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Epidemics

Epidemics: the End of Containment Measures?

When an epidemic outbreak – such as those caused by the H1N1, Zika or SARS viruses – takes place, containment measures may seem to...
soft biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology...
comets

Scientists Detect Comets Outside Our Solar System

Scientists from MIT and other institutions, working closely with amateur astronomers, have spotted the dusty tails of six exocomets — comets outside our solar...
painkillers

Pre-Clinical Study Suggests Path Toward Non-Addictive Painkillers

A pre-clinical study led by Indiana University scientists reports a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side...
Squirtablevideo

‘Squirtable’ Elastic Glue Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are...
organic light-emitting diodes

A New Approach to Ultrafast Light Pulses

Two-dimensional materials called molecular aggregates are very effective light emitters that work on a different principle than typical organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) or quantum...
carbon nanotubesvideo

Carbon Nanotubes worth Their Salt

Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers atNortheastern University(link is external), have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The...
nanofiber electrodes

Bacteria-coated Nanofiber Electrodes Digest Pollutants

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. The researchers created electro-spun carbon nanofiber...
shipworm

Science Fiction Horror Wriggles into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-powered...

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her...
wireless communications

NSF Awards $6.1 Million to Accelerate Advanced Wireless Research, Push Beyond...

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies through the...
Climate Change

It’s More than Just Climate Change

A new scientific paper by a University of Maryland-led international team of distinguished scientists, including five members of the National Academies, argues that there...
machine-learning systems

Making Computers Explain Themselves

In recent years, the best-performing systems in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of neural networks, which look for patterns in training data that yield...
cannabinoid

Structure of Primary Cannabinoid Receptor Is Revealed

New research is providing a more detailed view into the structure of the human cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. These findings provide key insights into how...
heart disease

MIT Shares $75 Million Grant to Fight Heart Disease

MIT is one of the institutions that will share the One Brave Idea Research Award to pursue new biomarkers for atherosclerosis — the hardening...