Electronics

Scientists create tunable, self-recovering dyes for next-generation smart devices

The building blocks of rationally designed chemicals are simple elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and so on. These elements can be combined in myriad ways to...

Google’s new congestion control algorithm does not treat data fairly, says new study

If the Internet had its own superhero, it might be the congestion control algorithm (CCA). CCAs are an essential piece of code Internet giants use...

Why Google’s latest launch is more about the brand than the tech

Google has launched its latest flagship phones, Pixel 4 and 4XL. Although the new models feature relatively marginal improvements to their predecessors, the launch was...

Daily exposure to blue light may make you age faster

In a new study, researchers found prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer, and household fixtures, could...

One in six young people use social app Snapchat while behind the wheel

Snapchat has emerged as one of the surprise threats to Queensland drivers, with a new QUT study showing one in six young drivers surveyed...

Nothing ‘wrong’ with obsessive gamers, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found little evidence to suggest an unhealthy passion for gaming amongst adolescents, often referred to as "gaming addiction," requires...

Driverless cars won’t deliver a transport revolution – and the auto industry stands to...

The breathless hype around driverless electric vehicles once promised an urban transport “revolution”, with claims that new technologies would ease congestion and eliminate harmful...

New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects

The new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand...

This new app could measure repetitive behaviors in autism

In a new study, researchers developed COREAT (an acronym for the Spanish version of Autism Repetitive behavior Test), the first reliable evidence-based application to...

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...

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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...