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Robots with Electronic Skin

Robots with Electronic Skin

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.

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The Future of Electronics: Harnessing Nature’s Power of Self-Assembly

The Future of Electronics: Harnessing Nature’s Power of Self-Assembly

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.

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Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

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.

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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

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.

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Cracking Down on Infrastructure: Self-powered sensors revolutionize infrastructure monitoring and more

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.

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An Ancient Alphabet for the Digital Age: Encoding digital information in DNA

An Ancient Alphabet for the Digital Age: Encoding digital information in DNA

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.

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Resolving the Greenhouse Effect with Microbeads

Resolving the Greenhouse Effect with Microbeads

A new micro-technology combats a macro-problem — global warming, as fueled by astonishing rates of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Researchers in electrical engineering and computer science have found that the familiar and unassuming smartphone is a potent weapon for hacking computer hard drives and servers.

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How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

Rocket recovery could confer tremendous benefits on the cost and feasibility of space travel. SpaceX, a company with a goal of making private space travel a possibility, has been experimenting with technology for reusable booster rockets.

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Science on Saturdays: Art, Forensics, and Exploration

Science on Saturdays: Art, Forensics, and Exploration

A look at the past and future of Science on Saturdays, one of Yale Scientific Magazine’s most popular outreach events.

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