A Brain Cancer Vaccine?

A new vaccine is designed to help train immune cells to target a mutation unique to brain tumors
A new vaccine is designed to help train immune cells to target a mutation unique to brain tumors

A new article published in the journal Nature is reporting promising results from a landmark Phase 1 human trial testing a novel vaccine designed to help a patient’s immune system better target brain tumors. The data suggests the experimental vaccine is safe and stimulates a significant immune response that slows tumor progression. A larger Phase 2 trial is currently being planned. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Drones Swarm Navy Destroyer

150514 n bq948 008 pacific ocean may 14, 2015 – the guided missile destroyer uss kidd ddg 100 is currently underway off the coast of southern california us navy photo by mass communication specialist 2nd class jacob estesreleased
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Estes/DVIDS
  • Over the course of four nights in 2019, several unidentified drones visited U.S. Navy destroyers off the coast of California.
  • The drones, although seemingly harmless, displayed an obvious interest in the destroyers.
  • The Tic Tac-shaped objects were reportedly similar to the UFOs that Navy pilots observed in 2004. read more

Herd Immunity is Coming Fast and those like Fauci aren’t Going to Like it

by: Brent Smith
Dr. Saint-Fauci is a certifiable nightmare. This guy, who Trump should have sacked in the first weeks, tasted the deliciousness of his “15 minutes of fame.” And since, he has refused to give it up. And like his political oligarch counterparts, he says and does anything to remain relevant, regardless of the cost to businesses and the toll his nonsense has taken on real people. Don’t be surprised if this media whore runs for political office when this is all said and done. And why not – he’s from New York. He would fit right in.

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Highly Degrading Bioplastics

Scientists have used waste products from a lumber mill to produce an environmentally friendly bioplastic
Scientists have used waste products from a lumber mill to produce an environmentally friendly bioplastic

Motivated by our growing problem with plastics, which are environmentally damaging both to produce and after they’re disposed of, scientists are tinkering away with more eco-friendly forms of the material.
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Norway’s Stad Ship Tunnel

The Stad Ship Tunnel will reach a length of 1.7 km (1.05 miles)
The Stad Ship Tunnel will reach a length of 1.7 km (1.05 miles)
Kystverket/Snøhetta

Four years after we interviewed one of the engineers tasked with realizing it, Norway’s remarkably ambitious Stad Ship Tunnel has finally been given the thumbs up. Slated to begin construction next year, the tunnel will cut through an entire peninsula, allowing ships to bypass Norway’s most hazardous shipping route. read more

Prehistoric “Eagle Shark”

Aquilolamna milarcae had a shark-like main body, with ray-like wings
Aquilolamna milarcae had a shark-like main body, with ray-like wings
Oscar Sanisidro

The whale shark and the manta ray are perhaps two of the ocean’s most fascinating large fishes. Well, scientists have now announced the discovery of a prehistoric ancestor of both, that looked like a cross between the two. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Air Force F-36 Kingsnake

kingsnake plane from teasel studio
Andy Godfrey/Teasel Studio
  • The U.S. Air Force has expressed interest in a new, non-stealthy fighter jet to replace the F-16.
  • Several aviation experts have banded together and invented a new jet out of thin air.
  • The result, the F-36 Kingsnake, would use the F-22’s engines, place less of an emphasis on stealth, and use digital engineering.

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Transparent Solar Cells

A new study has found that crops can grow in greenhouses with built-in transparent solar cells
A new study has found that crops can grow in greenhouses with built-in transparent solar cells

Advances in transparent solar cells mean that soon we might be able to install them into windows and greenhouses. But in the latter case, would they deprive plants of vital sunlight? To find out, researchers at North Carolina State University grew lettuce under various wavelengths of light, and found that the plants did just fine. read more

New Source of Energy – Nanogenerators

A new nanogenerator device could tap into energy sources like ocean waves or body movements
A new nanogenerator device could tap into energy sources like ocean waves or body movements

There are energy sources all over the place, if you know where to look. Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have now designed new modular nanogenerators that can harvest energy from a variety of different types of motion, such as ocean waves or a person’s body movements. read more

Next Generation Fender Jazzmaster Acoustic

The new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster pushes things further and harder than the Tele and Strat that came before it
The new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster pushes things further and harder than the Tele and Strat that came before it
Loz Blain/New Atlas

The Acoustasonic series started out as Fender’s moon shot at re-inventing the acoustic guitar for the modern age, but its ambitions quickly expanded to become much broader. Equipped with three different types of pickup and a built-in digital signal processor, these next-generation guitars let you flip through 10 different sounds, acoustic and electric, before you even touch your toe to a pedal. read more