Worlds Longest Underwater Tunnel

Chinese engineers have unveiled plans to build the world’s longest tunnel.

At 77 miles, the Dalian-Yantai tunnel on the country’s eastern coast will save travelers an eight-hour ferry ride or 900-mile road trip.

The £22billion ($37 billion) project could start within a couple of years, with completion scheduled for 2026.

These are the plans for China 77-mile tunnel that, at a cost of £22billion, will be the longest in the world

Scientists Grow Human Lungs in a Laboratory

n a new frontier in regenerative medicine, scientists have grown human lungs in a laboratory for the first time – but they won’t be ready for transplants for at least 12 years.

University of Texas Medical Branch researchers produced the healthy organ last year but only unveiled it yesterday after months of testing.

The development has the potential to benefit more than 1,600 people awaiting a lung transplant, after the lab lungs are tested on pigs for at least a decade.

Whole-organ engineering: Scientists stripped a healthy lung leaving a scaffolding of collagen and elastin (left). They then took cells from the other lung and put them on the scaffolding before immersing it in a liquid to help it grow (right)
Whole-organ engineering: Scientists stripped a healthy lung leaving a scaffolding of collagen and elastin (left). They then took cells from the other lung and put them on the scaffolding before immersing it in a liquid to help it grow (right) read more

TV You Can Roll Up & Take With You

Phones that unfold to become tablets and big screen TVs you can roll up to transport could soon be in stores thanks to a ‘golden mesh’ developed by US researchers.

The University of Houston team say they have created the first screen technology that could make the gadgets happen.

They say the new stretchable material could used be used in medical implants.

Samsung has already shown off a prototype flexing screen. However, the new mesh technology will allow screens that can be completely folded or rolled into a tight tube without damaging them.

Tasmanian Snotfish

 

Scientists are working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a ‘whopper’ that took their breath away.

The 1.5-metre (4ft 11inch) specimen was found by the Lim family in the southern state of Tasmania when they were collecting shells on a beach in Howden.

They took a picture and contacted a marine biologist who said the type of jellyfish had been seen in the past, but she had never seen one so big, or one that has become beached.

The 4ft 11 inch (1.5-metre) specimen, pictured, was found by a family in Tasmania. Scientists now have enough pictures and samples to begin a proper analysis to classify and name the creature. Yet much remains unknown, including how it eats and breeds, and its habitat

Next-Gen Snorkel

Ok, this is Cool!

Exploring the world’s treasures in crystal clear oceans can be an exhilarating experience.

But not if you feel like you’re drowning from wearing snorkels that are difficult to use and constantly steaming up.

A new mask that lets you breathe through your nose claims to combat this problem and make first-timers feel like they’re professionals.

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The £33 Easybreath claims to feel more natural than traditional snorkeling and prevents fogging

The £33 Easybreath claims to feel more natural than traditional snorkeling and prevents fogging read more

Smells Replace Passports

If you’ve ever smelt a rather unpleasant odour in the passport control queue, don’t worry – it could soon help reduce your queuing time.

Spanish researchers say they have developed an ‘electronic bloodhound’ that can sniff humans to prove their ID.

They claim the system could one day replace fingerprints and iris scanning.

There's no hiding it: Reseachers have developed an electronic nose that can identify people purely by their unique smell

There’s no hiding it: Reseachers have developed an electronic nose that can identify people purely by their unique smell read more

Syringe to Seal Gunshot Wounds

Tiny sponges could be the unlikely key to saving the victims of gunshot wounds.

Researchers have developed a small syringe that can simply be injected into the would.

The team behind it say it could save dozens of lives, as it can seal the wound within fifteen minutes.

The Xstat, a small syringe of expandable sponges that can simply be injected into a gunshot would to seal it.

The Xstat, a small syringe of expandable sponges that can simply be injected into a gunshot would to seal it. read more

Cuttlefish Hold the Key

The cuttlefish can change the color and pattern of its skin to stay hidden from predators.

And now U.S. scientists are looking to the fish’s camouflage mechanisms in order to develop futuristic uniforms for soldiers, which could help them to blend in with their surroundings in realtime.

They have discovered new details about neural organs called chromatophores, which enable the ‘chameleon of the sea’ to virtually disappear.

Scientists are looking to the cuttlefish's (pictured)camouflage mechanisms in order to develop futuristic uniforms for soldiers, which could help them to blend in with their surroundings as well as the cephalopod

Scientists are looking to the cuttlefish’s (pictured)camouflage mechanisms in order to develop futuristic uniforms for soldiers, which could help them to blend in with their surroundings as well as the cephalopod read more

Jellyfish Galaxies

Cosmic jellyfish, with blobbed bodies and long tentacles made of stars, could unlock the secrets to how galaxies take their shape.

These mysterious objects are in fact spiral galaxies that are in the process of being ripped apart and remade as they move to join other galaxy clusters.

The process, which turns spirals into elliptical-shaped galaxies, has been captured by the Hubble Telescope in a number of recent images.

Jelly fish galaxies are created when spiral galaxies collide into galaxy clusters. Pictured here is Galaxy IC 3418 taking the form of a jellyfish as it collides with a neighbour

Jelly fish galaxies are created when spiral galaxies collide into galaxy clusters. Pictured here is Galaxy IC 3418 taking the form of a jellyfish as it collides with a neighbor read more