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skin tumors

Can T Cells Be Unleashed to Attack Skin Tumors?

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are using what they know about a rare, inherited autoimmune disease to turn...
neuristors

Brain-Mimicking Nanomaterials for A.I. Retina Receive $7 Million Research Grant

A future android brain like that of Star Trek’s Commander Data might contain neuristors, multi-circuit components that emulate the firings of human neurons. Neuristors already...
mild concussion

Study Finds Worsening Outcomes in Service Members Five Years after Mild...

According to a new study in JAMA Neurology, U.S. military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed in Iraq...
killer robots

Beware the Killer Robots

In July 2015, thousands of researchers working in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics united to issue an open letter calling for a pre-emptive ban...
nanomaterialsvideo

Nanotechnology May Revolutionize Future Engines

At the Army Research Laboratory, scientists are on the hunt for nanomaterials that could improve engine technology in a big way. "What we're seeing is...
video privacy

Video Privacy Tool Lets You Select What Others See

Camera-equipped smartphones, laptops and other devices make it possible to share ideas and images with anyone, anywhere, often in real-time. But in our cameras-everywhere...

Spinoff releases gecko-inspired adhesive

Carnegie Mellon University spinoff nanoGriptech has announced the launch of Setex™, the first commercially available gecko-inspired adhesive. Because it is dry and can repeatedly grip to...

New Nanoscale Programmable Switches Promise Faster, More Versatile Chip-scale Devices

By combining complementary mindsets on the leading edges of electronic and radiofrequency device engineering, a pair of researchers in DARPA’s Young Faculty Award program...

National Ignition Facility fires 300th shot in FY15

Last week, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) fired its 300th laser target shot in fiscal year (FY) 2015, meeting the year’s goal more than six weeks...

Like paper, graphene twists, folds into nanoscale machines

The art of kirigami involves cutting paper into intricate designs, like snowflakes. Cornell physicists are kirigami artists, too, but their paper is only an...

Federal funding for science and engineering at universities down 6 percent

Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National...