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smart insulin
2015-02-12 12:53:54

Nearly 30 million people in the US struggle with some type of diabetes, but a newly-developed “smart” form of insulin could make treating the condition easier by self-monitoring blood sugar levels and activating only when needed.

ubuntu smartphone
2015-02-08 13:45:48

A new smartphone that runs on the Ubuntu operating system is going on sale in the UK next week, but customers looking for an alternative to the iPhone or Android devices will have to be quick in order to get one, various media outlets reported on Friday.

pregnant flying
2015-02-07 10:15:11

Health officials in the UK have issued revised guidelines governing when pregnant women should (and should not) fly on an airplane, whether or not they should wear a seatbelt, and how they can reduce the risk of travelling by air while carrying a child.

Rosetta Philae Comet
2015-02-02 09:37:57

The search for the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) has been unsuccessful, and ESA officials will now wait to hear from the probe to confirm its location.

154037834
2015-01-24 09:55:27

Good GMOs? Scientists developing a way to produce safer and more effective GMO using bacteria that cannot spread in the wild.

beagle2 mars
2015-01-16 08:49:14

A probe that was scheduled to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003, but disappeared several days prior, has been found intact on the surface of the Red Planet, according to BBC News reports published Friday.

shoes
2015-01-15 15:16:53

A team of German researchers has developed portable, shoe-sized devices that could recharge your gadgets on the go by generating power through the mechanics of walking.

mari velonaki
2015-01-02 10:23:11

Women are estimated to represent no more than one-fifth of the robotics researchers in the world. Mari Velonaki is one of them blazing a trail for the rest.

seasonal affective disorder
2014-12-04 11:36:15

In an international study led by the University of Georgia has found a strong link between Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and vitamin D deficiency.

philae organic molecules
2014-11-28 06:10:00

Before the Philae lander’s batteries depleted late last week, one of its instruments was able to detect organic molecules on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P/C-G), scientists involved with the mission have confirmed.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.