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Army project may advance quantum materials, efficient communication networks
A US Army project exploring novel applications of superconducting resonators has discovered these systems may be used to simulate quantum materials impossible to otherwise fabricate. (2019-07-24)
Succeed in sensitivity increase and noise reduction of accelerometer
Tokyo Institute of Technology President Kazuya Masu and NTT Advanced Technology Corporation succeed in the development of high-sensitivity and low-noise MEMS (1) accelerometer by using multi-layer metal structures that are composed of multiple metal layers. (2019-07-22)
UCI electrical engineering team develops 'beyond 5G' wireless transceiver
An end-to-end transmitter-receiver created by engineers in UCI's Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs, is a 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip that is capable of processing digital signals with significantly greater speed and energy efficiency because of its unique digital-analog architecture. (2019-07-16)
Human pancreas on a chip opens new possibilities for studying disease
Scientists created human pancreas on a chip that allowed them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis (CF) called CF-Related Diabetes, or CFRD. (2019-07-16)
Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash
Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify memories. (2019-07-16)
Turbo chip for drug development
In spite of increasing demand, the number of newly developed drugs decreased continuously in the past decades. (2019-07-15)
Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries
Princeton researchers have built an electronic array on a microchip that simulates particle interactions in a hyperbolic plane, a geometric surface in which space curves away from itself at every point. (2019-07-11)
Beat the heat
University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a 'device,' that converts more thermal radiation into electricity. (2019-07-10)
Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells. (2019-07-09)
'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves
A collaboration between the University of Sydney Nano Institute and Singapore University of Technology and Design has for the first time manipulated a light wave, or photonic information, on a silicon chip that retains its overall 'shape'. (2019-07-03)
First time human-on-a-chip predicts in vivo results based on in vitro model
In a study published in Nature Scientific Reports, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, Hesperos described how they used a pumpless heart model and a heart:liver system to evaluate the temporal pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationship for terfenadine, an antihistamine that was banned due to toxic cardiac effects, as well as determine its mechanism of toxicity. (2019-07-03)
Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way to build the next generation of quantum simulators combining light and silicon micro-chips. (2019-07-02)
Safe, low-cost, modular, self-programming robots
Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. (2019-06-27)
Growing embryonic tissues on a chip
Researchers at EPFL have developed a method to stimulate human stem cells to organize themselves into ordered layers of different cell types. (2019-06-27)
Remote-controlled drug delivery implant size of grape may help chronic disease management
People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled. (2019-06-25)
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. (2019-06-25)
Reconfigurable multi-organ-on-a-chip system reliably evaluates chemotherapy toxicity
Christopher McAleer and colleagues have created a new multiorgan-on-a-chip system that can accurately capture the toxic effects of chemotherapies that have been metabolized by the liver -- effects usually not seen in standard cell culture preclinical drug development. (2019-06-19)
Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web
In a paper presented at the recent IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, MIT researchers detail a system that, for the first time, automatically generates optimized cryptography code that's usually written by hand. (2019-06-18)
Using waves to move droplets
Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. (2019-06-14)
First blood-brain barrier chip using stem cells developed by Ben-Gurion University researchers
''By combining organ-chip technology and human iPSC-derived tissue, we have created a neurovascular unit that recapitulates complex BBB functions, provides a platform for modeling inheritable neurological disorders, and advances drug screening, as well as personalized medicine,'' Ben-Gurion University researcher Dr. (2019-06-12)
Scientists recreate blood-brain barrier defect outside the body
Scientists can't make a living copy of your brain outside your body. (2019-06-06)
Special issue: Organoids open frontiers in biomedicine, as design challenges are addressed
A Special Issue of Science featuring four Reviews illuminates ways in which organoid technology is opening up frontiers of research in biomedicine, allowing for the testing of cancer drugs on cells from individual patients, for example. (2019-06-06)
Do images of food on kids' clothes influence eating behavior?
As some sweet treat fans celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 7, 2019 a pediatrician examines the new trend of donuts showing up on children's clothing. (2019-06-04)
Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered
Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are, so to say, a computer manufacturer's 'Lego bricks': electronic components that can be employed in a very flexible way. (2019-05-31)
Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors
A materials scientist from the University of Texas at Dallas has offered a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1. (2019-05-29)
NIST team demonstrates heart of next-generation chip-scale atomic clock
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners have demonstrated an experimental, next-generation atomic clock--ticking at high 'optical' frequencies -- that is much smaller than usual, made of just three small chips plus supporting electronics and optics. (2019-05-17)
Scientists develop technology to capture tumor cells
Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack to one side, leaving only the needle behind? (2019-05-16)
Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells
A new way to cleanly separate out cancer cells from a blood sample enables comprehensive genetic profiling of the cancer cells, which could help doctors target tumors and monitor treatments more effectively. (2019-05-15)
Army researcher defends dissertation, pursues safeguarded technology
An electronics engineer at the Army's corporate research laboratory successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, while working to safeguard fielded technology for the Soldiers of today and tomorrow. (2019-05-15)
Early in vitro testing for adverse effects on embryos
ETH researchers have combined embryonic cells and liver cells in a new cell culture test. (2019-05-14)
Human gut microbiome physiology can now be studied in vitro using Organ Chip technology
A research team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has developed an approach to co-culture a complex human gut microbiome in direct contact with intestinal tissue for at least five days using 'organ-on-a-chip' (Organ Chip) microfluidic culture technology. (2019-05-13)
A new system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus
Thanks to an innovative system of magnetic microcapsule separation, the Nanobiocel-CIBER BNN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in collaboration with the BIOMICS group, also of the UPV/EHU, has managed to reduce the volume of microcapsule implants containing insulin-producing pancreatic cells by nearly 80%. (2019-05-10)
Mini-centrifuge for simpler study of blood cells opens new organ-on-chip possibilities
Micro-device to enable tailored experiments in drug development and disease research via new 'organ-on-chip' systems. (2019-05-08)
Researchers take a step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip
Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. (2019-05-08)
Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land in handheld devices. (2019-04-23)
Nanocomponent is a quantum leap for Danish physicists
University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a nanocomponent that emits light particles carrying quantum information. (2019-04-23)
Advances in cryo-EM materials may aid cancer and biomedical research
Cryogenic-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has been a game changer in the field of medical research, but the substrate, used to freeze and view samples under a microscope, has not advanced much in decades. (2019-04-23)
On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours
A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. (2019-04-19)
New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon
Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100% for farmers. (2019-04-18)
uliCUT&RUN maps protein binding on chromatin in single cells and single embryos
Originally adapted in 2017, CUT&RUN has since been successfully applied to populations of more than 1,000 cells. (2019-04-08)
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