Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Would You Pay $300 For A Smart Shirt?

Long-promised wearable technologies are finally beginning to hit the retail market as Ralph Lauren releases a new “smart shirt” this month. Designed to monitor your performance during exercise, the garment will retail for $300 and require an iPhone or iPad to run the associated app. Which begs the question, is it worth it?

Hark All Ants: Solar-Powered Backpack Converts Into Picnic Table

Meet the Technopicnic solar-powered backpack made in Spain that converts almost any urban space except  for maybe a highway into a picnic table. Read on for more on this clever and innovative wearable tech design.

Oil-Contaminated Soil Finds New Fertility

Oil spills are unfortunately a fact of life in our industrialized world. Until we find a renewable resource that can fulfill our energy demands, the transportation of oil and other petroleum products is a requisite and no method is entirely foolproof. Scientists at Rice University have addressed this problem by developing a new technique that not only rids contaminated soil of oil, but restores its fertility. Salad anyone?

New Social Network Eter9 Leads To Digital Immortality & Singularity?

On the heels of ephemeral social networking apps like Snapchat allowing our messaging to disappear within seconds after posting, comes another on the opposite end of the spectrum. This one proposes online-life-everlasting with digital immortality. The new social network called ‘Eter9’ uses artificial intelligence to scan your posts - learn what makes you tick  . . .

Lending a Hand: Teen Creates Cheap Voice-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The world of 3-D printing has made it possible for the economically-challenged to afford the cost of prosthetic limbs. Meet Nilay Mehta, a 17-year-old high school student from California who in his own special way is lending a helping hand to the world of the disabled.

Black Phosphorus: The New And Improved Graphene

The fatal flaw inherent in graphene electronics has already been heavily discussed – graphene-based transistors lack an OFF state making them ineffective switches despite a myriad of other properties that seem so full of potential. Now scientists report a new two dimensional material that avoids this pitfall while maintaining many of graphene’s remarkable abilities. Black phosphorous is the next big thing in the 2D revolution.

Underwear Innovation: Unmentionables Gain Honorable Mention

Slick Chicks is an intimate apparel brand offfering that which no other underwear manufacturer can; a way to take them off without removing outer clothing. Read on for more on this most interesting wearable tech innovation.

The First Optical Microprocessing Chip Is A Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Scientists at the University of Bristol have debuted new optical chip that could be to quantum computers what traditional microprocessors are to current computer technology: invaluable. Already the chip has been able to tackle typically year-long experiments in just a matter of hours. What else will it achieve?

Nicotine-Consuming Bacteria Offers Key to Anti-Smoking Drug

Find out more about the results of a recent study that has indicated hope for a new anti-smoking drug may lie in a bacteria that consumes nictotine. Read on to learn more about this amazing scientific innovation.

Scientists Find A New Way To Help You Lose Weight, But You Won’t Want To Try It

Does the notion of a new method to lose weight – one that doesn’t require increased exercise or a change in diet – sound appealing? Well scientists have recently reported just that. Common white fat can be converted in humans to energy-burning brown fat. The only catch? Your body needs to be under prolonged stress such as after a severe burn.