A new kind of battery that removes carbon dioxide from the air Engineers at MIT invented a device that uses something called "electro-swing absorption" to take carbon dioxide from the air and allow it to be stored or used for other industries.

Nature has been able to filter out CO2 from our air for millions of years. So how might a battery prove to be our own artificial tree? #sustainability #environment #carbonemissions

This new tiny biomedical device makes diagnosing cancer types easier A team of scientists has made valves which can operate on tiny channels of fluid the width of 3 human hairs. It can deliver colored stains to tissue samples accurately, so that scientists can view cancer cells under the microscope more easily.

A team of scientists has made valves which can operate on tiny channels of fluid the width of 3 human hairs! This paper, published in the Journal of Biomedical Microdevices, represents a step forward in lab technology. Creating a tiny READ MORE

Contaminants in groundwater can take over 20 years to break down But scientists have a method for removing the contaminants more quickly, using a underground barrier.

Have you ever driven past an old factory building and wondered what ever happened to the harsh chemicals that were used there? If you guessed that a lot of the chemicals ended up in the environment, you would be right. READ MORE

A special kind of bacteria lets cement fix itself Mineral-forming bacteria that grow best in fast-flowing liquid may be the glue that researchers need to close cracks in underground cement.

Cement is one of those common building materials that you can find just about anywhere. When the cement starts to get cracked, fixing it is generally an easy task that involves widening the crack slightly before filling it with more READ MORE

Bacteria with nanowires can electrocute metals instead of breathe Recycling Expensive and Toxic Metals with Bacteria

All life on Earth has to respire. For us this means inhaling oxygen to fuel our metabolism and exhaling waste gases like carbon dioxide. When we do this, we move the energy  from the food we eat to the oxygen READ MORE

What the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz can teach us about conservation Researchers from the Smithsonian meticulously analyze the 80-year-old ruby slippers and learned how to preserve them for future generations

Scientists use advanced lab techniques to examine every detail of the ruby slippers to understand what they are made of, the age of the materials, and their present state. As a result, they learned how to protect them from deteriorating further.

Scientists design an office chair that cancels noise Certain types of low frequency sounds can be distracting at work. This office chair may make open offices and work spaces with constant white noise a little more bearable.

Open office designs have been hailed for their economic benefits and helping people work together. On the other hand, a survey by a research firm showed that workers in an open office can lose up to 86 minutes of productivity per READ MORE

Viruses may eventually be used to deliver gene therapy Scientists hope to use viruses like the encephalitis virus to introduce healthy genes to our bodies

New approaches for preventing and treating illnesses are on the rise, including the use of gene therapy through vaccines. With this technique, healthy copies of genes can be introduced to the body to reverse the bad effects of genes working READ MORE

Music makes our body move unawares! Researchers show that your body grooves to music even when you don’t know it's happening!

Be it tapping our feet, nodding, or simply swaying, music makes us move! However, did you know that the body moves to music even when we’re not aware of it? These small movements are referred to as “micromotion”, and have READ MORE

New understanding of an ancient man and his tools The remains of an incredibly well-preserved man and his toolbox taught scientists that specialized labor and trade have been around for thousands of years.

During the last days of the summer of 1991, tourists hiking in the Ötztal Alps near the Italy – Austria border found the remains of an incredibly well-preserved man. This man, dubbed Ötzi, was dated back to the “Copper Age”: READ MORE