Biotech

Energy from the sun, stored in a liquid – and released on demand

  Would you buy a smartphone that only worked when the sun was shining? Probably not. What it if was only half the cost of your current model: surely an upgrade would be tempting? No, thought not. The solar energy business has been trying to overcome a similar...

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Employees at this Swedish company can get a microchip inserted under their skin

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The...

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We know sound soothes us. But what if it could kill a tumour?

  Sound has been used for centuries to soothe, treat and heal. An analgesic to some, a mood elevator to others, the use of sound to restore human health has ranged from ancient Tibetan singing bowls to bona fide “sound healers” who treat symptoms of physical...

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