I get it - the headline sounds terrifying. But Switzerland’s EPFL has just invented a medical masterpiece that could help to reinvent robotic healthcare. These gelatinous machines could soon be crawling around your insides and performing operations.
A group of seven exoplanets have been found orbiting the star, known as Trappist-1, by NASA. This amazing discovery has raised hopes in the hunt for alien life and other planets for the human race to colonise.
Global Gene Corp and GA4GH (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health) are delighted to announce the launch of ggINDIA, the first ever beacon for Indian genomics data. This Beacon joins those already on the Wellcome Genome Campus supplied by EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. I will get the obvious question out the way - what on Earth is genomics data? Let's find out...
Struggling to sleep? You’re not alone, as 22% of Britons feel the same way. Luckily, research has found a cure - spending time outdoors away from artificial light sources, such as your smartphone or laptop. Doing this can reset your biological clock and help you sleep longer.
Scientists at Harvard University have successfully turned hydrogen, the lightest of all elements, into metal - achieving a near-100-year-old dream and theoretically enabling a revolution in technological capability.
Pokémon Go was a massive hit when it came out in the summer – inspiring people to get out the house walk for miles, just to catch ‘em all. But, according to a study published by The BMJ, that physical activity only lasts six weeks.
In one of the more graphic uses of Snapchat Spectacles, a British surgeon has captured an entire surgery using the camera-equipped sunglasses.
For the centuries that humanity has researched the brain, we’ve believed that a memory is only preserved if the connected neurons were active. But that has just been proven wrong, as scientists have discovered that small jolts of electricity to the cranial mass can actually recover lost memories.
While we can create computers that behave like brains, conventional circuitry means they will never perform as quickly as the sophisticated human neural network.
But Princeton researchers may have just solved this future and paved the future for this big area of research - creating the world’s first Light-based Neural Network.
When you think about transferring data, you think about either WiFi or Bluetooth (or infrared if you’re old like me). But a team at the University of Washington have found a way to transfer information using the human body.
Ignore what the more easily influenced friends are sharing on Facebook - NASA did not just change your Zodiac sign. This was all just big misunderstanding, based on a children’s education web page put out by the agency.
Researchers believe they’ve developed a new way to power wearable technology - harvesting body heat for electricity.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have successfully developed a medical observation laser that uses human blood.
Heard of solar wind? It’s a constant stream of ionized gas ejecting from the sun, becoming more turbulent and destructive the further away from the sun they get. It was discovered in 1958 and we still know very little about it. Thankfully, NASA’s at it again with the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) proving once and for all that silly abbreviations don’t just exist in fiction.
Google is teaming up with the UK’s National Health Service to put its artificial intelligence system, DeepMind Health, to the test of helping improve head and neck cancer treatment.
To many of us, the age of nine brings back fond memories of cycling to the park or (in my case) obsessively playing video games. Nine-year-old Arnav Sharma is going through his childhood differently – creating a device that is a revolution in the field of asthma care.
We hear it all the time - space travel will be available to us all by the mid-2020s, but what does that mean for creating new jobs? Well, you can find out and even look to apply as a Space Tour Guide by 2025, according to a report by The Future Laboratory and Microsoft.
Researchers at the University College London have developed new software that can perfectly forge anyone's handwriting. As if you needed more online hackery developments to make you feel nervous about identity protection.
The medical profession is a beautiful thing. Medical professionals on the other hand are as fallible, nasty and downright pathetic as any other human being can be, and don’t let them pretend otherwise. On a related note, a machine learning algorithm developed by researchers at Stanford University has absolutely thrashed epidemiologists when it comes to diagnosing cancer.
Say a giant asteroid is hurtling towards Earth that could end all life… What is our line of defence? Well, that’s what NASA is working on with its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which just emerged from the first planning stages.
Science has been working on a problem that has been holding back technological revolution for some time now, and they’ve finally solved it. The problem in question? Untangling wires. Tiny, microscopic wires.
A new study into the history of Venus suggests the planet may have been suitable for life.
Climate change is a big deal. And it’s not always comfortable to think about. In fact, this lack of willingness to touch such a scary topic is now possibly one of the biggest threats to positive change. A panel of researchers suggest that “neoskepticism” – believing climate change is real but not believing anything can be done about it – is now a huge problem that needs addressing.
The Walk Again Project in Sao Paula, Brazil, has met with even greater success than it ever imagined. Using a pioneering new technique in which they use a computer chip to link a patient’s brain with that of a metal exoskeleton, the scientists were hoping to train patients to walk the aid of the exoskeleton. Instead, their own nerves began to recover.
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, with now over 100 million downloads onto Android devices alone. It’s safe to say the Pokémania of the 90’s is seeing something of a revival, but why is that? Especially when Pokémon Go is, if we’re being honest with ourselves, a buggy, barebones mess? Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter H. Ernst of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences may have the answer.
Having a guilty pleasure for Sharknado doesn’t make you a cultural cretin - it actually means you probably have an above-average education and prefer the occasional arthouse cinema film.
Neanderthals were our evolutionary cousins, so to speak. In prehistoric times, we lived together side by side, before the Neanderthals disappeared and only Homo sapiens (that’s us) remained. But why? Researchers at the Simon Fraser University in Canada may have found the answer. Neanderthals may have died out due to a failure to wear parkas.
The asteroid Bennu is on a direct collision course for Earth! Luckily, it’s not due to strike for another century or so, but that’s still a problem that’ll be upon us all too soon. You know how time flies. Realizing this, NASA are all set to launch a probe at the incoming asteroid so we at least know a bit more about the thing that will eventually kill us.
The brain is our most delicate and most important organ, and scientists in Singapore have managed to grow a very important part of one. Specifically, the midbrain, located in the brain stem. It controls hearing, eye movement and body movement. And the sample they’ve grown is fully functioning.
You’ve probably heard of Uber by now. It’s like a taxi service except it’s way more expensive and it’s all over America. Despite their claims that their ubiquitous service is helping to reduce drunk driving deaths, all evidence indicates otherwise. Like most things in life, Uber looks to be a big overpriced load of nothing.