New sensor could detect rare earth element in unexpected locations

Scientists have developed a luminescent sensor that can detect and measure the presence of a rare earth element called terbium. The element is used in...

Scientists make square droplets and liquid lattices

When two substances are brought together, they will eventually settle into a steady state called the thermodynamic equilibrium. In everyday life, we see examples of...

Scientists discover new super material for batteries and other energy conversion devices

Unplanned discovery could lead to future pivotal discoveries in batteries, fuel cells, devices for converting heat to electricity and more. Scientists normally conduct their research...

WiFi could count you even if you don’t carry an electric device, shows study

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have enabled, for the first time, counting a stationary seated crowd using WiFi signals, and...

Scientists develop toolkit to test Apple hardware security

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software toolkit that allows users to test the hardware security of Apple devices. During their proof-of-concept...

Scientists find way to change material properties for next-generation electronics

By confining the transport of electrons and ions in a patterned thin film, scientists find a way to potentially enhance material properties for design...

New laser captures energy like noise-cancelling headphones

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed extremely powerful microscopic lasers that are even smaller than the wavelength of the light they...

Scientists create tiny capsules that can vacuum up or deliver cargo at will

The need to carry things around is as old as humanity itself—we may have evolved to walk upright in part to carry tools—but transporting...

New chip could boost efficiency of gaming, 5G networks, the internet of things, and...

Every piece of data that travels over the internet — from paragraphs in an email to 3D graphics in a virtual reality environment —...

New ceramics could self-heal cracks even at room temperature

Researchers have discovered a class of ceramics called MAX phases that can self-heal cracks even at room temperature. They’ve shown that these engineered ceramics form...

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you...

Elon Musk announced a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing. Musk suggested it could run to the grocery...

Scientists develop longer lasting lithium sulfur batteries with sugar

Simply by adding sugar, researchers from the Monash Energy Institute have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are...

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Scientists create new air filter that can kill COVID-19 virus instantly

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...

Scientists find new method to kill COVID-19 virus on surfaces in 2 minutes

Surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, pose a grave threat to the safety of healthcare workers, patients, frontline responders, military service...

Scientists find how to detect ADHD with near perfect accuracy

In a new study, researchers found how specific communication among different brain regions, known as brain connectivity, can serve as a biomarker for attention...

How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...

Scientists discover dozens of new COVID-19 related genes

Researchers screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses...