Credit Card-Sized Chip Detects Can Detect 100% Of AIDS Cases
Aug 03, 2011 11:52
One of the ways to counter the AIDS epidemic on a global scale is by first, education and then second, detection. Detection is expensive, but there's also a better solution. Putting an AIDS clinic in a $1 card helps.
The mChip can diagnose HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes, and it only costs a dollar. It has a one hundred percent detection rate, although there's a 4-6% chance of a false positive. That alone is a high number already to sit on. Not bad at all.
The mChip was developed by researchers at the Columbia University and they hope to debut it in Rwanda, where results will be sent to remote servers for easy patient organization. [Columbia via FastCo]
A black hole is hard to understand, but this video will really give you some perspective. So how big can they be? Imagine this: crush the Sun to the size of a small town and crush the Earth to the size of a peanut. That's how big they can be. Read more
A common misconception and belief most people have when they lose weight, is that fat just gets burned off. Some believe it even gets turned into muscle. But new research published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting otherwise. Read more
Derby could never really run his entire life. He was born with deformed front legs. So to help him finally realize the joy of running, his humans and a 3D printing company designed a special loop-shaped prosthetic to let him do what he'd always wanted: run. Read more