10. 09. 2013
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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

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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23. 04. 2012
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US scientists say bio viruses may hack human brain

US scientists say bio viruses may hack human brain

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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22. 03. 2012
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Science Brings Us One Step Closer to Implanting False Memories

Science Brings Us One Step Closer to Implanting False Memories

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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15. 02. 2012
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BPA’s Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study

BPA’s Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study

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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08. 02. 2012
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Government ‘may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters’

Government ‘may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters’

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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08. 02. 2012
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Genetic weapons could kill only the people you hate

Genetic weapons could kill only the people you hate

  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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16. 11. 2011
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‘Super soldiers’: The quest for the ultimate human killing machine

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

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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08. 11. 2011
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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

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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07. 11. 2011
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Scientists Create the Definitive Flu Killer

Scientists Create the Definitive Flu Killer

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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04. 11. 2011
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Operation could turn brown eyes blue

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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24. 10. 2011
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Secret reports: With security spotty, many had access to anthrax

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

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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10. 10. 2011
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Scientists’ Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case

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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03. 10. 2011
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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

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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16. 09. 2011
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Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer

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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07. 09. 2011
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Tick-borne parasite may be creeping into blood supply

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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25. 08. 2011
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Get your body liquefied when you die

Get your body liquefied when you die

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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17. 08. 2011
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Black Death study lets rats off the hook

Black Death study lets rats off the hook

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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12. 08. 2011
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MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers develop a technique to cure a broad range of viruses

MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers develop a technique to cure a broad range of viruses

Viral pathogens pose serious health threats worldwide. For clinical viruses such as HIV or hepatitis, emerging viruses such as avian or swine influenza, and highly lethal viruses such as Ebola or smallpox that...

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08. 08. 2011
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Building Blocks of DNA Found in Meteorites from Space

Building Blocks of DNA Found in Meteorites from Space

The components of DNA have now been confirmed to exist in extraterrestrial meteorites, researchers announced. A different team of scientists also discovered a number of molecules linked with a vital ancient biological process,...

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04. 08. 2011
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Warning over drug-resistant salmonella superbug

Warning over drug-resistant salmonella superbug

A potentially deadly drug-resistant form of salmonella is spreading across the world and has already infected hundreds of people in Britain, scientists have warned. The S. Kentucky “superbug” variant of salmonella bacteria appears...

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23. 07. 2011
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Caltech Researchers Create the First Artificial Neural Network Out of DNA

Caltech Researchers Create the First Artificial Neural Network Out of DNA

The researchers are the first to have made an artificial neural network out of DNA, creating a circuit of interacting molecules that can recall memories based on incomplete patterns, just as a brain...

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23. 07. 2011
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150 human animal hybrids secretly grown in UK labs

150 human animal hybrids secretly grown in UK labs

Figures seen by the Daily Mail show that 155 ‘admixed’ embryos, containing both human and animal genetic material, have been created since the introduction of the 2008 Human Fertilisation Embryology Act. This legalised...

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19. 07. 2011
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Darpa Searches for Life’s Master Clock

Darpa Searches for Life’s Master Clock

Darpa wants to find the master regulator, and then use that knowledge to develop “predictive models of molecular-timed events, cell-cycle progression, lifespan, aging, and cell death, response to stress, and useful treatment strategies...

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16. 07. 2011
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Novel Virus ‘Jumped’ From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Novel Virus ‘Jumped’ From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

A novel version of a virus responsible for many well-known illnesses in humans and animals has managed to jump from one species and spark infection in another, according to researchers. This “jumping” virus...

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11. 07. 2011
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Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea

Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea

The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease — called H041 — cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines so...

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03. 07. 2011
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‘Optogenetics’ Used to Control Reward-Seeking Behavior

‘Optogenetics’ Used to Control Reward-Seeking Behavior

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have manipulated brain wiring responsible for reward-seeking behaviors, such as drug addiction by using a combination of genetic engineering and laser technology. The...

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27. 06. 2011
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Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Used in Patients

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Used in Patients

Blood vessels grown in a laboratory were safely implanted in three kidney disease patients, enabling them to have regular dialysis without relying on traditional shunts that caused complications and failed, researchers said. The...

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23. 06. 2011
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Building a human on a chip, organ by organ

Building a human on a chip, organ by organ

The brain is just the latest internal organ to be replicated in miniature form. From beating hearts to breathing lungs, livers to fallopian tubes, the list is continually growing. Now Williams and others...

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20. 06. 2011
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Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists

Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists

Meat grown artificially in labs will be a greener alternative for consumers who can’t bear to go vegetarian but want to cut the environmental impact of their food, according to new research. The...

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