VeCare tech relays wound data while leaving the bandage in place

One of the ironies of treating chronic wounds lies in the fact that when removing the dressing to check the wound, you often set back the healing process. A new type of “smart bandage” was designed with this problem in mind, as it transmits wound data … Continue reading VeCare tech relays wound data while leaving the bandage in place

Pineapple skin diet shown to boost growth and immune system of tilapia

Commercial pineapple skin waste typically ends up being composted, or even just dumped in landfills. According to new research, however, a feed additive made from powdered skins has been shown to help farmed tilapia fish avoid infections, plus it repor… Continue reading Pineapple skin diet shown to boost growth and immune system of tilapia

Ocean Cleanup moves beyond testing and outlines a system 3x the size

Having only just returned from a trial campaign that yielded massive hauls of plastic waste, the Ocean Cleanup Project is now moving beyond testing and kicking off its first operational mission. This will involve redeploying its System 002 collection b… Continue reading Ocean Cleanup moves beyond testing and outlines a system 3x the size

Ford mini-camper goes full Swiss Army to transport 9, sleep 4

Over the years, we’ve seen small camper vans that impressively convert into six-, seven- or even eight-seat people-movers. The new Allrounder from German shop Southvan beats them all, using a smart, expandable indoor/outdoor kitchen and adaptable seati… Continue reading Ford mini-camper goes full Swiss Army to transport 9, sleep 4

Lockheed Martin plans to build Starlab commercial space station by 2027

Lockheed Martin, Nanoracks, and Voyager Space have entered into a partnership to launch a permanently crewed commercial space station by 2027. Called Starlab, the semi-inflatable platform will be available to the US government and private industry.Cont… Continue reading Lockheed Martin plans to build Starlab commercial space station by 2027

Are some people genetically resistant to COVID-19?

A massive international collaborative effort has begun investigating whether specific genetic characteristics can make someone resistant to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The project is called the COVID Human Genetic Effort, and the goal is to understand why so… Continue reading Are some people genetically resistant to COVID-19?

Next-gen battery electrolyte made from wood offers record conductivity

Today’s lithium batteries commonly use a liquid electrolyte to carry ions between the two electrodes, but scientists eyeing solid alternatives see some exciting opportunities ahead. Among them are the authors of a new study who have used cellulose deri… Continue reading Next-gen battery electrolyte made from wood offers record conductivity

Psychedelic therapy research gets first US government funding in 50 years

Johns Hopkins Medicine has been awarded a US$4 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further clinical research investigating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat tobacco addiction. The grant is the first federal funding in h… Continue reading Psychedelic therapy research gets first US government funding in 50 years

Tatamel electric motorbike folds down to sit beneath a desk

Although an electric motorbike might be a fun and economical form of transportation, finding parking for the thing could be problematic. That’s where the Tatamel Bike comes in, as it can fit beneath a desk when folded.Continue ReadingCategory: Urban Tr… Continue reading Tatamel electric motorbike folds down to sit beneath a desk