Tiny electronic sensors and devices are being developed as medical devices. These can be implanted in the body and then dissolve away without a trace. This avoids the risks involved with removing them.
A strange-looking construction in the Pisco Valley on the Nazca Plateau in Peru was documented by aerial photography in 1933. No one has ever been able to figure out what the 5,000 or so strange looking holes could possibly be, until now.
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The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix.
Researchers have found that absolute brain size is not the only factor determining intelligence. Corvid birds such as crows, magpies, and jays have brains that perform as well as chimpanzees on some tasks measuring intelligence.
Sugar carvings are one of the main reasons for the global rise in obesity. Researchers have been looking at new ways to reduce the craving for sugar and one potential means is through the use of bacterial cell fragments.
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With the world's population soon expected to reach eight billion, scientists have been working to find a way to produce enough food to feed all those hungry mouths. A team of engineers has found a way to do this using nanoparticles.
The search for alternative forms of power, necessary to future-proof electricity generation in the face of dwindling sources of oil, has led to biological life forms. A new development is a so-called bio-solar cell.
Scientists have been studying extreme conditions within the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia to see if the conditions there, which mimic conditions on other worlds, could predict life on certain planets.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released new statistics that show Baby Boomers have at last been supplanted as kings and queens of the U.S. demographic hill. That is because there are now more millennials in America than Boomers.
Horrible as it may seem, there are biological advantages to having parasitic worms in terms of warding off various diseases. This is because parasites trigger an immune reaction that calms inflammation. The benefit has been explored in a new study.
Zika virus disease is easily transmitted. However, in the majority of people the disease is asymptomatic — symptoms appear in only one in four people, mostly as a mild fever. To find out why, a new study has been running.