World’s Highest Climbing Wall

The CopenHill facility in Denmark is now home to the world's tallest climbing wall
The CopenHill facility in Denmark is now home to the world’s tallest climbing wall
Walltopia

As home to a waste-to-energy power plant topped by an artificial ski slope, while featuring running trails and a rooftop bar, the CopenHill facility in Denmark was already a particularly versatile space. Some finishing touches have now been added to the building facade that will add yet another activity to its repertoire, with the routes now complete on what is claimed to be the tallest climbing wall in the world. read more

Calculate Your Dog’s Age with a Epigenetic Clock

Scientists have developed a new formula for calculating the physical age of dogs
Scientists have developed a new formula for calculating the physical age of dogs

For a rough idea of a dog’s physiological age, a popular approach is to simply multiply its actual age by seven, but new research upends this piece of conventional wisdom. Scientists have developed a new molecular tool described as an “epigenetic clock,” which they say offers a more precise picture of a dog’s age in human years by drilling into the rate of molecular changes in their DNA. read more

Weapon Wednesday – WWII Coal Bombs

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  • During World War II, spies needed a compact, disguised explosive to issue to resistance forces in occupied Europe.
  • One solution was “explosive coal,” which could be infiltrated into enemy coal supplies.
  • A similar program in Vietnam introduced defective, exploding bullets into enemy ammunition. read more

The Qool Box Cooler is a Step Ahead

Qool's system is designed to keep contents at a given temperature range no matter the ambient temp, whether tropical heat or polar cold
Qool’s system is designed to keep contents at a given temperature range no matter the ambient temp, whether tropical heat or polar cold
Qool

Unlike the typical cooler – even those expensive, heavy-duty rotomolded blocks – the Qool Box relies on vacuum insulation, much like a thermos or hot/cold tumbler. Its upgraded cooling tech doesn’t stop there, as Qool ditches bagged ice for frozen inserts containing special phase change material (PCM) formulated to keep contents cold (or even frozen) for days, without the melting or mess. Long story short, this passive but intelligent cooler doesn’t just threaten to knock off other coolers on its way to the top, it could even replace powered fridge/freezers for shorter trips and events. read more

Exercise is Good for the Eyes Too!

A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration
A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration

We know exercise is a good thing. It improves everything from cardiovascular disease to one’s cognitive health. Observational studies have also seen physical activity lessen age-related vision loss, but until now it hasn’t been clear how causal that relationship has been. New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) is offering the first experimental evidence to show how exercise can directly slow, or even prevent, macular degeneration. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Type X Drone “Robot” Tank

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  • The Type X drone is a new robotic combat vehicle (RCV) equipped with either an 25 or 30-millimeter auto cannon or anti-tank missiles.
  • Inexpensive and semi-expendable, RCVs hold the key to the future of land warfare.
  • In the future, Army ground forces will consist of human/RCV vehicles and even some unmanned RCV formations. read more

Twenty Percent of Alzheimer’s Patients may be Misdiagnosed

Quadruple misfolded proteins, or QMP, refers to the presence of four separate kinds of toxic protein accumulations
Quadruple misfolded proteins, or QMP, refers to the presence of four separate kinds of toxic protein accumulations

Scientists are already struggling to make headway in the fight against dementia, and the discovery of a new more aggressive form of neurodegeneration that’s often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease further complicates the problem.

A new study from the University of Kentucky has described a novel form of dementia characterized by the toxic accumulation of four different proteins in the brain. The research suggests many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may be suffering from this different, and more complex, neurodegenerative condition. read more

Killing Tumors

Microscopic bubbles could form part of a potent new cancer treatment, according to results from a new study that combines them with ultrasound to blast apart tumor cells
Microscopic bubbles could form part of a potent new cancer treatment, according to results from a new study that combines them with ultrasound to blast apart tumor cells

Lately we’ve seen an exciting string of research projects demonstrate how ultrasound can be harnessed to fight cancer, whether that be by helping drugs cross the blood-brain barrier, heating and destroying tissue in prostate cancers, or selectively killing tumor cells while leaving healthy ones unharmed. Adding to this burgeoning potential is a new study that combines ultrasound with microbubbles, which can be blasted apart like a “targeted warhead” to destroy the majority of tumor cells in breast cancer models. read more

WND Exclusive – What your doctor might not know about coronavirus

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

This is a real departure for me, as it is not my usual fight against the left or an oppressive government.

However, it’s not that far off, as it is a battle to educate the ignorant, which is what we conservatives strive to do.

And let’s face it. COVID-19 has become as big a political problem for freedom lovers as a medical issue.

This all began with my personal quest to be administered a COVID-19 serology test. I have yet to find anyone to administer the test.

As you may (or may not) know, there are two types of coronavirus tests – a virology test and a serology test. The virology test is to determine whether you currently have the SARS-CoV-2 virus. read more

Georgia Tech’s Supernova Machine

Using a new "supernova machine," researchers can study the formation of nebulae, such as the Little Ghost Nebula pictured here

Using a new “supernova machine,” researchers can study the formation of nebulae, such as the Little Ghost Nebula pictured here

NGC 6369 is also known as the Little Ghost Nebula, because in smaller telescopes it appears ghostly and faded. Using Hubble, astronomers can resolve far more detail.
NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Supernovae are some of the most energetic events in the universe, and the resulting nebulas are a favorite for stargazers. To better understand the physics behind them, researchers at Georgia Tech have created a “supernova machine” in the lab. read more