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Kodak Alaris has given a boost to those waiting for newly resurrected Ektachrome E100 to be introduced in formats larger than 35mm with an announcement that it will be testing a new coating process at the end of next month to make roll film. The company has said in the past that the process for coating 35mm film and 120 roll and sheet films is different and that the method used to make the initia
Fieldwork Robotics – a spinout company from the University of Plymouth in the UK – has announced the successful completion of early field trials of a raspberry-harvesting robot. If commercialized, the system could help make up for a shortage of human fruit pickers in the country... Continue Reading Raspberry-picking robot completes first field trials Category: Robotics Tags: Fruit
As promising as some treatments are in lab tests, unfortunately they don't always meet hopes when translated to the real world. Now, scientists at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have investigated a class of cancer drugs that failed in human trials, and found out why. Better yet, they went on to identify another drug that could finally make the treatment work... Continue Readin
Two newly published studies are suggesting modulating activity of the hormone vasopressin may help treat the social impairments associated with autism. The two clinical trials use different approaches to target vasopressin and while both trials are reporting positive results some experts are suggesting it is too early to conclude these hormone treatments would be beneficial to all autistic
An army of tiny robots scuttling about inside your mouth cleaning your teeth. It's a disquieting thought, and yet it might be one of the most effective ways to deal with the sticky bacterial biofilms that coat our choppers – as well as water pipes, catheters and other tough-to-clean items... Continue Reading The future of dental cleaning? Biofilm-busting micro-robots impress in precision c
Positive early results from the first phase of human testing for a unique colorectal cancer vaccine are proving promising. A newly published study outlining the Phase I trial results suggests the vaccine is safe, and stimulates immune activation, paving the way for larger human trials... Continue Reading Success in first phase of human trials for colorectal cancer vaccine Category: Medica
A shockwave reverberated through the Alzheimer's research community today after pharmaceutical company Biogen announced it was discontinuing two massive final phase human trials into the previously promising Alzheimer's drug aducanumab. The announcement is the latest in a long line of failed Alzheimer's drugs targeting the popular amyloid protein hypothesis... Continue Reading Another big
This week's highlights include some early looks at From Software's anticipated Sekiro, the goofiness of GaaS bike sequel Trials Rising, and how SimCity inspired a lot of urban planners, & more. ...
It was a couple of years ago that we first heard about the Eelume, an eel-like robot designed to perform underwater maintenance and inspections. Well, the latest version of the device, known as the EELY500, is about to begin sea trials in Norway... Continue Reading New-and-improved snaky robot headed for sea trials Category: Robotics Tags: Norwegian University of Science and T
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia is responsible for 16 percent of all deaths of children under five years of age, accounting for over 920,000 child deaths in 2015. Although vaccinations are available, they are only effective against certain strains. GPN Vaccines has developed a vaccine that is claimed to be effective against all forms of Streptococcus pneumoniae, 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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