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‘Part of your body’: Japanese scientists reveal on-skin display

A team of Japanese scientists has developed an ultra-thin elastic LED display that can comfortably be worn over the skin. The device can be used to take body readings and receive simple messages. The researchers from the University of Tokyo and Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) showcased their work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of ...

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Scientists create human-sheep chimera with hopes of affordable organ transplants

A team of scientists has grown embryos inside a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, which has sparked ethical concerns. The scientific breakthrough could potentially save the lives of thousands of people who are in a dire need of vital organ transplants. While many patients ...

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Hidden for 120,000 years: British scientists’ mission to lost Antarctic world

A team of scientists is due to embark on a Valentine’s Day mission to explore a mysterious Antarctic marine ecosystem hidden for the last 120,000 years. The area only became accessible when a one trillion-ton iceberg, four times the size of London, broke from the Larsen C ice shelf last July. The international team, led by the British Antarctic Survey ...

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Out of this world? Scientists create superionic ‘space’ water

Scientists have created a new form of water, called superionic ice, which is both a solid and a liquid. The “strange” matter doesn’t exist anywhere on Earth, but could be found on Uranus and Neptune. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Lab at the University of California carried out a series of “laser-driven shock-compression experiments” and shared their findings in a ...

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Toxic metal into nuggets: Secrets of gold-pooping bacteria unraveled by scientists

A unique bacteria that produces gold as a byproduct of ingesting toxic metals may be key to the future refinement of the precious mineral, according to new research. The study published in the journal Mettalomics claims to solve the mystery of how the metal-gobbling bacterium, Cupriavidus metallidurans, can consume copper and gold without poisoning itself. Previous research established that the rod-shaped bacteria ...

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100k times narrower than paper: Indian scientists say they created ‘world’s thinnest material’

Indian scientists say they’ve managed to create the world’s thinnest material, measuring 100,000 times narrower than a sheet of paper. It could be used for next-generation batteries and coatings which absorb ultraviolet rays. The new material measures just one nanometer in thickness. To put its size into perspective, a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers wide, while the approximate diameter ...

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Scientists find ‘happy’ secret to improving your running

Runners of all levels who want to improve their endurance, speed and/or strength may want to try cracking a smile during their workout, according to new research. While it may go against all natural instincts, at least pretending you’re enjoying your run by intentionally smiling has been found to improve your overall performance, according to new research by Ulster University ...

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‘Davos billionaires want business as usual, but world’s problems need scientists & engineers’

Billionaires at Davos made their fortunes on the pre-2008 bubble and are neither willing or qualified to solve actual world problems like the future of energy, Steve Keen, professor of economics at Kingston University, told RT. Donald Trump on Friday addressed political and business elites who gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The US President talked up ...

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Scientists clone primates for 1st time, are humans up next? (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Chinese scientists have successfully cloned two macaque monkeys in a groundbreaking move which could improve disease research while also throwing open the possibility of human cloning, however unlikely or illegal. “Humans are primates. So (for) the cloning of primate species, including humans, the technical barrier is now broken,” Muming Poo, one of the supervisors of the program, told reporters in ...

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End of world? British scientists challenge UN global warming predictions

Climate change predictions making alarming claims on Earth’s future have been challenged by a new study. Suggestions the planet’s surface will warm by 5° Celsius by 2100 are not realistic, according to a team of scientists. Read more Frightening climate change predictions by the UN would be void if the group from the University of Exeter is correct. Their probe ...

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