Archive: 07/1/2008

Pocket-sized magnetic resonance imaging

The term “MRI scan” brings to mind the gigantic, expensive machines that are installed in hospitals. But research scientists have now developed small portable MRI scanners that perform their services in ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.1 / 5 (17) 0

Care-O-bot 3: Always at your service

Who doesn’t long for household help at times? Service robots will soon be able to relieve us of heavy, dirty, monotonous or irksome tasks. Research scientists have now presented a new generation of household ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.1 / 5 (14) 0

New technique produces genetically identical stem cells

Adult cells of mice created from genetically reprogrammed cells—so-called induced pluripotent stem (IPS) stem cells—can be triggered via drug to enter an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, without the need for further genetic ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.7 / 5 (11) 0

Pregnant women get morning sickness to protect fetus

Morning sickness. It's the bane of many of a pregnancy. And many a future mother wonders at the apparently unnecessary suffering. But, it turns out, there's meaning to the misery. Two evolutionary biologists report that morning ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.3 / 5 (31) 2

Ski Faster with Camera-less Fusion Motion Capture

Professional skiers can now learn how to ski faster with the aid of a new system used to capture 3D motion of athletic movements – Fusion Motion Capture (FMC). Featured in Wiley-Blackwell’s journal, Sports Technology, this i ...

Jul 01, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0