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After patients have been under general anesthesia, they'll often require post-operative therapy in order to regain their full respiratory function. Although this typically involves using an analog device known as an inspirometer, a doctor from the Samsung Medical Center has created a more high-tech alternative called GoBreath...Continue Reading Samsung concept gets people breathing easierCate
Also known as the thumb piano, the mbira is an African musical instrument that has been around in one form or another for at least 3,000 years. Now, however, scientists have developed a new version that – when combined with a smartphone – can detect toxic substances and possibly even counterfeit medication... Continue Reading Modern version of ancient musical instrument detects poisons C
A technical fault has led NASA to suspend science operations for the hardworking Hubble Space Telescope. The craft entered safe mode on Friday when one of its gyroscopes failed, and while the problem may or may not be fixable, Hubble is expected to continue science operations regardless... Continue Reading Hubble operations suspended after technical failure Category: Space Tags:
In the quest to improve on the lithium-ion batteries that power today's mobile devices and electric vehicles, lithium-metal batteries hold a lot of potential. Although they promise to hold much more energy per charge, they do have shortcomings in their current form, particularly when it comes to safety. Engineers at Northwestern University are now claiming to have overcome these failings by m
Italian helmet manufacturer AGV has stunned us with the world's first full 3K carbon fiber flip-face helmet. The SportModular is lighter than Rossi's race helmet, as well as safe, quiet, sexy and loaded with premium features. Put simply, it's the best helmet we've ever used, flip face or not... Continue Reading Review: AGV's carbon SportModular is a no-compromise flip face that sport rider
Mammograms are useful tools for diagnosing breast cancer, but they don't always get it right. It's not always easy to tell how dangerous a particular tumor is, meaning harmful but treatable cancers can be missed, while other patients with benign tumors undergo unnecessary invasive procedures. Now, scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a new diagnostic tool that's much eas
Any kind of exercise is good for us, but new research has found that some forms of exercise provide anti-aging benefits that others don't. The research found that endurance exercise, such as running, swimming or cycling, and high intensity interval training (HIIT) has the ability to not only slow, but actually reverse cellular aging, whereas resistance exercise, like pumping iron, does not
Whether it strikes when you're visiting a new place that seems oddly familiar, or you feel like you've lived through a specific moment before, déjà vu is an eerie feeling. And it only gets weirder when it's coupled with the feeling that a person can predict what's about to come next. To investigate the mysterious phenomenon, cognitive psychologist Anne Cleary has developed a technique to indu
To help hunt down elusive iron meteorites in Antarctica, the University of Manchester recently tested its new towable metal detectors at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) NERC Arctic research station at Ny-Ålesund on the Island of Spitsbergen in Norway deep in the Arctic Circle. The test was small, but it's part of the first ever British-led meteorite hunting expedition in Antarctica that wi
At its most basic, the Modular Fiddle can be played like any other violin. But creator David Perry designed this instrument to explore the many different physical component shapes and tones made possible with 3D printing... Continue Reading Modular Fiddle designed to experiment with form, function and sound Category: Music Tags: 3D Printing Modular Violin

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