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Enjoy the holidays, but don't forget your fiber

Atlanta - New research with mice has helped to shed light on how and why fiber has such a powerful effect on the entire body. Over the holiday season, it isn't only calories that matter but the type of food as well.

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

Fiber supplements shift bacteria and trigger weight loss

A new study suggests that the addition of dietary fiber to a diet leads to a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria. This reduces risks of cancer and can help with weight loss.

Google prepares 34-city push for ultra-fast Fiber service

Google Inc is exploring a major expansion of its super-fast "Fiber" TV and Internet service, which could extend the nascent network to 34 more U.S.

A high fibre diet may help ward off asthma Special

We know that a diet high in fibre can help improve irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and possibly colon cancer, but what about non-gastrointestinal conditions? In a new study, scientists have shown that fibre can help guard against asthma.

Dietary fiber encourages healthy bacteria

Having a diet rich in fiber is well known for encouraging laxation. New research suggests that having a fiber-rich diet has wider health benefits by encouraging so-called ‘healthy’ bacteria.

Silk fibers developed to counter bioterrorism

Scientists have developed chemically treated silk fibers which could be used by the US government as protective sheets in the event of a biological weapons attack. The fibers can also be used for humanitarian relief projects.

Study: High fiber diet might contribute to diverticulosis

Contrary to the belief that a high fiber diet can protect from diverticular disease, new research finds the opposite may be true. A diet high in fiber might actually increase a person’s risk of developing diverticulosis.

Nix The Kids Cereal If You Want A Healthy Quick Breakfast

If you want to feed your child a healthy breakfast cereal avoid the ones that are marketed to the younger set. Even the kid cereals with healthy marketing such as low fat or low sugar aren't as healthy as the ones the parents choose for themselves.

New Optical Fibers Boost Speed And Distance

MASSACHUSETTS - The telecommunications industry has invested billions of dollars to lay thousands of miles of optical fiber around the world, confident that users will need the advantages of increased bandwidth and speed that glass fibers offer over co...
 

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Carrot helmet? — Nanofibers made of carrot waste from the production of carrot juice can be used t...
Carrot helmet? — Nanofibers made of carrot waste from the production of carrot juice can be used to reinforce synthetic parts.
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