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Blue light isn’t the main source of eye fatigue and sleep loss – it’s...

Blue light has gotten a bad rap, getting blamed for loss of sleep and eye damage. Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than...

Smartphones could help cities become more energy efficient

Buildings currently consume about 40 percent of all the electricity used in the United States, most of them located in urban areas that are...

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers...

Graphene turns 15 on track to deliver on its promises

Graphene is light, flexible, conductive, and one of the strongest materials in the world. And it is right on track to deliver on its promises...

Your video can ID you through walls

The new method could help identify a person through walls from candidate video footage, using only WiFi. Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara...

Machine learning helps open up new possibilities for quantum devices

Scientists have developed a new algorithm that can be used to measure quantum dots automatically. The electron spin of individual electrons in quantum dots could...

Your energy-efficient washing machine could be harboring pathogens

Lower temperatures used in 'energy saver' washing machines may not be killing all pathogens. For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine...

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...

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

"Keep your eyes on the road." With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks...

Why don’t we have electric aircraft

Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see...

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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...