An inside body GPS system to locate ingestible implants

Aug 20, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav

Several imaging techniques in medicine require cutting open people or making them swallow large tubes with attached cameras. However, scientists have developed an ... Read more

Acceleration of biofuel production with an enzyme from algae

Aug 20, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists found that the enzyme GPAT1 is the rate-limiting factor in the accumulation of oils called triacylglycerols in red algae. This is of importance for the production of biofuel, as triacylglycerols... Read more

Children are susceptible to peer pressure by robots

Aug 19, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Peer pressure is a common psychological phenomenon, but now a new study shows that it doesn’t necessarily take a human to induce it. As the research shows, robots can induce peer pressure too. In an ... Read more

A clay-based platform to promote blood vessel growth

Aug 18, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have developed a clay-based platform for the delivery of growth factors into the body to stimulate the growth of blood vessels. It makes use of a two-dimensional clay (nanosilicates) that slowly... Read more

Latest in fashion: clothing with electronic devices built right into it

Aug 09, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu

Researchers managed to create textiles and fibers that incorporate high-speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode photodetectors. The tiny electronic devi... Read more

Physicists tie light in knots to understand how it flows through space

Aug 02, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Laser light may appear to be a single, focused beam. In fact, it is an electromagnetic field, vibrating in an ellipse shape at each point in space (the light is polarized). Now, scientists have been able t... Read more

Nano-carriers for drug release into senescent cells

Jul 26, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Senescent cells accumulate during aging, and play an active role in aging-related diseases. Scientists have now developed a drug delivery tool that specifically targets senescent cells by employing the hig... Read more

Scientists create smallest robots that can sense the environment and store data

Jul 24, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Researchers from MIT have created the smallest robots – the size of a human cell – with the ability to detect changes in their environment, record data and even perform computations. They were ... Read more

Archeology: new imaging method allows identification of North American mounds

Jul 23, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Mounds are artificial elevated structures, like little hills, formed through gradual accumulation of debris upon which a continuously occupied settlement is built. People lived in such areas for hundreds o... Read more

Artificial Intelligence for protection of water supplies

Jul 18, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Artificial Intelligence software combined with microscopy makes it possible to do a rapid and inexpensive automatic analysis of the presence of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in about two hours, scien... Read more

Successful psychological therapy delivered in virtual reality

Jul 12, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


In a pioneering study with 100 participants, scientists have shown that it is possible to deliver psychological therapy delivered in virtual reality. The therapy was designed to treat fear of heights, not ... Read more

3D color X-ray images obtained using CERN technology

Jul 10, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


The traditional black and white X-ray images are invaluable for medical diagnosis. However, a color image could produce clearer and more accurate pictures. Now, this is possible using a technology called M... Read more

A microbot that can walk under water

Jul 04, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have designed a small robot that cannot only walk on land, but also under water, and it can swim on the surface of water. It resembles a cockroach that is a terrestrial animal but can survive un... Read more

Technical breakthrough in the fabrication of efficient solar panels

Jul 02, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


While most of the solar cells in use today are crystalline silicon based, researchers are now working the next generation, known as Perovskite cells. They are as efficient as the silicon-based ones, but ar... Read more

Robots for personalized autism therapy

Jun 29, 2018 Erwin van den Burg

While kid-friendly robots are already used by therapists to help autistic children recognize emotions from other people’s faces, new robots have been developed that can also interpret the child’s own beha... Read more

Maybe what big data knows about you is totally wrong

Jun 19, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


Scientists have long believed that bigger the sample size of human subjects better it is. However, new research suggests that this big-data approach could be way off-target. Averaging data of a large numbe... Read more

Robot for faster blood tests

Jun 14, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers have designed an automatic blood drawing and testing device which can also provide rapid results that could efficiently fasten the workflow in hospitals thereby giving more time to healthcare w... Read more

Next-gen water harvester can extract fresh water from thin air

Jun 11, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav

Scientists who had previously shown that they could extract water from the air, successfully field tested their next generation system recently. Using the highly porous material called... Read more

AI which can smell and detect illness in human breath

Jun 11, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


For several years labs around the world are using gas-chromatography mass-spectrometers to detect extremely small amounts of several substances in the air. Of the several substances present in the human b... Read more

Optimal caffeine dosage and timing for alertness determined by a new algorithm

Jun 05, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


Scientists have developed a machine learning algorithm which determines the amount and time of caffeine required for optimizing alertness. Their algorithm used a mathematical model which could predict the ... Read more