Maybe one day! But not the kind of anal beads you think–and definitely not the kind Miki Agrawal has been mailing to journalists. Unlike the sex-toy variety designed for rectal insertion, a biotech solution under development at Thomas Jefferson University combine snippets of genetic material with “micro metal beads” that can be injected into tissues controlling the muscles of the sphincter, ScienceDaily reports. These “microRNAs,” which target a gene (called “RhoA/ROCK”) that regulates muscle tone, are then held in place using a magnet. I do feel bad for the lab rats on whose furry little butts researchers have tested this intervention. But this combination of gene therapy and magnets may prove to be an effective treatment for debilitating gastrointestinal disorders ranging from chronic constipation to acid reflux. That’s an innovation we can all get (ahem) . . . behind. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Can tiny high-tech anal beads cure your constipation?
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Many may be partially right to adjudge that jobs in artificial intelligence are machine learning fetch handsome salaries, but to write off mobile developers' jobs would be a folly. In tech jobs, mobile application developers are in high demand now.From booking tickets to calling a cab or buying groceries, there are apps catering to and customised for all segments of the society. And rightly so, mobile application development, be it Android or iOS, is the hottest skill right now given the amount of mobile apps we use on a day-to-day basis.It is hardly a surprise that companies are investing significantly in developing apps and even less surprising that they are willing to pay for the talent irrespective of their degree.Close Let us take the case of M Vellaiyan*. Vellaiyan, 24, is an engineering graduate college from a college in a village in Coimbatore. When asked for the college name, he quips, "My college is one of the few hundred colleges and so little known that … [Read more...] about Mobile app development could be the hottest tech job right now
Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen, the mastermind behind many of Bjork and Lady Gaga’s futuristic costumes, has grown dresses from magnet filings and based an entire collection on photos of vermin and lice taken under a microscope. The first to 3-D print haute couture, her avant-garde, otherworldly designs fuse fashion with science and tech. Now, she’s made her first foray into the world of print as guest editor of A Magazine Curated By, a Belgian fashion publication that taps a top designer to develop personalized content for each issue. Her ultra-modern aesthetic shocks and awes as usual, starting with the cover image, shot by photographer and director Pierre Debuscherre: model Hane Gabby Odiele has A Magazine Curated By tattooed to her gums, exposed by a golden ring peeling her lips apart, like high-fashion orthodontia. Debuscherre shot digitally manipulated pieces from Van Herpen’s sculptural collections as well as pieces by Christian Dior, haute-goth capes … [Read more...] about Here’s What Happens When Iris Van Herpen, The Alexander McQueen Of Tech, Curates A Magazine
I first heard of Perl when I was in middle school in the early 2000s. It was one of the world’s most versatile programming languages, dubbed the Swiss army knife of the Internet. But compared to its rival Python, Perl has faded from popularity. What happened to the web’s most promising language? advertisement advertisement Perl’s low entry barrier compared to compiled, lower level language alternatives (namely, C) meant that Perl attracted users without a formal CS background (read: script kiddies and beginners who wrote poor code). It also boasted a small group of power users (“hardcore hackers”) who could quickly and flexibly write powerful, dense programs that fueled Perl’s popularity to a new generation of programmers. A central repository (the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, or CPAN) meant that for every person who wrote code, many more in the Perl community (the Programming Republic of Perl) could employ it. This, along with the … [Read more...] about The Fall Of Perl, The Web’s Most Promising Language