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agricultural soil-testing device

A Well-Grounded Solution

In Madre del Dios, a remote region deep in the Peruvian rainforest, deforestation and mercury pollution from illegal gold mining threaten the health of...
smart materials

New Smart Materials Could Open New Research Field

A group of new smart materials discovered by researchers at Texas A&M University and their colleagues has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency...
cochlear implants

World-First Study into Cochlear Implants and Impact on Speech

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Cochlear Limited in world-first study that could lead to more accurate predictions of how those with cochlear...
Escherichia coli

Metabolic Engineering of E. coli for the Secretory Production of Free...

Researchers of KAIST have defined a novel strategy for the secretory production of free haem using engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains. They utilized...
Peripheral Artery Disease

LSU BAE, Vet School Professors Develop Alternative Treatment for Peripheral Artery...

Cristina Sabliov, LSU Biological and Agricultural Engineering professor, and Tammy Dugas, professor in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences,...
medical record systemsvideo

How Unsecured, Obsolete Medical Record Systems and Medical Devices Put Patient...

A team of physicians and computer scientists at the University of California has shown that it is easy to modify medical test results remotely...
Electrochemical Sensing

Researchers Reveal Ultrahigh Electrochemical Sensing of Heavy Metal Ions via Defect...

In a paper published in Chemical Communications, the research group jointly led by Prof. HUANG Xingjiu from Institute of Intelligent Machines, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science prepared Mn-MoS2 Nanosheets...
lithium-ion batteries

First-Ever 3D-Printed Electrolyte for Lithium-Ion Batteries

For the first time, researchers have successfully printed a complete, albeit experimental, lithium-ion battery including a solid-state electrolyte. While electrodes have been produced using...
Polyisobutylene

Computing Catalysts

Polyisobutylene (PIB) is a workhorse polymer that is found in a multitude of products, ranging from chewing gum, to tires, to engine oil and...
brain chipsvideo

Taking the Brain Apart to Put It All Together Again

The human brain, with its 100 billion neurons that control every thought, word, and action, is the most complex and delicate organ in the...
Smart Materials

University of Virginia Multidisciplinary Engineering Team Designs New Technology for Smart...

University of Virginia mechanical engineers and materials scientists, in collaboration with materials scientists at Penn State, the University of Maryland and the National Institute...
Blood Vessels

Gaharwar, Team Develop New Way to Grow Blood Vessels

Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address...
Twisted Electronics

Twisted Electronics Open the Door to Tunable 2D Materials

Two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene have unique electronic, magnetic, optical, and mechanical properties that promise to drive innovation in areas from electronics to energy to materials to medicine. Columbia...
printable metal tags

These Tags Turn Everyday Objects into Smart, Connected Devices

Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to everyday objects and turn them into “smart” Internet of Things devices. The metal tags...
Healing Stem Cells

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore...
Nanofibres

​NTU and Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect of Nanofibres

Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang...
mechanoceuticals

UCLA Bioengineers Use Magnetic Force to Manage Pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly,...
flexible microrobotsvideo

Soft Multi-Functional Robots Get Really Small

Roboticists are envisioning a future in which soft, animal-inspired robots can be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as inside the human body or...
brown fatvideo

Innovative Technique Converts White Fat to Brown Fat

Brown fat tissue in the body can burn enormous amounts of energy to generate heat, and studies in humans and animals have suggested that...
soft roboticsvideo

A Soft, On-The-Fly Solution to a Hard, Underwater Problem

The deep ocean – dark, cold, under high pressure, and airless – is notoriously inhospitable to humans, yet it teems with organisms that manage...