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Princess of the Most High / RPh / Pinoy

November 2017

Cheaper biofuel production now possible because of a synthetic biology breakthrough

By | 2017-11-20T22:41:38+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Going Green|

It has been known that the process of biofuel production is quite expensive. However, it can now become cheaper and more efficient when the efforts of a US Laboratory and start-up are realized. This comes after the development of a trailblazing cloning system. The system has now been licensed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through the company SimPath. ORNL assembles and generates the biological [...]

September 2017

China is halfway on its target of reducing coal capacity by 800m tonnes

By | 2017-10-13T14:21:58+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Going Green|

In 2016, China produced 3.64 billion tonnes of coal, down 9 percent from the previous year, based on National Bureau pf Statistics. As part of China's efforts to modernize its country's economy and taper down greatly polluting industries such as steel and coal, they wanted to reduce the coal mining capacity by 800m tonnes a year by the end of 2020. So far, [...]

New class of antibiotic has been developed in the hope of defeating multi-drug resistant gonorrhea

By | 2017-10-13T14:26:56+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Science & Technology|

Recently, the World Health Organization warned people that the multi-drug resistant gonnorhea is a serious threat to health. In relation to this, researchers finally discovered a drug that can be a threat against the antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. Due to the serious concern brought by this multi-drug resistant gonorrhea, it is hoped that this new class of antibiotic can help stop its spread. The researchers said that it is still [...]

August 2017

The first ever human head transplant is about to happen before 2017 ends

By | 2017-10-13T14:39:46+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Science & Technology|

An Italian Neuroscientist, Sergio Canavero, shocked the world when he announced earlier this year that he will perform the very first human head transplant! Next to that, he made an announcement that the procedure is scheduled on December of this year! In relation to that, he has recruited a head surgeon (pun intended) to lead the contentious procedure. Though this operation may sound like of a horror [...]

Human brain made smaller by a computer chip that mimics it functions and activities

By | 2017-10-13T14:42:52+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Science & Technology|

A chip that mimics function As science and technology advances, new inventions and innovations are flooding. One that stands out is the latest artificial neural networks, which is computer algorithms that are made through the inspiration of human brain. It has demonstrated fancy features like detecting lies, predicting heart attacks, and recognizing faces. Most of these computer chips fail to work properly, however a new innovation was [...]

The war against aging

By | 2017-10-13T14:48:10+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Science & Technology|

"There is still a huge amount of resistance to the logic that aging is bad for you and that it's a medical problem that needs to be addressed", de Grey explains. "It's really, really extraordinary to me that it's so hard to get this through to people, but that is the way it is." -Aubrey de Grey The war against aging has been raging for ever and [...]