Traditional waterproofing compounds, long-chain polymers, accumulate and persist in the environment and the human body, posing health concerns. Environmental regulators are expected to soon ban the use of the polymers.
Scientists from the University of Texas have built a nerve gas detector using Lego blocks, a smartphone and other materials. The technology could help first responders and scientists identify the presence of deadly toxic gases like VX and sarin.
Changes in cellular struts called microtubules (MT) can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant patients with heart failure, found researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Fervent Catalan secessionist Quim Torra was sworn Thursday as the restive Spanish region's new leader, with his demands for an independent Catalonia set to prolong a standoff with Spain's national government.
Researchers from Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California Berkeley and University of Colorado (UC) Boulder have developed a new method to fabricate silicon chips that can communicate with light and are no more expensive than current chip technology.
Amongst the countless fascinating plants and animals inhabiting the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, there are the spectacular ‘exploding ants’, a group of arboreal, canopy dwelling ants nicknamed for their unique defensive behavior.