Schoolboy designs robotic trolley to help elderly and disabled people at the supermarket

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly supermarket trip. Aidan McCann dreamed up the mechanized cart with height adjustment features after seeing his grandmother Lydia, 75, struggle to carry groceries. McCann explained why it was so important for him to make the height adjustable at…

Bacteria battling over boogers in your nose may have life-saving antibiotic

Sifting through the bacteria that inhabit our cavernous snouts, researchers came up with one that produces a new antibioticarstechnica.com—an antibiotic unlike any other bacteria-busting drug known to modern medicine. That prized chemical nugget can kill off Staphylococcus aureusstrains, including the dastardly methicillin resistant kind called MRSA, plus other drug-resistant foes. Though it’s still unclear how exactly the…