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New Single Virus Detection Techniques for Faster Disease Diagnosis

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-83665" alt="Fig_3" src="; width="533" height="515" /></a></h5> <h5>The instrument can be made sufficiently compact and lightweight for field applications and, attached to a cell phone, could Learn more … Advertisements

Researchers Design Sensitive New Microphone Modeled on Fly Ear

  The new design could be used in applications ranging from hearing aids and cell phones to surveillance and acoustic noise control systems Using the sensitive ears of a parasitic fly for inspiration, a group of researchers has created a new type of microphone that achieves better acoustical performance than what is currently available in … Continue reading

Korean researchers demonstrate a new class of transparent, stretchable electrodes

Wearing eye contact lenses, picture-taking and scanning, is not science fiction anymore. Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated that a live rabbit could wear contact lenses fitted with inorganic light-emitting diode with no side effects. This new class of hybrid transparent and stretchable electrode paves the way for flexible displays, solar … Continue reading

Ketamine Cousin Rapidly Lifts Depression Without Side Effects

GLYX-13, a molecular cousin to ketamine, induces similar antidepressant results without the street drug side effects Background Major depression affects about 10 percent of the adult population and is the second leading cause of disability in U.S. adults, according to the World Health Organization. Despite the availability of several different classes of antidepressant drugs such … Continue reading

Innovative New Nanotechnology Stops Bed Bugs in Their Tracks – Literally

Bed bugs now need to watch their step. Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a safe, non-chemical resource that literally stops bed bugs in their tracks. This innovative new technology acts as a man-made web consisting of microfibers 50 times thinner than a human hair which entangle and trap bed bugs and other insects. … Continue reading

Research shows copper destroys norovirus

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Charred Micro-Bunny Sculpture Shows Promise of New Material for 3-D Shaping

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-83612" alt="OMEx_-_microbunny_-_Fig1" src="; width="2392" height="2310" /></a></h5> <h5>Recipe for new resin suited to making electrodes uses lasers for Learn more …

Genetic Engineering Alters Mosquitoes’ Sense of Smell

In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, HHMI researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET. The research not only demonstrates that mosquitoes can be genetically altered using the latest research techniques, but paves the way to understanding why … Continue reading

This Robotic Bee Just Took Flight, To Pollinate Crops And (Maybe) Spy On You

The quarter-sized RoboBee looks like a fly, but it was designed to save us from colony collapse disorder. If the bees die, we have a robot backup. We take for granted the effortless flight of insects, thinking nothing of swatting a pesky fly and crushing its wings. But this insect is a model of complexity. … Continue reading

Replacing food: An engineer's approach to body fuel

It lasts for years without refrigeration, preparing it is as easy as measuring out your daily dose and mixing it with water There’s a romance to food. It’s one of life’s great sensory and social pleasures. But a lot of us don’t eat healthily, and a lot of us don’t enjoy the process of preparing … Continue reading