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Five important medical technology trends

As regular readers of Digital Journal will be aware, health technology and digital health have introduced a range of important innovations. Many of these involve ‘connected technology.’ We survey five new innovations.

Graphene holds the key to next-gen hybrid cars

Further evidence that graphene is the most remarkable material of our times. Graphene nanotube pillars hold the key for manufacturing next-generation hydrogen fueled cars.

Mouth bacteria linked to migraines

Migraines are triggered by many different factors, from lack of sleep, stress and by certain foods. A new study indicates that the microorganisms resident in the mouth may also play a part.

Why the secret of blue begonias can improve energy efficiency

Colchester - The blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias hold the key to improving energy efficiency, at the levels of the nanoscale. Researchers have discovered that chloroplasts have evolved a nanoscale light-trapping structure.

UV light used to make smartphone cameras better

The smartphone market is driven by incremental improvements to device models. One key selling point is the camera. The next generation of smartphone cameras could be improved by an innovation using UV light.

New study looks at the health effects of Wi-Fi

Digital technology is increasingly becoming the main way we access media, and the desire for this to be portable has led to most public places having Wi-Fi. What effect does this expansion have on our health?

New drug target designed to attack gut bacteria

Gastroenteritis is caused by some foodborne bacteria. Researchers have designed a new antimicrobial drug to take on one of the world’s most prevalent foodborne bacteria.

Review: Bedlam and Beyond exhibition in London Special

London - Bedlam asylum was the first asylum for people with mental health issues, with its origins in the thirteenth century. The history of the asylum, on show at the Wellcome Collection in London, charts the history of social attitudes.

Essential Science: Knockout blow to malaria by immune cells trap

One way to stop malaria parasites from spreading around the body is to kill them in the liver. Researchers have found a way to trap malaria killing immune cells in the liver, so they can target the parasite effectively.

Hair straighteners called out as child safety risk

Hair straighteners pose a risk to children in relation to burns and the number of incidences are increasing, according to an investigation by a British charity.

Review: I, Daniel Blake exposes the perils of modern living Special

London - Ken Loach, the acclaimed British film director, has released his Cannes Palme D'Or winning movie, "I, Daniel Blake" this week and it delivers a biting slice of social realism.

Does 3D printing present a global security risk?

3D printing (or ‘additive printing’) has brought many benefits and its future promises more innovations. Could 3D printing be used for crime? Such as printing a copy of a hand to fool finger-print security systems?

Several species of bee declared endangered in the U.S.

Further troubling news for bees, and with it worrying news for agriculture, with seven new species of bee being declared at risk in the U.S. The bees have been placed on the list of endangered species.

Anti-fungal RNA spray developed to combat barley crop disease

Barley fields can be devastated by fungal infections and many fungicides are limited in their effectiveness or they are too toxic to be deployed safely. A new approach involves spraying barley crops with RNA molecules to inhibit fungus growth.

Clouds spotted swirling around Pluto

Despite the downgrading of Pluto from a planet (and the ninth in the solar system) to a dwarf planet, much about the far-flung celestial object remains a mystery. A new puzzle involves the presence of clouds.

More Hurricane Sandy-like storms predicted

Hurricane Sandy, which devastated New York and other coastal cities, could be the start of a new weather norm, with an increase in cyclonical wind events, according to a new study.

Milk from Tasmanian devils helps fight superbugs

It seems one of the strange science stories of the week, but Australian scientists have discovered that the milk from Tasmanian Devils has antimicrobial properties, including activity against antibiotic resistant organisms.

Warning about the endangered status of snow leopards

A new study records hundreds of snow leopards being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia. The report adds to concerns about the decline of these big cats.

Moonbow, a night-time rainbow, occurs in England

York - Rainbows can occur at night. Never seen one? This is because the so-called 'moonbows' are very rare phenomena. A rare lunar rainbow occurred this week in northern England.

Bob Dylan will not be able to refuse Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize committee have still been unable to contact Bob Dylan about the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to the singer-songwriter earlier this month. With some rumors suggesting Dylan doesn't want it, he is, either way, unable to refuse it.
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