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Bioelasticity: How Scientists Heal and Repair the Body Using its Elastic Properties

March 1, 2018


Bioelasticity is the measure of stretchability of our body’s tissues and organs. And it is leading a wave of promising biological and medical research. Elastic fibres are present everywhere in the body and help us with vital activities including breathing and eating. Pinch your skin and, depending on your age, it will snap back quickly […]

Bugs Under the Microscope: Discovering Antibiotics and New Microbe Synthia 3.0

June 10, 2016


Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]

Mount Everest Conquered by Virtual Reality, plus the Buzz on Google AI Projects and the World’s Smallest Drone

May 29, 2016


Project 360 Everest marks a milestone in virtual mountaineering, Google bets big on machine learning and RC Insane launches the world’s smallest drone. Mountain specialists Mammut achieved a huge coup in virtual reality filming by taking a 360-degree camera to the peak of Mount Everest. Two Nepalese mountain guides – Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji […]

Medical Advances in Mobile Apps for Parkinson’s Disease and Nanoparticles for Better Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2016


Two technologies that offer huge advantages for doctors in diagnosing or monitoring disease are mobile apps in population studies and nanoparticles for targeting cancers. Working in the medical and veterinary sector for years gave me a fascinating insight into the ways technology would lead to vastly improved diagnosis and treatment for diseases that are difficult […]

Wearable Technology 2016 Shows Off the Best Medical and Fitness Wearables Today

March 23, 2016


Wearable Technology 2016 at London’s ExCeL unveiled a huge collection of innovative medical technology, from a wireless smart thermometer to a wearable ‘lab-on-skin’ chip. Researchers, makers and technology companies were there en masse to preview and launch wearables designed to monitor health and help people affected by illness. York University spinout company ClearSky Medical Diagnostics […]

Holograms In Space, Vision Chips and 360 Thriller from ‘Walking Dead’ Creators

December 15, 2015


One of the gifts taken to astronauts aboard the International Space Station in supply rocket Cygnus was Microsoft’s HoloLens headset. When Tim Peake arrives at the International Space Station today to carry out research as part of the Principia Mission, he’ll be in for a treat. Microsoft’s HoloLens headset was sent ahead on the Cygnus […]

Preview: Wearable Technology Show 2016

November 28, 2015


Last year’s Wearable Technology Show was a runaway success for the prototypers. In March 2016 we go again: higher, better, faster, stronger. Wearable Technology Show 2016 bills itself as the number one event for connected technology. Last year it was the prototypers who stole the thunder. On Intel’s blockbuster stand there were several projects powered […]

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