Scientists have developed nanotechology that can rewarm cryogenically preserved organs that may prove safe and viable enough to eliminate the waiting lists for organ donation, saving millions of lives.
Quebec has organized a central collection, transportation and distribution structure to deliver unused but edible food to food banks throughout the province. The project substantially reduces the number of hungry people and the amount of environmental damage from unused food dumped at landfills.
A new technology creates reusable printing paper by applying a coating of nanoparticles made of Prussian blue and titanium dioxide, which allows a sheet of paper to be used up to 80 times without recycling. Using only UV light and heat to print and erase, respectively, this technology could have large-scale applications to limit the paper industry’s future damage to our environment.
This Telescope Could Snap The First Photo of a Black Hole, Put Einstein’s Theory of Relativity To Test
In April 2017, scientists will attempt to gather data using a series of radio-wave telescopes spread across the globe, known as the Event Horizon Telescope, to photograph a black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The data may also help verify or disprove certain elements of Einstein’s theory of relativity, which could not be previously tested.
Scientists have a created a stable, semi-synthetic life form by introducing a man-made pair of DNA, known as X and Y, into E. Coli. While the organism currently performs no function, the researchers hope it will eventually be able to read the synthetic DNA and produce non-natural proteins—resulting in new drugs, raw material, and eventually life forms.
Numerous corporate entities have publicly denounced President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and others from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Some companies have issued statements via social media, donated to the ACLU, or offered various forms of support to those affected, among other actions.
A Dutch woman paralyzed from ALS receives the first brain-implant system, allowing her to communicate via electrodes and a computer keyboard. This system is the first that operates outdoors and in any light, greatly improving her quality of life.