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uncuttable material

New material called Proteus can’t be cut with tools

July 21st, 2020

Researchers have developed a new material that is extremely resilient to cutting tools. The material, called Proteus, is a combination of aluminum and ceramic spheres. Proteus is durable against cutting wheels, drill bits, and even water jets. Safes, locks, and other items designed to provide security and theft protection are typically built out of very …

suicide booth

This ‘Suicide Booth’ will kill you at the press of a button

April 16th, 2018

Suicide is an incredibly sensitive subject for a number of pretty obvious reasons. You can’t have a conversation about the idea of someone taking their own life without also addressing mental health and if you’re of the mindset that suicide is the answer to a problem, you’re not likely to find many who support that point …

cancer pen

This pen can detect cancer in just 10 seconds

September 7th, 2017

The detection and identification of cancer has seen incredible improvements over the past several decades, offering a new lease on life to those who would have been out of luck in the past. Now, a new instrument invented, designed, and built by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin could further revolutionize the detection …