Archive for Biotechnology

Japan is building a futuristic farm in Fukushima

In 2011, Fukushima, Japan suffered from a nuclear fallout. Now, the nation has started the construction of a model for a futuristic village in the prefecture. The project, called Renewable Energy Village (REV), is a combination of a solar park and a farm. It has 120 photovoltaic panels that generate 30 kilowatts of power. There are also plans to put […]

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Scientists rehabilitate damaged spinal cord to treat paralysis

Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have found a way to awaken a dormant spinal column and enable paralyzed rats with spinal cord injuries to walk and run again. The brain and the spinal cord possess neuroplasticity — the ability to physiologically adapt to moderate injury. However, the plasticity expressed by the spinal cord has been up until […]

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