All 3D printed innovations have something in common: they are only producing inorganic, plastic-based material. What about organic materials, such as human organs? Wouldn’t it be great if new organs could be printed out and used in surgical operations to save people’s lives? (Video)
Michael Grothaus: There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found that to be true: Anything of significance I’ve accomplished in my life has, at least in part, been due to the attitude I’ve held, even when there were negative factors working against me that were outside my control.
Multimaterial 3-D printing – a complex lattice using different inks.
3D printing capabilities are rather limited despite the excitement that 3-D printing has generated. It can be used to make complex shapes, but most commonly only out of plastics. Even manufacturers using an advanced version of the technology known as additive manufacturing typically have expanded the material palette only to a few types of metal alloys. But what if 3-D printers could use a wide assortment of different materials, from living cells to semiconductors, mixing and matching the “inks” with precision?
Some desperately need–their morning coffee.
When is the best time to drink your cup of coffee? it is probably not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially if you have problems sleeping. But, have you ever drink your cup of coffee and felt like it just didn’t work?
Men also think about sleeping, eating and other basic biological functions more than women.
That old cliche about men thinking about sex more often than wome is true and researchers have proven it by sending students out into the world to ‘log’ what they are thinking about.
The results of the tests might also be of interest to companies offering life-insurance policies or medical coverage.
A controversial blood test that can show how fast someone is aging – and offers the tantalizing possibility of estimating how long they have left to live – is to go on sale to the general public in Britain later this year.
Baby girls make a beeline for dolls as soon as they can crawl – and boys will head for the toy cars
Baby girls make a beeline for dolls as soon as they can crawl – and boys will head for the toy cars, a study has shown. With no prompting, they will choose the stereotypical toys for their gender.
Modified Boeing 747
A high-powered laser aboard a modified Boeing Co 747 jumbo jet shot down an in-flight ballistic missile for the first time, highlighting a new class of ray guns best known from science fiction.
In a discovery that could help tackle sleep disorders, scientists found that our internal body clocks are shaped by the weather as well as by the seasons and environmental signals.
Unknown biological glob floating down coast of Alaska
A mysterious glob of unknown material up to 12 miles long has appeared off Alaska’s northern coast. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says, “It’s certainly biological. It’s definitely not an oil product of any kind.”
Glass or Crystal Frog
A scientific expedition along one of the most bitterly contested international borders in recent history has revealed a fascinating array of species, many of which are believed to be new to science, Conservation International (CI) announced. (Pics)
The recently revived Herminiimonas glacei
image: The Society for General Microbiology
The new bacteria species was found nearly 2 miles (3 km) beneath a Greenland glacier, where temperatures can dip well below freezing, pressure soars, and food and oxygen are scarce.
“We don’t know what state they were in,” said study team member Jean Brenchley of Pennsylvania State University. “They could’ve been dormant, or they could’ve been slowly metabolizing, but we don’t know for sure.”
Dormant would mean the bacteria were in a spore-like state in which there’s not a lot of metabolism going on, so the bacteria wouldn’t be reproducing much. It’s possible the bacteria could have been slowly metabolizing and replicating. […]