Thought those $150 brand-name sneakers helped improve your running form? Think again. Nature has recently published research that undermines the idea of preventing injuries with fancy footwear. Based partly on the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s finding last December that running shoes negatively impact hip, knee, and ankle joints, the study determined that
Month: January 2010
Recently, Bell Labs formed a group of networking and computing firms called “Green Touch.” The group’s life-changing mission? By the year 2015, use only a ten-thousandth of the energy necessary to power global telecoms network today. To put things in perspective, this enormous amount of energy saved prevents 300 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions
Many of us would agree that surgery is not the most pleasant experience. Open heart surgery? Not only is this surgery unpleasant but is also one of the more dangerous surgical procedures. For those individuals with mitral valve regurgitation, a condition in which a dysfunctional, weak mitral valve allows a backflow of blood to the
Millennia ago, Egyptian and Roman women used lead-based face creams and suffered terrible skin complications. You think lead-contaminated cosmetics is a thing of the past? Not at all. In October 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that 61% of the 33 lipsticks tested contained lead with levels ranging up to 0.65 parts per million.
George Bernard Shaw once said that “We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.” The Irish writer might not have had nanomaterials in mind then. However, chemists, bioengineers, and cell biologists at MIT, UC Santa Barbara, and UC San Diego have recently developed a mixture of nanomaterials that work together