Isotope Titanium Lume Ring
The Isotope is all about contrast. The brilliant glow of the lume, and the sharp lines of the titanium create a visual moment that refuses to be ignored.
The special lume material in the Isotope ring soaks up both natural and artificial light and will glow bright green as soon as it is in a low-light environment. Wear it to bed and it will still be glowing when you get up for that 3am visit to the bathroom!
Moonglow is a ultra-high output photoluminesent polycarbonate. It soaks up both natural and artificial light and will glow bright green for hours once it is in a low-light environment. It also a passive-lume material, meaning it absorbs light. It does not generate its own light as radioactive materials such as tritium do.
oh man tron rings
Too bad rings never fit my fingers and they don’t make them big enough
i’m not a ring guy. at all. but i’ve always wanted to be a tron. conflicted.
Danish scientists believe they may have a cure for HIV “within months.”
Image 1: This photo shows HIV infecting a T-cell, which usually fights off infections in the human body. Credit: NIH/NIAID
Image 2: Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark are testing a new technique that involves flushing HIV from so-called reservoirs in human DNA. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark are testing a new technique that involves flushing the virus from so-called reservoirs in human DNA.
The virus is then destroyed naturally by the body’s immune system, The London Telegraph reported.
They are expecting results to show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.
Fifteen patients are taking part in the trials, funded with $2.1 million from the Danish Research Council.
If they are found to have successfully been cured of HIV, the new technique will be tested on a wider scale.
Any cure would be affordable for many of the 33 million people worldwide afflicted by the virus.
However, despite the trials Dr. Ole Sogaard, a senior researcher in the department of infectious disease warned that the efficacy in the human body remained unproven.
Medical Daily quoted him as telling the media:
“The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognize the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems.”
British researchers are reportedly conducting similar research through a consortium of five universities.
Both studies are aiming to find a cure for those already infected with the virus and would not result in a preventative measure for HIV or AIDS.
As with many articles purporting possible cures it’s always good to take these with a grain of salt and practice our skepticism until the results and stats are weighed in. But if it’s anything close to being true then I am glad to see this progressing into a challenge of engineering the proper tools to fight it rather than how to fight it. Let’s hope this is followed up with success.
As the demand for more efficient and more affordable wind power grows, designers are pushing the limits of the technology well beyond the traditional windmill spinning on a grassy hilltop. Often this leads to some pretty wild ideas.
We never sit here under the weight of all this air, the 5 x 10^18 kg of atmosphere that sits above everyone on Earth, and say “Gosh, that sure is heavy!”
You don’t realize just how powerful that 1 bar (~100 kPa) of pressure is until a train car is filled with steam, allowed to cool, and then implodes ohmygod did that just happen?
For more implosion goodness, check out this awesome video from Veritasium.
Foxes are weird. They’re like dogcats.
I have a policy to reblog this every time it appears on my dash thank you
A functioning lab-grown kidney - a step forward for regenerative medicine.
From BBC News:
A kidney “grown” in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say. Similar techniques to make simple body parts have already been used in patients, but the kidney is one of the most complicated organs made so far. A study, in the journal Nature Medicine, showed the engineered kidneys were less effective than natural ones. […]
Extreme case of kyphotic lordosis.
Kyphosis: Greek kyphos, ”a hump” - the over-curvature of the thoracic vertebrae in the upper back.
Lordosis: Greek lordos, ”bent backwards” - the inward curvature of a portion of the lumbar and cervical vertebral column. All spines should be lordotic to an extent, but an excessive inward curvature (often caused by anterior pelvic tilt) can cause many orthopedic problems.
Orthopadische Chirurgie. Dr. August Schreiber, 1888.
Even though colonists will never return to Earth, Mars One is expecting 1 million applications for its colonization project.
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