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This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

UC San Diego engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft,...
Scientists develop new washable, wearable “batteries”

Scientists develop new washable, wearable “batteries”

Scientists have developed washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics. Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics...
Scientists develop new thin coatings to improve refrigeration efficiency

Scientists develop new thin coatings to improve refrigeration efficiency

A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer. Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have...
Scientists break distance record for quantum communication

Scientists break distance record for quantum communication

Scientists with the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have made two breakthroughs in the quest to develop quantum technology. In one...
New electric tongue can handle more spicy foods than you can

New electric tongue can handle more spicy foods than you can

Thousands of new spicy products hit supermarket shelves every year. Some people crave the heat, some fear the burn. But if you enjoy it,...
Caffeine could help solar cells work better!

Caffeine could help solar cells work better!

Adding caffeine to perovskite solar cells could help make them commercially viable because the chemical improves their ability to withstand sustained heat from sunlight. In...
Scientists develop next-generation space blanket

Scientists develop next-generation space blanket

In a new study, researchers have developed a new type of space blanket that enables users to control their temperature. The researchers were inspired by...
Scientists find a better way to detect rare-earth metals

Scientists find a better way to detect rare-earth metals

In a new study, researchers have developed a new sensor that can help detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals. The rare earth metals are often...
Harvard scientists transmit data via a semiconductor laser

Harvard scientists transmit data via a semiconductor laser

In a new study, Harvard researchers have transmitted data via a semiconductor laser. This is the first time a laser has been used as a...
Scientists find a new way to harness the sun's energy

Scientists find a new way to harness the sun’s energy

In a new study, researchers have found a new way to harnesses the sun's energy to generate fuel while minimizing CO2 production. The research was...

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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...

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...
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...
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...