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Powerful breakthrough

Vibrations could help us learn, while sound waves stimulate bone cell growth. Now, a research team from Michigan University has developed a strong, microsecond-length...

Robust provision

Mobile solar beds help treat jaundiced babies. Still, in many parts of the world, energy remains in short supply. Now, with his Toronto-based startup,...

Flexible insight

Windscreen-wipers aren’t just useful in cars. For doctors examining lungs, it’s equally important to have a clear view. During a feasibility study, a research...

Nutritious reduction

3D-printing can help our canine friends walk again. But with around 25% of US-produced meat ending up in pet food, domestic animals leave a...

Protective packaging

Urine can be made into fertiliser. Like beer waste mixed with cow dung which also reduces parasite infestation. Potatoes discharge a substance into the...

Targeted removal

Special sponges could remove oil slicks from the ocean. If only treating cancer was as simple. A bioengineering research team from Houston has developed...

Cultured learning

Lang may yer lum leek. A common enough expression in Scots, but good luck working out what it means. An Inuk woman from Canada...

Natural palette

Biodegradable markers are a highlight. Environmentally-friendly colouring agents are a rarity in the textiles industry - but perhaps these will change that. Cue a...

Tailored attention

Tests for fertility or breast cancer can now be conducted from home. Colorectal cancer screenings not so much. In the USA, only 40-55% of...

Stretchable blueprint

There are biodegradable flags and environmentally-friendly colours for jeans. Meanwhile a fourth-generation owner of an Italian family-run textile company has shown that stretch jeans...

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