Friday, June 21, 2013

Science of the Week, 6/21/13

Happy summer solstice, everyone!

Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Herbal extract boost fruit fly lifespan by nearly 25 percent (and does so by a novel mechanism)

Which qubit my dear? New method to distinguish between neighboring quantum bits

Aspirin may fight cancer by slowing DNA damage

People attribute minds to robots, corpses that are targets of harm (interesting considering that otherwise the robots and corpses might fall into the Uncanny Valley)

Printing artificial bone

Artificial sweetener a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease

Blocking overactive receptor in Alzheimer's recovers memory loss and more

A robot that runs like a cat

Researchers develop easy and effective therapy to restore sight

Promising test for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis

Cheap, color, holographic video

Global food production won't meet 2050 needs

Future traffic challenges of flying cars (at last!)

Scientists find new tool to measure sugar consumption

Making memories: practical quantum computing moves closer to reality

Since I already have so many articles, I think I'll hold off on discussing the July issue of Scientific American. However, have you ever wanted to see an atom? Here's the world's smallest movie, featuring atoms:

Enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So in less than forty years we are going to run out of food?

Sandra Almazan said...

Unless the population decreases much more slowly than predicted or we have another Green Revolution.... :(

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