New floor tiles generate green energy with each footstep

    Pavegen floor tiles generate electricity by harnessing the power of footsteps. Tread on a tile and the surface depresses up to one centimeter. The downward force drives an energy-storing flywheel inside the tile, which spins to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy through electromagnetic induction. It’s like a generator. These tiles can conceivably go anywhere there’s…

Scientists are using 3D printed brain tumors to test new drugs

Scottish scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh created the first 3D printed brain tumor. This potentially revolutionary application is still under development, but the goal is to make research and medicine development easier for scientists, which could be immensely beneficial to some 250,000 cancer sufferers worldwide. The 3D printed tumor can recreate actual human brain…

The health benefits of fiber include depression, dementia, and hypertension prevention, study says

The study, published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, found that people who ate more fiber from cereals, breads, and fruits actually experienced a lower risk of age-related diseases and disability, like high blood pressure and even cognitive problems. In the study, the researchers analyzed 1,600 adults who were…