Tag: research

  • Cyborg doctors in a pill, jet stream stuck in traffic, new Zika test: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Cyborg pill used to monitor health Scientists have created a hybrid biological-electronic system to detect biomarkers in the body, a breakthrough that could make medical diagnosis easier, faster, and more precise. They call the technology the Ingestible Micro-Bio-Electronic Device,…

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  • Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science

    The Big Island is getting bigger by the moment… Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983. But what’s happening on the Big Island now is unprecedented. As I write, 15 fissures have opened up in a community near the volcano, spewing lava over more than 116 acres. Thirty six structures have been…

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  • Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano opens up rift in residential area. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano opens up rift in residential area.

    On Thursday, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano trembled and a new rift opened up in the small community of Leilani Estates, spewing lava into the air like a fountain and forcing evacuations. No injuries are reported and a state of emergency has been declared. Earlier in the week, a nearby volcanic crater vent collapsed, putting the world…

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  • Teamwork makes the dreamwork: success in Western Malaysia | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Teamwork makes the dreamwork: success in Western Malaysia

    Ed. Note: Elizabeth Scordato is an evolutionary biologist at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, studying how environmental variation influences the evolution of bird signaling and the formation of new species. From April to June of this year, Liz is conducting field research on the Pacific swallow in Malaysia, Fiji, and Japan, and will be making…

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  • New research affirms MDMA’s benefit as PTSD treatment. What’s next? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    New research affirms MDMA’s benefit as PTSD treatment. What’s next?

    The prospect of using MDMA, better known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly,” to treat post-traumatic stress disorder just got an important boost. The Lancet, a highly respected medical journal, published a study showing dramatic improvement in more than two dozen veterans and firefighters who were treated with MDMA in a study conducted in Charleston, South Carolina.…

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  • You can now build a 3-D bioprinter for less than $50. Here’s why that matters.

    3-D printing… with living tissue? No, this isn’t Westworld, this is the real world. It’s a growing research trend called bioprinting and a team of Carnegie Mellon University engineers may have just made it much easier to print using biomaterials and fluids. Using off-the-shelf parts, Dr. Adam Feinberg and team have created a bioprinting attachment…

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