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The Diversity of Silk

Silk has many uses and has been known for thousands of years in China and the Far East where rich merchants and rulers used the thread manufactured from silk moth cocoons to produce beautiful fabrics. The process has been exported around the world and the high class of clothing made from silk is for all […]

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Invisible Soldiers

One of the most interesting inventions of recent times has been developed by a team at Cornell University with the assistance of the Pentagon’s research team from Darpa. The innovation is to distort light in order to mask an even. The Pentagon is backing the research as they are looking at one day when they […]

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Rat Memory Restoration

There has been some recent research at the University of Southern California and also Wake Forest University with rats to attempt to create memory patterns that will be retained and improve brain function. They have been able to restore memory by flicking a switch that enabled trained rats to remember which lever of two identical […]

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Bacteria Nanobots

There has been a couple of science fiction movies in the 70’s where mini submarines have been miniaturised and placed in the bloodstream of a scientist with the purpose of curing a lesion on the brain. The experiences of the participants are farfetched but entertaining for some. Well, the farfetched concept is now almost a […]

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Mosquito Needles

One of the problems for many people, with having an injection, is the fear created by the pain of the needle piercing the skin. If you have been in tropical climes then you most certainly have had the pleasure or otherwise of being bitten by a mosquito. The mosquito can stab you, without you feeling […]

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EPOC Neuroheadset by Emotiv

One of the most difficult problems to overcome by people suffering from deliberating diseases is that although their body is unable to move in the normal manner, their brain is still bright and active and they would wish to participate in using computers, playing games and communicate with others in everyday life, as we all […]

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Blood Power Batteries

Professor Zhong Lin Wang from the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a nanogenerator utilizing zinc oxide piezoelectric nanowires that generate an electric current when subjected to mechanical stress. The piezoelectric effect occurs only in non conductive materials such as crystals and ceramics. The most well known being quartz as used in quartz clocks. Other […]

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Peter Doherty on Climate Change and Science

Peter Doherty delivered the keynote speech at Melbourne’s first ever Festival of Ideas at Melbourne University.  In an enternaining speech covering history, culture snf denial, Doherty argues that whatever your opinion might be about climate change, it’s essential that you educate yourself in the science behing it before making any conclusions. The full video can […]

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Hawking warns not to speak to aliens

Stephen Hawking has stated in his television series ‘Universe’ that extra terrestrials are almost certain to exist and that rather than seeking them out, we should be doing everything possible to avoid making contact. He states that the existence of aliens is a mathematical certainty in a Universe containing 100 billion galaxies, each of which […]

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Venter to address Syracuse University

The renowned geneticist Craig Venter is to deliver the commencement address at Syracuse University on May 15th this year.  Venter was listed as a finalist in Time magazines person of the year 2010 after creating the first ever self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell. Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor stated; If aliens ever visit us, I think the […]

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