A new device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer

Smaller than an M&M and thinner than a credit card, device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer The world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device has been developed by Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths,

A new device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer

A new magnetic device is able to manipulate digital information 20 times more efficiently than commercial spintronic digital memories

Researchers have discovered that using ferrimagnets can result in dramatically more stable and efficient spin-based memories A team of international researchers led by engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a new magnetic device which is able to manipulate digital information 20 times more efficiently and with 10 times more stability than

A new magnetic device is able to manipulate digital information 20 times more efficiently than commercial spintronic digital memories

Billions of nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms within six hours

The research, led by the University of Plymouth, examined the uptake of nanoparticles by a commercially important mollusc, the great scallop (Pecten maximus). After six hours exposure in the laboratory, billions of particles measuring 250nm (around 0.00025mm) had accumulated within the scallop’s intestines. However, considerably more even smaller particles measuring 20nm (0.00002mm) had become dispersed

Billions of nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms within six hours

The possibility of developing novel dendritic cell-based immunotherapies against cancer

For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering contribution for applying direct reprogramming for inducing immunity. Importantly, the finding opens up the possibility of developing novel dendritic cell-based

The possibility of developing novel dendritic cell-based immunotherapies against cancer

Sensors that detect and measure cancer’s ability to spread

The spread of invasive cancer cells from a tumor’s original site to distant parts of the body is known as metastasis. It is the leading cause of death in people with cancer. In a paper published online in iScience , University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers reported engineering sensors that can detect and measure

Sensors that detect and measure cancer’s ability to spread

The dawn of cyborg botany : Introducing a plant-robot hybrid

Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is interfaced with a robotic extension that drives it toward light. Plants are electrically active systems. They get bio-electrochemically excited and conduct these signals  between tissues and organs. Such electrical signals are produced in

The dawn of cyborg botany : Introducing a plant-robot hybrid

Relieving acute back pain and sciatica with pulsed radiofrequency

A minimally invasive procedure in which pulses of energy from a probe are applied directly to nerve roots near the spine is safe and effective in people with acute lower back pain that has not responded to conservative treatment, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of

Relieving acute back pain and sciatica with pulsed radiofrequency

Drinking water from desert air via a new hydrogel

An inexpensive hydrogel-based material efficiently captures moisture even from low-humidity air and then releases it on demand. A simple device that can capture its own weight in water from fresh air and then release that water when warmed by sunlight could provide a secure new source of drinking water in remote arid regions, new research

Drinking water from desert air via a new hydrogel

Breakthrough: Reliable and relatively inexpensive renewable energy storage is just over the liquid silicon horizon

Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be

Breakthrough: Reliable and relatively inexpensive renewable energy storage is just over the liquid silicon horizon

A method to transfer entire 2D circuits to any smooth surface boosts sensing technology possibilities

Rice University researchers develop method to transfer entire 2D circuits to any smooth surface What if a sensor sensing a thing could be part of the thing itself? Rice University engineers believe they have a two-dimensional solution to do just that. Rice engineers led by materials scientists Pulickel Ajayan and Jun Lou have developed a method to make atom-flat

A method to transfer entire 2D circuits to any smooth surface boosts sensing technology possibilities

Could fluoride-based batteries last up to 8 times longer?

Imagine not having to charge your phone or laptop for weeks. That is the dream of researchers looking into alternative batteries that go beyond the current lithium-ion versions popular today. Now, in a new study appearing in the journal Science, chemists at several institutions, including Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech

Could fluoride-based batteries last up to 8 times longer?

Practical superconductivity could significantly reduce the energy consumption of data centers by reducing waste heat

Physicists from the University of Konstanz explore superconductivity for information processing Generally speaking, magnetism and the lossless flow of electrical current (“superconductivity”) are competing phenomena that cannot coexist in the same sample. However, for building supercomputers, synergetically combining both states comes with major advantages as compared to today’s semiconductor technology, which has come under pressure

Practical superconductivity could significantly reduce the energy consumption of data centers by reducing waste heat

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