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Scientists Discover Possibility of Turning Urine Into Power Source

Research done by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has for the first time shown the possibility of producing electricity from human urine.

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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood

Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss.

It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be done on human blood before it can be used.

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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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Missing Amazon Tribe Likely Overrun by Drug Smugglers

Several months ago, aerial photos taken of a previously-unknown tribe in the Amazon rainforest captured imaginations and got a lot of people talking.

The tribe has since vanished, and now Brazilian authorities are worried cocaine smugglers are responsible for its disappearance.

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Martin Jutzi and Erik Asphaug, UC Santa Cruz
Martin Jutzi and Erik Asphaug, UC Santa Cruz
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Did Planet Earth Once Have Two Moons?

Astronomers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have uncovered evidence suggesting that two moons once orbited Earth.

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Another Piece of the Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Texas

Authorities in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches have found an object about four feet in diameter that NASA believes to be a power and water tank from the space shuttle Columbia.

“It’s one of ours,” said NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone. “We’re looking into whether we’ll send a team out or local authorities can.”

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off for Final Mission [PHOTOS]

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final mission Friday morning.

Thousands gathered to watch the blast off, the final of the 30-year-old shuttle program, CNN reported.

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Japanese Scientists Use Human Waste to Create Meat [VIDEO]

If you weren’t vegetarian before, perhaps it’s time to make the switch. Scientists in Japan have now created a way to synthesize “beef steaks” from human feces. The discovery was made after a Tokyo sewage plant approached scientists, asking them if they could figure out a way to utilize all the sewage sludge lying around.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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