Opening the door to creating the very first quantum network in the world

Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost. Entanglement – once referred to by Einstein as “spooky action” – forms the link that will provide a future quantum internet its power and fundamental security. Via a novel smart entanglement protocol and careful

Opening the door to creating the very first quantum network in the world

Controlling home appliances using e-textiles and the swipe of a finger

Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. Now researchers, reporting in ACS Nano, have developed a new type of e-textile that is self-powered, highly sensitive and

Controlling home appliances using e-textiles and the swipe of a finger

Using artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens

A platform that can diagnose several diseases with a high degree of precision using metabolic markers found in patients’ blood has been developed by scientists at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. The method combines mass spectrometry, which can identify tens of thousands of molecules present in blood serum, with an artificial intelligence algorithm

Using artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens

New printing technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices

Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The menagerie of structures that can be magnetically manipulated includes a smooth ring that wrinkles up, a long tube that squeezes shut,

New printing technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices

3D graphene foam is easy to produce and can be shaped for many applications

Rice lab creates conductive 3D carbon blocks that can be shaped for applications Rice University scientists have developed a simple way to produce conductive, three-dimensional objects made of graphene foam. The squishy solids look and feel something like a child’s toy but offer new possibilities for energy storage and flexible electronic sensor applications, according to Rice chemist

3D graphene foam is easy to produce and can be shaped for many applications

A new compound for life-threatening infections

Purdue University researchers have identified  a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance. The compound, called F6, has been potent against antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as methicillin-resistant

A new compound for life-threatening infections

Delivering killer protein to cancer using camouflaged nanoparticles

A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a protein toxin called gelonin from a plant found in the Himalayan mountains, the researchers caged the proteins in self-assembled metal-organic framework (MOF) nanoparticles to protect them from the body’s immune system. To enhance

Delivering killer protein to cancer using camouflaged nanoparticles

Restoring hand function after spinal cord injury – in rats

Researchers at King’s College London have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy People with spinal cord injury often lose the ability to perform everyday actions that require coordinated hand movements, such as writing, holding a toothbrush or picking up a drink. Regaining

Restoring hand function after spinal cord injury – in rats

Public surveillance cameras can send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy

Purdue University researchers have created a technology that allows public cameras to send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy. The team developed a real-time end-to-end system called PHADE to allow this process, known as private human addressing. While traditional data transmission protocols need to first learn the destination’s IP or MAC address, this system

Public surveillance cameras can send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy

Quantum transmission between two solid-state qubits at the push of a button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such a quantum transmission between two solid-state qubits at the push of a button. Data transmission is the backbone of the modern information society, on both the large and small scale. On

Quantum transmission between two solid-state qubits at the push of a button

A new method of testing vaccine safety without using animals

Development of a cellular test to verify the safety of live vaccines, such as the yellow fever vaccine, without the need to use animal testing. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Sanofi Pasteur have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines

A new method of testing vaccine safety without using animals

A new cathode material can triple the energy storage of lithium-Ion batteries

  Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries—the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution

A new cathode material can triple the energy storage of lithium-Ion batteries

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