Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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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.

Haute Couture Joins Wearable Tech: Designer Purse Can Charges Smart Phones

Few names have been more enduring in the world of iconic fashion than Diane von Furstenburg. Read on to learn more about her fusion with wearable tech as demonstrated by her creation of a purse that can charge a smart phone.


S.T.EYE Is The Condom That Lights Up STI's

S.T.EYE is a condom that glows, but if it does you may want to reconsider having that romp in the sheets and run in the other direction instead.

Printable Batteries Bring Power To Everything And Anything

A new technique is allowing scientists to print batteries into any shape and on almost any surface. This is a major breakthrough for the development of flexible or, particularly, wearable electronics. No more bulky battery packs. Read on to find out how your future roll-able smart phone is going to be powered.

The Business Of Subscription Boxes Reaches New Highs With PotBox

Subscription box services have been a trend for a number of years, popular for their convenience and the fact that they're like unwrapping a present when the contents are (somewhat of) a surprise. Everything from pet items, to razors, to delectable snacks, and makeup have been sold in this format by businesses that deal exclusively in items that are packed in cardboard and left on your doorstep once a month or so. But, if you think you've already seen it all, you'd be wrong.

Thumbs Up For Zion Harvey:Child Receives Bi-lateral Hand Transplant

Meet Zion Harvey, eight-year-old recipient of the world's first bi-lateral hand transplant. Learn more about this amazing boy whose courage and marurity far exceed his years.

 


Finally A Practical Way To Harvest Energy From Our Oceans

Deriving power from the movement of the tides has long been considered a target for alternative energy strategists; however, the technology derived so far has been largely impractical to implement in the vast majority of coastal areas. Now a new UK company, in conjunction with Oxford University has approached the challenge in a fresh way and may just have brought tidal energy into the mainstream.

Hallucinogenic Sunglasses Render A Sober LSD-Style Kaleidoscope

If you are so inclined, dazzling visuals can be yours without the negative aspects associated  with hallucinogenic drugs. if you are wondering how, read on to learn more about Hungarian deisgner, Bence Agostin, and his unique pair of psychedelic mood sunglasses.

CharityWait: Donate To A Cause To Skip Restaurant Wait Times

If you're the type that likes to spend your Friday and Saturday nights at the latest restaurant openings, sampling creative culinary delights from the world's top chefs, then you know your love of food warrants a lot of patience. Reservations during prime hours, especially at the city's hottest spots, are as hard to come by as a winning lottery ticket. Foodies know it's just one of those grin and bare it circumstances to which there are no alternatives - at least not before now.

Beyond Silicon: A New Digital Switch

Though silicon is ubiquitous in our modern electronics, it possesses a number of drawbacks that leave scientists constantly searching for alternatives. The arrival of graphene a decade ago was thought to offer considerable promise in this area, but it too suffered from a fatal flaw. Now scientists report a means of combining graphene with nanotubes to yield a new generation of high speed electrical switches.