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Scientists find new way to store data with dyes

As the world’s data storage needs grow, new strategies for preserving information over long periods with reduced energy consumption are needed. Now, researchers reporting in...

These 3D-printed wearables never need a charge

Wearable sensors to monitor everything from step count to heart rate are nearly ubiquitous. But for scenarios such as measuring the onset of frailty in...

Scientists create self-aware algorithm to ward off hacking attempts

It sounds like a scene from a spy thriller. An attacker gets through the IT defenses of a nuclear power plant and feeds it fake,...

This bipedal robot could ride a skateboard and walk a slackline

Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, making it exceptionally nimble...

Unusual metamaterial could double capacity of wireless networks, shows study

Your office wall may play a part in the next generation of wireless communications. University of Toronto researchers George Eleftheriades and Sajjad Taravati have shown...

This 3D printed vaccine patch could offer vaccination without a shot

Scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than...

This winged microchip is the smallest-ever human-made flying structure

Northwestern University engineers have added a new capability to electronic microchips: flight. About the size of a grain of sand, the new flying microchip (or...

Augmented reality could help tackle fear of spiders

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has...

Why does my internet connection feel slow and jumpy, even when my internet speed...

You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as...

We created holograms you can touch and you could soon shake a virtual colleague’s...

The TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced millions of people to the idea of a holodeck: An immersive, realistic 3D holographic projection of...