Certainly one of the more intriguing things on display at this year’s Paris Air Show, the Sherpa by Belgian startup Sagita aims to make the helicopter simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable. The
Researchers at IRB Barcelona and IBEC achieve photo-switchable molecules to control protein-protein interactions in a remote and non-invasive manner. These tools will serve as a prototype to develop photo-switchable drugs, whose effects would be limited
A sensor developed in Norway gives microphones hyper-acute hearing and a sense of direction. A sensor developed by scientists at SINTEF’s MiNaLab will help to make microphones hypersensitive: “Think of traditional videoconference equipment. Several people
Novel application of 3D printing could enable the development of miniaturized medical implants, compact electronics, tiny robots, and more 3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.
A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels. These blooms contain iron-eating microscopic phytoplankton that
This robot is the fastest in its category Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL’s four-legged “cheetah-cub robot” has the same advantages as its model: it is small, light and fast.
An antibiotic has been found to stimulate its own production. The findings, to be published in PNAS, could make it easier to scale up antibiotic production for commercialisation. Scientists Dr Emma Sherwood and Professor Mervyn
Tianhe-2, or Milky Way-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, is the new No. 1 ranked machine on the industry-standard Top500 list of the world’s most powerful high performance computing (HPC)
An Alzheimer’s patient may be able to have synaptic connections restored even with plaques and tangles already in his or her brain The first experimental drug to boost brain synapses lost in Alzheimer’s disease has
NASA’s communications experts have begun flight testing a prototype radio as part of the agency’s contributions toward fully integrating civil and commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). This particular radio