Fast computer control for molecular machines

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster ...

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Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments

MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands ...

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Team takes a deep look at memristors

In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance ...

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A small chemical reactor made via 3-D printing allows for making drugs on-demand

A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow has developed a system based on 3-D printing reactor modules for creating pharmaceuticals on demand. In their paper published in the journal ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from TechXplore

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Adhesives developed to prevent bracket stains on teeth

Researchers from Valencia, London and Sul, Brazil, have performed research to develop adhesive materials that will prevent white stains from appearing on the teeth of people who use brackets.

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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Imaging system allows entire eye to be examined with one instrument

Eye exams may be getting quicker and easier, plus ophthalmologists may be able to save money on equipment, thanks to a new instrument developed by scientists in Poland and Spain. Unlike ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Smart robotic implant developed to treat rare birth defect

Oesophageal atresia is a rare genetic disease, in which the upper and lower sections of a baby's oesophagus don't connect there's a gap between them. Scientists from the University ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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EU outlines strategy to wipe out plastic waste

Putting the brakes on our plastic waste is going to be anything but straightforward. Europe alone generates 25 million tonnes of plastic waste each year and recycles less than 30 percent ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Inspired by biology, scientists created new tiny tubes that could help with water purification and tissue engineering

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips closed.

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Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from TechXplore

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