Tag Archives: Ben Gruber

02Nov/16

Airbag bicycle helmets may be safer than conventional foam versions

Bicycle helmets that utilize airbag technology instead of conventional hard foam may offer five times more protection against brain injuries, according to Stanford University researchers. Ben Gruber reports.
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14Apr/16

Asia study warns of severe water shortages

A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Ben Gruber reports.
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12Feb/16

Ocean research with a gentle touch

Researchers are developing soft robotic tools for underwater research. The pressure-driven systems will allow marine biologists to examine delicate sea life without harming it. Ben Gruber reports.
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10Feb/16

Care and Cure: Engineering the future of diabetes treatment

Researchers are making significant advances that could change the way diabetes is treated and ultimately cured. Ben Gruber reports.
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23Jan/16

State of play of Virtual Reality

2016 will be a breakthrough year for virtual reality, as the technology starts evolving past a gaming platform towards a new tool to experience live content, according to experts. Ben Gruber reports.
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13Oct/15

Tapping into plant energy to charge phones

A trio of Chilean student engineers have developed a biocircuit device that can harness plant energy and convert it into small charges of electricity to power smartphones. Ben Gruber reports.
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25Mar/15

Supermassive backhole detector ready for business

Construction of the world’s largest and most powerful observatory designed to detect and analyze gamma rays has been completed in Mexico. Gamma ray particles are considered the most energetic in the universe and scientists hope to use the observatory to learn more about the supernovas and black holes that produce them. Ben Gruber reports.
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22Mar/15

A mother’s quest to cure her son

Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman’s could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more.
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