24 September 2010.
The distance was small but the accomplishment was great. Todd Reichert, a PhD student at the University of Toronto, flew for 476 feet in an engineless plane with a 105 ft wing span using a foot pump to make the aircraft’s wings flap. He believes he has achieved the first sustained flight in a human-powered, [...]
Posted in Science & Technology, Videos
09 September 2010.
Steven Wagner, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led the research that produced findings published by Cell Press in today’s issue of the journal Neuron. Wagner’s research could lead to the development of an effective and safe drug to be used in treating Alzheimer’s disease, for which there is [...]
Posted in Health, Science & Technology
05 September 2010.
Currently, the only treatment available for kidney failure is dialysis and ultimately a kidney transplant. But those options may soon be a thing of the past. A team of U.S. researchers led by Dr. Shuvo Roy of the University of California San Francisco has just revealed the first prototype of an implantable artificial kidney. Previously [...]
Posted in Featured, Health, Science & Technology
03 September 2010.
At 1:35 p.m. ET today, (4:35 a.m, Saturday in New Zealand), the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 7.5 mile deep, 7.0 magnitude, earthquake striking Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city. No major injuries have been reported to date, but there has been extensive damage throughout the city. Airport and rail services have been shut down. [...]
Posted in National, Science & Technology
01 September 2010.
Steven Jobs, Apple’s CEO, made a presentation in San Francisco today showcasing improvements in a number of Apple products and introducing a new iTunes 10 service named Ping. The Apple TV was the recipient of a major redesign. The improved Apple TV set-top box is smaller, cheaper and contains no disk storage. Instead it can wirelessly [...]
Posted in Business, Science & Technology