Revolutionizing technology with ultra ultrasound

A new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound could revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. Researchers at The University of Queensland have combined modern nanofabrication* and nanophotonics* techniques to build the ultraprecise ultrasound sensors on a silicon chip. Professor Warwick Bowen, from UQ’s Precision Sensing Initiative and the Australian Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, said

Revolutionizing technology with ultra ultrasound

Detecting hidden anxiety and depression in young children with a wearable sensor

Early detection important in preventing anxiety disorders, risk of drug abuse, suicide later in life Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children – as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as early as the preschool years. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as

Detecting hidden anxiety and depression in young children with a wearable sensor

Tuning up the immune system via chaos

Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system according to a recent discovery made by researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute. The discovery may prove to be of great significance for avoiding serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes. de gaps exist in our understanding of how the immune system works

Tuning up the immune system via chaos

A genuine breakthrough in ice-repelling material

Work Has Implications for Aircraft, Power Transmission Lines and More Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. Finding effective, durable and environmentally stable de-icing materials has been stymied by the stubborn tenacity with

A genuine breakthrough in ice-repelling material

Update: Parabiosis is one of the hottest topics in age research

Older mice who are surgically joined with young mice in order to share a common bloodstream get stronger and healthier, making parabiosis one of the hottest topics in age research. Publishing in Nature Metabolism, researchers from the Buck Institute report that MANF (mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor) is one of the factors responsible for rejuvenating the transfused older

Update: Parabiosis is one of the hottest topics in age research

Electric fields and ultraviolet light set the stage for programming using chemistry

Engineers from UTokyo and RIKEN perform computational logic with light For the first time, researchers performed logic operations — the basis of computation — with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods used open up research possibilities including low-power, high-performance computer chips. Computers need an upgrade. From

Electric fields and ultraviolet light set the stage for programming using chemistry

CRISPR/Cas9 helps to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, affecting more than a quarter of a billion people

GW researchers successfully used CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, affecting more than a quarter of a billion people in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University (GW), together with colleagues at institutes in Thailand, Australia, the U.K. and the

CRISPR/Cas9 helps to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, affecting more than a quarter of a billion people

Room temperature superconductivity takes a major step forward

Findings Could Open the Door to a New Era of Physics Researchers at the George Washington University have taken a major step toward reaching one of the most sought-after goals in physics: room temperature superconductivity. Superconductivity is the lack of electrical resistance and is observed in many materials when they are cooled below a critical

Room temperature superconductivity takes a major step forward

A long-acting microneedle contraceptive skin patch

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to health care can be limited, a recent study suggests. The contraceptive would be delivered using microneedle skin patch technology originally developed for the painless administration of vaccines. Long-acting contraceptives now available

A long-acting microneedle contraceptive skin patch

Organic electronics breakthrough

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with “double-doped” polymers. The majority of our everyday electronics are based on inorganic

Organic electronics breakthrough

Elder care robot could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes. The Robot Activity Support System, or RAS, uses sensors embedded in a WSU smart home to determine where its residents are, what they are doing and when they need assistance with daily activities. It

Elder care robot could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes

ALS patient trial shows impressive clinical results

A new drug delays motor neurone disease progression and improves cognitive and clinical symptoms according to recently released trial results. A new drug developed by scientists at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience, and the School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute at the University of Melbourne has dramatically improved clinical and cognitive symptoms of motor neurone disease, also called amyotrophic lateral

ALS patient trial shows impressive clinical results

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