Last year (2011), we saw record levels of greenhouse gases, and almost record levels of ice melting in the Arctic sea. The temperature of 2011 was the 11th highest to ever be recorded. Europe and Africa saw droughts and heat waves. We saw extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme dry, and extreme wet. Population levels hit [ Read More ]
A pioneering new device to allow the blind access to sight is being researched and developed by leading scientist Sheila Nirenberg. The device is making waves, and could be used on humans within the coming few years. Sheila Nirenberg’s field is the study of how the brain processes information. This study refers to the [ Read More ]
For many thousands of years, the human race has been working on cures and solutions for illnesses, diseases and various ailments that can affect the human body and the human mind. Over 200 years since the development of the first vaccination, and we are still building and developing the way we treat health problems. Image [ Read More ]
A Whole New World?
There has been a lot of excitement within scientific communities around the world, as a result of the recent discovery of a planet dubbed by the media as “Earth’s Twin”. The human race has always been extremely excited and driven by the potential to find other habitable worlds in our universe. This can be seen [ Read More ]
Vehicles that can control themselves are likely to be made available for purchase in just a few years. According to Alan Taub, who is the vice president of global research and development at General Motors, we’ll be able to say “Look Ma, no hands!” by the middle of the present decade. Image Source: http://boingboing.net [ Read More ]
As our technological devices shed wires, connecting to the internet and other devices via WiFi, there is one wire that seems reluctant to leave: the power cable. It appears we are close to breaching it. Image Source: http://impactlab.net The concept behind the wireless transfer of electricity is simple. An electric current passes through a wire [ Read More ]
Mark Post has been provided with €300,000 to, over the course of a year, create a hamburger. While this may sound like easy earnings, the challenge is that this hamburger must be created without using any animals as a source for the meat. Taking the lead role in the department of vascular physiology ad Maastricht [ Read More ]