A new approach to wireless tech for implants and sensors

In the near future, people affected by health issues as varied as Alzheimer, diabetes, hearing loss, heart failure or even missing limbs could all have something in common: a smart, efficient, in-body or on-body device that makes their daily life easier and more enjoyable.   

Is Sugar the devil's excrement?

Our body needs sugar for energy. Our cells depend on it. We just happen to be eating a lot more of it than our ancestors who, incidentally, had pretty miserable lives compared to us on top of being deprived of the joys of a McFlurry.

Using DNA to get guns off the streets of Portland

Portland, Oregon police want to adapt an old technology for new uses to get guns and gang members off of their streets.

Do mobile phones lead to 'digital dementia'?

Tom Stafford, a lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield in England, gives his take on the rapidly changing mobile mind.

Natcore Technology Demonstrates First Flexible Solar Cell Made With Its Proprietary LPD Process

Scientists of Natcore Technology, in collaboration with researchers at Rice University have successfully fabricated the first inorganic flexible thin film solar cell by solution processes. The work was reported in a recent issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, volume 15, pages 3930-3938.

Synthetic bones printed in the lab

MiIT researchers have developed a way of printing synthetic bones using a 3D printer in combination with two synthetic polymers that combine to give the same fracture behavior as bones.

Measuring the narcissism of Facebook and Twitter users

A new study out of the University of Michigan measures the connection between narcissism and social networking site use. Guess what? it is growing.

Moving closer to low-cost, implantable electronics

New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.

Wirelss bionic eye being developed at university

Australia's Monash University is developing a new bionic eye that uses seminal wireless technology to communicate with a processor that sits inside the brain, allowing blind people to discern shapes through  a series of mapping dots when they put on a pair of sunglasses.

Scientists develop ultracold atoms

In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.

Harvard researchers showcase mind-controlled rodents

Researchers at Harvard University recently showcased a very interesting project where a human participant managed to control a rat.

Scots print stem cells

Scientists in Scotland have come up with a method of creating 3D printers which can make human stem cells.

Cliff swallows evolve to speed past automobiles

Cliff swallows are evolving so fast that they have developed shorter wings to deal with the threat of speeding cars.

Big eyes gave Neanderthals less room to think

Big eyes may be beautiful, but they could be what did for the Neanderthals, say University of Oxford scientists.

Light cast on origins of life

University of Georgia researchers say they've discovered important genetic clues about archaea, one of Earth's oldest life forms.

Moore's Law works, says MIT

Moore's Law, the much-cited theory that rates of technological improvement increase exponentially over time - is true, say MIT researchers.

Tsunamis can be much bigger than thought

'Focusing points' off certain coasts can create tsunamis much higher than previously believed possible.

Algae steals genes to survive toxic environment

A species of algae that can cope with 'battery acid' conditions managed it by copying genes from bacteria.

Global temperatures now highest for thousands of years

The Earth's only been this warm for about a quarter of the time over the last 11,300 years, a new reconstruction of the planet's temperature history shows.

Were camels originally an Arctic species?

Giant camels once roamed Canada's High Arctic - much further north than previously believed - and may have evolved their flat feet and humps as a result.