Computer Science

Scientists find a new way to produce curvy and 3D electronics

New method fills a need in emerging applications for electronic devices. Contact lenses that can monitor your health as well as correct your eyesight aren't...

One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors, sensors, and communication devices. But transferring information...

AI could help doctors predict depression outcomes

The psychiatry field has long sought answers to explain why antidepressants help only some people. Is a patient's recovery due merely to a placebo effect—the...

Scientists now have a new therapy for obesity

In a new study, researchers have developed a new therapy against excessive weight. They found virtual reality (VR) could positively affect the body perception of...

New algorithms could protect power grid from ‘internet of things’ attack

Last year, Princeton researchers identified a disturbing security flaw in which hackers could someday exploit internet-connected appliances to wreak havoc on the electrical grid. Now,...

Scientists create microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light. This brings mechanical engineering one step closer to developing...

Quantum computers could arrive sooner if we build them with traditional silicon technology

Quantum computers have the potential to revolutionize the way we solve hard computing problems, from creating advanced artificial intelligence to simulating chemical reactions in...

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way

Brain-inspired Gaussian devices based on 2D materials allow energy-efficient and probabilistic computing. While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing...

New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivaled viewing experience

Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3-D viewing experience, without the commonly associated...

‘Flying fish’ robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot, which can travel 26...

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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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

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...