A robot that finds its way like a desert ant

Feb 14, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


While moving robots find their way in their environment by GPS, researchers have now constructed one that navigates like a desert ant.

Desert ants use the polarized pattern of skylight and ... Read more

Microscopic, soft robots might keep you healthy in the future

Feb 08, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


A team of researchers reports the development of microscopic, soft micromachines, able to travel inside the body and mechanically stimulate cells and tissues. The tiny robots are powered by artificial musc... Read more

New hydrogel material works like human muscle

Feb 04, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


A new material made from a double-network of hydrogels has the ability to increase its strength in response to mechanical stress, similar to the human muscles. This ability allows the material to repair th... Read more

Thermoelectric paper produced through sustainable and environmentally friendly process

Jan 31, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


Researchers announced the development of a new method to produce thermoelectric paper that is both sustainable and environmentally friendly. Thermoelectric paper is a material made of cellulose, containing... Read more

Major advancement in sequencing the genome of small species

Jan 29, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


Decoding the genome of small organisms has proven difficult due to the challenges associated with extracting enough DNA to achieve a quality analysis from a single specimen. To overcome this scientists poo... Read more

Studying blood capillaries in 3D with a new technique

Jan 28, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


By combining spectroscopy and tomography techniques, scientists are able for the first time to study the over 40 billion tiny, hair-like blood vessels in our body. This is an important step forward, as the... Read more

Privacy at risk even if you don’t have a social media account

Jan 22, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


A new study has shown that privacy on our favourite social media is like second-hand smoke, meaning that it is dependent on people surrounding us.

The study found that even if a person lea... Read more

Bird feathers inspiring next generation adhesives and aerospace materials

Jan 17, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


We all have played with bird feathers and watched with amazement how the feather unzips and zips effortlessly and pulls itself back together. In a major scientific discovery, researchers for the first time... Read more

Early detection of diabetic retinopathy with artificial intelligence

Jan 08, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults, and early detection has remained difficult, until now.

Scientists have developed a deep learning algorithm that detects fluid on the retina with 98% accuracy. Fluid... Read more

How much would you charge for giving up Facebook; apparently its $1921 dollars

Jan 03, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Facebook for all its fallacies is an interesting experience. Researchers have found out that Facebook users would need an average of $1000 to deactivate their accounts for a year.

They use... Read more

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe with DNA

Dec 21, 2018 Erwin van den Burg

Researchers have made a microscopic Tic-Tac-Toe board with self-assembling DNA tiles.

To play the game, they have developed tiles that are dynamic, so that they could be reshaped after had been built. This new ... Read more

Just imagine charging your phone only two times per month

Dec 10, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers have developed Fluoride-based batteries which could potentially last eight times longer effectively reducing the number of times you need to charge your devices. They have developed the first r... Read more

Nanowires used to create artificial synapses

Dec 07, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav


In a major breakthrough, scientists have produced a memristive element from nanowire which functions similar to a neuron. This element can both process and save information and also receive several signals... Read more

AI to deliver audio news feed

Dec 07, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Google has just announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven audio news feed. The service is similar to radio news journals; however, the content will be personalized by AI algorithms.Read more

3D-printed glucose biosensors as a replacement for finger pricking

Dec 07, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have succeeded to make a glucose biosensor by 3D printing that can be used in wearable monitors.

While alternatives for glucose meters that require constant finger printing alr... Read more

Tech entrepreneurs have their own unique political views

Dec 06, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


A new study suggests tech entrepreneurs have different political views compared to other mainstream economic categories.

Technology innovators tend to support liberal social and redistribut... Read more

Faster artificial intelligence with light-powered chips

Nov 29, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Researchers are developing a new radical way to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. The new approach involves an optical chip that uses light (instead of electrons) to transfer information... Read more

Better organic electrodes with bacteria

Nov 27, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Electrochemical systems containing bacteria have been described before, but in practice, they are difficult to use because of their large size. To improve them, miniaturization is necessary. Now, scientist... Read more

New technique to remove toxic mercury from contaminated water

Nov 23, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Researchers have established a new technique to remove the highly toxic mercury from contaminated water. The new method is based on electrochemistry. Mercury ions are attracted to a metal plate, an electro... Read more

First-ever plane with no moving parts

Nov 21, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Every know aircraft today has some moving parts such as propellers and fans, however, researchers from MIT just announced building the first plane with no moving parts. And it flies, too!

Th... Read more