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World’s Smallest Microchip Microflier Inspired by Nature

World’s Smallest Microchip Microflier Inspired by Nature

The world’s smallest microchip microflier has just been announced. The new technology was officially announced in an article on Nature on Sept. 22, 2021.  The developers were inspired by wind-dispersed seeds when they designed the winged microchips. These tiny devices are no bigger than a grain of sand and can be used to monitor things […]

Drinking Coffee May Lower One’s Risk of Arrhythmia

Drinking Coffee May Lower One’s Risk of Arrhythmia

For many decades, doctors have thought that drinking coffee could cause heart rhythm issues. They would warn their patients that caffeine might jolt their hearts into a herky-jerky heartbeat. According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on July 19, 2021, every cup of coffee drank by an individual — daily — could lower […]

Experts Say Insect Apocalypse Is on the Horizon

Experts Say Insect Apocalypse Is on the Horizon

According to the world’s top bug experts, insects are undergoing “death by a thousand cuts.” A CBS News article on Jan. 12, 2021, states that Climate change, herbicides, light pollution, insecticides, invasive species, and changes in land and agriculture are the leading cause of insect deaths. Each year the Earth loses around one to two […]

Negative Ions Have Positive Benefits

Negative Ions Have Positive Benefits

When this author first heard of negative ions — freshman year biology — she never thought they could have such a big impact on the human body. Ions are small electrical atoms and/or molecules that get their charge by losing and gaining one or more ions. After experiments with animals — performed by the researchers […]