Elon Musk Revealed SpaceX’s New Plans Regarding Their Mission to Mars

In the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development Conference that was held on July 17 – 20, Elon Musk sat down with ISS program manager Kirk Shireman to provide the general public updates on the future endeavors of SpaceX. The space entrepreneur also enumerated the various success SpaceX has achieved since the last ISS conference two years ago....

Study Says Bitumen-Lined Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Native Americans

Thousands of years ago, Native Americans were exposed to toxic materials which could have damaged their bone structure and organs, says a study concluded by researchers. High level of exposure to PAH (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) posed significant health hazards to native Californians in ancient times.The teams of researchers studied the ancient living style and replicated their methods to...

Researchers Are Developing an Electronic Nose That Can Sniff out Diseases

Researchers at Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas are developing an electronic nose that smells your breath to diagnose disease. The device could eventually replace blood tests.Dr. Navneet Sharma, the lead author of the released findings says, “Smell is one of the senses of humans and animals, and there have been many efforts to build...

Could You Beat a T. rex in a Race?

Jurassic Park is now 24 years old, that might well be older than some of our readers, who knows. One of its most iconic scenes sees some of the film’s heroes Elle Sattler (Laura Dern), Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and of course, Muldoon (Bob Peck) flee for their lives in a Jeep Wrangler from a marauding T. rex....

This Super Thin Wearable Sensor Could One Day Save Your life

Health sensors that measure heart rate, blood pressure, sweat and a host of other health indicators are often bulky and uncomfortable. But scientists are working to create a super thin wearable that can record data via the user’s skin. The technology developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo looks like a gold temporary tattoo and it’s so...

Rosalind Franklin: The Unsung Hero Behind the Discovery of DNA’s Structure

Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist best known for her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. This amazing woman also pioneered the use of X-ray diffraction. She overcame personal and societal strife to make one the of the greatest discoveries in science. Today, July 25th would have marked her 97th Birthday. And so it seems...

Breakthrough Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes Will Start Human Trials in 2018

Scientists will start to test a new prototype vaccine for preventing type 1 diabetes in 2018. The vaccine is the result of a long 25 years of hard work done by scientists. Though the vaccine will not completely cure nor will get rid of the type 1 diabetes, it will certainly improve the immune system to fight the...

UK Plans to Ban All New Petrol And Diesel Vehicles From 2040  

Following the footsteps of France, the UK government has finally made a draft proposal to ban all petrol and diesel powered cars and trucks. The much needed move promises to curb the depleting air quality in the UK.The ban on internal combustion engines, which dominated the automobile business for more than a century, will cost Britain more £3...

10 Incredible Underwater Attractions Across the Globe

We won’t mess around and just dive in (sorry we couldn’t resist). Ultimately, the following list is far from exhaustive and in no particular order. So without further ado here are ten great underwater attractions across the globe. Enjoy.1. Underwater post office, VanuatuOur first entry on our list of underwater attractions, is a rather, interesting one. For no apparent...

This Non-Invasive Skin Closure Solution Could Spell the End for Stitches

An alternative to traditional stitches has been developed that promises faster wound healing and less scarring. Looking more like something from a hardware store, Zip Skin Closure System uses sticky strips and plastic ‘zip ties’ to close surgical wounds. The sticky strips are placed on either side of the wound and then the plastic ties are tightened across...