Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Claudius Galen

galen

Galen was a physician, writer and philosopher who became the most famous doctor in the Roman Empire and whose theories dominated European medicine for 1,500 years. Claudius Galen was born in Pergamum (modern-day Turkey) of Greek parents. He studied in … Continue reading

Posted in History, Metaphysics | Leave a comment

Welcome to the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Sciences, Ecology | Leave a comment

Paralyzed woman controls a robotic arm using only her mind

Watch this video, and witness a breakthrough in the field of brain-machine interfaces. Researchers have been improving upon BrainGate — a brain-machine interface that allows users to control an external device with their minds — for years, but what you … Continue reading

Posted in Medical, Technology | Leave a comment

Boost to renewable energy by collecting solar power in space

solar power satellites

Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Researchers at the University have already tested equipment in space … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Technology | Leave a comment

Baby galaxies grew up quickly

Baby galaxies from the young Universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute. This means that already in the early history of the Universe, there was potential for … Continue reading

Posted in Cosmology | Leave a comment