Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

On September 10, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Telegraph Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage...

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US scientists say bio viruses may hack human brain

US scientists say bio viruses may hack human brain

On April 23, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Voice of Russia   US scientists claim that ‘hacking’ a human brain and then controlling a person is a matter of time. According to the scientists, synthetic biology, which is a new...

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Science Brings Us One Step Closer to Implanting False Memories

Science Brings Us One Step Closer to Implanting False Memories

On March 22, 2012 by stratagem
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Researchers say they’ve succeeded in giving mice a “hybrid” memory that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. They forced the mice to recall memories while they were already busy forming new ones,...

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BPA’s Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study

BPA’s Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study

On February 15, 2012 by stratagem
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Corporations are your friend.     Exposure to even minuscule amounts of synthesized substances — used in everything from pesticides to water bottles — can scramble hormone signals, scientists say. This interference can...

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Government ‘may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters’

Government ‘may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters’

On February 8, 2012 by stratagem
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Better stock up on atropine autoinjectors   Leading neuroscientists believe that the UK Government may be about to sanction the development of nerve agents for British police that would be banned in warfare...

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Genetic weapons could kill only the people you hate

Genetic weapons could kill only the people you hate

On February 8, 2012 by stratagem
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  The researchers used cells from 234 people from African, Asian, European and North American descent whose tissues were taken for the HapMap Project, a freely available genome database. Of those cells, most...

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‘Super soldiers’: The quest for the ultimate human killing machine

‘Super soldiers’: The quest for the ultimate human killing machine

On November 16, 2011 by stratagem
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Highly trained and super fit, each one represents a huge investment by the nation that sends them into battle. A soldier who is too tired to fight effectively, who has gone mad or...

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Scientists have created “cyborg yeast” that can be controlled by a computer

Scientists have created “cyborg yeast” that can be controlled by a computer

On November 8, 2011 by stratagem
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Now, a team of scientists has managed to establish what they call “in silico feedback control” between S. cerevisiae and a computer — granting the team precise control over the yeast’s expression of...

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Scientists Create the Definitive Flu Killer

Scientists Create the Definitive Flu Killer

On November 7, 2011 by stratagem
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University of Texas Southwestern’s scientists have created a new flu vaccine that can protect us against any kind of flu, not just one type. Unlike the current type of vaccines, this can even...

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Operation could turn brown eyes blue

On November 4, 2011 by stratagem
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Dr Gregg Homer of Stroma Medical, a clinical equipment company based in California, claimed his new “Lumineyes” treatment could be a permanent alternative to coloured contact lenses. The treatment uses a laser to...

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Secret reports: With security spotty, many had access to anthrax

Secret reports: With security spotty, many had access to anthrax

On October 24, 2011 by stratagem
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The Army laboratory identified by prosecutors as the source of the anthrax that killed five people in the fall of 2001 was rife with such security gaps that the deadly spores could have...

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Scientists’ Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case

On October 10, 2011 by stratagem
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A decade after wisps of anthrax sent through the mail killed 5 people, sickened 17 others and terrorized the nation, biologists and chemists still disagree on whether federal investigators got the right man...

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Nearly 400 Accidents with Dangerous Pathogens and Bio-Toxins Reported in U.S. Labs over Seven Years

Nearly 400 Accidents with Dangerous Pathogens and Bio-Toxins Reported in U.S. Labs over Seven Years

On October 3, 2011 by stratagem
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Some 395 reported “potential release events” of “select agents” occurred in U.S. government laboratories between 2003 and 2009, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) reported. “Select agent”...

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Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer

On September 16, 2011 by stratagem
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A team at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has solved that problem using 3D printing and a technique called multiphoton polymerisation. 3D printing technology has been increasingly used in numerous industries, ranging from...

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Tick-borne parasite may be creeping into blood supply

On September 7, 2011 by stratagem
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A potentially life-threatening parasite in ticks capable of causing malaria-like illness is more prevalent than doctors realized and can be transmitted through blood transfusions. The babesia parasite causes an illness called babesiosis ....

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Get your body liquefied when you die

Get your body liquefied when you die

On August 25, 2011 by stratagem
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Alkaline hydrolysis, developed by Resomation in Glasgow, UK, dissolves the body by heating it in a chamber containing water and potassium hydroxide. Meanwhile, Cryomation, based in Woodbridge, also in the UK, freezes the...

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Black Death study lets rats off the hook

Black Death study lets rats off the hook

On August 17, 2011 by stratagem
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Rats weren’t the carriers of the plague after all. A study by an archaeologist looking at the ravages of the Black Death in London, in late 1348 and 1349, has exonerated the most...

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