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Scientists grow spiraling new material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists at...
Nanoscale ‘donuts’ offer boost to quantum computing

Nanoscale ‘donuts’ offer boost to quantum computing

Growing 2D crystals over an array of micron-scale “donuts” may lead to tailored materials for quantum information processing and other novel electronics. As researchers eye...
Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the...

Stanford engineers develop a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot

Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. Now, Stanford engineers have come up with more stable prostheses...
This sensor-packed glove could capture signatures of human grasp

This sensor-packed glove could capture signatures of human grasp

MIT researchers have developed a low-cost, sensor-packed glove that captures pressure signals as humans interact with objects. The glove can be used to create high-resolution...
Scientists create a smart way to purify water

Scientists create a smart way to collect and purify water

The rose may be one of the most iconic symbols of the fragility of love in popular culture, but now the flower could hold...
Self-propelled micro-submarines could deliver medicine inside human body

Self-propelled micro-submarines could deliver medicine inside human body

UNSW engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the...
Vapor stabilizing technique helps boost quantum computing

Vapor stabilizing technique helps boost quantum computing

The patented technique allows electrons to be used for quantum computing, high-precision measurements and other applications. A technique to stabilize alkali metal vapor density using...
Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

Scientists have discovered superconductivity--the ability to conduct electricity perfectly--at the highest temperatures ever recorded. Using advanced technology at UChicago-affiliated Argonne National Laboratory, scientists studied a...
This high-flying robot could leap over obstacles with ease

This high-flying robot could leap over obstacles with ease

Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a Star Wars imperial walker in miniature. But don't be fooled by its...

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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 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...

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...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...