New Research Combats the Poor Reasoning that Influences Climate-Change Denial
Recent reports suggest that the level of consensus among scientists working in relevant fields on the subject of climate patterns is 97%.
This suggests that the body of evidence they are generating or working on indicates an authentic trend in one specific direction.
Seeing What Others See: Human Visual Information Converted into External Images
Using neuroscience to assess the perceptions of others in more and more direct ways may seem possible, but only in the realms of science fiction.
But now, a team of Canadian researchers have brought such technology closer to reality through the conversion of visual data from human participants into corresponding images on a screen.
Do Antidepressants Really Work? New Study Suggests They Do
According to the World Health Organization, depression is a common mental disorder that is the leading cause of disability, globally. This condition, often leading to suicide among ages between 15 and 29, is known to affect more than 350 million people worldwide.
Nitrogen: The Latest Contender in High-Energy Materials
The energy storage solutions of the future are thought to be those of the high-tech lithium and carbon variety.
These elements have been converted into various atomic-level shapes and states that are purported to improve on current battery technology when set up along other complementary chemicals.
However, there is another player in the potential high-energy research space that may be less obtrusive when it comes to public attention. This element is, surprisingly, nitrogen, which is already associated with a huge range of important attributes in nature and science.
Helping Veterans with PTSD: Support From Service Dogs
For war veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), navigating through life after returning home from active combat can be a difficult and challenging process.
PTSD can manifest itself in any number of ways: disturbing flashbacks, feeling on edge and difficulty sleeping are all common symptoms of this invisible disorder.
iOncology: AI Merges Clinical Expertise and Big Data to Beat AML
Cancer drugs are becoming impressively diverse in terms of their numbers and biological functions. This level of pharmaceutical development has arisen in response to the many types and subtypes of cancer that we are aware of.
Antibody That Can Prevent Allergic Reactions Identified
With the plentitude of allergens in the air we breathe, the things we touch and the food we eat, it comes as no surprise that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States.
Though it can range from mild to severe in individuals, there is no cure for this condition, only the management of its symptoms by medications.
Tuning Out Tinnitus: New Study Indicates Possible New Therapy for This Condition
Tinnitus is a condition in which the patient is subject to a consistent level of ‘phantom’ ringing or buzzing in the ears. It is not clear what causes it, although environmental and occupational factors have been implicated in the development of the condition.
Gold Dirt: New Class of Antibiotics Isolated From Soil-Based Sources
If someone were to ask you where the hope for the future of antibiotic drugs was going to come from, your answer probably would be anything besides ‘soil’.
On the other hand, you may also have known that some extremely dangerous bacteria (such as those associated with the disease tetanus) are also found in this substance; therefore, it may be reasonable to assume that some soil-living micro-organisms may have evolved chemical defences against others.
New Desalination Technique To Serve Dual Purpose: Providing Clean Drinking Water and Harvesting Lithium for Battery Use
Some of the biggest cities in the world, such as Cape Town, Bangalore and Beijing, are predicted to run out of drinking water — and soon.
With sustainability being key, can conservationists and scientists devise means to preserve and generate clean, potable water?
The Simple Blood Test for Alzheimer’s is Nearly Here: Researchers Prove Their Plasma Analysis is Comparable to Diagnostic Standard
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most prominent and well-known progressive neurodegenerative conditions that affect humanity.
It is a form of dementia related to excessive levels of proteins such as tau and amyloid-beta in certain brain regions. Treatment for AD is gradually becoming more and more effective; with many more patients capable of living more or less normal lives while managing their conditions over time.
New Study Challenges Role of Mutation Rates in Age-Related Cancers
The risk of developing many different forms of cancer may be strongly associated with age. Some scientists even agree that there may be a “power law” that connects increasing age to increasing susceptibilities to cancer. However, a new study, conducted at Dundee University, disrupts this theory with evidence of a new statistical link between thymic functions and the age-related risk of cancer. This new data may be the basis of a new, immune system-based hypothesis to be used in the study and treatment of relevant diseases.
How Virtual Reality Will Change Several Industries in 2018
Technology is rapidly changing the world, and innovations are being developed that will redefine how we live. Here at Evolving Science we have examined how electric cars will be charged on the go, and looked at how a smart homes are almost a reality in our article ‘Control Your Home, Control Your World’.
New Chemical Process Makes Wood as Strong as Steel
Metal is an incredible form of matter. Furthermore, the common tools made of the high-grade purified elements and alloys we’ve come to take for granted are the results of intensive research, development and labour over millennia. Humanity’s continuous investigations into better, stronger metals have informed civilisations, and determined the survival of some, over the course of its existence.
SpaceX’s “Falcon Heavy” Lifts Off Into Space
Dubbed the world’s most powerful operational rocket is Falcon Heavy, manufactured by US entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space technology company, SpaceX. It is currently the highest capacity rocket, and could, in the near future, enable humans to travel into space, to other planets or maybe even the moon!
Ageless Animals: New Report Confirms Naked Mole-Rats are World’s First Known “Non-Aging” Mammals
The naked mole rat has been a research subject of interest for decades, due to their novel social structure and unusual physiology.
These rodents have been observed to be much less susceptible to cancer and other genetic abnormalities compared to other species in their class. Moreover, it appears that the naked mole-rat has a much greater lifespan than other animals of a comparable weight and size.
Moisture-Powered Microbots: Korean Researchers Demonstrate How Humidity Can Be Used for Energy
Many scientists agree that the future is microbotic – and possibly also nanobotic.
They argue that fleets of tiny robots can offer a great deal of benefit to many industries, including healthcare and national defense. However, these robotic swarms will need a lot of power to achieve their ends.
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It’s thought that electricity from conventional sources may not cut it for the purpose of powering these tiny robots.
Sweet Salvation: Can a New Discovery Help Conserve the Bees?
Scientific studies are designed to test hypotheses, such as that a new treatment will be more effective than a corresponding control. However, researchers should conduct their analyses with an eye to the possibility that there is something behind apparently positive results besides the variables they are to focus on.
New Removable Implants for Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the patient’s ability to produce insulin is negated by their body’s own protective processes, often from an early age. As with type 2 diabetes, it can require chronic medical treatment from the point of diagnosis in order to avoid severe, even life-threatening, disease events.
GDDR6 Memory is Here: Samsung’s New-Generation Graphics Memory is in Mass Production
Up until now, the best memory standard you might have gotten for your graphics’ performance would have been DDR5. This is the highest value of double-data rate (DDR) type chips available to enhance video, multimedia or gaming, available on the highest end of devices.