Tiny robots could serve all kinds of useful functions, but shrinking their actuators has proven challenging. Now researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have made artificial muscles that surpass your puny natural ones, inspired by the “supercoiling” of DNA strands.
A fascinating new study from a team of US researchers has used machine learning techniques to develop algorithms that can analyze naturalistic driving data and detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia in a driver. The work is still in the preliminary stages, however, the researchers claim it could be possible in the future to detect early signs of dementia using either a smartphone app or devices incorporated into car software systems.
Launched in 2018 on a mission to study the Sun from close proximity, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe continues to edge closer and closer to its target, setting one new record after another. The latest came during a close approach today, where the spacecraft exceeded blistering speeds of 330,000 mph (532,000 km/h) as it began its eighth loop of the Sun.
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
The COVID-19 vaccination is front and center on most American’s minds as they decide whether or not to get it.
But it’s not just the vaccine itself. It’s not even whether the various vaccines are safe – and they appear to be for the vast majority of the population.
While dinosaurs roamed the Earth, flying reptiles called pterosaurs ruled the skies above. These included the largest animals to ever take flight, and a new study has uncovered some of the biological secrets that helped them grow so large. CT scans have revealed that the neck vertebrae of giant pterosaurs had a unique supporting structure never seen in any other animal.
Is getting the ‘Experts’ to admit they’ve been Wrong from the Start
by: Brent Smith
Is any of this going to matter?
No matter how much proof has been, and continues to be compiled, that masks don’t even slow the spread of Covid, much less stop it, it doesn’t appear to difference.
Although it is shrinking a bit, it seems that still the majority of the American public are perfectly content living their lives in fear, continuing to don a worthless piece of cloth, rather than question the tyrants that maintain the seats of power.
A new review article published in the journal Trends in Cancer is presenting a promising case for phenformin, an old diabetes drug related to metformin, being repurposed as an adjunct to new immunotherapy cancer treatments. A phase 1 clinical trial is already underway to test the safety of the combination treatment for skin cancer.
Over the past few years we’ve seen some interesting examples of how injectable hydrogels can boost the recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, whether by flooding them with stem cells or acting as supporting scaffolds. Scientists in Spain have now developed a hydrogel that releases boron to dramatically accelerate the formation of new muscle fibers.
by: Brent Smith
Well, it’s looking more and more like we were right about the Covid-19 virus and herd immunity.
It’s also looking like all the shutdowns, lockdowns,, mask mandates, and arbitrarily chosen social distance orders which caused untold psychological and physical damage to people, did little more than kick the can down the road. As it turns out, those countries who suffered the earliest waves of infection are now fairing better than those who didn’t.