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robots and remote

Robots and Remote Systems to the Rescue

Until this past summer, the closest Syed Saahir Ahmed, a senior at Penn State University, got to working with robots was through a student...
solar fuelsvideo

Harvesting Solar Fuels Through a Bacterium’s Unusual Appetite for Gold

Video above: When fed gold nanoclusters, the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica is transformed into a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system that converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into...
food preservative

​NTU Scientists Discover Natural Plant-Based Food Preservative Which Is More Effective...

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives. The organic preservative comprises a...
Magnetic Materials

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic Devices

Consider the classic, permanent magnet: it both clings to the refrigerator and drives data storage in most devices. But another kind of impervious magnetism...
skin cells

Researchers Make Mini-Brains from Skin

By reprogramming skin cells to become brain cells, researchers have managed to cultivate lots of mini human brains. Some of them have begun to...
Sugar improves memory

Sugar Improves Memory in Over-60s – Helping Them Work Smarter

A small dose of sugar can improve memory in older adults, motivate them to work harder and puts them in a good mood...
Parkinson

Parkinson-Related Protein Is ‘Tunable’ Variable Network Strength

Alpha-synuclein is abundant in our brain. It is known that it can turn against us: in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson, the protein shows aberrant...
artificial cells

Mini Tractor Beams Help Arrange Artificial Cells into Tissue Structures

The team say that by altering artificial cell membranes they can now get the cells to stick together like ‘stickle bricks’ – allowing them...
artificial intelligence

After Uber, Tesla Incidents, Can Artificial Intelligence Be Trusted?

Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose? Considering last month’s fatal crash...
Tiny implants

Tiny Implants for Cells Are Functional in Vivo

In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the...
Wireless Patchvideo

A Wireless Patch for Monitoring Emergency-Room Patients

To make the right decisions, emergency-room doctors need to be able to continuously monitor their patients’ vital signs, including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, blood...
superconducting switch

NIST’s Superconducting Synapse May Be Missing Piece for ‘Artificial Brains’

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that “learns” like a biological system and could connect processors...
Artificial Intelligence

Gartner Says Artificial Intelligence Is a Game Changer for Personal Devices

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual's...
digitalisation

No Need to Worry!

Where will digitalisation be in ten years’ time? A very difficult question indeed. When it comes to the future of digitalisation, realistic ideas and...
computers

Can Computers Help Us Synthesize New Materials?

Last month, three MIT materials scientists and their colleagues published a paper describing a new artificial-intelligence system that can pore through scientific papers and...
flower-pollinator

Bees Use Invisible Heat Patterns to Choose Flowers

In the hidden world of flower-pollinator interactions, heat can act not only as life-sustaining warmth, but can also be part of the rich variety...
nanotubesvideo

Nanotubes Go with the Flow to Penetrate Brain Tissue

Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can...
birdsvideo

Birds Learn from Each Other’s ‘Disgust’, Enabling Insects to Evolve Bright...

We suspect our findings apply over a wide range of predators and prey. Social information may have evolutionary consequences right across ecological communities Rose Thorogood Many...
fusion reactions

Artificial Intelligence Helps Accelerate Progress Toward Efficient Fusion Reactions

Today, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are employing artificial intelligence to improve predictive...
Artificial Intelligencevideo

Unlocking Marine Mysteries with Artificial Intelligence

Each year the melting of the Charles River serves as a harbinger for warmer weather. Shortly thereafter is the return of budding trees, longer...