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May 24, 2015

Each year our species cuts down 26 billion trees and only re-plants half of that. At this rate the Earth will run out of trees. At the moment, reforestation is done by hand planting, which is limiting the speed at which replanting can occur. Enter ex-NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher. Her team at BioCarbon Engineering plans to save […]

April 19, 2015

The body posture of both the teacher and student have been found to affect the student’s ability to remember correctly. Linda Smith, of Indiana University, has been studying postures with the aid of robots and children. The robots were programmed to map the name of an object to the position it was presented in. The […]

March 15, 2015

Sergio Canavero will propose the launch of his new project to transplant a human head in June, at the annual conference of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons, AANOS. The project, if successful, will be used to help people with severe nerve damage and degenerative muscle diseases. The world’s first head transplant was […]

March 1, 2015

At New York’s Rockefeller University, geneticists are researching new therapies for chronic diseases. By adding modified gene cells into an organism, it is possible to stimulate bodily processes, such as insulin production. These processes are now able to be switched on, or off, by radio signal. Three genetic variations of existing cells were added to […]

February 22, 2015

The Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh is trialling new life-saving methods for fatally wounded patients. Surgeons are now permitted to replace the blood of patients dying from a traumatic injury with saline solution. The solution cools the body to 10°C, slowing metabolic processes and giving the surgeons extra time to operate. When a patient has suffered […]

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