Category: Science

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Meteor strikes Russia

Today in Russia’s Ural region reports flooded the internet of a meteor streaking across the sky and an explosion a moment afterwards. According to RT.com blown out windows and damage has caused around 950...

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby

NASA reports that on February 15, 2013, 2:24PM EST asteroid 2012 DA14 with a diameter of about 150ft (45m) will flyby about 17,150mi (27,700km) to Earth. This is the closest an asteroid of this...

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US to Shoot Down Disabled Spy Satellite

US spy satellite USA 193 was launched on December 14, 2006 but malfunctioned shortly after being placed in orbit. In January the satellite was reported to have lost orbit and falling back to Earth....

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Creating Universal Blood

Scientists discovered a way to convert the blood type A, B and AB to O which can be transfused to anyone. Bacterial enzymes are used to remove the A and B antigens from the...

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Effective on Mice

According to a Reuters article, Japanese researchers at Nagoya University and others developed an Alzheimer’s vaccine has shown to be effective in mice. Small scale human trials is hoped to start this year.

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Inkjet Bone Repair

Scientists at the University of Manchester are currently working on a method to use inkjet nozzles to spray human cells. The cells would be the harvested from the patient and then grown to prevent...

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Bioengineering a Mouse with Human Brain Cells

A Stanford University researcher has gotten a preliminary go-ahead to create a mouse with a significant number of human brain cells as long as the creature behaves like a mouse, not a human.

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BrainGate Neural Interface System

Cyberkinetics Inc has begun government approved human testing of an implant to the human brain: The System consists of a sensor that is implanted on the motor cortex of the brain and a device...

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How to Extract DNA at Home

The Genetics Learning Center at the University of Utah features a tutorial on ‘How to Extract DNA from Anything Living’. All it takes is 3 easy steps and you can do it at home!