By Nicole Pope Contributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Sebastiano Battaglia isn’t working on lifesaving cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, he’s cross-training for his next race. In the five years Battaglia has run marathons, he’s crossed the Big Sur International Marathon off his list, passed through local villages on a half-marathon route through the Alps in Italy, and even finished a 50-mile ultra-marathon race. His latest feat? The Marine Corps Marathon last Sunday in Washington, D.C. The Marine Corps Marathon draws more than 30,000 people to its scenic route, making it one of the largest in the world. Due to its popularity, those vying for a spot enter a raffle each year for a coveted race bib. Participants pass landmarks including the National Mall, Korean War and World War II memorials, the Pentagon, and the Potomac River on the way to the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial. Participants have seven … [Read more...] about Running helps set high standard for Roswell Park researcher
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: body odor, breakthrough, breathalyzer, devices, discoveries, future tech, gadgets, goodscience, innovation, inventions, odor detector, scent detector, scent sensor, Scents, science and technology, smell, stress sweat, Sweat (Natural News) The next time your coworker forgets to take a shower or puts on some awfully strong perfume, you can air your complaints while brandishing the newest smell detector from Japan to prove your point. An article in Sora News 24 reported that this handheld device can accurately grade the strength of the smell emanating from people’s bodies. The ES-100 device comes from Japanese wellness device company Tanita. It leverages the same sensor technology found in breathalyzers that are used to test the blood alcohol content of potentially drunk drivers. The device measures chemical compounds released by areas on your body that have many sweat glands. The armpits come to mind, although the spot with … [Read more...] about Japanese researchers develop a hand-held device that tells you if you stink
A Washington state company attracted national attention a few years back for introducing a flexible pneumatic tube, aka the “salmon cannon,” to help launch the migrating fish past dams and other barriers. The peculiar gadget, owned and invented by Whooshh Innovations, so captured the public’s imagination that it earned a segment on comedian John Oliver’s HBO show, “Last Week Tonight,” in which Oliver lobbed fake fish at celebrities. “In your darkest moments of despair, when you see a world torn apart by war,” Oliver said with a smirk, people should remember the salmon cannon as evidence that “we can do great things.” Now, in Minnesota, researchers are studying whether the salmon cannon could be put to a new — if morbid— task: sucking up thousands of invasive common carp from the state’s lakes and marshes. Przemek Bajer, a research assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s center for aquatic … [Read more...] about This sucks: U of M researchers hope to turn the ‘salmon cannon’ into a carp vacuum
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGina Kolata Oct. 29, 2018 For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard. Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States. But Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his former employers, this month accused Dr. Anversa and his laboratory of extensive scientific malpractice. More than 30 research studies produced over more than a decade contain falsified or fabricated data, officials concluded, and should be retracted. Last year the hospital paid a $10 million settlement to the federal government after the Department of Justice alleged that Dr. … [Read more...] about He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says His Lab Fabricated Research.
A SCIENTIST accused of attempted murder in Antarctica stabbed his colleague because “he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books,” it has been claimed. Scientific engineer Sergey Savitsky, 55, became enraged and stabbed welder Oleg Beloguzov, 52, with a kitchen knife. It is believed to the first time that a man has been charged with attempted murder in Antarctica. The men had previously spent four harsh years at Russia’s isolated Bellingshausen station King George Island, part of the South Shetland island group. Russian investigators are probing a version of the alleged crime that both men became avid readers to pass the lonely hours in the Antarctic station. But Savitsky had become enraged that Beloguzov “kept telling his colleague the endings of books before he read them”. The wounded man was evacuated to Chile with a knife injury to the chest. His heart was injured in the attack and he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a … [Read more...] about Antarctic scientist ‘stabs colleague who kept telling him the endings of books he was reading on remote research station’