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Mighty morphing materials take complex shapes

Rice University demonstrates sophisticated shape-shifters for soft robots, biomedical applications. |SOURCE| Rice University scientists have created a rubbery, shape-shifting material that morphs from one sophisticated form to another on demand. The shapes programmed into a polymer by materials scientist Rafael Verduzco and graduate student Morgan [...] Read more

An important step for regenerative medicine: Human blood cells can be directly reprogrammed into neural stem cells

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the stem cell institute HI-STEM* in Heidelberg have succeeded for the first time in directly reprogramming human blood cells into a previously unknown type of neural stem cell. These induced stem cells are similar to those that occur during the early embryonic development of the central [...] Read more

Saturn and Its Moons Have Water Just Like Earth’s — Except for Phoebe

Although we weren’t here to observe the birth of our own solar system, astronomers have developed a relatively informed picture of how it likely happened, based on observations of our present-day home and the infant planets forming around other stars. But every so often, something throws a wrench in our theories, and that may have just happened — [...] Read more

A Mysterious New Species of Early Human Hiding in from our sight

More Than 20 years Ago archeologists discovered these fossils, Decades of research, analysis reveals interestings things to the world. |SOURCE| A series of four pre-printed papers suggests that Little Foot could be a species of Australopithecus we have never seen before. These fossil may be one of the earliest signs of human-like species ever [...] Read more

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