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The ANESA Tests Blood--without a Needle

A non-invasive blood test that uses microchips instead of needles is being tested in Spain, with a view on incorporating it in the Spanish public healthcare system. Originally designed to test the blood of astronauts, the test is a pain and anxiety-free alternative to the needle and syringe.

February 14, 2014
South Korea Develops the World's First Foldable Battery

South Korea Develops the World's First Foldable Battery

The era of flexible phones and wearable computers has moved a step closer with the development of the world's first foldable lithium-ion battery. An efficient, stable, flexible battery has long been sought by companies like Samsung and LG who want to be first with the next generation of consumer electronics.

February 14, 2014

Fly Brains Provide Clues to Human Motion Perception

Researchers at Stanford University are putting flies on a treadmill to see how their brains respond to motion. The scientists say flies and humans perceive movement in very similar ways and believe the insects could shed new light on how the human brain processes information.

March 5, 2014

Smart, High-Impact Armor for the Older Generation

A flexible, energy-absorbent material called Armourgel has been adapted to help mitigate the impact of falls that often leave elderly people with broken bones. Armourgel's British designer says the material can be incorporated into conventional clothes, providing protection for fragile bodies falling on to hard surfaces.

March 5, 2014
Source of Elephant Rumblings Revealed in "Larynx Laboratory"

Source of Elephant Rumblings Revealed in "Larynx Laboratory"

The elephant's vocal folds work in a similar way to those of humans, according to a study conducted in Vienna. A team led by voice scientist Christian Herbst, now of the University of Olomouc in the Czech Republic, used the donated larynx of a dead elephant to study the process of vocalization, which he says opens new possibilities for researching oice projection problems in people.

February 18, 2014