Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School have discovered a set of proteins in bananas that may finally slow the spread of HIV. They are lectins, sugar-binding proteins that can identify a foreign invader and attach themselves to it, blocking its entrance into the body.
Everyone likes businesses that focus upon customization; perhaps because we're all just so into ourselves as a human race that we want to make purchases that really reflect who we are. Well, there's one company that's helping people do so in a somewhat nerdy way, while putting a twist on an old idea.
A new technology in snow sports, VACO Autofit promises to deliver a ski helmet with superior fit, usability and protection.
Inventors! Here's a message from Telebrands! The big infomercial giant is looking for new products!
Decode: Digital Design Sensations is on exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. If you can get there, it will take your breath away, but if you can't get there, I'll share part of the exhibit on display and interacting at the V&A until April 11, 2010: the five winners of the Nokia awards, inventions that demonstrate the capabilities of its N900.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will create the first robot that will enable a human to interact with it through touch, much as they would another human. Last week, MIT commissioned the British company Peratech to develop its next generation tactile robotic skin to accomplish its goal.