Engineers create the first unstealable bike

Depending on where you live, bike stealing can be a distant threat or a constant worry, but in most parts of the world, people would rather be safe than sorry, tying their bikes to trees or fences or whatever they could find. But that may very well change in the near future: three engineers from […]

Drug saves monkeys from Marburg virus – a close relative of Ebola

A medicine administered even up to 3 days after infection can save monkeys from the Marburg virus – an incredibly dangerous pathogen closely related to Ebola. “This clearly starts to move into the realm of being a therapy, rather than a post-exposure treatment,” says virologist Gene Olinger, principal science adviser for contract-research organization MRIGlobal in […]

UK project brings us closer to Mach5 air travel

If you thought research in airplanes only applies to the military, you’re wrong. While most of the money spent for airplane research does go to the military, a smaller chunk of it goes to space research, and another part goes to private air travel. Now, a company from the UK has almost developed an engine […]

Scientists find how lizards regenerate their tails

It’s one of the most remarkable adaptations in the animal world – growing a tail or a limb. Some lizards do it, salamanders do it, and by learning how they do it, we may soon be able to do it as well; with technology, that is. A team of researchers have discovered the genetic “recipe” for […]

Wind Turbine Syndrome? Legal courts aren’t buying it

After digging around on several articles and editorials, I still haven’t found an exact, concise definition of what Wind Turbine Syndrome is. It is not recognized by any international disease classification system and does not appear in any title or abstract in the massive US National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database. From what I could find, […]

63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in 2013 drought in Western US

A new study shows that last an incredible 63 trillion gallons of groundwater were lost in the Western US alone - so much that it’s actually causing the ground level to rise. The Earth has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months in the area, and up to 0.6 inches in the Californian […]

Study confirms “global warming hiatus” is in the deep oceans

Observations of climate change often report a “missing heat” – a hiatus in the global warming, which went unaccounted for; but now, a new study concludes that the heat absent from the Earth’s surface for more than a decade is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and this is part of a naturally […]

Duke Energy Spilled At Least 5,000 Gallons Of Diesel Into The Ohio River On Monday

Between 5,000 and 8,000 gallons of diesel were spilled into the Ohio River on Monday, but officials say drinking water in the area is safe. Duke Energy is responsible for the spill, which happened during a “routine transfer”. While the company is still investigating, Duke spokeswoman Sally Thelen told the Inquirer that the spill may […]

Biohackers declare initial success in biologically extending the range of human vision into the near infrared

It always baffles me how some groups manage to make stunning discoveries with incredibly low budgets. Now, a team working with a budget of $4,000 were able to extend the human vision towards the near infrared. 2 weeks into the A2 administration and we have ERG readings with excitation in the eye at 950nm :)  […]

Eating less meat could be the solution to water use

Eating less meat could protect the driest areas of the world, saving much needed water. Reducing the use of animal products is very significant in all parts of the world, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products, they say. In case you don’t know, every food we eat (and every product we use) has […]

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