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Can crutches, canes, knee scooters lead to muscle atrophy?

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Can crutches, canes, knee scooters lead to muscle atrophy?

According to the National Institutes of Health, there are around 6.5 million people in the country who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with their mobility. Many of these people are prescribed crutches or knee scooters for lower leg injuries. Yet those devices come with their own set of problems, making them difficult […]


Scientists: When Sun cools, so does Earth’s temperature

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Scientists: When Sun cools, so does Earth’s temperature

From Technocracy News Man-made global warming is incredibly egotistical in the face of creation itself: there is a direct relationship between the sun and earth’s temperature, and the sun is headed toward an unusually cool period. That means global cooling is straight ahead. ⁃ TN Editor By 2050, our Sun is expected to be unusually cool. It’s what […]


HINODE captures record-breaking solar magnetic field

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HINODE captures record-breaking solar magnetic field

From Science Daily Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) using the HINODE spacecraft observed the strongest magnetic field ever directly measured on the surface of the Sun. Analyzing data for 5 days around the appearance of this record breaking magnetic field, the astronomers determined that it was generated as a result of […]


This awesome DIY kit lets you build a robotic lizard

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This awesome DIY kit lets you build a robotic lizard

Learning STEM skills has never been so much fun. DIY Bionic Robot Lizard Science and technology can seem quite abstract when you only learn from textbooks. But with this robot lizard, every circuit and line of code plays out right before your eyes. Stack Commerce Many of us would like to take on a nerdy […]


The fight against tooth decay gets help with a new smart material

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The fight against tooth decay gets help with a new smart material

From Science Daily When patients go to the dentist to fill a cavity, they’re trying to solve a problem — not create a new one. But many dental patients get some bad news: bacteria can dig under their tooth-coloured fillings and cause new cavities, called recurrent caries. These recurrent caries affect 100 million patients every […]


Holograms are so last year: team develops 3D images floating in thin air

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Holograms are so last year: team develops 3D images floating in thin air

Three-dimensional recordings like those carried by R2D2 in the Star Wars film are closer to reality than you’d think. Examples of the colour and resolution quality of the images. Image credits Smalley et al., 2018, Nature. Brigham Young University (BYU) professor and holography expert Daniel Smalley has wanted to recreate the scene ever since we […]


Dust storms linked to gas escape from Mars atmosphere

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Dust storms linked to gas escape from Mars atmosphere

Two 2001 images from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor orbiter show a dramatic change in the planet’s appearance when haze raised by dust-storm activity in the south became globally distributed. The images were taken about a month apart. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> […]


Promising malaria medication tested

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Promising malaria medication tested

From Science Daily An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases. The new combination of drugs was developed by Professor Peter Kremsner of the Tübingen Institute of Tropical Medicine and the company DMG Deutschen Malaria GmbH. The study […]


‘Rainbow’ dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird

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‘Rainbow’ dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird

From Science Daily Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil with feathers so well-preserved that they were able to see the feathers’ microscopic color-bearing structures. By comparing the shapes of those feather structures with the structures in modern bird feathers, they’re able to infer that the new dino, Caihong juji (‘rainbow with the big crest’) had iridescent […]