It's the ultimate dream item for perverts everywhere: the invisibility cloak. Long the realm of sci-fi, it's been something thats understandably not yet around. But it may actually become a reality in the future thanks to a new "metamaterial."
The race is on to grow replacement human organs in the lab. When the tech is finally perfected, it will save thousands of lives of people who need organ transplants and are forced to wait on lists for organ donations. And now, researchers have begun growing miniature human livers.
It's one of those frustrating things about science: despite us living in such a tech-forward age, we still haven't discovered a cure for the common cold. But that might change in the very near future.
There are a lot of issues out there for science to tackle. You know, the cure for cancer, how to travel beyond our solar system, how to make cloned meat in a lab. But creating prehistoric dragonflies with wingspans of over two feet? Doing more harm than good! We reported on the plans to do this last week, but now you can see the horrifying image above to keep you from sleeping tonight.
This sounds promising: a new drug developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh has been proven to reverse age-related memory loss in mice, and it may make the jump to human subjects.
One of the craziest imaginary treats in the Willy Wonka books and movies is a gum that changes to distinct flavor over time; a three course meal in gum form. And now that may be moving out of the realm of fantasy into reality.
Say hello to the creepiest vehicle ever constructed: the Ratcar. The Ratcar, created by the mad scientists at the University of Tokyo, consists of a small wheeled vehicle that's plugged directly into a rat's brain. The rat can then control where it goes using only their thoughts. Yikes.
If you're an astronomy buff, you know about the Pioneer anomaly: that two NASA space probes have been drifting slightly off course for decades in a way that goes against everything we know about how gravity works. Now we may finally have the answer, and it's a doozy: a brand new fundamental force.
The incredible photo above is of the fireball produced by an atomic bomb. Those specs on the ground beneath it are tanks, jeeps and other test vehicles that will be destroyed in a matter of milliseconds. Right below the fireball, a shockwave bouncing off the desert floor and about to merge with the fire is visible.
A cryonics lab in Russia — the first of its kind outside of the United States — is guaranteeing the most coveted promise of all: immortality. It's not even ridiculously expensive. $10,000 to put your brain on ice, or $30,000 for your whole body. But can it really work?