Tuesday, October 15, 2019
vibration-powered device

Development of a Stretchable Vibration-Powered Device Using a Liquid Electret

NIMS and AIST developed a liquid electret material capable of semi-permanently retaining static electricity. They subsequently combined this material with soft electrodes...
quantum photonics

2D-Based Single Photon Emitters Integrated with CMOS-Compatible Silicon Nitride Waveguides

Researchers from the Photonics Research Group, an imec research group at Ghent university and MIT announced that they have integrated single photon...
Opioid

Innovative Addiction Treatments Hold Promise for Stemming the Opioid Crisis

Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don’t. Now, researchers...
wireless technology

An Unprecedented Neuroprosthetic Allows a Tetraplegic Patient Fitted with an Exoskeleton to Move

For the first time, a tetraplegic patient was able to walk and control both arms using this neuroprosthetic, which records, transmits, and...
bones fracture

The Screw That Dissolves

Where bones fracture, surgeons often have to join the fragments with implants. Magnesium orthopaedic screws, which over time dissolve in the body,...
cryogenic readout circuit

A Readout Circuit That Drastically Increases the Number of Pixels in Superconducting Detectors for...

Points Developed a cryogenic readout circuit for multi-pixel superconducting detectors, in order to make compact, low-power-consumption, low-cost high-performance measurement...
Electron Devices Meeting

2019 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting to Shine the Spotlight on the Latest Advances...

“Innovative Devices for an Era of Connected Intelligence” is the theme of the upcoming 2019 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (December 7-11, 2019), chosen...
nanocellulose sensors

Wood on Our Skin

Physiological parameters in our blood can be determined without painful punctures. Empa researchers are currently working with a Canadian team to develop...
nanomechanical resonator

Cooling Nanotube Resonators with Electrons

Mechanical resonators have been used with great success as new resources in quantum technology. Carbon nanotube mechanical resonators have shown to be...
Epstein Barr virus

Black Sheep: Why Some Strains of the Epstein Barr Virus Cause Cancer

The Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is very widespread. More than 90 percent of the world's population is infected – with very different...
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

‘Relaxed’ Enzymes May Be at the Root of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Treatments have been hard to pinpoint for a rare neurological disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), in part because so many variations of the...
RNA and DNA

All Shook Up: Researchers Mix RNA and DNA to Study How Life’s Process Began...

For decades, chemists have tested theories for how life began on Earth. One hypothesis has caught the scientific imagination for years: RNA...
Sensor Film

Development of a Sensor Film to Measure Wind Pressure Distribution at High Density

The researcher has developed a strain sensor film with sensitivity 100 times higher than that of conventional strain sensors by forming wing-shaped...
eye diseases

Scientists Find Cause of Debilitating Eye Disease

Scientists at Scripps Research, the Lowy Medical Research Institute (LMRI) and collaborating research organizations have discovered one cause of a progressive, debilitating...
Toxoplasma

Novel CRISPR Method Identifies Key Genes for Toxoplasma Survival

Their new method, published in Nature Communications, provides a flexible new approach that could expand the use of CRISPR screening. This method also...
Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry Breakthrough Simplifies Creation of Coveted Molecules Needed for Drugs, Electronics

A new chemistry method from scientists at Scripps Research greatly simplifies the creation of an important class of compounds called hindered ethers,...
cancer cells

Cancer Cells ‘Corrupt’ Their Healthy Neighbours

The discovery was made using a new state-of-the-art technique developed by researchers in Ilaria Malanchi’s lab at the Crick in order to study the...
motor neurone disease

New Molecular Link Discovered in Motor Neurone Disease

A protein implicated in a minority of motor neurone disease cases likely contributes to the disease in all patients, reveals a new...
brain cells

Brain Cells That Suppress Drug Cravings May Be the Secret to Better Addiction Medicines

For the nearly 20 million U.S. adults who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, no effective medical treatment exists—despite plentiful scientific knowledge...
Quantum Devices

Tunable Optical Chip Paves Way for New Quantum Devices

Researchers have created a silicon carbide (SiC) photonic integrated chip that can be thermally tuned by applying an electric signal. The approach...