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In an effort to make computers and other electronics more human-friendly, mechanical engineers Carmel Majidi and James Wissman of the Soft Machines Lab at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a fluidic transistor out of a metal alloy of indium and gallium that is liquid at room temperature. The goal is to create a new class of electronics that look and feel like soft, natural organisms..
Algae-based biofuels hold the promise of a green, sustainable energy supply and scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are looking at an odd ally to help make this a reality – giant clams. A coral reef resident may seem like a strange source to make biofuels practical, but the characteristic iridescent blue muscle tissues that the giant clam shows when it's open is giving researchers cl
Whether they take the form of worries, unpleasant memories or hallucinations, recurrent unwanted thoughts are a key feature of conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia. Now, in a step towards better-treating these disorders, scientists from Britain's University of Cambridge have identified a chemical in the brain that lets most people sup
People with respiratory conditions such as asthma will already be quite familiar with inhalers – and perhaps they don't see any way in which the things could be improved. Nonetheless, North Carolina-based Pneuma Respiratory has developed what it states is the world's first fully-digital soft mist inhaler. Among other things, it's claimed to deliver medication more reliably...Continue Reading
Many seafood connoisseurs will tell you that fresh fish is without a doubt the best kind to use, with frozen coming in a distant second. According to a new study from Norwegian research group SINTEF, however, frozen fish can be just as good as fresh, if not better – as long as the correct steps are followed...Continue Reading Study comes to the defence of frozen fishCategory: ScienceTags:
Israel's CompuLab has been making teeny fanless computers for home and business use for a number of years, giving its passively-cooled fitlet model a Minty taste in 2015. Now the company has revealed the next generation fitlet, which is built around Intel's Apollo Lake system-on-a-chip architecture and designed for IoT applications, with the system catering for different use scenarios thanks
With the likes of Bugatti and Hennessey jostling for pole position, there is plenty happening at the high-end of the hypercar game. But it looks like there is a new top dog in town, at least in terms of two-way land speed records. Koenigsegg's Agera RS has set a new benchmark for a production vehicle, with an astounding average speed of 277 mph (447 km/h) on a public highway in Nevada...Conti
Last year, metal royalty Dream Theater released the band's second concept album, which told the story of rebellion in a nightmarish future vision of the northeastern United States. The only musical entertainment for the poor folks of 2285 would be provided by flying noise machines. Now Ernie Ball's Music Man and the band's guitar wizard John Petrucci have teamed up to make this fantasy music
Putting users inside a virtual reality world is a good start, but those users need to interact with their surroundings too, and that's still a problem for companies invested in VR. Now HTC and Logitech are joining forces to put one of the most mundane but essential actions in VR – typing on a keyboard...Continue Reading Logitech tries to Bridge virtual and real world typingCategory: VRTags:
A new study from Harvard researchers has now shown how fasting can increase lifespan, slow aging and improve health by altering the activity of mitochondrial networks inside our cells...Continue Reading Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life Category: BiologyTags: Aging Cells Diet HarvardRelated Articles: Is

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