Are 3D printed body parts right around the corner? In the United States, 20 people die every single day as they wait for an organ transplant. Scientists believe 3D printed organs may be the solution to this problem. Instead of plastic, the material used by most 3D printers, new processes use hydrogel, a water-based solution that contains human cells. While the science is still in its early stages, experts believe 3D printed body parts will first replace bones, cartilage, and muscles. Eventually, this technology will hopefully be able to replace entire organs and save countless lives.
A study found that flying a small percentage of planes at slightly different altitudes could significantly decrease contrails, a global warming contributor.
With this new system that identifies candidates for criminal record clearance and even auto-fills forms, offenders don’t even need to apply.
Researchers are attempting to improve the age-old concussion test with a device that can measure CCO levels in the brain using infrared lasers.
NASA is enlisting citizen scientists to collect important data on recent landslides, in an effort to improve prediction models and assist in disaster prevention.
Computer scientists at MIT created a new algorithm for breast cancer screening to predict whether a patient will develop the disease in the next 5 years.
Bioengineered fish have been known to cause mixed feelings. Unnatural, right? Well, after 30 years of debate on whether we should be eating “Frankenfish,” this funky food source is finally coming to a store near you. Like it or not, GMO salmon and possibly other genetically engineered animal meats will soon be on the shelves of your local supermarket. And, these new futuristic foods may be revolutionizing the global food...
More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them fight back.
This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists like Professor George Lomonossoff of the John Innes Centre are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants.