A team of Chilean and French researchers says they found a series of underwater caves that could hold scientific clues. Sarah Toms reports.
Owner Dora Kettinger talks to her dogs after an examination in a neurology clinic in Budapest February 9, 2014. Hungarian researchers conducted the first comparative dog and human brain study with developing dog training methods to make them lay motionless in MRI machines. The study was done to understand how dogs can be so remarkably good at tuning into the feelings of their owners.
Watch the video on the study here: http://reut.rs/1fmLASU
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The first prosthetic limb to give wearers sensory feedback has been described as ”amazing” by an amputee who has just tested the device for the first time. The prototype hand is being developed by researchers in Switzerland and Italy, to replicate the sensation of touch for amputees with mechanical limbs.
'Smart' contact lenses that monitor the health of patients' eyes could become a reality, according to scientists who have devised flexible, electronic circuits 50 times thinner than a human hair.
Quadriplegics may soon gain more independence with a device that allows them to steer a wheelchair and operate wireless technology with their tongue. Its developers at Georgia Institute of Technology, say the device is easy to use and could transform the lives of people paralysed from the neck down.
The non-profit foundation Mars One says its goal is to have the first human settlement on the Red Planet in 2025, but first must test out the Martian terrain through a robotic mission.
Comet ISON, which is billions of years old, is expected to travel around the sun on Thanksgiving day and scientists are anxiously waiting to see if it will remain intact.
Laser technology has taken a huge leap forward with the development of the world’s first digital laser system, a technology with application in multiple fields from dentistry to photo-copying. Conventional lasers are designed for specific purposes but the digital laser, developed by researchers in South Africa, promises to break new ground across a range of industries.
British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sunscreens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure to short-wave, ultraviolet B rays, the scientists are targeting long-wave UVA rays which they say cause just as much damage.