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Researchers have developed an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt. The system relies on a technology called a metasurface, which...

This robot could perch and carry objects like a bird

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And...

Scientists find a new way to accurately detect signs of anxiety

In a new study from Simon Fraser University, researchers found using artificial intelligence (AI) could detect behavioral signs of anxiety with more than 90%...

This tape could boost viability of rising star in solar power industry

Scientists make a new breakthrough that could help speed the commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells (PSCs) for use in solar panels. They describe...

New energy storage solution flows like soft-serve ice cream

Batteries made from an electrically conductive mixture the consistency of molasses could help solve a critical piece of the decarbonization puzzle. An interdisciplinary team from...

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers

Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg,...

Omicron: why the WHO designated it a variant of concern

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the B.1.1.529 lineage of Sars-CoV-2, thought to have emerged in southern Africa, is to be designated...

This super thin solar cell hits new efficiency benchmark

Researchers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their...

Why perovskites could replace silicon in next-generation solar cells

Researchers have visualized, for the first time, why perovskites – materials which could replace silicon in next-generation solar cells - are seemingly so tolerant...

This chip could hide wireless messages in plain sight

Emerging 5G wireless systems are designed to support high-bandwidth and low-latency networks connecting everything from autonomous robots to self-driving cars. But these large and complex...

Scientists create new ultrahard diamond glass

It is the hardest known glass with the highest thermal conductivity among all glass materials. Scientists synthesized a new ultrahard form of carbon glass with...

This wearable device could detect and reverse opioid overdose

A research team at the University of Washington has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the...

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In a new study, researchers have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. They...

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