What was once a saving grace to halt the scourge of smallpox 2 centuries ago, has now struck again, this time, with cancer. CF33, or Chimeric Orthopoxvirus. US Cancer wunderkind Professor Yuman Fong made the initial discovery, while the Australian company Imugene licensed the innovation and are pushing for human trials starting next year.
Don't throw away those night vision goggles just yet, but scientists might have just gotten that much closer to human's seeing in the dark. Using mice as a proxy, scientists injected nano-particles their eyes, hoping that this would give them the ability to see during nighttime and in low light situations.
These obviously aren't actual photos of the 'ghost particle', but its amazing how creative some publishers will get, when trying to illustrate how some sort of particle on the nano-spectrum looks. Ever since the first detection of neutrons in 1970, scientists have been doing whatever they can to try to learn about, and isolate the particle. But how does one go about identifying the mass of an object that is one of the closest to having no mass? The brightest scientific minds have been working for decades to figure it out. But for now, what we know is simply the upper limit that the mass of these particles could reach. The lower limit could literally be nothing, so there is still a lot of work to do.
Scientists are saying the discovery begins a new era of space science and research. Maybe one day we'll finally get a selfie with an alien. For now all we can do is wait for the next raid of Area 51 to check out what is really out there beyond out planet.
Your sneezing and watery eyes, and mild to severe cases of anaphylactic shock, may soon be at an end. As much as 1 in every 10 humans has an allergy to cats, which makes this breakthrough perfectly timed. A Swiss company called HypoPet has come up with a brilliant way to stop cats from causing people to be so allergic to them. They have tackled a number of maladies that affect our fury companions, in the form of vaccines, instead of steroids or pills, they are focusing on trying to solve the problem instead of reducing the symptoms.