Test Tube Brains


New mini brains grown in test tubes open up new research possibilities in neuroscience that could help cure brain diseases such as microencephaly. A team from the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) used human pluripotent stem cells to grow 4mm cerebral organoids, or mini brains, in their laboratory. Using […]

Harm of e-cigarettes


There is no doubt that smoking is harmful. Tobacco is thought to kill nearly 6 million people every year, but do electronic cigarettes provide the answer to this assault on the nation’s health? As with conventional cigarettes, there is often an information deficit on the chemicals that electronic cigarettes contain and although some just use […]

High Impedance, Warm Heart?


My touch screen phone hates my fingers; I have to jab at the screen multiple times before it acknowledges my presence. Here is my quest to find out why my digits are not touch technology friendly. How do mobile phone touch screens work? Most modern touch screen phones work using projective mutual capacitance. This means […]