Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a ghastly vision of a future cut off from sunlight, the machine overloads in the Matrix movie series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. If they’d had sunlight, algae would undoubtedly have been the better choice. Engineers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have run a microprocessor for more … Read more

Newly Identified Lupus-Causing Gene Provides a Potential Target For Better Treatments

Newly Identified Lupus-Causing Gene Provides a Potential Target For Better Treatments

Gabriela experienced the painful joint inflammation and draining fatigue that was her own immune system turning against her at an early age. Presenting with scarily high blood pressure and a leaky heart valve, the young Spanish patient was diagnosed with a severe case of lupus when she was only seven years old. Now Gabriela’s genome … Read more

Apple stock swings to a loss after executives warn of billions in added costs

Apple stock swings to a loss after executives warn of billions in added costs

Apple Inc. topped earnings expectations and set a new record for March-quarter revenue to start 2022, but executives expect to see steeper pressure and billions in additional costs from challenges in the current period, sending shares lower in after-hours trading. “Supply constraints caused by COVID-related disruptions and industry-wide silicon shortages are impacting our ability to … Read more

This ‘Supercluster’ From a Rare Soil Microbe Could Yield Some Amazing New Drugs

This 'Supercluster' From a Rare Soil Microbe Could Yield Some Amazing New Drugs

The hunt for new and potentially potent therapeutic molecules in nature is a vital quest spurred on by parallel health crises: antibacterial resistance and the growing global cancer burden. Now, a team of scientists has discovered that a rare soil microbe produces some peculiar yet familiar molecular ‘building blocks’ with drug-like activity. This could be … Read more