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Atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows. According to recent estimates, the electricity required...

Scientists create first implantable magnet resonance detector

Scientists from Germany and Switzerland developed a highly sensitive implant that enables to probe brain physiology with unparalleled spatial and temporal resolution. They introduce...

New material could convert toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical

A team of scientists, led by the University of Manchester, has developed a metal-organic framework, or MOF, material that provides a selective, fully reversible...

Scientists find sugars were delivered to Earth by meteorites

Researchers from Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, JAMSTEC, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigated meteorites and found ribose and other sugars. These sugars possessed distinct...

New self-cleaning concrete could keep buildings looking new

Building materials that clean themselves could save immense time and labor in homes and businesses, as well as reduce disease risk in settings such...

Spiders and ants inspire this unsinkable metal

Scientists, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to...

The smell of old books could help preserve them

Old books give off a complex mélange of odors, ranging from pleasant (almonds, caramel and chocolate) to nasty (formaldehyde, old clothes and trash). Detecting early...

Scientists observe “spooky” quantum tunneling for the first time

MIT chemists have observed, for the first time, inversion of the umbrella-like ammonia molecule by quantum tunneling. A molecule of ammonia, NH3, typically exists as...

Scientists create ‘artificial leaf’ that turns carbon dioxide into fuel

Scientists have created an "artificial leaf" to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology,...

Scientists finally know how the world’s toughest material stays so strong

Nacre is the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells. More commonly known as mother-of-pearl, nacre’s combination of hardness and...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...