Robot nurse with a human-like face perform coronavirus tests and reminds patients to wear a mask

A young Egyptian engineer has invented a remote-control robot that can take patient’s temperature, test for COVID-19 and even reprimand those not wearing a mask.  With a human-like face and robotic arms, ‘Cira-03’ is capable of drawing blood and performing EKGs and x-rays, then display test results on a screen on its chest. Cira-03 tests … Read more Robot nurse with a human-like face perform coronavirus tests and reminds patients to wear a mask

Rare nine-legged octopus is discovered by Japanese fisherman who was about to eat it for dinner

One leg up! Rare nine-legged octopus is discovered by Japanese fisherman who noticed the extra appendage while boiling the creature for dinner A nine-legged octopus was discovered off the coast of northern Japan A fisherman brought it home for dinner and noticed the extra leg while it cooked Scientists say the ninth limb grew back … Read more Rare nine-legged octopus is discovered by Japanese fisherman who was about to eat it for dinner

Canada’s most endangered mammal that looks like a ‘chunky squirrel’ is making a comeback

One of Canada‘s most endangered animals is making a comeback, and it has skiers to thank for its recovery. Vancouver Island marmots, a chunky relative of the common squirrel, have seen their numbers dwindle to barely more than two doze. However, due to the efforts of conservationist, the furry creatures  have multiplied to around 200. … Read more Canada’s most endangered mammal that looks like a ‘chunky squirrel’ is making a comeback

New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel when they land on the Red Planet in 2033 The system is designed with  two sides – one splits the water to form a hydroxyl ion and the other splits it again to produce oxygen It produces 25 times more oxygen … Read more New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

Time spent on smartphones ‘isn’t bad for mental health’, study says

Spending time on your smartphone scrolling through social media and replying to messages isn’t bad for mental health, psychologists say.  Analysing both Android and iPhone users, the British researchers found time spent on a smartphone to be a poor predictor of anxiety, depression or stress. People who scored highly on depressive symptoms, meanwhile, were not … Read more Time spent on smartphones ‘isn’t bad for mental health’, study says

Earth 2k light years closer to supermassive black hole than thought

Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than first thought Japan’s space agency has created a new map of the Milky Way The team has been collecting data for the past 15 years, revealing new insights   Earth is only 25,800 light years away from a supermassive … Read more Earth 2k light years closer to supermassive black hole than thought

Online app calculates risk of catching Covid-19 in various scenarios

Outdoor spaces are safer than indoor ones for catching coronavirus, and more people pose a greater risk than smaller groups, public health officials frequently remind us amid the pandemic. But a new online tool can help you nail down just how likely to you are to catch coronavirus if someone in your home, office or … Read more Online app calculates risk of catching Covid-19 in various scenarios

Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to a supermassive black hole in our galaxy than first thought

Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than first thought Japan’s space agency has created a new map of the Milky Way The team has been collecting data for the past 15 years, revealing new insights   Earth is only 25,800 light years away from a supermassive … Read more Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to a supermassive black hole in our galaxy than first thought

Scientist propose reordering the periodic table to identify materials with useful properties

Two scientists in Moscow have proposed replacing the periodic table as the chief way to organize elements. Rather than ordering by atomic number (the number of protons in the nucleus) the chart lists elements by two fundamental properties— their atomic radius and how strongly its atoms attract electrons— known collectively as an element’s Mendeleev Number. … Read more Scientist propose reordering the periodic table to identify materials with useful properties

Some honey bees choose to spend more time with other members of the colony

Don’t bee antisocial: Some honey bees choose to spend time with other members of the colony while others prefer to buzz off on their own – just like humans Researchers used imaging techniques to monitor bees with barcodes on them They found that some bees are more likely to interact than others in the hive … Read more Some honey bees choose to spend more time with other members of the colony