Category: Science & Technology


Popular Robots - Our Metal Friends  Our metal friends have long been a source of inspiration, wonder and fear for filmmakers and audiences. A way to examine our own humanity, and view emotions from a new perspective, artificial intelligence has been in films for almost as long as we’ve been making them. We seem drawn

Breast Cancer Surgery More Precise with pH Probe

Breast Cancer Surgery Surgeons can be more precise when removing Breast Cancer   Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. In those with distant

Diabetes treatment Monotreme Venom’s Potential as a Diabetes Drug

The monotremes (platypuses and echidnas) represent one of only four extant venomous mammalian lineages. Diabetes Treatment  Remarkable Evolutionary Remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – could pave the way for new diabetes treatments type 2 in humans. A study published in

The Connected Heart Monitor.The wireless future!

A clinical trial heralds the wireless future of personalized medicine. REAL-TIME Heart Monitor The heart monitor tracks heart signals. A second device uploads the data via cell network. Patient condition reports are available online. If A-fib is detected, the doctor gets a notification. The patient is given fast-acting blood thinners until the heart is back

Key Cause of Parkinson’s Disease Can Be Treated

A new study that modelled the early stages of Parkinson’s disease has given researchers an insight into its causes – and a possible treatment.   Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent neurological condition after dementia. The disease is characterised by the abnormal accumulation in the brain of a protein called α-synuclein, as well as


Scientists have a pretty good idea of how single stars live and die. Stars like our sun will grow into behemoths called red giants before they shed their outer layers and become an ethereal planetary nebula. Larger stars — those with more than about eight solar masses— will explode as supernovas. And, theoretically, any star

Oldest Human DNA Revises Our Family Tree

A TECHNOLOGICAL FEAT — extraction of human DNA from fossils nearly half a million years old — has revised the timeline for our species. The samples came from Spain’s Sima de los Huesos cave, which has yielded the largest hominid fossil collection from the Middle Pleistocene, 130,000 to 780,000 years ago. During this murky chapter