Paul Arriola Makes History During Debut Against Puerto Rico...

The men of the USA soccer team have beaten Puerto Rico 3-1 and made a history in the process. According to CBS, rookie Paul Arriola became the first player since Landon Donovan to score a goal and have an assist in his initial appearance. This has not happened on record since 2000. Also contributing to Team USA’s win were Tim Ream and Bobby Wood who also scored during the game. USMNT coach Jugen Klinsmann utilized a transitional roster throughout the game in order to give new players a few minutes of playtime. His plan worked to his benefit as Ream and Arriola scored their first goals for the National team, leading the U.S. to victory. The game, which includes running, walking, sprinting, and jumping during its 90-minute period, was watched by millions around the world. Sunday’s friendly match against Puerto Rico saw the potential of Arriola and seven other players currently in a training camp with the team while the regular players stayed with the Major League Soccer teams over the weekend. Speaking on Arriola’s impressive debut, U.S. coach Klinsmann said, “He did well, and he knows he has a huge learning curve still ahead of him.” Team USA is currently tied for 29th in the FIFA rankings and could have a chance of ranking higher with additions like Arriola, once he has gained more experience. The U.S. had an 11-5 advantage over Puerto Rico’s team, which is currently tied for 152nd. Sunday’s match against Puerto Rico in Bayamon is just one of three the team will have before next month’s Copa America. The team will face Ecuador on May 25 and Bolivia on May...

Harvesting Stem Cells From Baby Teeth Can Save Lives, Researchers Say...

According to the American Dental Association, a person’s smile is rated as more important than their eyes, hair, and body. And now, this important feature has the ability to save lives. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have discovered that harvesting stem cells from umbilical cord blood can regenerate tissue, cells, and even entire organs. The health benefits of cord blood have been gaining the world’s attention for the past decade. These cells are already being used to treat 80 different diseases, including blood disorders, cancers, and both immune and metabolic disorders. But the researchers are offering an option for parents who did not harvest their child’s cord blood at birth but still want to benefit from all the health opportunities. That method? Extracting a child’s baby tooth. Dr. Michael Schmidt, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Carolina tells ABC that a child’s baby teeth hold stem cells and are the best way to recover these potentially lifesaving cells. Schmidt says, “Cord blood is great, but if you can get them from baby teeth, so much the better because you don’t have to bank them at the day you are born. You can actually wait until the teeth grow out.” Once the tooth is extracted, it is sent to a lab and held until the development of more advanced medical technology. At the lab, the tooth is drilled and the stem cells are harvested. The samples are then frozen in a mixture of liquid nitrogen and other chemicals used for preserving. As the stem cells must be harvested within 48 hours of coming out, dental DNA experts suggest having a dentist pull the tooth properly and then immediately sent to a lab. While this technology is in its...

New Study Finds Human and Rat DNA in Burger Meat Samples...

If you think of quintessentially American food, nothing screams “American pastime” quite like a juicy cheeseburger. According to statistics, Americans eat almost 50 billion burgers per year, breaking down to an average of 4.3 times each month. But new and disturbing research might give us a reason to cut back on our burger obsession. Earlier this month, the food company Clear Labs released a report titled, “The Hamburger Report.” In this report, the researchers found multiple instances where burgers tested positive for rat DNA. And in one sample, the researchers even found that the burger meat tested positive for human DNA. If this information isn’t disturbing enough, the researchers also looked at vegetarian burgers and found that many don’t even contain the main ingredients they claim to. For example, researchers found that one sample of vegetarian burgers labeled “black bean burgers,” didn’t contain a single black bean. What’s worse, meat was found in vegetarian products on more than one occasion. The lab results from The Hamburger Report came from 258 samples of ground meat, frozen burger patties, fast food items and veggie burgers from 22 retailers and 79 brands. “This report provides new insights into the burger product industry to give suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers a representative overview of the supply chain at large and provides insights based on an objective molecular analysis into how we can strengthen the good and improve the bad,” the company wrote on its website. The study used next generation genomic sequencing as well as other third party tests in order to screen the samples for contamination, authenticity, gluten, substitution, and other elements. Clear Labs also says that it hopes to “help the food industry future-proof their supply chains, reduce the risk of costly recalls, and generally improve qualities...

Nokia Phones May Come Back to the Market After Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Assets...

Nokia devices will soon be back on the market. It’s the result of the sale of feature phone assets by Microsoft to a subsidiary of Taiwanese firm Foxconn Technology, and the newly established firm HMD Global, for $350 million. The deal means that Microsoft will transfer all of its feature phone assets, which includes brands, software, services, customer contracts and supply agreements, to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile to HMD Global. About 4,500 employees will also be transferred or have the chance to join either company. The deal also includes FIH Mobile’s acquisition of Microsoft Mobile Vietnam, the company’s manufacturing facility in Hanoi. The transaction is expected to close later in 2016. Microsoft will continue to develop its Windows 10 Mobile operating system and support its Lumina brand of phones and devices. As phone technology rapidly grows, the smartphone and tablet market is becoming more lucrative from all sides. A full 62% of companies that designed a website specifically for mobile had increased sales, and a phones web browsing capabilities have become much more important. Nokia, once a major consumer brand and still very iconic, has been in a strange place since Microsoft bought it but has had a large role in behind the scenes network and infrastructure work. Nokia Technologies has recently released a virtual reality camera and the digital health-tracking company Withings. CEO Arto Nummela, formerly of Nokia, heads HMD Global, and has a lot of hope for the company’s recent acquisition. “We will be completely focused on creating a unified range of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets, which we know will resonate with consumers,” Nummela...

HP Raises the Bar With New 3D Printers...

Tech industry veterans Hewlett-Packard announced recently at an industry conference the official sales launch of their first ever industrial-grade 3D printers. The company will now begin accepting preorders for both the HP Jet Fusion 3200, set to release in October, as well as the larger 4200 series, which is slated for production sometime next year. The Multi Jet Fusion technology that powers HP’s new printers promises significant leaps and bounds for 3D printing productivity. The company claims that their new models will be able to materialize items ten times faster than the current leading industrial 3D printers, enabling increased production and lower costs for manufacturers as well as shorter wait times for custom projects. The printers are also scaled at about half the cost of other 3D models. The 3200 series is priced at $130,000 while the 4200 is anticipated to be in the low-$200,000 range. While 3D printing — also called additive manufacturing — technologies are a new frontier for Hewlett-Packard, it’s a well established trade for the tech industry. Three-dimensional printed objects have been highly useful and successful for operations that require customizable parts in small quantities, as in aerospace and biomedical fields. Dentists have been using physically-printed crown replacements alongside 3D X-ray technology for ceramic reconstruction since 2009, for example. But HP aims to bring 3D printing out of niche markets and into larger assembly processes. “We see it having an impact that we haven’t seen in 28 years,” 3D printing consultant Terry Wohlers told the Wall Street Journal. The 3D printing business experienced a 17% increase last year, an upward trajectory likely to continue with HP’s imminent entrance. As a symbol of their dedication, HP is even self-manufacturing 66 of the 135 various parts for their printers using their own...