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Tiny optical cavities could help create quantum internet

Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities -- tiny boxes for light -- could lead to the creation of a quantum...

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions

Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone's face that's realistic and doesn't look creepy. Now, Carnegie Mellon...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,...

Double-walled nanotubes could be highly useful for solar panels, says new study

One nanotube could be great for electronics applications, but there's new evidence that two could be tops. Rice University engineers already knew that size matters...

Scientists find new way to produce safer lithium-ion batteries

For the first time, researchers who explore the physical and chemical properties of electrical energy storage have found a new way to improve lithium-ion...

New way to design lightweight glass for efficient cars and wind turbines

A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. Glasses can...

Can gold hold up as electronics shrink to nanoscale?

Deep inside computer chips, tiny wires made of gold and other conductive metals carry the electricity used to process data. But as these interconnected circuits...

Scientists create small and affordable gyroscope for navigating without GPS

A small, inexpensive and highly accurate gyroscope, developed at the University of Michigan, could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a...

Flat-panel tech could transform antennas, wireless and phone communications

What goes in is not what comes out with a spatio-temporally modulated metasurface reflector. Researchers are reinventing the mirror, at least for microwaves, potentially replacing...

Wearable biosensors may pave the way for personalized health and wellness

Bulky, buzzing and beeping hospital rooms demonstrate that monitoring a patient's health status is an invasive and uncomfortable process, at best, and a dangerous...

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Universe’s expansion may not be the same in all directions, says new study

One of the fundamental ideas of cosmology is that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances. A new...

Tiny robots could swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors

Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental...

This compound in common vegetables may help fight fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, occurs when the liver becomes “marbled” with fat, sometimes due to unhealthy nutrition, such as excessive intake of...

Common arthritis drug linked to higher skin cancer risk

Methotrexate is a common drug with a long history; for the past 40 years, it’s been used to treat a range of diseases. Today it...

Mindfulness may benefit people with common bowel diseases

In a new study, researchers found that people with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gut symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant...

Whether marijuana could reduce pain is unclear, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with...