Engineering

spinach leaves

Spinach leaves embedded with carbon nanotubes can detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a super food. By embedding spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that...
nanoscience

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the near future

Nanoscience research involves molecules that are only 1/100th the size of cancer cells. It has the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health...
lithium-sulphur battery

Inspired by the gut, scientists develop a new lithium-sulphur battery for smartphones

Researchers have developed a prototype of a next-generation lithium-sulphur battery. The invention takes its inspiration in part from the cells lining the human intestine. According...
Next-generation navigation

Next-generation navigation does not need GPS

In a recent study, researchers from the University of California, Riverside develop a highly reliable and accurate navigation system. The system can exploit existing environmental...
li-ion batteries combustion

What we need to learn from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire

According to a new study published in Nano Energy, more than 100 toxic gases can be produced by the li-ion batteries found in billions...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg donates $50 million to the Museum of Science to help research

Michael Bloomberg, the owner of Bloomberg L.P. and the former Mayor of New York City, donate $50 million to the Museum of Science. The $50...
vitamin B12 deficiency

Scientists develop the word-first optical sensor to detect vitamin B12 deficiency in blood

In a recent study, researchers from The University of Adelaide, Australia develop the word-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 deficiency in blood....
self-powered smart skin

Scientists develop a self-powered smart skin

Smart synthetic skins may allow robots to touch and sense what's around them. However, a big challenge is how to keep them powered up...
smallest transistor

Scientists develop the smallest transistor that is only 1 nanometer long

High-performance silicon transistors can have gate channel lengths as short as 5 nanometers before source-drain tunneling. However, the loss of electrostatic control can lead...
kitchen open floor plan

Open floor plan can change people’s eating behavior and increase daily calorie intake

Open floor plan is popular in house design. In such design, architects use large, open spaces and minimize the use of small, enclosed rooms. In...

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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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...