May, 2015

Organ Failure? Print a New One

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know that since 2013 cosmetics giant L’Oreal Group hasn’t tested its products on animals? Instead, it has been relying on “reconstructed human epidermis” — basically bits of skin grown in a lab — to ensure that its products are safe. Scientists have successfully bioprinted various living human organs like the skin, liver, bones, heart valves, stem cells and […]

Spacecraft That Defies Laws of Physics

Reading Time: 3 minutes In order to ensure the survival of the human race, humanity needs to colonize other planets. A similar sentiment has been expressed by Stephen Hawking claiming that: “…long term future of the human race must be space and that it represents an important life insurance for our future survival…”  As important as colonizing is, there are still many parts that […]

Cryptocurrency Code: Utopian or Speculative Investment?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It all started in 2009 when pseudo named Satoshi Nakamoto created the world’s most widely popular cryptocurrency – Bitcoin.  Rife with anonymity and in the absence of a regulatory authority and middlemen, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining much mileage for e-transcations. In fact, in recent times, several top-notch e-retailers such as Amazon.com and pizza makers, web hosting service providers […]

Pick ‘n’ Move, for this Store has No Cashier

Reading Time: 2 minutes Walk in to a store without your wallet, pick up items and leave the store without paying anything. Ever thought that would be legal? In a conventional retail store today that would be considered a crime and you would be convicted of shoplifting. However, a recently published patent application by Amazon has the ecommerce giant indicating this could be a […]

Potter’s Invisibility Cloak is now Unfeelable

Reading Time: 4 minutes JK Rowling might have contemplated optical invisibility, but scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, claim to have mimicked magic a notch ahead. While Rowling imagined an invisibility cloak that prevented the subject from being seen, the KIT team claims they can prevent the subject from being felt, or even sensed by a force measuring device. This can be considered […]