Despite the possibility of Google Glass turning the human population into a bunch of walking computers, a new study published in the journal ACS Nano has found that the new technology could be beneficial for worldwide health.
They are half a millimetre in size, have a star-shaped hydrogel shell and open when they are irradiated with laser light in the near-infrared range. The new micro-robots, developed in the laboratory of Professor Brad Nelson at ETH, will potentially aid the precision delivery of drugs.
Ever-cheaper sensing and data-storage technologies are driving an explosion in data across many fields of science, as well as for businesses of all sizes.
The structure of the brain reveals a network of massively interconnected electrochemically active cells. It is known that information can be represented by changes of state within this network, but that statement falls far short of revealing how the brain supports thought, feelings, memory, intentio...
Fitness tracker bands are an excellent advancement in both the science and health worlds. The superior technology enables the everyday individual to monitor all aspects of his/her health, but it’s important to know where your money is going.
A system that automatically fills in the gaps in programmers’ code becomes more powerful.
New research shows how the sun is capable of generating energy to power vehicles. According to researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the chemical hydrogen actually contains the potential to power passenger cars as an environmentally friendly fuel.
Could microalgae fuel the future? Researchers are fine-tuning a technology that transforms wet algal biomass into a biogas that is compatible with today’s natural gas infrastructure.
Aw Tetris. The crazy tile-matching video game that came out in the 1980s. It certainly seems simple, but there may be more to this game-challenging classic than meets the eye. A recent study suggests that Tetris could actually help dieters reduce cravings.
Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in the United Kingdom believe that genetic sequencing may hold an option to help doctors predict early indicators of prostate cancer.
While much focus and discussion of the so-called “Big Data revolution” has been on the data itself and the exciting new applications it is enabling — from Google’s self-driving cars through to CSIRO and University of Tasmania’s better information systems for oyster farmers — less focus h...