Artificial leaves move into daylight

Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis — the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art artificial leaves, which hold promise in reducing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, only work in the laboratory because they use pure, pressurized carbon dioxide from tanks. But

Artificial leaves move into daylight

Deactivated platelets offer a potential drug-free, reversible antiplatelet therapy reducing the risk of bloodclots

Heart disease, stroke, sepsis, and cancer collectively cause the greatest number of deaths worldwide. They also have something else in common: all of them are associated with activated platelets, the cells that circulate in our bloodstreams and normally help form blood clots to stop bleeding and promote healing when we are injured, but can also contribute to dangerous blood

Deactivated platelets offer a potential drug-free, reversible antiplatelet therapy reducing the risk of bloodclots

Real science has finally caught up to the science fiction of Iron Man’s transforming exoskeleton suit

BYU researchers unfold new class of mechanical devices In a paper published today in Science Robotics, engineers at Brigham Young University detail new technology that allows them to build complex mechanisms into the exterior of a structure without taking up any actual space below the surface. This new class of mechanisms, called “developable mechanisms,” get their

Real science has finally caught up to the science fiction of Iron Man’s transforming exoskeleton suit

Health monitoring, food inspection and night vision based wearables made from graphene

The Graphene Pavilion, organised by the Graphene Flagship and supported by the European Commission and GSMA, is returning to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 with over 20 graphene-based prototypes, four of which are developed by the Graphene Flagship partner ICFO, based in Barcelona. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices. The first of ICFO’s

Health monitoring, food inspection and night vision based wearables made from graphene

A promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice

Elderly to feel fitter, faster and stronger Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a study just published in Biochemical Pharmacology. As we age, our bodies increasingly lose the ability to

A promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice

Antbot is the first walking robot that moves without GPS.

Human eyes are insensitive to polarized light and ultraviolet radiation, but that is not the case for ants, who use it to locate themselves in space. Cataglyphis desert ants in particular can cover several hundreds of meters in direct sunlight in the desert to find food, then return in a straight line to the nest,

Antbot is the first walking robot that moves without GPS.

A new non-toxic fire-retardant coating features renewable materials and better protection

    Texas A&M University researchers are developing a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature, which could provide even more effective fire protection for several widely used materials. Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering

A new non-toxic fire-retardant coating features renewable materials and better protection

Reversing memory loss linked to depression and aging with new molecules

New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also appear to renew the underlying brain impairments causing memory loss in preclinical models. These findings were presented today at the

Reversing memory loss linked to depression and aging with new molecules

Undersea carbon reservoirs are a major climate change wildcard

Undersea carbon reservoirs have caused global warming before — and it could happen again, according to research by an international team of scientists led by USC The world’s oceans could harbor an unpleasant surprise for global warming, based on new research that shows how naturally occurring carbon gases trapped in reservoirs atop the seafloor escaped

Undersea carbon reservoirs are a major climate change wildcard

To survive, US citrus may have to become genetically modified

A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the U.S. by infecting millions of acres of orchards with an incurable bacterium called citrus greening disease. The battle to save the citrus industry is pitting crop producers and a team of agriculture researchers –

To survive, US citrus may have to become genetically modified

Wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors can be used and disposed of without contaminating the environment

Simon Fraser University and Swiss researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be used and disposed of without contaminating the environment. Their research has been published as the cover story in the February issue of the journal Advanced Electronic Materials. SFU professor Woo Soo Kim is leading the research team’s discovery involving the

Wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors can be used and disposed of without contaminating the environment

A DNA search engine for microbes

Researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have combined their knowledge of bacterial genetics and web search algorithms to build a DNA search engine for microbial data. The search engine, described in a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, could enable researchers and public health agencies to use genome sequencing data to monitor the spread of antibiotic resistance genes. By

A DNA search engine for microbes

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