Weight

  • Science
    ​How much does one living cell weigh, and how does that weight vary in real time? A newly-developed scale will let you know. Developed by researchers from ETH Zurich, the University of Basel and University College London, it's reportedly the first-ever device to be capable of such measurements.
  • Science
    The definition of a kilogram hinges on the weight of a metal cylinder in a French vault, but plans are underway to redefine the kilogram in mathematical terms instead. To that end, a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has submitted a precise new value of a key formula.
  • ​​There has been a flurry of research in recent times examining the links between artificial sweeteners and obesity. But what if the actual carbonation in soda was having an effect on weight gain, regardless of the sugar content in the drink?​
  • If you're a gym junkie – and there are plenty out there – having a wristband or glove capable of accurately tracking your session is invaluable. The latest take on workout tracking from PureCarbon promises live rep counting and weight tracking, thanks to sensors embedded in the palm of a glove.
  • ​While the scientific inquiry process is generally linear and highly regimented, every once in awhile, happenstance works its way in. That's just what happened when researchers found that two popular cancer-fighting drugs blasted fat off the bodies of morbidly obese mice.
  • If you're having trouble shaking your cravings for doughnuts, hamburgers and pizza, the key to curbing them could come from a new appetite-suppressing supplement based on a compound released by gut bacteria.
  • We reviewed the QardoioBase smart scale from Qardio, the award winning digital health company that had introduced the health care measurement devices QardioArm and the QardioCore in 2013. Unfortunately, once we got the QardioBase our enthusiams turned to frustration.
  • Scientists are claiming to have zeroed in on the culprit that makes losing weight difficult for obese people, identifying a protein that stops fat cells from burning energy which they say could become a key target in treating obesity and other metabolic conditions. ​
  • Soldiers often have to carry over 100 lb (45 kg) of gear in a backpack, for several hours at a time. That’s why engineers at the Australia’s Department of Defence have developed a new exoskeleton, that diverts two thirds of pack weight directly to the ground.
  • By molecularly combining three hormones to form a new peptide, researchers have effectively cured obesity and adult-onset diabetes in rodents, with human trials of the molecule now planned.
  • Science
    When it comes to metal that's being used in the automotive or aerospace industries, the higher its strength-to-weight ratio, the better. With that in mind, researchers have developed a new alloy that reportedly has a low density similar to that of aluminum, but that's stronger than titanium.
  • Researchers say they have identified two chemical compounds that could replace "bad" fat cells in the human body with healthy fat-burning cells, in what may be the first step toward the development of an effective medical treatment – or even a pill – to help control weight gain.