Medicine & TechnologyA new powerful and low-cost technique has been devised for converting agricultural waste and used cooking oil into biodiesel, and even converting food waste and plastic to recycled products.
NASA has been funding scientists developing gecko-inspired technology for robotic applications at the International Space Station. Two Stanford laboratories developed gecko-like grippers for the Astrobee robot to pick up objects to assist astronauts efficiently.
Since nuclear fusion was discovered, it has become something of a holy grail in the search for efficient and clean energy sources. While the technology remains in a developmental phase, scientists are looking for a revolutionary application - fusion drives for spacecraft.
RMS Titanic Inc, the company that owns the salvage rights to The Titanic, is planning to retrieve the ship's radio equipment - sparking an old debate on whether the sunken ship still holds human remains.
For tech-savvy smartphone users, there are a number of technologies and specifications to consider - WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, Near Field Communication (NFC), and more. Now Apple and Samsung have announced a new tech with their latest phones and people are asking: "What is UWB?"
The PicoLinker device can be easily attached to eyeglasses which displays a real-time monitor in front of a surgeon's eyes. The small device may someday replace traditional support monitors in operating rooms as it improves surgical efficiency.
A new method of gene therapy involves minimally invasive microneedles. The patch includes genetic material within nanoparticles and can be applied for various clinical uses such as cancers, diseases, and vaccines.