Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

IMAGE: POLYARYLBORANES ARE A NEW CLASS OF MATERIALS THAT COULD BE USED IN BIOMEDICAL, PERSONAL COMPUTER AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY APPLICATIONS. view more CREDIT: MARK LEE COLUMBIA, Mo. - Polyhedral boranes, or clusters of boron atoms bound...

A heat-sensing film could let robots detect when humans are around, like pit vipers hunting out warm-blooded prey. The flexible, transparent coating is made of pectin, a low-cost plant material used to set jam. Unlike...

Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University The phrase “alternative facts” has recently made the news in a political context, but psychiatrists like me are already intimately acquainted with the concept – indeed, we hear various forms...

by Colin Druce-McFadden, courtesy dvice It's been a big week for gaming, and it seems that everyone under the sun has an idea of where gaming is going in the future. From Oculus Rift HD...

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Sensor Traces Dopamine Released By Single Cells MIT chemical engineers have developed an extremely sensitive detector that can track single cells’ secretion of dopamine, a brain chemical responsible for...

It has long been assumed that your period affects your brain's performance. A new study set out to determine whether changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle really do change how well brains work....
video

Pair of colliding black holes send signal from 1.4 billion years ago Video Above: This artist's animation shows the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward during the event. The...

by RoboticsTrends(courtesy RoboticsTrends) More complex personal robots lay just out of reach, says ABI Research More Consumer and Education stories Swivl Lands $500K from Grishin Robotics - May 23, 2013 RobotsLAB BOX Makes a Difference in Cedar Hill Schools...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of...

Leon Sterling, Swinburne University of Technology | Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching...

Nuclear waste remains dangerously radioactive for untold years. The present, well considered solution of underground rock vault storage is an unfortunate victim of politics. Among the alternatives, a process called photo-transmutation converts long-lived
MIT

On Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:25 p.m. EDT, scientists and engineers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world...