It sounds like something out of a Terminator movie. Chemical engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a plastic that instantly heals itself when it’s cracked by a bullet or other projectile.
A new device that can preserve the hearts of the recently-deceased might help people in need of a transplant. However, the technology is raising ethical questions among some doctors regarding declaring a patient dead.
One day we might be able to make home refrigerators without any chemicals or industrial coolants. The main hope for this comes from a special property of metal and a quirk of entropy.
On August 1, the Green Bay Packers were participating in their third day of training camp when wide receiver Adrian Coxson needed to be taken off the field in an ambulance after experiencing severe dizziness. Eventually, Coxson was diagnosed with a Grade 3 concussion. The ordeal left a lasting impact on the Stony Brook product, who at 24 years old, announced his retirement today from the game of football, fearing that the next hit to his head could jeopardize his long-term health or even his life.
When we think of biodiversity, usually our minds conjure up colorful lush images of plants and trees, bright amphibians, reptiles and fish, mammals, and brightly tinted birds on the wing. Maybe you even think of crazy looking insects. But what most of us don’t often think of when we think of biodiversity is the world beneath our feet, the teeming life below ground.