Bioartificial kidney prototype aces lab tests, could replace dialysis

Patients with kidney failure require dialysis regularly, which is an invasive and potentially risky treatment. But now researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have successfully demonstrated a prototype bioartificial kidney that… Continue reading Bioartificial kidney prototype aces lab tests, could replace dialysis

Apple unwraps faster, sleeker iPad, iPad mini and Apple Watch

Today is Apple Christmas Day, and while the shiny new iPhones are the presents most eyes are fixed on, there are always new iPads, iPad minis and Apple Watches under the tree as well. The company has now unwrapped the latest generations of those device… Continue reading Apple unwraps faster, sleeker iPad, iPad mini and Apple Watch

Inhalable vaccine fights antibiotic-resistant pneumonia in mice

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a nasty, opportunistic bacteria that can cause pneumonia. It’s a tough one to fight, but now researchers at Tulane University have developed an inhalable vaccine that, in mouse tests, can invoke a strong immune response against… Continue reading Inhalable vaccine fights antibiotic-resistant pneumonia in mice

Genetics startup turns to CRISPR to resurrect the woolly mammoth

A new genetics company called Colossal has grand plans to revive the woolly mammoth and reintroduce the species to the Arctic tundra. And it isn’t meant to be just a tourist-trap Jurassic Park either – the aim is to restore a long-lost ecosystem which … Continue reading Genetics startup turns to CRISPR to resurrect the woolly mammoth

Scientists toilet-train cows to reduce their environmental impact

Agriculture is a huge environmental issue in many ways, but one that’s often overlooked is livestock urination. Researchers from Germany and New Zealand have now demonstrated a potential way to reduce that problem – by toilet-training cows.Continue Rea… Continue reading Scientists toilet-train cows to reduce their environmental impact

Triple entanglement in silicon marks major quantum computer breakthrough

Quantum computers could one day outperform traditional machines at many types of tasks, but hurdles remain. Now, physicists in Japan have successfully entangled groups of three silicon quantum dots for the first time, in a breakthrough that could help … Continue reading Triple entanglement in silicon marks major quantum computer breakthrough

Kinky class of ceramics self-heals cracks at room temperature

Ceramic materials are strong and can stand up to heat very well, but they’re notoriously fragile. Now, researchers at Texas A&M have uncovered a previously unknown self-healing mechanism in a certain type of ceramic, which works at room temperature.Con… Continue reading Kinky class of ceramics self-heals cracks at room temperature

Quantum gas free fall experiment creates coldest temperature ever recorded

Physicists in Germany have produced the coldest temperature ever recorded – a chilly 38 trillionths of a degree above absolute zero. The strange experiment involved dropping a quantum gas, and switching a magnetic field on and off to bring its atoms to… Continue reading Quantum gas free fall experiment creates coldest temperature ever recorded

Bizarre repeating radio signal near galactic center may be brand new object

Astronomers have detected a strange radio source coming from somewhere near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The signal repeats seemingly at random, and can’t be neatly attributed to any known astronomical object, leading the team to consider that i… Continue reading Bizarre repeating radio signal near galactic center may be brand new object

NASA sets launch date for James Webb Space Telescope this year

NASA has finally set a date for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). If all goes to plan, the long-awaited flagship mission will blast into orbit on December 18, 2021, from French Guiana onboard an Ariane 5 rocket.Continue ReadingCatego… Continue reading NASA sets launch date for James Webb Space Telescope this year