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Autonomous Machines Edge Towards Greater Independence

9 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Cars that can drive autonomously have recently made headlines. In the near future, machines that can learn autonomously will become increasingly present in our lives. read more »

Scientists Reach Milestone For Wearable Electronics

14 Apr 2016 | SciTech

Researchers who are working to develop wearable electronics have reached a milestone: They are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- the perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into more »

Scientists Discover New Microbes That Thrive Deep In The Earth

15 Feb 2016 | SciTech

They live several kilometers under the surface of the earth, need no light or oxygen and can only be seen in a microscope. By sequencing genomes of a newly discovered group of microbes, the Hadesarchaea, an international team of researchers have found out how these microorganisms make a living in the deep subsurface biosphere of our planet. read more »

Mysterious Collision At Large Hadron Collider

11 Jan 2016 | World

Physicists around the world were puzzled recently when an unusual bump appeared in the signal of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, causing them to wonder if it was a new particle previously unknown, or perhaps even two new particles. read more »

Fossils Of 530 Million-Year-Old Worms Discovered

11 Dec 2015 | SciTech

A team of Virginia Tech researchers have discovered fossils of kinorhynch worms - commonly known as mud dragons - dating back more than 530 million more »

U.S. Among Small Group Of Countries Driving Innovation In Breakthrough Technologies

12 Nov 2015 | SciTech

The United States and Japan lead a small group of nations that are driving innovation in 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics, three frontier technologies that hold the potential to boost future economic growth, according to a new report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).read more »

Study Adds To Evidence That Viruses Are Alive

29 Sep 2015 | SciTech

A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells. read more »

Long-Term Exposure To Air Pollution May Harm Your Brain

24 Apr 2015 | SciTech

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that could precede cognitive impairment and hidden brain damage, according to more »

New Portable Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

16 Apr 2015 | SciTech

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to more »

Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones To Detect And Trace Sounds

7 Nov 2014 | SciTech

North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. read more »

Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore's Law

16 Jul 2014 | SciTech

In a bid to continue decreasing transistor size while increasing computation and energy efficiency, chip-maker Intel has partnered with researchers from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to design an entirely new kind of more »

Nature Inspires Drones Of The Future

23 May 2014 | SciTech

Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots, based on the mechanisms adopted by birds, bats, insects and more »

Scientists Invent Plastic Which Regenerates After Damage

9 May 2014 | SciTech

Illinois researchers have developed materials that not only heal, but regenerate. Until now, self-repairing materials could only bond tiny microscopic cracks but the new regenerating materials fill in large cracks and holes by regrowing more »

Scientists Developing Artificial Leaf

19 Feb 2014 | SciTech

ASU scientists along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory have reported advances toward perfecting a functional artificial more »

3-D Printer Can Create Synthetic Tissues, Say Scientists

5 Apr 2013 | SciTech

Oxford University scientists say they have demonstrated a custom-built programmable 3D printer that can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues. read more »

Crucial Step In Human DNA Replication Observed

2 Apr 2013 | SciTech

Penn State University scientists say for the first time an elusive step in the process of human DNA replication has been demystified. read more »

Caltech Engineers Build Electronic Chips That Repair Themselves

12 Mar 2013 | SciTech

A team of engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has for the first time ever developed self-healing integrated computer more »

Researchers Suggest Alternative Theory On Origins Of Life

20 Feb 2013 | SciTech

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are exploring an alternate theory for the origins of life, suggesting RNA bases may have evolved from a pair of molecules distinct from the bases we have today. read more »

Scientists Create 'Cyborg' Tissues With Embedded Nano-Electronics

26 Aug 2012 | SciTech

Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human more »

New Particle Discovered Which May Be Higgs Boson

5 Jul 2012 | SciTech

The long and complicated journey to detect the Higgs boson, which started with one small step about 25 years ago, might finally have reached its goal. read more »

Caltech Scientists Find New Primitive Mineral In Meteorite

26 Jun 2012 | SciTech

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered a new mineral embedded in a meteorite — one they believe to be among the oldest minerals formed in the solar more »

Researchers Discover New Particle Using Large Hadron Collider

27 Apr 2012 | SciTech

Physicists from the University of Zurich have discovered a previously unknown particle composed of three quarks in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator. read more »

Will Bubble-Powered Microrockets Zoom Through The Human Stomach?

8 Feb 2012 | SciTech

Scientists have developed a new kind of tiny motor — which they term a "microrocket" — that can propel itself through acidic environments, such as the human stomach, without any external energy source, opening the way to a variety of medical and industrial more »

Health and Environmental Effects of Nanotechnology Remain Uncertain

25 Jan 2012 | SciTech

Scientists say despite extensive investment in nanotechnology and increasing commercialization over the past decade, insufficient understanding remains about the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials. read more »

Researchers Create A Wire 4 Atoms Wide, 1 Atom Tall

6 Jan 2012 | SciTech

The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capability as copper more »

Researchers sequence dark matter of life

18 Sep 2011 | SciTech

Researchers say they have developed a new method to sequence and analyze the dark matter of life—the genomes of thousands of bacteria species previously beyond scientists' reach, from microorganisms that produce antibiotics and biofuels to microbes living in the human more »

First self-powered device with wireless data transmission

15 Jun 2011 | SciTech

Scientists are reporting development of the first self-powered nano-device that can transmit data wirelessly over long more »

Chemicals' study pinpoints threat to workers' lungs

17 Nov 2010 | SciTech

Tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has more »

First Results From Large Hadron Collider Announced

26 Jul 2010 | SciTech

Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project in Switzerland have announced the first results from one of the biggest scientific experiments ever more »

Next Generation Mobile Phones Detect Deadly Chemicals

11 Apr 2010 | SciTech

The US Department of Homeland security is developing a cheap sensor for mobile phones capable of detecting deadly more »

New iPod nano Unveiled With Built-in Video Camera

9 Sep 2009 | Business

Apple revealed the new iPod nano today which has added a video camera, microphone and speaker to the world's most popular music player. read more »

Scientists Run Electrical Circuit Off Power In Trees

8 Sep 2009 | SciTech

University of Washington researchers has discovered there is enough power in trees to run an electronic more »