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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...

Nanowire arrays could improve solar cell efficiency

Solar cell efficiency can improve by using metal nanowire meshes that provide high transmissivity and high electrical connectivity, says new study. Transparent electrodes are a...

Scientists discover lead-free perovskite semiconductor for nontoxic solar cells

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in early 2019, the most ever recorded...

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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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...