Category Archives: Science

Reactive strip developed to quickly and easily detect and quantify allergens in foods

Testing the strip. Credit: UPV A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universitat de València (UV), and the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) has developed a lateral flow test that identifies and quantifies the level of allergens reliably in food with the help of a smartphone. The… Read More »

NASA explores a winter wonderland on Mars

This image acquired on July 22, 2022 by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand dunes moving across the landscape. Winter frost covers the colder, north-facing half of each dune. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona Cube-shaped snow, icy landscapes, and frost are all part of the Red Planet’s coldest season. When winter comes to Mars, the surface… Read More »

Record-breaking cold hits half of the US

Close to 177 million people in the United States are shivering in or anticipating an arctic blast and a messy mix of rain, snow, and gusty winds. According to the National Weather Servicemore than 200 million Americans were under winter weather advisories on Thursday night due to the icy and snowy conditions, with the snowiest… Read More »

Nanoimprinting technique for humidity-responsive holographic images

Humidity responsive ON/OFF holographic/color-structured display. Credit: POSTECH A display that projects holographic images that change when in contact with water has been developed. This new technology increases the possibility of commercialization as it can infinitely imprint holographic images. A POSTECH research team led by Professor Junsuk Rho (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Chemical… Read More »

A More Elegant Form of Gene Editing Progresses to Human Testing

In April 2016, Waseem Qasim, a professor of cell and gene therapy, was captivated by a new scientific paper that described a revolutionary way to manipulate DNA: base editing. The paper, published by David Liu’s lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, described a version of Crispr gene editing that allowed for more… Read More »