-edition Continental with them... Continue Reading Lincoln breaks out the suicide doors for 80th Anniversary Continental Ca
December 19 marks the 60th anniversary of the first-ever voice transmission relayed from space. The Christmas address was given by then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower, via a top-secret satellite launched atop a converted Atlas intercontinental missile... Continue Reading The first voice beamed from space – President Eisenhower's Christmas message turns 60 Category: Space Tags:
A new study is proposing a compelling hypothesis to explain the biological genesis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The research suggests the still mysterious condition is initially triggered by an overactive immune system and may help identify those patients most at risk of developing the illness... Continue Reading New research sheds light on the genesis of chronic fatigue syndrome Ca
Pterosaurs, those flying reptiles that soared over the heads of dinosaurs, have long been depicted with scaly skin and bat-like, hairless wings. But a new study paints them as far cuddlier creatures than we might have thought. According to an international team of palaeontologists, pterosaurs were covered in no less than four different types of feathers, pushing back the origin of this bod
Though we haven't quite arrived at the personal home robot future predicted in many movies, there are many examples of robots being used in industry, emergency services support and surveillance. Development of big walking bots, small rollers and shape-changing drones continues apace, but Robugtix sees a gap in the market for something that slots inbetween. Its new Z6 robot is a multi-terra
They're almost cute, these little seatless quadbikes, and they can be programmed to autonomously perform a bunch of handy tasks outdoors. Honda has been testing prototypes in search and rescue, firefighting, construction, agriculture, landscaping and snow removal applications, and is looking for partners to come on board to further the technology... Continue Reading Honda tests self-drivin 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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