Electronics

Using smartphone too much may make your brain less smart

In a new study, researchers found that overuse of electronic devices may be linked to weaker activity in areas of the brain that are...

Scientists create thinnest optical device in the world

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the thinnest optical device in the world—a waveguide that is three layers of atoms...

Drones can be new solution to elderly falls

In a new study, researchers found that drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world's growing elderly population at risk of...

Why sodium-ion batteries don’t last as long

Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road....

New rainproof, stainproof tech turns clothing into self-powered remotes

Scientists have developed a new fabric innovation that allows the wearer to control electronic devices through the clothing. A new addition to your wardrobe may...

Earth’s last magnetic field reversal took far longer than once thought

A reversing field might significantly affect navigation and satellite and terrestrial communication, but the study suggests that society would have generations to adapt to...

Is it safe to use an electric fan for cooling?

In a new study, researchers questioned the safety and effectiveness of electric fans in heatwaves. They found the public health advice on common weather metrics...

Scientists can use smartphone to manipulate your brain

In a new study, researchers have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. The finding...

Scientists create wireless wearable health monitor with stretchable electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and children. A wireless, wearable monitor built with...

New heat-free tech could print metal traces on just about anything, including a rose...

Scientists are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin -- on all kinds of materials. The...

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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...
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...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...