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Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Futurism.

  • Marshall Barnes
    Published 2 years ago
    Paul Sutter (the "Spaceman") Makes My Points For Me: Why Most Physicists Know Nothing About True Time Travel Science

    Paul Sutter (the "Spaceman") Makes My Points For Me: Why Most Physicists Know Nothing About True Time Travel Science

    I think we could all agree that if someone is going to speak or write on something, then they should at least know what they're talking about, right? Well, a couple of months ago, I wrote piece for Futurism.media about how time travel to the past is almost here and that probably everything you knew about time travel is wrong because most physicists talking about it don't work on the problem. Well, guess what's happened since? I've made more progress on my own research, which is putting me within shooting range of hitting a 2019 mark for my goal of actually doing time travel to the past (more on that in another piece) and I discovered the perfect example of what I wrote about in previous article. Ladies and gentleman, I introduce to you "the Spaceman", Paul Sutter, an astrophysicist from the Ohio State University who is also the chief scientist (as if they really need one) for COSI, a kiddie science center in Columbus, OH. Paul has a video and wrote an article for Space.com on time travel under its Expert Voices op-eds and was unwitting enough to prove EVERYTHING I had talked about before. Trust me, he is AMAZING and proves conclusively that he's no time travel expert. Just for convenience sake, I'll deal with what he says in the video, first.
  • Francesca Lovett
    Published 2 years ago
    Silver Is a Girl's Best Friend?

    Silver Is a Girl's Best Friend?

    Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, and it has been used in currency throughout many civilizations in the past and present. It has the highest conductivity of electricity and heat and the highest reflectivity of all metals. But alongside its obvious shiny aesthetic properties, it has also been used in diluted silver nitrate forms in disinfectants, added to bandages, catheters, and other medical instruments. In fact, in 2008 the ACTICOAT dressing with silver infused into it was developed for use on burns to eliminate infection and still be safe for patients with damaged immune systems. ACTICOAT was even found to eliminate MRSA within 30 minutes in laboratory tests!
  • Jacob Holcomb
    Published 2 years ago
    Time Travel: A Primer for the 4th Dimension

    Time Travel: A Primer for the 4th Dimension

    Time travel has been a dream of science fiction writers for at least a hundred years. In 1889, Mark Twain wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, a story about a contemporary (19th Century) man who, after a blow to the head, finds himself back in the time of legendary Britain at King Arthur's court. H.G. Wells envisioned his Time Machine story in 1895. Since then, uncountable stories and a few theoretical physics professors have speculated about time travel. But just what is time travel?
  • Alan Kotok
    Published 2 years ago
    One Blood Test Fits All Diseases

    One Blood Test Fits All Diseases

    Imagine giving a small blood sample to test for the presence of disease. You're probably saying, "Big deal — Don't we already have that?" and you would be right.
  • Crow Zing
    Published 2 years ago
    The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part Two

    The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part Two

    Dr. Ganesh Suntharalingam was called in when his colleague explained the situation to him.
  • Crow Zing
    Published 2 years ago
    The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part One

    The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part One

    In 2006, when eight men checked into the Northwick General Hospital in London for taking part in a clinical trial for a new drug, they never thought they would be fighting for their lives.
  • Kryptos Journal
    Published 2 years ago
    Tracking HIV: The Spread and Origin

    Tracking HIV: The Spread and Origin

    HIV and AIDs is by far the worst epidemic we’ve seen in the 21st century. Approximately 1 in 4 people are infected and many cultures are affected without the healthcare to prevent or care for the people who have the disease. The prevalence for the disease in our language is lackluster when compared to cancers, heart disease, or even Alzheimer’s, however that further portrays this disease as the silent and deadly killer that we associate with it. Often going unsaid, those effected will suffer through stages of depression and hopelessness. The people around them will also be brought down, and there is not much support available for HIV/AID’s patients. After the epidemic increases to a legitimate danger to life & health of the immediate region effected, then those support programs will pop up. For example, AVERT & UNAIDS are doing great work in containing and supporting those who are affected and their families in highly infected regions of the world, such as South Africa.
  • Crow Zing
    Published 2 years ago
    Are We Going to Cure Cancer with CRISPR?

    Are We Going to Cure Cancer with CRISPR?

    Remember GATTACA, the movie featuring Ethan Hawke living in a world where the genetics of people are improved because they use biometrics to help edit the genes of those subjected to disorders?
  • Richard Van Steenberg
    Published 2 years ago
    Tach One Is the Speed of Light

    Tach One Is the Speed of Light

    Conventional wisdom on Earth currently views the ultimate speed at which objects can travel to be the speed of light. This was explained by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity.
  • Thomas Ralph
    Published 2 years ago
    Faeces, Waste or Fuel?

    Faeces, Waste or Fuel?

    Ever since the dawn of motorised transportation and electricity in our homes, man has wondered if there could be a more renewable manner of running these fossil fuel dependent machines. As time moved on, the necessity for alternate power sources increased and with it came many possibilities thought up by many geniuses globally. The issue with these alternates is that they’re incredibly expensive to run, take a toll on the earth to build and governments simply refuse to invest in this when a cheaper alternative exists. The planet is in dire need of a more sustainable, cheaper, and less destructive power source. Without one global solution in the next twenty years, the human race may have to look to other planets in order to survive.
  • Sydney Andrews
    Published 2 years ago
    The Science of Zombies

    The Science of Zombies

    When we think of zombies, we typically think of the dead crawling out of their graves and eating brains. This is not the case when it comes to "reality." With mutations and the world of disease and infection evolving, a "zombie outbreak" is very possible. New sciences and technology are constantly changing the world.
  • Paul Writes
    Published 2 years ago
    Ever Wonder Why The T-Rex Couldn't Catch Claire In 'Jurassic World'? Science Just Explained Why

    Ever Wonder Why The T-Rex Couldn't Catch Claire In 'Jurassic World'? Science Just Explained Why

    It's been over two years since Jurassic World hit theaters, and fan interest in the property is already aimed at the upcoming sequel, but certain aspects of Jurassic World are still under scrutiny by fans. The most pertinent of these is one of the final scenes of the film, which depicted Claire leading a T-rex to the last showdown with the Indominus rex.