Almost a year ago, I wrote about a button-up shirt designed to clean itself (with mild application of water), withstand staining, and repel bad smells – all without regular washing. Now the fashion startup behind this high-tech piece of attire is back with a new collection of self-cleaning clothes, but this time the focus is on t-shirts. Today Labfresh is launching a new Kickstarter campaign for its latest line of stain and odor repellent t-shirts. Co-founder Lotte Vink told me the new collection uses similar fabric to the one from last year, but is now relying on moisture-wicking technology which makes…
No? That’s OK, you’re not alone — scientists hadn’t either. Until recently.
And, hey, guess what — you’ve got one! The interstitium is your newest organ. Scientists identified it for the first time because they are better able to observe living tissues at a microscopic scale, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports,
Scientists had long believed that connective tissue surrounding our organs was a thick, compact layer. That’s what they saw when they looked at it in the lab, outside the body, at least. But in a routine endoscopy (exploration of the gastrointestinal tract), a micro camera revealed something unexpected: When observed in a living body, the connective tissue turned out to be “an open, fluid-filled space supported by a lattice made of thick collagen bundles,” pathologist and study author Neil Theise told Research Gate. This network of channels is present throughout the body and works as a soft, elastic cushion, protecting the organs from external shocks as the body moves.
Theise suspects the sampling procedure used to make slides, previously the only way for scientists to inspect the tissue in detail, did change the specimens’ shape. “Just taking a bite of tissue from this space allows the fluid in the space to drain and the supporting collagen bundles to collapse like the floors of a collapsing building,” he said.
Researchers could see tiny cracks in the tissue under the microscope, but they thought those cracks happened when the tissue was pulled too hard as it was loaded onto slides. “But these were not artifacts,” Theise said. “These were the remnants of the collapsed spaces. They had been there all the time. But it was only when we could look at living tissue that we could see that.”
But the interstitium isn’t just the “space between cells.” Theise and his collaborators think it should be reclassified as a proper organ because of its unique properties and structure which, Theise said, are “highly specific and dependent on the unique structures and cell types that form it.”
They had been there all the time. But it was only when we could look at living tissue that we could see that.
Better understanding of how our bodies work is never a bad thing. But scientists speculate that these useful properties could also work against us, allowing cancerous cells to spread throughout the body.
Theise’s team found that in patients with some types of malignant cancers, cells could leave the tissues where they originated and leak into these channels, eventually contaminating the lymphatic system. “Once they get in, it’s like they’re on a water slide,” the pathologist told New Scientist. “We have a new window on the mechanism of tumor spread.”
With further analysis of the fluid traveling across the interstitium, the researchers hope they may be able to detect cancer much earlier than they can today.
Xiaomi had launched the Mi 5X back in June 2017 and today the successor of it; Mi 6X with 5.99-inches full HD+ full-screen display, dual-rear cameras has been certified in China, after it surfaced in live images couple of months back. While all the eyes are on the Mi 2S, Mi 7, Xiaomi is also silently prepping the Mi 6X as well. The Xiaomi Mi 6X is Codenamed M1804D2SC and going by the looks, the design certainly has a resemblance to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It comes with a fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras on the rear. Following the trend, the Mi 6X rocks a tall 18:9 display. It packs a 2910mAh battery and it measures 158.88×75.54×7.3mm. However, we still don’t know other details like chipset, RAM, storage and camera specifics. Since the device is listed on the certification website, it is possible that the smartphone is ready to hit mass production, and might be launching very soon. We will let you know once we learn more about the Mi 6X. The phone might also be introduced outside China as Mi A2. Source | Via Fone Arena
With summertime just a dozen or so weeks away, it’s the perfect time to get started working towards the beach body of your hopes and dreams. Thanks to modern advancements in health, fitness and technologies like iPhone and iPad, the App Store has become a treasure trove for those looking to amp up their personal […] Read More… iDrop News
Xiaomi has launched the Mi Body Composition Scale in India. The device is designed to track various body stats when paired with the Mi Fit app. The Mi Body Composition Scale looks like a standard weighing scale at first glance. The surface is made out of tempered glass with anti-slip finish for use with wet feet. It has a large LED display that lights up when you step on the scale and auto adjusts brightness to ambient light. When paired with the Mi Fit app over Bluetooth (available for Android and iOS), the scale can show you your weight, body mass index, body fat, muscle mass,…
Xiaomi has launched Mi Body Composition Scale in India. It was introduced in China last year as the Mi Smart Scale 2 and is the successor of the Mi Smart Weight Scale that was introduced back in 2015. The Mi Body Composition can analyse 10 type of physical data such as weight, BMI, muscle mass, basal metabolism, visceral fat grade, bone mass, water, body fat rate, body size and body score. Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale features and specifications Made of ABS material for better durability and good impact resistance Features hidden LED numerical display and the strong tempered glass offers high light transmittance for the main panel Stainless Steel 303L electrode pad offers a more accurate measurement To prevent slip and fall, the polished glass features anti-slip finish to ensure sturdy grip needed, even for wet feet Can analyse 10 type of physical data including weight, fat percentage, body water percentage and more. Weight range – 5 kg – 150 kg Dimensions: 300mm x 300mm x 20~14.75mm; Weight: 1.6 kg Produces accurate stats via a series of complex algorithms and advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Syncs your data to Mi Fit app via Bluetooth so that you can track your weight using easy-to-read graph Automatically identifies … Fone Arena
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 SXSW Interactive Festival.
Leigh Whannell’s Blumhouse collaboration Upgradepremiered at SXSW in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Whannell is the Australian director best known for writing the first three installments of the Saw franchise and all four Insidious movies, so his expertise has long been megaplex horror and critical disdain. This movie — smaller and financed by the most acclaimed horror producer of the last decade — is something new for him.
Upgrade was introduced by Blumhouse boss Jason Blum, who used his time onstage to inject a SXSW volunteer with some kind of neural…
Having a Google Home Mini around is often an enjoyable, futuristic experience. But for some, it can feel bizarre saying things aloud to seemingly no one in particular and waiting for a disembodied Google Assistant to respond. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, you can make these encounters a little more palpable by giving that virtual assistant living inside your smart speaker an adorable Android robot body.
Motorola might not reserve large updates for its higher-end smartphone models this year. Leaker Evan Blass has posted an image of what should be the Moto E5 Plus, the bigger-screened device in the brand's expected low-cost phone lineup, and it's clea… Engadget RSS Feed
Huawei just announced MediaPad M5 series 10.8″ and 8.4″ at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It comes in 10.8-inch and 8.4-inch versions with WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 960 SoC and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 on top. It has a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with PDAF and an 8MP front camera. It has a metal unibody design and also has a fingerprint sensor on the home button, below the display. The 10.8-inch comes with Quad Speakers and the 8.4-inch version has Dual speakers. Both have Huawei Histen sound support, are Harman Kardon audio certified and Support Hi-Res Audio. These have 5100 and 7500mAh battery, respectively with support for QuickCharge technology. The larger model also has pogo pins on the back for keyboard support. There is also MediaPad M5 Pro model that has similar specifications as the 10-inch model, but it comes with M-Pen Stylus with 4096-layer pressure sensitivity. Huawei MediaPad M5 (10) specifications 10.8-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 2.5D curved glass Enhanced ClariVu display Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 960 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) processor + i6 co-processor, Mali G71 Octa-core GPU 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB /128GB storage, expandable … Fone Arena