Technology

Baymax From Big Hero 6 May Soon Be A Real Thing

Soft robotics is a newer field, so no one is quite sure what to do with them, but sturdy softness could be useful in homes and workplaces where traditional robots could cause injury. Since they are squishy, they could be tools for disaster response. For no ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2020 - 4:37pm

Kids Not In School? Here Are 7 Fun Science Projects For Ages 3 To 15

If the kids are out of school and missing homework, or you're tired of them playing Fortnite, here are seven fun projects they can get involved with courtesy of the National Science Foundation. 1. Use on-the-go science tools to explore the world aroun ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2020 - 5:06pm

45 Minutes: Cepheid Gets Approval For First Point Of Care SARS-CoV-2 Test

Diagnostics company Cepheid has received emergency authorization from FDA for the first point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 test. Unlike existing tests, it can provide results in about 45 minutes, which means we have a better chance of reducing the spread of the viru ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 22 2020 - 12:29pm

Is Truthy Truthful Or Truthiness?

Imagine a site where the lead developer supported the Discovery Institute, the Tea Party, the Mitt Romney campaign, Greenpeace, Joe Mercola, Just Label It, and various other political activist and anti-science groups. Would you believe it was really neutra ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 18 2020 - 10:52am

During COVID-19, The Death Rate After Going On A Ventilator Is The Same As For Other Issues

COVID-19 has brought high levels of attention to coronavirus, which few outside the microbiology community had heard of even after two pandemics in 17 years, SARS and MERS. Terms like ventilators, respirators, and N95 masks were also less commonly thrown a ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 23 2020 - 10:36am

Medicare Establishes Reimbursement Coding For Agendia's Breast Cancer Recurrence Test MammaPrint

Agendia, a molecular cancer diagnostics company, announced today that Palmetto GBA, California's Part B Medicare administrator, has established coding guidelines for the company's MammaPrint test. MammaPrint is Agendia's FDA-cleared breast ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Apr 29 2020 - 11:42am

Plug And Play Bionic Arm Developed

If you are an artist, you will need a much different bionic arm than a soldier and a new waypoint on the road to interchangeable bionics has been developed.  In July 2019, the Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Limb Reconstruction at MedUni Vienna's Depar ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2020 - 4:22pm

New Journalism Tool Reveals How Paid Deniers Dominate The Anti-GMO Movement

A year-long Genetic Literacy Project investigation culminating in the rollout of the Anti-GMO Funding Tracker has found that despite claims that the agro-chemical industry, led by Monsanto, is a financial and political juggernaut flooding the media with pr ...

Article - Genetic Literacy ... - May 5 2020 - 3:56pm