The Longest-Lasting Light: 115 Years of Being Turned On

A lightbulb which was installed in Livermore, California, has remained functioning for more than 115 years.The lightbulb was originally used in a fire department hose cart in 1901. Soon after it was relocated to the main firehouse. Two years later, it was moved to an entirely new station. The bulb survived renovations to the station in 1937 in which required it to...

Have a Kidney Stone? Ride a Roller Coaster!

A professor from Michigan State University discovered riding roller coasters can help dislodge kidney stones and help patients pass them with nearly a 70% success rate.David Wartinger, a professor in the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, recently conducted a pilot study in which investigated a claim laid on to him by patients which seemed incredibly bizarre.“Basically, I had...

3D-Printed Bone Heals Injuries Faster

The wonderful world of 3D printing is truly a marvel of modern science. Materials science engineers are applying this flexible technology to the problem of bone healing with ‘hyperelastic bone’.The healing of bones in humans is a long and painful process. In areas of high damage, bone replacement autografts are often used. This technique sees the implantation of bone from one...

Listen to the Recently Restored ‘First Record of Computer Generated Music’

Researchers recently restored the first recorded electronic music, on a computer produced by Alan Turing, who was a genius pioneer, mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and theoretical biologist as well and famous for breaking the Enigma Code. Researcher duo Jack Copeland and Jason Long say that the restoration process of the 1951 recorded music wasn’t easy at all.“A key problem...

Commodore C64C Computer Still in Use After 25 Years

A Commodore C64C is still in use in a small auto repair shop, even after 25 years of service.The 64 series has a long-standing reputation as one of the most successful computers to reach the market. That reputation is upheld today once more as a small auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland revealed they still use a 25-year-old...

Meet Paternoster, The Non-Stop Elevator Chain!

Imagine an elevator chain without doors, that never stops, that you have to jump in or out, and carries only two people. That is paternoster. If you have never been in Germany, the Czech Republic, or Great Britain, you might not have heard about them. Thus, this is an old-school technology, which we haven’t used since 1990’s because...

Listen to the Recently Restored ‘First Record of Computer Generated Music’

Researchers recently restored the first recorded electronic music, on a computer produced by Alan Turing, who was a genius pioneer, mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and theoretical biologist as well and famous for breaking the Enigma Code. Researcher duo Jack Copeland and Jason Long say that the restoration process of the 1951 recorded music wasn’t easy at all.“A key problem...

World’s First ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Just Approved

Diabetes affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. While diet and exercise are useful preventatives for the more common, insulin-resistant, type 2 diabetes, between 10 and 15 percent of diabetics are type 1. Type 1 diabetics are unable to produce insulin at all, as their own bodies are attacking their pancreatic cells. A new device has now been approved that...

Stopping Light In Its Tracks Brings Quantum Computing Closer

Quantum computing is the next epic leap forward in the evolution of digital technology and communication. Using light, these systems allow for calculations far beyond the capacity of conventional computers. Physicists have now successfully stopped light, a level of control over photons that brings optical quantum computing significantly closer.Researchers out of the Australian National University (ANU) are working on controlling how...

Mom Paints Staircase to Look Like Books They Love

Pippa Branham is a young talented mom and obviously, she is really good about painting. She used her creativity to decorate all her stairs by painting them to look like replicas of their favorite books, and she got a big attention as well.The idea came up after they moved into their first permanent home in Suffolk, United Kingdom,...