Whence cometh the revolution: Atomic-scale manufacturing

Forthcoming manufacturing revolution akin to the arrival of the printing press Scientists at the University of Alberta have applied a machine learning technique using artificial intelligence to perfect and automate atomic-scale manufacturing, something which has never been done before. The vastly greener, faster, smaller technology enabled by this development greatly reduces impact on the climate

Whence cometh the revolution: Atomic-scale manufacturing

Nanoscale electronics getting ready to get big

Wits PhD student finds a way to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest conductor known to man Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand have found ways to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest electrical conductor known to man. By chemically attaching nano-particles of the rare earth element, gadolinium,

Nanoscale electronics getting ready to get big

3D printed mass produced autonomous boats could ferry goods and people and help clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities

The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in

3D printed mass produced autonomous boats could ferry goods and people and help clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning the carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters. Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash

Soft-matter electronics could be built from autonomously self-healing material

This autonomously self-healing material is a breakthrough for soft-matter electronics. Many natural organisms have the ability to repair themselves. Now, manufactured machines will be able to mimic this property. In findings published this week in Nature Materials, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a self-healing material that spontaneously repairs itself under extreme mechanical damage. This

Soft-matter electronics could be built from autonomously self-healing material

New nanoparticle polio vaccine delivers multiple doses in just one injection

Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease worldwide. A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunize children in remote regions of Pakistan and other countries where the disease

New nanoparticle polio vaccine delivers multiple doses in just one injection

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots.  These are tiny

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them

A new treatment for severe asthma

Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. In a study of over 200 participants with severe asthma, the new treatment was shown to have improved asthma symptoms and lung function,

A new treatment for severe asthma

Hydrogel helps regrow brain tissue after stroke – in mice

Gel suppresses scarring, creates scaffolding for new neurons and blood vessels A new stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes. The finding is reported May 21 in Nature Materials. “We tested this in laboratory mice to determine if it would repair the brain

Hydrogel helps regrow brain tissue after stroke – in mice

New material approach means piezoelectric energy harvesting could see a 10 fold increase

A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers. In the search for ways to harvest small amounts of energy to run mobile electronic devices or sensors for health

New material approach means piezoelectric energy harvesting could see a 10 fold increase

Rebooting the brain’s immune system with a deep space radiation treatment

Planning a trip to Mars? You’ll want to remember your anti-radiation pills. NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to the red planet within the next 15 years — but among the major challenges facing future crewed space missions is how to protect astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of deep

Rebooting the brain’s immune system with a deep space radiation treatment

Tracking your personal metabolism with a low-cost respiratory sensor

Simple-to-use, low-cost respiratory sensor enables measurement and tracking of personal metabolism. The military has great interest in more comprehensive measurement and tracking of metabolism, both for optimizing the performance of warfighters under demanding physical conditions and for maintaining the health and wellness of their forces during and after their military careers. While sensors for making

Tracking your personal metabolism with a low-cost respiratory sensor

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