Geiger Counters Unlikely to Detect Radiation in Food, Water

Geiger counters are probably ineffective for consumers in detecting hazardous levels of radiation in food and water at home, scientists, professors and device makers said. Large samples should be tested in laboratory-like settings to obtain results, said Joseph Rotunda, who heads the radiation measurement division at toolmaker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Determining whether food, water […]

No Bath Salts, Only Marijuana Found In “Face-Eater” Toxicology Tests

It wasn’t bath salts. According to a statement on the full toxicology report by the Miami-Dade medical examiner, the only drug detected in the lifeless body of infamous Miami face-chewer Rudy Eugene was marijuana. “The department’s toxicology laboratory has identified the active components of marijuana,” medical examiner Dr. Bruce Hyma said in a statement. “The […]

US Police Testing Hand-Held Laser Drug Detector

(FOXNEWS)   Police in a few departments around the U.S. are testing a hand-held laser device, which boosters can immediately identify illegal drugs and could revolutionize how narcotics cases are investigated and prosecuted. Proponents hope the device, called TruNarc, will help officers quickly discern illicit substances at a time when police are seeing a surge […]

“Flying carpet” of conductive plastic takes flight

Two frequencies of cycling show the sheet “rippling” in a display of small propulsive force A miniature magic carpet made of plastic has taken flight in a laboratory at Princeton University. The 10cm (4in) sheet of smart transparency is driven by “ripple power”; waves of electrical current driving thin pockets of air from front to […]

New drug could cure nearly any viral infection

Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has […]

Scientists grow ’embryonic eye’ in test tube

Eye transplants to cure blindness have taken a step closer after scientists managed to ‘grow’ a retina in the laboratory for the first time. The surprising development could lead eventually to whole retinas being cultured and then transplanted, restoring sight in the blind and visually impaired. The team from the Institute of Physical and Chemical […]