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Using A Surrogate To Test Drugs' Effects On The Human Body
2014-03-26 14:57:31

Scientists are developing a project called Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer (ATHENA), which aims to essentially be a testing station for new drugs on the human body. ATHENA will be a $19 million project that includes...

Archaeologists Unearth Oldest Human Skeleton Known To Have Cancer
2014-03-18 12:49:18

Archaeologists, publishing a paper in PLOS ONE on Monday, say that they have discovered a 3,000 year-old human skeleton who had metastatic cancer. The skeleton discovered in a tomb in modern Sudan is the oldest complete example...

Harnessing Everyday Motion To Power Our Mobile Devices
2014-03-17 13:04:58

A team of researchers is setting out to transform the way scientists look at mechanical energy. Their research is presenting the possibilities of harnessing motion to power mobile devices.

Cyber Security Group Says Governments Should Play Nice On The Web
2014-02-26 13:20:05

A security group is calling for world governments to behave on the Internet and cooperate with each other better. An executive VP at RSA is calling for world governments to cooperate with each other on cyber issues.

San Francisco Tech Writer Attacked By Google Glass 'Haters'
2014-02-26 10:34:57

A San Francisco woman was robbed of her Google Glass over the weekend while showing off the device at a bar. The incident occurred while the woman demonstrated how the device works.

Australian Rock Determined To Be Oldest Material Formed On Earth
2014-02-24 13:04:03

Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience, say a rock in Australia is helping to paint a picture of how our planet became habitable 4.4 billion years ago.

CSIRO 3D Dragon For Little Girl
2014-01-10 12:37:49

A seven-year-old girl’s wish for a dragon was answered by CSIRO with the help of a 3D printer.

Starbucks In China
2014-01-08 04:19:41

Chinese consumers view Starbucks as a symbol of class status rather than just a place to get your morning pick-me-up.

Astronomers Puzzled By Discovery Of Giant Planet Orbiting Distant Star
2013-12-05 12:56:55

University of Arizona astronomers are scratching their heads after discovering the most distant orbiting planet to date which is throwing a wrench in planet formation theories.

Skiing Can Help Boost Happiness, Well-Being
2013-12-02 18:30:29

Researchers have confirmed in a study published in Applied Research in Quality of Life that skiing can give a boost of pleasure and well-being.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.