Phone app alerts you when your home brewed beer is ready

If you’re a serious beer drinker, you’ll want to know about Brewie … a system that lets you brew your own craft beer — without doing all the work.  Co-founder Pal Marcel explains. “The biggest problem with brewing is that it takes a lot of time, so we wanted to avoid that. Therefore, we came…

New self-cleaning paint offers stain and damage-free future

Watching paint dry isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but for University College London researcher Yao Lu, the super water repellant properties of this paint could lead to new tough, self-cleaning surfaces.  Yao says the chemistry was inspired by nature, such as the water repelling properties of lotus leaves “I am quite interested in self-cleaning coatings…

Alzheimer’s drug helps teeth repair themselves

Researchers believe they may be close to perfecting a method of encouraging teeth to repair themselves, making the filling a thing of the past. The team at King’s College London found a drug already tested in patients can stimulate regrowth in decayed teeth, repairing cavities naturally, without the need for a filling. “We’ve developed a…