Year - 2016 Blog

MIT Sets New Record for Nuclear Fusion

MIT Sets New Record for Nuclear Fusion

Stable nuclear fusion is something that has long eluded us. Now, thanks to scientists working on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak fusion reactor at MIT, we are a step closer to harnessing it, Futurism reports. Stable nuclear fusion involves a plasma's particle density, its confinement time, and its temperature, reaching a particular value (or "triply product") that keeps the reaction going.

The "Taste Buddy" Makes Food Taste Better

The "Taste Buddy" Makes Food Taste Better

Researchers from City University London have developed a new electronic device to help enhance the taste of food. The "Taste Buddy" consists of a less than 1 inch tab which is attached to a processing device. By placing this tab on your tongue, it is able to stimulate taste buds and alter the sense of taste through "thermal and electric signals," according to IFLScience.com.

Doctors on the Cusp of Developing Cure for HIV

Doctors on the Cusp of Developing Cure for HIV

Early trials by a team of five UK universities show optimistic progress in developing a cure for HIV. A 44-year-old British man is one of 50 patients currently participating in a trial treatment which targets the disease even in its dormant state, The Telegraph reports, and he could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV using this therapy. 

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