In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

One day, patients may be able to monitor their body’s response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by...
China's Underwater Glider Sets New World Record

China’s underwater glider sets new world record

A domestically developed underwater glider set a new world record by reaching a depth of 6,329 meters, breaking the previous record of 6,003 meters...
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MIT: protecting web users’ privacy

Most website visits these days entail a database query -- to look up airline flights, for example, or to find the fastest driving route...
Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels

Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels

Researchers have developed a process that allows to clean waters containing heavy metals and organic compounds, using a new adsorbent material made from the...
Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led...
Ancient Art of Weaving Ready to Head to Mars and Beyond

Ancient art of weaving ready to head to Mars and beyond

Weaving processes created millennia ago are part of the most cutting-edge technology on NASA’s Orion spaceship that may one day shield humans from heat...
Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin

Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin

New 3D-printed device mimics the goldbug beetle, which changes color when prodded. In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also...
Stanford researchers recommend changes to U.S. solar policies, encourage collaboration with China

Stanford researchers recommend changes to U.S. solar policies, encourage collaboration with China

The rapidly expanding solar energy industry could meaningfully contribute to curbing climate change only if governments and the private sector approach it more economically...
Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks

Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks

The flow of information between cells in our bodies is exceedingly complex: sensing, signaling, and influencing each other in a constant flow of microscopic...
Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D)...

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