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Now You See Me…
Now you don’t? According to a new study published in the journal Science, researchers out of the University of California, San Diego are one step closer to creating a real-life invisibility cloak. The cloak works by rendering certain wavelengths of light to make the object that it’s covering appear invisible. Researchers say that the recent progress may make full invisibility not far out of reach.
The University of California, San Diego isn’t the only one creating an invisibility prototype. Find out what other institutions are coming up with their own disappearing acts by clicking here.
Apple Jumps on the Electric Car Wagon
The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Apple has committed to a project to create an Apple-branded electric car by 2019. Apple has spent the last year contemplating the possibility of an Apple car, hiring former engineers from both Tesla and Volkswagen. Apple has yet to comment on the project.
Could you get your hands on an Apple car by 2019? Click here to find out.
Will Lab-Grown Organs Save Your Life?
Researchers may be a step closer to growing fully functioning organs in a laboratory. A team out of Japan has successfully tested lab-grown kidneys in animals. Researchers first tested the kidneys on rats, and they proved to work initially, as well as eight weeks after the implant. They then tested the kidneys in a pig, with the same success.
What other methods are researchers using to combat the shortage of transplant organs? Click here to find out.
Zap Your Brain Into Action
If your memory is not what it used to be, a quick jolt to the brain might be all you need. A study conducted by researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reported that small electrodes placed on areas of the brain associated with memory actually enhanced memory in patients.
But other possible uses for these electrode arrays start to sound like a movie plot. Can electrodes adjust your mood? Instantly teach you a new skill? Find out the possibilities by clicking here.
The Medical Breakthrough Doctors Have Waited For
At times, our own genes are working against our health and well-being. But what if doctors found a way to repair broken genes? It’s been a major question on the minds of the medical community for decades, but a new technology could one day make it a reality. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats — CRISPRs, for short — use gene editing technology to correct defects that cause genetic diseases.
It could be the promising breakthrough researchers have been looking for. Click here to find out how it works.
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