A next generation prosthetic hand enables amputees to regain a very subtle close-to-natural sense of touch

The next-generation bionic hand, developed by researchers from EPFL, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and the A. Gemelli University Polyclinic in Rome, enables amputees to regain a very subtle, close-to-natural sense of touch. The scientists managed to reproduce the feeling of proprioception, which is our brain’s capacity to instantly and accurately sense

A next generation prosthetic hand enables amputees to regain a very subtle close-to-natural sense of touch

Researchers have invented a chemical fingerprint that, when used with a phone app, reveals whether a product is genuine or a fake

COUNTERFEIT GOODS New weapon to combat counterfeit goods: use your smartphone to check for fake merchandise Many of us have come home with a new designer bag, watch or other merchandise only to suspect or discover that it was a fake. More ominously, people die from counterfeit drugs on a daily basis. Globally, consumer counterfeit

Researchers have invented a chemical fingerprint that, when used with a phone app, reveals whether a product is genuine or a fake

Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

The 2019 Toyota Mirai electric vehicle touts zero emissions, thanks to a fuel cell that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. But the Mirai has barely left California, partly because today’s fuel cell electrodes are made of super expensive platinum. Cutting down on the platinum would also cut costs, allowing more electric cars to hit the

Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

Could water actually be made on the moon?

When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon’s surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon’s surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have found. Using a computer program, scientists simulated the chemistry that unfolds when the

Could water actually be made on the moon?

RFID tags help robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications. A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly,

RFID tags help robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A new platform to help control your data privacy

New platform acts as a gatekeeper to ensure web services adhere to a user’s custom data restrictions. A new platform developed by MIT and Harvard University researchers ensures that web services adhere to users’ preferences on how their data are stored and shared in the cloud. In today’s world of cloud computing, users of mobile

A new platform to help control your data privacy

A new CRISPR-Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice

Putting the brakes on aging Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the more urgent. Now, Salk Institute researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help decelerate the aging process.

A new CRISPR-Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice

Paving the way to technological singularity

Hiroshima University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and Panasonic Corporation announced the successful development of a terahertz (THz) transceiver that can transmit or receive digital data at 80 gigabits per second (Gbit/s). The transceiver was implemented using silicon CMOS integrated circuit technology, which would have a great advantage for volume production. Details of

Paving the way to technological singularity

Using kites and drones for renewable energy generation

Researchers present a new software for the analysis of airborne wind energy systems A group of researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. In a recently published scientific article, they used the software to study

Using kites and drones for renewable energy generation

Graphene-based nanoelectronics get closer and closer

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. The new results have just been published in Nature Nanotechnology. For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the “miracle material” graphene to produce nanoscale electronics. On paper, graphene should be great for just that:

Graphene-based nanoelectronics get closer and closer

New treatment for fear-related anxiety disorders by extinguishing fear memories

Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor Timothy Bredy of UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) said while fear is an important survival mechanism which uses cues in

New treatment for fear-related anxiety disorders by extinguishing fear memories

Could cooling computers be a simple as running an LED with the electrodes reversed?

In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away. The approach could lead to new solid-state cooling technology for future microprocessors, which will have so many transistors packed

Could cooling computers be a simple as running an LED with the electrodes reversed?

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