Discovery a New Type of Bone Cell

Researchers have discovered a new type of bone cell, which could change our understanding of conditions like osteoporosis
Researchers have discovered a new type of bone cell, which could change our understanding of conditions like osteoporosis

By taking their microscopes to the skeletal structures of the human body, scientists in Australia have unearthed an entirely new type of bone cell, one they believe may play an important role in the development of various bone diseases. The new cell switches on a number of unique genes, shedding new light on the way bones degenerate and reform and opening up new possibilities for the treatment of conditions like osteoporosis.

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New Samsung Smartphone Sensor – 50-100Mega Pixel Photos and More

A new Isocell GN2 camera sensor from Samsung takes some big steps forward in autofocus and imaging technology
A new Isocell GN2 camera sensor from Samsung takes some big steps forward in autofocus and imaging technology
Samsung

Smartphones have revolutionized photography, making it vastly easier than ever before to capture and share great images. And on the other side of the coin, camera advances are probably responsible for a lot of smartphone sales these days; phones have been more than good enough in most areas for many years now, and a terrific new camera provides a compelling reason to upgrade where a processing boost or RAM upgrade might not move the needle.

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Weapon Wednesday – Flying Tanks? Epic Fail!

antonov a 40, t 60, ussr, stupid idea
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  • Several countries have tried to make flying tanks, which can self-deploy over long distances.
  • The appeal is obvious: A flying tank would eliminate the need for a large cargo transport to carry it.
  • While the flying tank concept is theoretically possible, it requires too many design compromises to make an effective tank.

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Targeted Ultrasound can Open the Blood Brain Barrier

Rashi Mehta led a research team at West Virginia University investigating targeted ultrasound as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's
Rashi Mehta led a research team at West Virginia University investigating targeted ultrasound as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s
WVU Photo/Caylie Silveira

Among the many moving parts that scientists suspect may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease is one known as the glymphatic system, which is thought to flush waste chemicals from the brain. A new study has demonstrated how this recently discovered system might be kicked into gear via ultrasound, with the technique proving effective in stimulating its activity in patients as part of early human trials. read more

New Deep Learning Melanoma Screening

A new deep learning algorithm can spot features of odd skin lesions and detect melanoma with high accuracy
A new deep learning algorithm can spot features of odd skin lesions and detect melanoma with high accuracy
Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Artificial intelligence is starting to combine with smartphone technology in ways that could have profound impacts on the way we monitor health, from tracking blood volume changes in diabetics to detecting concussions by filming the eyes. Using the technology to spot melanoma in its early stages is another exciting possibility, and a new deep-learning system developed by Harvard and MIT scientists promises a new level of sophistication, by using a method commonly used by dermatologists known as the “ugly duckling” criteria.

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How many Form of Ice?

Researchers have confirmed the crystal structure of a new form of ice, adding to a growing list of known ice types
Researchers have confirmed the crystal structure of a new form of ice, adding to a growing list of known ice types

Owing to the many different ways atoms can be arranged within the material, ice can exist in many more forms than what’s known as ice I, the type we’re all familiar with. Scientists have actually categorized 18 different types of the material, each with its own unique crystalline structure, and now have added another, called ice XIX, to the list.

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Weapon Wednesday – Navy’s Iguana Boat/Crawler

iguana interceptor
Iguana USA

New Lotus 2030 Le Mans

Lotus gives its 2030 Le Mans vision active-aerodynamic panels, a fighter jet-like cockpit and a four-wheel electric drive
Lotus gives its 2030 Le Mans vision active-aerodynamic panels, a fighter jet-like cockpit and a four-wheel electric drive
Lotus

“A racer partly driven like a car and partly flown like a fighter jet” – that’s how Lotus describes the all-new E-R9 design study. The Hethel, UK-based automaker prepares for the future of endurance racing by fast-forwarding through nine years of technological development and imagining what Le Mans might look like in 2030. The vision involves super-sleek, aircraft-inspired race cars with fast-morphing aero-optimizing body panels and high-powered Evija-derived electric drives with advanced torque vectoring.

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Maxus V90 2-Story Camper

Enjoy more space and better views with the high-rising SAIC Maxus V90 Life Home Villa Edition
Enjoy more space and better views with the high-rising SAIC Maxus V90 Life Home Villa Edition
SAIC Maxus

A very different style of Asian RV to the tiny Japanese and Korean mini-campers that inspire endless wanderlust, the SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition lives considerably larger. That’s thanks to a pair of slide-outs widening the first floor and a pop-up, full-height glass-encased second story served by its own elevator. Smart tech and clean, sharp aesthetics, inside and out, team to put the finishing touches on a stylish mobile domicile that lives as comfortably as a townhome … with a price to match.

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Herd Immunity by April? Statists will Never Allow it

from the Daily Wire:

U.S. Will Reach Herd Immunity For COVID-19 By April, Johns Hopkins Doctor Says

“Scientists shouldn’t try to manipulate the public by hiding the truth.”

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Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at the renowned Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, on Friday sent shockwaves through the medical community in a Wall Street Journal piece headlined, “We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April.”

“There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection,” Makary writes. “As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.”

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