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Light-propelled bacteria power highly efficient biohybrid microbots

Researchers develop 3D-printed microbots that harness living bacteria as onboard engines to enable wireless control using only structured light patterns.

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Instant evolution: AI designs new robot from scratch in seconds (w/video)

First AI capable of intelligently designing new robots that work in the real world.

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Graphene oxide reduces the toxicity of Alzheimer's proteins

Scientists have shown that treatment with graphene oxide leads to reduced levels of aggregated amyloid peptides in a yeast cell model.

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Project aims to develop all-in-one semiconductor that stores, processes data

A multi-institutional project is focused on developing an all-in-one semiconductor device that can both store data and perform computations.

October 3, 2023

Carbon capture method plucks CO2 straight from the air

Using humidity-powered technology, researchers found several new ions that facilitate low-energy carbon sequestration.

October 3, 2023

Human disease simulator lets scientists choose their own adventure (w/video)

Imagine a device smaller than a toddler's shoebox that can simulate any human disease in multiple organs or test new drugs without ever entering - or harming - the body.

October 3, 2023

How quantum light sees quantum sound

New research reveals the quantum-mechanical interplay between vibrations and particles of light, known as photons, in molecules.

October 3, 2023

Bursts of star formation explain mysterious brightness at cosmic dawn

Intense flashes of light, not mass, resolve the puzzle of impossible brightness.

October 3, 2023

Wearable sensor system can track antibiotic levels in real time

Researchers have combined painless microneedles with nanoscale sensors to create a wearable sensor patch capable of continuously monitoring the levels of one of these antibiotics.

October 3, 2023

Bioengineering breakthrough increases DNA detection sensitivity by 100 times

Researchers have pushed forward the boundaries of biomedical engineering one hundredfold with a new method for DNA detection with unprecedented sensitivity.

October 3, 2023

Shining a light on 4D printed liquid crystals switches colors and transforms shapes

Researchers have 3D printed liquid crystal elastomers with reprogrammable photochromism and photoactuation, allowing remote and precise control over both color change and shape morphing via light irradiation.

October 3, 2023

Electronic sensor the size of a single molecule a potential game-changer

Researchers have developed a molecular-sized, more efficient version of a widely used electronic sensor, in a breakthrough that could bring widespread benefits.

October 3, 2023

A more effective experimental design for engineering a cell into a new state

By focusing on causal relationships in genome regulation, a new AI method could help scientists identify new immunotherapy techniques or regenerative therapies.

October 2, 2023

Metal-loving microbes could replace chemical processing of rare earths

Scientists have characterized the genome of a metal-loving bacteria with an affinity for rare earth elements. The research paves the way towards replacing the harsh chemical processing of these elements with a benign practice called biosorption.

October 2, 2023

Scientists discover a durable but sensitive material for high energy X-ray detection

Driven by the need for better detector materials, scientists analyzed the performance of cesium bromide perovskite crystals. Perovskites have simple structures with highly tunable properties, making them suitable for a range of applications.

October 2, 2023

Making material advancements at the nanoscale

The work emphasized the unique properties that nanoscale structures can exhibit compared to bulk materials.

October 2, 2023

Navigating the risks and benefits of AI: Lessons from nanotechnology on ensuring emerging technologies are safe as well as successful

Twenty years ago, nanotechnology was the artificial intelligence of its time. The specific details of these technologies are, of course, a world apart. But the challenges of ensuring each technology's responsible and beneficial development are surprisingly alike.

October 2, 2023

Sturdy nanopore membrane could enable energy-efficient separation of molecules for industrial processes

Researchers have created a new, sturdier membrane that can withstand harsh environments - high temperatures, high pressure and complex chemical solvents - associated with industrial separation processes.

October 2, 2023