Engineering

Scientists create steady robots with the help of cockroach

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug’s superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple...

Nano-thermometer can now take a single cell’s temperature

How do you know a cell has a fever? Take its temperature. That’s now possible thanks to research by Rice University scientists who used the...

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...

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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...