Is This Signal Alien Life At Last?Is someone trying to phone home? Astronomers at the SETI institute have detected "a strong signal" in the direction of HD164595, a star 95 light years from Earth. At least one Neptune-sized planet ... More >
Your Coffee Addiction May Be In Your GenesIf you're already jittering from excessive coffee today, you can blame it on your genes. An affinity for this magic hot bean elixir could be a matter of genetic makeup, according to researchers ... More >
Will You Be Buying Mealworm Oil?You know what adds the perfect zest to a roach milk shake? A nice drizzle of mealworm oil. And why not. It has all the advantages of other oils with only the mild disadvantage of being made from ... More >
Why the EpiPen is ImportantIf you have a life-threatening allergy, you've probably been prescribed an EpiPen to use in case of emergencies. You might keep it in your purse or at your office and not given it a whole lot of ... More >
iPad Games Work Like SedativesIt's a common strategy for exhausted parents: if the kid's being fussy, put him/her in front of a screen. Turns out, it works so well that it's better than a sedative for children in the operating ... More >
Tasmanian devils have had the outrageously bad fortune to be plagued by not just one, but two contagious cancers. But the ferocious Australian animals might finally be catching a break. Tasmanian devils may be evolving to resist devil facial tumor disease, which has wiped out nearly 80 percent of their population over the past 20 years. Areas of the animals' genomes bearing a handful of genes involved in cancer and the immune system have changed distinctively in response to the deadly cancer, indicates a study published today in Nature Communications.
More than ever, car makers and transportation are finding ways to incorporate automated driving into their product offerings. Tech companies like Google, Uber, Lyft as well as car companies like Tesla, Toyota and Hyundai can all cleary see what lies on the road ahead, possibly thanks to LED headlights. Now one more company enters the fray: Drive.ai.
It's been over thirty years since the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, became a worldwide concern. This infection-turned-pandemic continues to spread making it a priority for public health officials. Globally, there are nearly 40 million people living with HIV. In the United States, more than 1.2 million people live with the virus, and the latest estimates suggest over 40,000 new cases occur there annually.
Engineers have dreamed of blurring the lines between airplanes and helicopters for years. Planes, with their lift-generating wings and forward flight, offer great speed and efficiency. Helicopters, with powerful rotors and compact bodies, can take off and land from small platforms, rather than long runways. Getting the best of both worlds is hard in aircraft that carry people inside. It's much easier in drones, especially when those same drones borrow half a body from crowd favorite Star Wars fighter, the X-Wing.
The F-35B is the most expensive model from America's most expensive fighter program in history. Stealthy, full of sensors, and designed so that the Marines flying it can take off and land vertically or in very short distances, each plane is a $134 million bundle of metal and code. What more could the Marine Corps want with its new jet fighter?