Improving Internet with mid-wavelength infrared
A novel phototransistor device could make the Internet faster and cheaper by replacing near-infrared wavelengths with mid-wavelength infrared, say scientists.
[Science daily] Sub-set of stem cells found to minimize risks when used to treat damaged hearts
Scientists use mathematical modeling to simulate human mesenchymal stem cell delivery to a damaged heart and found that using one sub-set of these stem cells minimizes the risks associated with this therapy. The study represents a development in novel strategies to repair and regenerate heart (...)
[Science daily] Flower bud uniformity beholden to time, space
A study of sepals in Arabidopsis plants reveals the mystery of how uniformity in flowers and organs occurs. In the study, the diverse international team used an interdisciplinary approach that combined expertise in biology, computer science, physics and applied (...)
[Science daily] Physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers
The main reason why quantum computers are so hard to manufacture is that now scientists still haven't find a simple way to control complex systems of qubits. This research discovers a different approach:Instead of uniting multiple two-state systems into one, authors use one system with (...)
[Science daily] New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.
[Science daily] Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli
Engineers have programmed cells to remember and respond to events. This approach to circuit design enables scientists to create complex cellular state machines and track cell histories.
[Science daily] Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes
A dielectric elastomer with a broad range of motion that requires relatively low voltage and no rigid components has now been created by scientists. This type of actuator could be used in everything from wearable devices to soft grippers, laparoscopic surgical tools, entirely soft robots or (...)
[Science daily] Self-organizing smart materials that mimic swarm behavior
Scientists have successfully demonstrated the self-organizing pattern formation in active materials at microscale with computer simulations.
[Science daily] Computer scientists find way to make all that glitters more realistic in computer graphics
Iron Man's suit. Captain America's shield. The Batmobile. These all could look a lot more realistic thanks to a new algorithm developed by a team of computer graphics experts. The researchers has created a method to improve how computer graphics software reproduces the way light (...)
[Science daily] Ocean First Education's Director of Science and Research to Speak at 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo
Dr. Caine Delacy, director of science and research at Ocean First Education , will present at the 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo being held this week in Denver. The conference brings together educators and administrators to further the successful implementation of STEM education into schools (...)
[WebWire Internet technology] Watching walruses
The largest database of walrus populations ever has gone live, following 160 years of observation and collaboration between Russian and US scientists.
[BBC News Americas] A new tracking and quantification tool for single cells
Scientists have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely available.
[Science daily] A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow
With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for the transfer of information in even more compact chips. Scientists have now succeeded in generating (...)
[Science daily] Scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device
Scientists have successfully embedded a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near (...)
[Science daily] Scientists glimpse inner workings of atomically thin transistors
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. In doing so, they discovered that an essential function for computing may be possible within a space so small that it's (...)