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Trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are already known to be damaging to health, contributing to conditions like cardiovascular disease. Now we may know more about just how they cause this damage, as scientists at Tohoku University have found that certain fatty acids speed up cell death.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Fat cells, Cardiovascular, Cells, Apoptosis, Disease, Tohoku Unive
A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that could allow bricks and other common building materials to act as "cameras" that can reveal the location and distribution of radioactive materials that were once in their vicinity. Using optically stimulated luminescence, the team was able to retrieve a historical snapshot thanks to how radioactive elements lik
a trio of british universities have developed a device that can detect the virus in 30 minutes using a smartphone app. The post UK scientists develop smart device that can test for COVID-19 at home appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The world’s first photo of black hole was published back in April 2019, and scientists have been laboring to find ways to capture sharper images of the mysterious regions of spacetime. Scientists are now saying that focusing on a black hole’s “photon ring” may lead to a huge increase in sharpness.In a new paper published in Science Advances, lead author Michael Johnson of
Scientists in Singapore have come up with a new type of soft, pliable particle they say can be used as a building blocks for a new generation of green and biocompatible materials, all by using pollen as a starting point. These incredibly hard natural grains were turned into microgel-like substances using a process likened to soap-making, with the scientists hopeful they could one day find a home
the new test doesn’t need a complicated instrument and is able to give results in just half an hour — over three times faster than the current method. The post oxford scientists develop 30-minute-result test for coronavirus appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While the relationship between the consumption of fatty foods and obesity might seem straightforward enough, the metabolic processes that underpin it are incredibly complex. Scientists are unraveling these mechanisms piece by piece, with the latest example coming from researchers at Germany's Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), who have identified a protein that appears to play a "k
Research that investigates the mechanisms behind diamond formation, and uncovers new ways to produce synthetic forms of the unique stone, could mean big things, and not just for the coffers of jewelers around the world. A new type of artificial diamond developed by scientists at Stanford University sheds yet more light on this high-pressure production process, with a molecule found in crude oil a
the team inserted an artificial pain system presented through the form of ‘affetto’, a hyper-realistic child robot. The post japanese scientists develop ‘blade runner’ robot that can feel pain appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Scientists at Yale University investigating the mechanisms at play in type-2 diabetes have discovered a new way they may be able to apply the brakes to the condition, based on a new understanding of how fasting can drive its onset. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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