Day: June 30, 2015

Artificial Neurons Mimic Human Brain Cells

The world’s first artificial neuron engineered to mimic organic brain cells has been created by researchers from Sweden. The neuron can translate chemical signals into electrical impulses, thereby interacting with other human cells. The findings have been published in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics. As small as a fingertip, the artificial neurons are able to

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World’s First Jetpacks Hitting The Market in 2016!

Jetpacks will soon hit the market! Start saving your money! They will be costing AUD$ 150,000, available to select buyers by the second half of 2016, and then accessible to the general public in 2017. The Martin Jetpack displayed at the Paris Airshow. Photo credits: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters. After years of testing, tech firm Martin Aircraft, based in

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Vitamin B12 Linked With Increased Acne Formation

Vitamin B12 is claimed to promote rapid inflammation associated with the eruption of pimples. A new study has put into perspective the vitamin’s effect on facial bacteria that seem to account for acne formation. The findings have been published in Science Translational Medicine. Vitamin B12 is found in meat and dairy products. It is also commonly

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One Extra Second On Tuesday, June 30 2015!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 30.06.15) will be a longer day: one extra second longer. According to NASA scientists, one more second, called the leap second, will be added to the normal 86,400 seconds. A day lasts 86,400 seconds, as per the scientific standardisation of time called “Coordinated Universal Time”, or UTC, and also known as “atomic time”.

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