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Brain Implant Blind Woman

Breakthrough brain implant lets blind woman see shapes

October 23rd, 2021

New research from a group of scientists has showcased how a team of researchers came together to create artificial vision for a 58-year-old blind woman, allowing her to see simple shapes. According to the report, the group was able to use penetrating electrodes to create the shapes the woman experienced. In a sense, the brain …

einsteinium

Einsteinium has been measured for the first time ever

February 3rd, 2021

There are many elements on the periodic table, but just because scientists know that they exist doesn’t mean they’ve taken the time to study them all. Einsteinium was first discovered in the early 1950s, but it hadn’t been studied closely because it’s hard to make and decays rapidly.  For the first time ever, scientists have …

new whale species

An incredibly rare whale washed up dead in Florida

January 28th, 2021

The carcass of a whale washed up off the coast of Everglades National Park in Florida in 2019, and it sparked a mystery that is still ongoing. Scientists studying the specimen believe it may actually be an as-of-yet unnamed species that is critically endangered. If the whale is indeed a unique species, researchers estimate there …

water on the moon

NASA announces discovery of water on the Moon

October 26th, 2020

NASA announced the confirmation of water on the lunar surface. The discovery is big, but scientists had believed that there was water trapped within the lunar soil for some time now. Processing the soil, called regolith, to obtain usable water is something that researchers have been working on for some time. Hey so remember last …

acoustic tweezers

Thanks to sound waves, scientists don’t even need hands anymore

September 10th, 2020

Researchers from Duke University have developed a new kind of ‘acoustic tweezers’ that allows for the manipulation of tiny objects in a Petri dish without using your hands. Systems like this are typically very complicated and have not seen widespread use. The researchers hope to make their system simple and affordable enough to commercialize it. …

universe end

Here’s what scientists think will destroy the universe

August 18th, 2020

A scientist has crunched the numbers to estimate when the universe will “die,” or fizzle out with no more star activity whatsoever. The last supernova will be a “black dwarf supernova” which will be more of a fizzle than a blast, but it’s still very far off. It’ll be trillions upon trillions of years before …

red light eye treatment

Red light treatment could save your aging eyes

July 1st, 2020

Researchers discover that simple red light may be enough to recharge a person’s vision late in life, making them better able to detect colors. The research tasked two dozen people with using a red light eye treatment for just 3 minutes per day, and even that short amount of time was enough to produce measurable …

coronavirus news

Coronavirus just forced the ESA to power down a bunch of spacecraft

March 26th, 2020

The European Space Agency is putting four of its most high-profile missions on hold as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.  With the health of its staff a top priority, the agency is keeping its employees at home and putting various spacecraft into safe mode to preserve resources for future science objectives.  Visit BGR’s homepage …

fake smile study

Forcing a smile at work leads to drinking at home, study suggests

January 8th, 2020

Most of us have at least one service industry job on our resume, and many of us have several. Whether it was food service, slinging clothes at the mall, or any other customer-facing position, one thing is universally true of virtually all service jobs: Plastering a fake smile across your face is almost always mandatory. …