Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Genetically Modified Salmon, Will You Eat It?

On November 20, 2015, U.S. regulators approved a type of genetically engineered (GE) salmon produced by AquaBounty Technologies in Massachusetts as being safe for consumption. The question is: Will you eat it?

Can Brain Scans Predict Coma Recovery?

Learn more about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a scanning technique that focuses on a little known region of the brain that may well help doctors determine whether a coma patient will awaken or deteriorate into a vegetative state.

New Pyro Fireball Shooter Lets You Shoot Flames Like A Superhero

Fans of superhero movies have something to look forward to, the new mini pyro fireball shooter for shooting flames out of the palms of your hands.

New Solar Batteries Store Energy For A Rainy Day

What if you could produce enough of your own energy to completely power your home or business and literally store enough excess for a rainy day? That’s the premise with solar batteries, and they’re about to change our world.

Consumers Blown Away By Wind Resistant Cyprus Umbrella

Meet the Cypress umbrella created by two mechanical engineers in Vancouver  and say goodbye to umbrellas that fall apart in the wind.

Wearable Solar Innovation: Parka Offers Shelter, Comfort and Energy

The latest addition to the Pauline van Dongen wearable solar family is a very special parka that thrives amid nature's often harsh elements. Read on to learn more about this innovative Dutch desinger and her amazing creations.

Parkinson's Drug Doubles as Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Learn more about L-DOPA, a treatment for Parkinson's Disease and a new study that suggests this drug may be able to delay or prevent Macular Degeneration.

Biogas Backpack Provides Means Of Transporting Affordable Alternative Energy

Now that biogas has become more prevalent, scientists, environmentalists and industry leaders are looking for more ways to introduce it to poor rural areas. The problem for a lot of people in small towns and villages, where the main means of transportation is still by foot, is getting it home.

Stanford University's Artificial Skin: Sensational Advance For Prosthetics

Read on for more about a new and exciting product that may one day in the near future may allow prosthetic wearers to feel sensation in their limbs.

New 'Moon Parka' Made From Artificial Spider Silk

Japanese startup Spiber and the company behind The North Face products, Goldwin, have teamed up to create a prototype jacket they're calling the Moon Parka. It's cold-weather gear whose outer shell is made entirely from synthetic spider silk called QMONOS, courtesy of Spiber.