Long pressured to end animal testing in cosmetics, L’Oreal has been in the cultured skin business since the 80s. But it remains a relatively slow and expensive process. Earlier this month they announced a partnership with 3D bioprinting firm Organovo—3D printed skin, it's thought, may offer a more scalable solution.
Gruesome. And there we thought Ambitious politician Kátia Abreu leads agricultural lobby in loosening controls on Amazon deforestation.
Outside the political hothouse of Brasilia, there are probably few who can name the head of Brazil's powerful agricultural lobby, yet the woman in question, Kátia Abreu, is rapidly becoming the country's most interesting, important – and dangerous – politician.
Gruesome. And there we thought it would be great to have female politicians on the top as they are supposed to have "heart" and sensitivity. But then there are those bitches who only think money and career - and are maybe worse then men as they have to prove they have a penis.
For the first time, the team has successfully regenerated a living organ in mice by manipulating DNA.
The organ in question was the thymus, which is located next to the heart and is an integral part of the immune system. In humans, it achieves most of its growth in early life, continuing to then grow slowly until puberty when it slowly begins to shrink for the remainder of a person's life. It's deterioration with age leaves older people with greater susceptibility to infections, such as flu.
I went to a UCLA conference recently, virtual reality tech seems terribly behind our amazing imagination of how it could be. Jon Landau, Avatar's producer gave us a passionate intro into the next three Avatar movies. Not virtual yet. Amazing to enter James Cameron Avatar world - one day...
Guardian Liberty Voice Nanotechnology Assembles the Future Guardian Liberty Voice Nanotechnology is not a future science; it is a current assembly of different disciplines working to change how we live.
Augmented reality is one of the most exciting technologies around. If you have watched some of those modern Hollywood movies, you have probably seen how ou (@borgjeanette Finns många. Jag har tittat på Aurasma o Layar.
In theory, the SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 booster can be reused more than three-dozen times.
That's because the rocket's LOX/Kerosene Merlin 1D engine -- nine of which power its first stage -- have a cycle of 40, according to Stella Guillen, SpaceX director of business development.
"It's not obviously the entire system or the entire stage," she said during a space conference in Paris last month. “We don't know how many times we can fly the first stage. But the engines have a cycle of 40...
Our phones are faster, thinner and more capable than ever before, but the pool of devices we have to choose from hasn’t really grown. The next big step? Making it yours. (RT @thePMGco: What's expected for #mobiletech in the future?
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 107 million blood donations are collected globally every year.
Nonetheless, blood is often in short supply – particularly in developing nations.
Despite new safeguards, there's also still the risk of incompatibility, or of infections being transmitted from donors to recipients.
Charitable organization the Wellcome Trust hopes to address these problems, by developing the ability to manufacture blood outside of the body. Last week, it announced that test subjects should begin receiving transfusions of blood made with lab-grown red blood cells by late 2016.
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