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Scientists create artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by nanomachines

Researchers have developed artificial 'chameleon skin' that changes color when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and...

Physicists create world’s smallest engine

The engine is approximately ten billion times smaller than that of a car, and could one day help recycle waste heat and thus improve...

Scientists invent a battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to...

New way to turn any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet...

Scientists develop super thin nylon films for transparent electronic devices

Scientists have solved a four-decade-long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used for instance in electronic memory components. The thin nylon...

Light could become the new electricity

A new device called a nanoscale photon diode could eventually enable next-generation computing, communication and energy conversion technologies. The future of faster, more efficient information...

New finding could change the way industry uses nickel

A surprising discovery has found that nickel not only corrodes, but does so in a way that scientists least expected. Nickel is one of the...

How will we travel the world in 2050?

If the aviation industry was a country, it would rank among the world’s top ten emitters of carbon dioxide (CO₂). Aviation emissions have risen by...

Scientists create greener and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells

Patterning metals for electronics and solar cells can be slow, expensive and involve toxic chemicals Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of...

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...

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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...