A new model that predicts the properties of nanocellulose composites could lead to improved nanotechnology for all.
“When is a strawberry dead?” This quirky question is one of many that have sparked debates on BBC Radio 4’s science-meets-entertainment podcast, “The Infinite Monkey Cage.” It is indicative of the show’s character — nonsensical musings intertwined with a surprising
Scientists learn lessons from nature’s greenery, modeling the next generation of solar technology on plant cells.
A study led by André Taylor, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale, presents a new method of creating transparent lithium-ion batteries. The development brings science closer than ever before to the realization of invisible electronics.
A research team at the University of Exeter has developed a new way to produce graphene that could allow for the creation of electronic skin.
Throw a potpourri of transistors into the bathtub, add some soap, and out comes a fully formed nanocomputer. Science fiction? Maybe not. Nanoscientists dream of coaxing electronic components to self-assemble into complex systems. In fact, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have taken a major step towards making self-assembling electronics a reality.
Many view mathematics and language as two distinct areas of study. But what if math could shed light on the significance of the speech patterns of someone at risk for developing psychosis? A recent computer algorithm developed by Guillermo Cecchi of IBM and Cheryl Corcoran and Gillinder Bedi of Columbia University demonstrates that mathematical speech analysis can lead to some fascinating findings.
Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.
Cracking Down on Infrastructure: Self-powered sensors revolutionize infrastructure monitoring and more
In order to detect and diagnose constructional failures in infrastructure, Shantanu Chakrabartty from Michigan State University has developed a new self-powered sensor that can sense, compute, and store data of mechanical processes without the aid of an external power source.
With mechanical failure, physical damage, and format obsolescence threatening devices from CDs to servers, we cannot count on the digital storage media that we use today to last forever. Robert Grass has discovered a more durable way to store digital information: by encoding it in silica-covered molecules of DNA.