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One of the creepy things about ticks is the fact that not only do they suck your blood, but they're able to do so for a long time, undetected. Scientists have now synthesized the protein that lets them get away with it, and it may have life-saving medical applications.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of Sydney, Inflammatory, Treatment
The UK Government has partnered with a handful of game developers to encourage people in the country to stay indoors and slow the spread of COVID-19. ...
Technological discoveries including the internet, mobile phones and televisions top the list of inventions which have had the ‘biggest impact’ on Brits’ lives, according to a new study.  However, the […] The post Internet and mobile phones have ‘biggest impact’ on Brits’ lives appeared first on ShinyShiny.
The average Brit will spend the equivalent of a decade of their lives using smartphones, tablets and laptops – and share a staggering 92,053 social media posts, it has emerged. […] The post Average Brit spends decade of their lives using technology appeared first on ShinyShiny.
According to a US Geological Survey estimate, anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of bats are killed by wind turbines annually – in the US alone. New technology may help reduce those numbers, however, by causing the turbine blades to whistle at the animals... Continue Reading Whistling wind turbines may save bats' lives Category: Environment Tags: Bats
Rock guitarists sometimes have a strange relationship with their instruments. The Who's Pete Townshend has smashed many guitars throughout his long career, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his psychedelic Stratocaster at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and more recently Muse's Matthew Bellamy sacrificed 140 guitars during one tour. But when Sandvik decided to make an unbreakable all-metal guita
Not only do firefighters have dangerous jobs, but they often work in dark, smoke-filled environments where they'd be difficult to find if they ran into trouble. A new motion-powered wearable sensor could make all the difference in such situations... Continue Reading Motion-powered device made to save firefighters' lives Category: Good Thinking Tags: Firefighting McMas
In an effort to spare diabetics the pain and hassle of performing daily finger-prick blood glucose tests, various groups have developed continuous blood-sugar monitoring systems. Swedish scientists now believe that they may have improved on such technology, utilizing a skin patch that sports a tiny needle... Continue Reading Microneedle-equipped patch may make diabetics' lives easier Cate


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