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Family Portraits is a project by Greek photographer Maria Mavropoulou that explores the role Internet-connected devices now play in our everyday lives.“The screens of the connectible devices we use are the only way we can have access to this parallel man-made universe, the Internet,” Mavropoulou writes in a statement about the project. “Our lives have changed, from the simplest
When a car hits something crossing the road in a dark, rural setting, it can occasionally be difficult for the driver to later say if it was a person or an animal – that, or they may just lie and say it was the latter. A new blood-analyzing device, however, could tell the difference on the spot.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Forensics, Spectroscopy, Blood, University at Albany
The influenza virus as proven to be a very tricky foe to fight. Now, researchers at EPFL in Switzerland have developed synthetic molecules that can kill the flu virus by mimicking human cells, and putting the squeeze on the virus when it attaches itself to the decoy.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Influenza, Virus, EPFL, Molecules, Drug, Drug delivery
Even after decades of research and expansive global vaccination strategies, seasonal influenza still kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. The virus’s ability to mutate and evade our vaccines means we are constantly chasing the latest strains circulating in the population.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Influenza, Vaccines, Mount Sinai Hospital, Virus, The Immune Syste
'the human form and walk is so important for us to attach meaning, relate and empathy,' explains choreographer wayne mcgregor in an exclusive performance preview. The post wayne mcgregor, random international and BMW i’s performance empathically pairs human and machine appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A novel cancer vaccine is moving to Phase 1 human trials in the United States after promising results from animal studies showed encouraging efficacy and a robust safety profile. A new study describes the vaccine as producing complete responses in 90 percent of animals when combined with a second immunotherapy drug.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Vaccines, Immunotherapy, T
This week on Dezeen, passengers travelled in Virgin's levitating Hyperloop capsules for the first time, as the company carried out a 15-second-long test trip in the Nevada desert. Read more
Human trials for a first-of-a-kind device designed to treat the brain via electrical stimulation have brought some very promising results. Called Stentrode, the implant has the potential to treat a wide range of neurological conditions, but in these very first trials, has brought about significant quality-of-life improvements for a pair of Australian men suffering from motor neurone disease (MND)
NASA is celebrating two decades of continuous human presence on the ISS – the mammoth construct made of aluminum, titanium, and human ingenuity. The post international space station photo highlights celebrate 20 years of human life in orbit appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands have created what’s probably the world’s smallest boat. Measuring just 30 microns long, the tiny model was 3D printed as part of a project investigating how to make synthetic “microswimmers” in complex shapes.Continue ReadingCategory: 3D Printing, TechnologyTags: 3D Printing, Microscopes, Leiden University, Boat, World's Smallest


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