CAL CITY BOYS: Biological mother of West brothers breaks silence, files multi-million lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGET) – 18 months after Orrin and Orson West disappeared from the home of their adoptive parents in California City, the boys’ biological mother is breaking her silence. “This is really hard to talk about,” said an emotional Ryan Dean, speaking to the public for the first time at a news conference … Read more

London Tech Bridge breaks down barriers with new collaboration space – BIOENGINEER.ORG

WESTMINSTER, London — The UK-based Tech Bridge hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 13 to celebrate the grand opening of its innovation hub. The London Tech Bridge (LTB) will leverage partnerships with the US Office of Global Naval Research (ONR Global) and Royal Navy Office of the Chief Technology Officer to foster connectivity, agility and innovation. … Read more

New artificial enzyme breaks down tough, woody lignin – BIOENGINEER.ORG

RICHLAND, Wash. — A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials. RICHLAND, Wash. — A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants … Read more

Experimental Drug Breaks Record For Weight Loss in Latest Clinical Trial Results

An experimental drug being clinically investigated for its effects on body weight in obese and overweight people has delivered record-breaking weight loss for participants in the trial – on par with surgical options, the company behind the drug suggests. Tirzepatide, developed by American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), is a once-weekly injection that … Read more

Old Russian rocket motor breaks up in orbit, generating new cloud of space debris

Another cloud of Russian space debris has bloomed in orbit. An Earth-orbiting object cataloged as # 32398 broke up on April 15, the US Space Force’s 18th Space Defense Squadron tweeted on Tuesday (May 3). Sixteen pieces of space debris associated with the event are currently being tracked, the squadron added. Object # 32398 was … Read more

Engineers Create an Enzyme That Breaks Down Plastic Waste in Hours, Not Decades

As you’ve no doubt noticed, there’s a worryingly large amount of plastic pollution, and scientists are working hard to find ways to use plastic without causing so much long-term damage to the environment around us. A new study outlines the use of a specially created enzyme variant that vastly reduces the time it takes to … Read more

Large Hadron Collider Breaks Proton Record Only Days After 3-Year Shutdown

Europe’s Large Hadron Collider has started up its proton beams again at unprecedented energy levels after going through a three-year shutdown for maintenance and upgrades. It only took a couple of days of tweaking for the pilot streams of protons to reach a record energy level of 6.8 tera electronvolts, or TeV. That exceeds the … Read more

Noninvasive Sound Technology Breaks Down Tumors, Kills Cancer Cells, and Spurs the Immune System

The 700kHz, 260-element histotripsy ultrasound array transducer used in Prof. Xu’s lab. Credit: Photo by Marcin Szczepanski / Lead Multimedia Storyteller, Michigan Engineering Tumors Partially Destroyed With Sound Don’t Come Back A new technique pioneered in rats at the University of Michigan could improve outcomes for cancer and neurological conditions. Noninvasive sound technology developed at … Read more

Multifamily Tower, Life Science Hub Breaks Ground Adjacent Georgia Tech

Trammell Crow Company (TCC)a national commercial real estate developer and investor, its residential subsidiary, High Street Residential (HSR)and Georgia Advanced Technology Venturesa cooperative organization of the Georgia Institute of TechnologyTuesday announced that they have closed on ground leases and are ready to begin construction on the first phase of redevelopment at Science Squareformerly known as … Read more

NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Breaks American Spaceflight Record

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei squeezes in time to unwind with a book. Vande Hei made it into record books on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, breaking the record for the most consecutive days in space by an American explorer. Credit: NASA / ESA / T. Pesquet Vande Hei made it … Read more