Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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World's First Optical Rectenna Turns Light Into Electricity

Researchers at Georgia Tech have recently discovered how to create electricity from light with the very first optical rectenna. Could it be the key to unlocking unlimited natural resources?

New Airless Tires Will Never Go Flat

After years of discussion on the topic and countless attempts at making it a reality somebody's finally perfecting a tire for personal and commercial vehicles that won't go flat. Available in a variety of colors, non-pneumatic tires are the wave of the future.

3-D Printed Gold-Plated Heels: There’s Shoes in Them There Gold

From the Italian verb, mutare, meaning to change or mutate, comes this unusual Mutatio, 3-D printed, gold-plated shoe collection created by New York designer, Francis Bitonti. Read on for more on this spectacular fashion innovation.

Female Researchers Discover Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Cattle Virus

Did you know that a recent California study revealed that women who are infected with the Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV)  might face an increased risk of breast cancer? Read on for more about this breakthrough discovery and its far-reaching implications for women everywhere.

The Anti-Ogling 3-D Printed Top: Camera Foils Creeps Who Dare To Stare

Not the first 3-D printed interactive wearable, this garment stands heads above all others because of its complex ability to identify viewers and move exactly in line with their gaze. Read on to learn more about designer, Behnaz Farahi, and her "Caress of the Gaze" anti-ogling top.

Genetically Modified Micropigs Made To Fight Pests Might Make Fine Pets

Genetically modified micropigs? In MY local pet shop? It's more likely than you'd think thanks to a Chinese genomics institute whose GMO mini-porkers were originally designed to help researchers find cures for human diseases.

The First FDA-Approved 3D-Printed Drug: An Easy Pill To Swallow

Read on for more information about Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the very first company to sell a 3-D printed, FDA-approved prescription pill. Known as Spritam, this drug could bring relief to more than 3 million adults and children in America who suffer from certain types of epileptic seizures.

New Pet Mat Provides Relief With Copper And Bamboo Charcoal

If you have a senior pet, you're probably especially sensitive to her movements.  She may move slowly, favor one leg or hip, or show more fatigue after exercise or a walk than she used to. Achy Paws carries a Copper Comfort Pet Mat that provides relief and warmth to your dogs and cats, using age-old earth-produced natural curative materials - copper and bamboo charcoal.  How do these materials work? 

New High-Tech Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech

Like something straight out of a sci-fi flick, a new high-tech glove is being introduced that is about to change everything for individuals dependent on sign language as their main source of communication.

If Trees Could Sing, What Would They Sound Like?

Thanks to Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, we know how a tree would dance.  But what would a tree sound like if it had a voice to sing?  Innovator Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a machine that allows us to hear the haunting compositions of tree rings.  And the results are mesmerizing.