Researchers have found that implanted identity chips can pick up computer viruses.
If the smallest particle is used, the new disc could hold more than 1,000 times as much information as a Blu-ray disc, provided that matching data-writing and reading equipment are developed.
Unlike computers, however, the human brain doesn’t crash. Yes, people have nervous breakdowns, but that has more to do with psychological stress than with data management
To make the cells, the plastic fibers are stamped onto plastic sheets, with the same technology used to attach the tops of soft-drink cans. The absorber - either a polymer or a less-expensive dye - is sprayed on. The plastic makes the cells lightweig
Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA.
Humans have hardy prehistoric fish ancestors to thank for paving the way to their eventual evolution. About 360 million years ago a mass extinction event hit the reset button on Earth's life, wiping out most of the fish that existed then near the tim
Humans and machines could be one step closer to merging thanks to a new transistor controlled by the molecule that powers biological cells. The nano-sized device could be used in medical devices or prosthetics wired directly into the human body.
and in the next 10 million years, the star that so dominates the planet will destroy it, according to a paper published in May in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
The tests showed that when anti-protons and protons collide, the resulting new particles show a one per cent skew toward matter over anti-matter. Over a long period of time, this characteristic of the universe could explain why matter has come to dom
UCLA researchers report in the April 30 edition of the journal Cell that they have imaged a virus structure at a resolution high enough to effectively "see" atoms, the first published instance of imaging biological complexes at such a resolution.
Over 10,000 people took part in the study led by epidemiologists from more than ten countries
They discovered that the fungi grew much better on the treated plastic. Instead of being released into the environment, the BPA was absorbed by the fungus as a source of energy. Even after 12 months, the substantially-decomposed treated plastic had r
The MIT team met NASA’s challenge by developing two designs: the 180-passenger D “double bubble” series to replace the Boeing 737 class aircraft, currently used for domestic flights, and the 350 passenger H “hybrid wing body” series to replace the 77
The seemingly inescapable fact that matter and antimatter particles destroy each other on contact has long puzzled physicists wondering how life, the universe or anything else can exist at all. But new results from a particle accelerator experiment s
Sovereign debt troubles in Europe underscore how important it is for the United States to control its own borrowing as its indebtedness reaches concerning levels, a senior Chinese official said. With China facing criticism for holding its currency in
Previously, artificial skin has been made from biomaterials such as collagen, polyglycolic acid, and chitosan. The fibrin-agarose skin, however, looks particularly promising. Prof. Jiménez Rodríguez, one of the researchers, stated "Definitively, we
Firstly, the D-Drive as pictured in our video is not a complete infinitely variable transmission system. At best, according to the engineering report, it is a cheap, innovative and potentially very useful primary component of an IVT.
Substation automation is not just about making an individual point smarter, but empowering communications across the grid. "The paradigm shift is that no longer is it simply, 'if this happens, switch this,'" said Wes Sylvester, the Director of Sm
Mr. Myhrvold played a slow-motion recorded video that showed what happened to a representative mosquito. As the insect flew, a sudden light beam struck it, disintegrating parts of its body into a plume of smoke. It fell, even as its wings continued t
Long before you even feel sick, a new Darpa-funded bio-sensor will know what ails you.
Because at the heart of it, what Steve has managed to do is create a gearbox that: · requires no clutch at all; · is infinitely variable - from top gear through neutral and even into reverse; and · d
Scientists have created microscopic robots out of DNA molecules that can walk, turn and even create tiny products of their own on a nano-scale assembly line.
Rather than destroying the cyanobacteria, the group has ingeniously reengineered their genetics, producing mutant strains that continuously secrete fatty acids through their cell walls.
From left, Jeffrey Long, Christopher Chang and Hemamala Karunadasa have discovered an inexpensive metal that can generate hydrogen from neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water. (Credit: Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab
Now the Pentagon’s rolling out a revolutionary initiative to treat the condition: brain implants that one researcher likens to “replacement parts” for damaged gray matter.
The scientists are in the process of redesigning the graphene sheets with sticky ends that bind to titanium dioxide, which will improve the efficiency of the solar cells.
"The whiskers, feet, and scales of the dragon were above the water, and the dragon was several dozens of meters long." The dragon might have appeared more than once around Mount Long and Lake Yilong, thus explaining the choice of names for these pl
This airbrush technique deposits a well-studied material called P3HT to create spray-on transistors, which perform comparably to lab-standard equivalents made by spin coating. Credit: NIST
"Those of us who live outside Africa carry a little Neanderthal DNA in us," Pääbo says. The study estimates that between 1 and 4 percent of non-African DNA is inherited from these long-ago liaisons with our Neanderthal cousins.
Scientists have observed that there is some agent within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. He is trying to find out what this is.