Detecting blocked arteries early using nanoparticles could save a LOT of lives

New nanotechnology will allow detection of blocked arteries more effectively than ever before Heart disease and stroke are the world’s two most deadly diseases, causing over 15 million deaths in 2016 according to the World Health Organization. A key underlying factor in both of these global health crises is the common condition, atherosclerosis, or the

Detecting blocked arteries early using nanoparticles could save a LOT of lives

Could solar cell windows be on the way by punching holes in regular solar cells?

Researchers in Korea have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a reddish hue and lower efficiency, but by punching holes that are around 100 ?m in diameter (comparable in size to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it allows

Could solar cell windows be on the way by punching holes in regular solar cells?

Sugar cube-sized blocks of a new electromagnetic material could transform communication networks

Scientists at the University of Illinois have created sugar cube-sized blocks of an electromagnetic material with potential to transform communication networks. Several countries are building futuristic communication systems using higher frequency electromagnetic waves to transfer more data at faster rates, but they have lacked network components to handle these higher bandwidths. Researcher J. Gary Eden

Sugar cube-sized blocks of a new electromagnetic material could transform communication networks

Using sunlight to convert plastic waste into useful chemicals

Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness light energy and convert the dissolved plastics into formic acid – a

Using sunlight to convert plastic waste into useful chemicals

A magnetic shape memory polymer that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University has developed a soft polymer material, called magnetic shape memory polymer, that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes. The material could enable a range of new applications from antennas that change frequencies on the fly to

A magnetic shape memory polymer that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes

A promising new method uses acoustics to capture microplastics in water

Microplastics are receiving a lot of attention lately due to its difficulty in removal from the environment. Sieves and filtrations are currently the predominant way to capture microplastics in water. However, this is impractical because filters clog easily and regularly need to be cleaned or replaced. Another issue is that it has been impossible to

A promising new method uses acoustics to capture microplastics in water

Ultra-efficient atomic computers that could store more data and consume 100 times less power

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows. According to recent estimates, the electricity required to power today’s computers releases a total of more than 1 gigatonne of carbon emissions to the atmosphere each year. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a new manufacturing process

Ultra-efficient atomic computers that could store more data and consume 100 times less power

Can these experimental drugs reverse broader aging in humans as they appear to have done in mice?

Salk researchers show how two experimental Alzheimer’s drugs protect the brains of mice from other aspects of aging In mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, Salk researchers have shown how these compounds can also slow aging in

Can these experimental drugs reverse broader aging in humans as they appear to have done in mice?

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