Technology

Experiment: EpiPen Still Works After Being Frozen

Though anaphylaxis is rare, you are more likely to be murdered this Thanksgiving than die from a food allergy, companies and schools are increasingly buying epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens), which has led to shortages (government approval policies make ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2018 - 9:57am

Polio Vaccine- Soon With No Refrigeration Needed

A polio vaccine that doesn't require refrigeration could be used all over the world, and that would bring an end to the devastating disease. With just 22 reported cases worldwide in 2017, the highly infectious disease, which causes lifelong paralysis ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2018 - 2:18pm

NES/T Male Contraceptive Gel Promoted By Population Council Goes Into Clinical Trial

The Population Council is enrolling 420 couples to test NES/T, which is the progestin compound segesterone acetate (Nestorone) in combination with testosterone. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2018 - 4:59pm

LIGO's Computing Power, Explained Simply By Linus Tech Tips

E xplaining something simply is not easy.  Linus Tech Tips has done the best job I have seen of breaking down the computational aspects of how a project like LIGO works.  It helps to have a small video production studio to create good visual aids.  Physic ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 8 2019 - 2:12pm

How Minority Report Could Happen: Your Behavior Can Be Predicted By Social Media Even If You Don't Use It

You may be told that you have individual choice about whether or not social media privacy (or lack thereof) affects you; don't join social media, or delete your account.  Not so, according to a new study. Big Data can essentially triangulate your beha ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2019 - 2:50pm

The First Photonic Quantum Computer Is About To Come To Market- You Read That Right

If you've read anything about computers for the last 25 years, you've read the hype about quantum computing and how it is going to be better and faster and with less heat and replace conduction-based chips and it will generally be awesome. And th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 30 2019 - 12:42pm

NMR Technique Could Spot Organic Food Fraud

A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labeled "organic", but whether they're getting what the label claims is another matter.  For over a decade it has been known that since there ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2019 - 12:07pm

Asia’s Technology-Driven Futures

KAIST International Forum on Asia’s Futures, Session 2 Seoul, December 13, 2018 I thank our conference hosts for the kind invitation to participate in this panel, and for the opportunity to assemble these thoughts on Asia’s Technology-Driven Futures. Let’s ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Feb 6 2019 - 2:11am

New Scientific Blogging SWAG

The first batch of newly designed Scientific Blogging logo stuff arrived today.   What do we have?   For biology writers, an excellent 'Lysis To Kill' logo.   For generally awesome people, a 'Certified Jenius' adornment let's every ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Feb 11 2019 - 3:36pm

A Blood Test To Measure Pain

One of the problems that led to both opioid and medical marijuana overuse has been that the notion of pain is subjective. If someone claims they are in pain, a doctor has no way to know how much of it is real and how much is psychological. A new test can i ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2019 - 3:57pm