Study suggests tiny birds’ blood gets warmer in the winter

In order to stay warm on frigid winter days, small birds may do more than just fluff up their feathers. According to new research, they’re actually able to make their blood run hotter, creating a sort of central heating system.Continue ReadingCategory:… Continue reading Study suggests tiny birds’ blood gets warmer in the winter

Injectable gel found to help reinforce and resurface joint cartilage

Once it’s been injured, the protective cartilage in our knees and other joints heals very slowly – if at all. A new injectable gel, however, could both reinforce the tissue after it’s been damaged, and encourage new cartilage to grow over top of it.Con… Continue reading Injectable gel found to help reinforce and resurface joint cartilage

Mobileye and Udelv confirm first large order for driverless delivery pod

Israel’s Mobileye, which was acquired by Intel back in 2017, has teamed up with startup Udelv to get an autonomous electric delivery pod called the Transporter on the streets by 2023, with a plan to produce 35,000 of the self-driving electric cargo hau… Continue reading Mobileye and Udelv confirm first large order for driverless delivery pod

Niu launches $599 electric kick scooter for last-mile travel

Chinese mobility company Niu has added to its portfolio of electric two-wheelers with its first ever kick scooter, designed to plug a hole in the daily travels of urban commuters. The Niu Kick Scooter is destined for US and European markets, and promis… Continue reading Niu launches $599 electric kick scooter for last-mile travel

AI identifies three subtypes of multiple sclerosis in MRI brain scans

Scientists may have identified three new subtypes of multiple sclerosis (MS). A team trained artificial intelligence algorithms on a large dataset of MRI scans of the brains of MS patients, and uncovered patterns regarding which areas of the brain are … Continue reading AI identifies three subtypes of multiple sclerosis in MRI brain scans

Recycled pulp mill waste adds strength and resilience to cement

Pulp mills generate significant amounts of waste and we’re seeing scientists get quite creative with how it might be put to use, with the possibilities including everything from foams, to batteries to stronger concrete. The latest example comes from re… Continue reading Recycled pulp mill waste adds strength and resilience to cement

Hydrogel releases cancer drugs in response to temperature and acidity

Loading anti-cancer medicines into drug delivery vessels that can carry them to the site of the tumor before releasing them could offer new highly effective forms of treatment, and scientists in Japan have developed a promising new technology for these… Continue reading Hydrogel releases cancer drugs in response to temperature and acidity

Hankook’s crazy transforming wheels inspired by origami waterbombs

Hankook’s R&D department has been working with biorobotics experts from Seoul National University and Harvard engineers on a weird transforming origami wheel project. These folding oddities can drastically alter their diameter and carry heavy loads.Con… Continue reading Hankook’s crazy transforming wheels inspired by origami waterbombs

Protein bath helps “recellularize” organs for safer transplants

Organ transplants save lives, but complications can arise if the recipient’s immune system rejects the foreign cells. An emerging technique reduces that risk by stripping the donor cells out of the donor organ and replacing them with the recipient’s ow… Continue reading Protein bath helps “recellularize” organs for safer transplants

Elon Musk’s Neuralink has a monkey play Pong with its mind

Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink has shown off the latest version of its brain-machine interface, which a monkey uses to wirelessly play Pong with its mind. The demonstration is both another step forward for the ambitious company and a fascinating look at… Continue reading Elon Musk’s Neuralink has a monkey play Pong with its mind