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Electrochemical therapy (ECT) can enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate microbes

New Pitt Research Uses Electrochemical Approach to Treat Infections of Metal-Based Implants Titanium has many properties that make it a great choice for use in implants. Its low density, high stiffness, high biomechnanical strength-to-weight ratio, and corrosion resistance have led to its use in several types of implants, from dental to joints. However, a persistent

Electrochemical therapy (ECT) can enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate microbes

Using machine learning to create new nanostructure glass that is superclear, supertransparent, stain-resistant and anti-fogging

Pitt Engineers Develop New Superclear, Supertransparent, Stain-Resistant, Anti-Fogging Nanostructured Glass Based on Butterfly Wing Glass for technologies like displays, tablets, laptops,  smartphones, and solar cells need to pass light through, but could benefit from a surface that repels water, dirt, oil, and other liquids. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering have

Using machine learning to create new nanostructure glass that is superclear, supertransparent, stain-resistant and anti-fogging

A first step towards affordable consumer quantum computers

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba investigate a new method for generating coherent signals in silicon chips using laser-induced vibrations which may greatly accelerate the development of new quantum computers with superior performance A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser

A first step towards affordable consumer quantum computers

What happens in the brain as learners progress from novice to expert in learning new skills?

Research reveals new neural activity patterns that emerge with long-term learning Mastering a new skill – whether a sport, an instrument, or a craft – takes time and training. While it is understood that a healthy brain is capable of learning these new skills, how the brain changes in order to develop new behaviors is

What happens in the brain as learners progress from novice to expert in learning new skills?

Using genetically engineered bacteriophages to fight infection: Viruses that can infect and kill bacteria

Scientists have used an experimental therapy that relies on bacteria-infecting viruses collected, in part, through HHMI’s SEA-PHAGES program to fight a Mycobacterium infection in a 15-year-old girl. The patient, a 15-year-old girl, had come to London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for a double lung transplant. It was the summer of 2017, and her lungs were struggling to

Using genetically engineered bacteriophages to fight infection: Viruses that can infect and kill bacteria

Mobile 3D micro-machines that adapt their shape and action to changes in the environment

Chemical Engineering Researchers at Pitt Develop Self-Powered Microfluidic Sheet that Wraps, Flaps and Creeps The “magic carpet” featured in tales from “One Thousand and One Nights” to Disney’s “Aladdin” captures the imagination not only because it can fly, but because it can also wave, flap, and alter its shape to serve its riders. With that

Mobile 3D micro-machines that adapt their shape and action to changes in the environment

A system that can capture carbon dioxide from coal plants using capsules filled with baking soda and water

Although the use of renewable energy is on the rise, coal and natural gas still represent the majority of the United States energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – in the U.S. alone, coal and natural gas contributed 1,713

A system that can capture carbon dioxide from coal plants using capsules filled with baking soda and water

Rejuvenating muscle healing using the longevity protein Klotho – in mice

One of the downsides to getting older is that skeletal muscle loses its ability to heal after injury. New research from the University of Pittsburgh implicates the so-called “longevity protein” Klotho, both as culprit and therapeutic target. The paper, published this week in Nature Communications, showed that, in young animals, Klotho expression soars after a muscle

Rejuvenating muscle healing using the longevity protein Klotho – in mice

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The computing power needed to train AI is growing alarmingly

An updated analysis from OpenAI shows how dramatically the need for computational resources has increased to reach each new AI breakthrough. In 2018, OpenAI found that the amount of computational power used to train the largest AI models had doubled every 3.4 months since 2012. The San Francisco-based for-profit AI research lab has now added new

The computing power needed to train AI is growing alarmingly

A new covering can help seeds grow in unproductive soils

A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes. Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. A team of engineers has coated seeds with silk

A new covering can help seeds grow in unproductive soils

Soft flexible robots can be created out of a new metallic material

‘Origami robots’ are state-of-the-art soft and flexible robots that are being tested for use in various applications including drug delivery in human bodies, search and rescue missions in disaster environments and humanoid robotic arms. Because these robots need to be flexible, they are often made from soft materials such as paper, plastic and rubber. To

Soft flexible robots can be created out of a new metallic material

A new approach to diagnosis and treatment for rare diseases that cumulatively affect millions 

Better definition could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for rare diseases that cumulatively affect millions  Thousands of rare diseases cumulatively affect millions of people across the globe, yet because each case is so rare doctors struggle to accurately diagnose and effectively treat individual patients. Every time a patient with an unspecified disorder walks into

A new approach to diagnosis and treatment for rare diseases that cumulatively affect millions 

Will cycle benchmarking help to set universal measurement standards for quantum computers?

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers. The new method, called cycle benchmarking, allows researchers to assess the potential of scalability and to compare one quantum platform against another. “This finding could go a long way

Will cycle benchmarking help to set universal measurement standards for quantum computers?

A simple urine test for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home – according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years

A simple urine test for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home