What happens when you combine advances in 3D printing with biosynthesis and molecular construction? Eventually, it might just lead to printers that can manufacture vaccines and other drugs from scratch: email your doc, download some medicine, print it out and you're cured.
You are looking at a fully armed and operational automatic hands-free sperm extractor that's about to go into action at Zhengzhou Central Hospital in China. It's only $2,800. THE FUTURE IS NOW.
For things in your head that are designed to eat stuff, eating stuff seems to be kind of a big deal for teeth. They're always demanding to be brushed and flossed and rinsed and taken to the dentist and whatnot. Japan is having none of this, and scientists there have created tooth armor that can keep you from getting any more cavities.
Ingesting electronics tends to be a bad idea. They don't taste good (except for Android phones) and they can cause issues, uh, later on. Or so I hear. From a friend. These pills, on the other hand, are specifically designed to be eaten, and they operate from inside your body, transmitting medical data straight to your phone.
These blobs are Mycoplasma genitalium, a bacterial parasite which lives in your naughty bits and makes it burn when you pee. Scientists at Stanford and the J. Craig Venter Institute have honored this monster by making it the first complete organism to have its entire genome modeled inside a computer program.
Great news for all of our readers who are worms who have also spent a significant amount of time in space: you're going to live longer. For the rest of our audience (i.e. the humans), what's good for worms may be good for you as well.
Yes, it's true: you'll never have to brush or floss your teeth ever again now that a team of researchers from Yale and the University of Santiago have created a new molecule that can completely wipe out cavity-causing bacteria in sixty seconds flat.
When you get a clog in the plumbing in your house, it's often annoying. When you get a clog in the plumbing in your body, it's often fatal. Blood clots can cut off circulation to your brain, causing serious damage, but a new type of nanoparticle might be able to act like Drano, dissolving clots before anything bad happens.
There's an arms race going on between antibiotics and bacteria, and bacteria are winning. They've got evolution on their side, and there's a blajillion of them. IBM has been fighting back with bacteria-targeting "polymer ninjas," and they're poised to go beyond medicine and into consumer products.
Mosquitoes, unfortunately, have a valuable place in our ecosystem or something, so going out and nuking all of the little buggers is probably not a good option. The worst part about mosquitoes isn't mosquitoes themselves anyway: it's the malaria parasites that they carry, and genetic modification may have finally solved that problem for good.