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Say ‘bye bye’ to faulty mobile phones and solar cells

Faulty mobile phones and solar cells could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a ground-breaking invention developed at The Australian National...

Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children

Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children -- as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as...

Smartphones: are they just a pain in the neck?

A large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to...

Next generation photonic memory devices are ‘light-written’, ultrafast and energy efficient

Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data...

Could a smart fitness device or app help you lose weight?

The new year is here, and that means new year's resolutions are in full swing. For those trying to lose weight or become more active,...

Smartphone app detects early signs of opioid overdoses

At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And in 2016,...

New technique turns smartphones into “your own personal radiation detector”

New technique offers rapid assessment of radiation exposure. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to assess radiation...

What is really eating Apple – and why Steve Jobs would not be doing...

Apple has started the new year by disappointing investors with its first profit warning in 17 years. The company said that poor sales of its...

Excitons pave the way to more energy-efficient electronics

After developing a method to control exciton flows at room temperature, EPFL scientists have discovered new properties of these quasiparticles that can lead to...

Computers can be a real pain in the neck

It's a posture so common we almost don't notice it anymore: someone sitting at a computer jutting his or her head forward to look...