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  1. Law takes aim at stem cell treatments not approved by the FDA

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    A new state law aims to warn consumers about potentially harmful stem cell treatments that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Stem cell research holds promise for treating numerous medical conditions by restoring or replacing the "master cells" that mature into the bones, blood and the organs of the human body. The FDA has warned that untested stem-cell cures are being marketed to patients and may have harmful effects. FDA approval guarantees that a drug or medical…
  2. Scientists have witnessed directed teleportation of physical objects, but 'mainstream' individuals are reluctant to acce

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    If you haven't already heard, quantum teleportation has actually been achieved, and in fact, scientists from China recently set the record for the farthest quantum teleportation ever, when they beamed a photon in its quantum state into orbit. This brings several quantum mechanical concepts into the equation, including quantum entanglement. When "teleportation" is referenced here, it's also a verification that comes from recent studies which have confirmed entanglement to be real, something…
  3. Researchers use the 'Tooth Cracker 5000' to extract stem cells from wisdom teeth

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    A collaboration of dentists and engineers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) made a discovery that could potentially revolutionize how and where we harvest, preserve, and use stem cells. In a study published in Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering, the team led by UNLV biomedical sciences professor Karl Kingsley and advanced education program in orthodontics director James Mah turned to root pulps in teeth, specifically wisdom teeth, as an abundant source of stem…
  4. New material developed that efficiently extracts hydrogen fuel from seawater

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    Previously, it has been cost-intensive, inefficient, and harmful to the environment to create hydrogen fuel. But a new technique developed at the University of Central Florida efficiently creates hydrogen fuel from seawater. Sea-Fuel There exists a wide range of renewable energy sources support our increasingly energy-intensive lives as fossil fuels are ultimately phased out. One of these new potential sources of energy is as promising as it is strange. University of Central Florida…
  5. Genetics may explain intergenerational divorce rates

    10.07 / 17:46 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    Children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families - and genetic factors are the primary explanation, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden. "Genetics, the Rearing Environment, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Swedish National Adoption Study," which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science, analyzed…
  6. Scientists find water on Mars where they thought none could exist

    10.07 / 00:50 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    A SURPRISE FIND It's long been known that Mars had large bodies of water some millions of years ago. Traces of these ancient Martian lakes and oceans have been found in recent years, thanks to information provided by probes and landers, like NASA's Curiosity rover and the Odyssey spacecraft that currently orbits the red planet. Now, a team of astronomers from the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Johns Hopkins University found large deposits of what could be permafrost ice in the most…
  7. Nobel prize in physics: Discovery of gravitational waves

    10.06 / 17:04 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    £825,000 prize awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their work on Ligo experiment which was able to detect ripples in the fabric of spacetime Three American physicists have won the Nobel prize in physics for the first observations of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. Rainer Weiss has been awarded one half of the 9m Swedish kronor (£825,000) prize, announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of S…
  8. Physicists send particles of light into the past, prove time travel is possible

    10.06 / 17:04 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles travelling through time. They showed that one photon can pass through a wormhole and then interact with its older self. Their findings were published in Nature Communications. The source of this time travel conundrum comes from what are called "closed time-like curves" (CTC). CTCs are used to simulate extremely powerful gravitational fields, like the ones…
  9. Scientists suggest a synthetic crystal can mimic learning and forgetting

    10.06 / 17:04 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    You don't need a brain to learn. Slime molds, for example, solve mazes and navigate obstacles-all without a single neuron. Information about their environment is somehow stored across their bodies. (Scientists are still a bit hazy on how this works.) But what about something that isn't even alive? A new paper suggests that samarium nickelate oxide (SNO, for short), a synthetic crystal, can mimic learning. SNO's ability comes from its environmental sensitivity. When it makes contact with…
  10. Study reveals world's tropical forests are now carbon emission source

    10.06 / 17:04 sott.net Sott.net - Technology
    The world's tropical forests are so degraded they have become a source rather than a sink of carbon emissions, according to a new study that highlights the urgent need to protect and restore the Amazon and similar regions. Researchers found that forest areas in South America, Africa and Asia - which have until recently played a key role in absorbing greenhouse gases - are now releasing 425 teragrams of carbon annually, which is more than all the traffic in the United States. This is a…