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3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests

“Researchers at KU Leuven have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. These tests are widespread in the form of the classic pregnancy test and the COVID-19 self-tests. With the new printing technique …

A long-lasting, stable solid-state lithium battery

“Researchers demonstrate a solution to a 40-year problem Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today’s lithium-ion batteries fall short of what’s needed — they’re too heavy, too expensive and take …

A robot that can help you untangle your hair

“Robotic arm equipped with a hairbrush helps with brushing tasks and could be an asset in assistive-care settings. With rapidly growing demands on health care systems, nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care …

Advance may enable “2D” transistors for tinier microchip components

“Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements. Moore’s Law, the famous prediction that the number of transistors that can be packed onto a microchip will …

An uncrackable combination of invisible ink and artificial intelligence

“Coded messages in invisible ink sound like something only found in espionage books, but in real life, they can have important security purposes. Yet, they can be cracked if their encryption is predictable. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials …

As NASA’s Voyager 1 Surveys Interstellar Space, Its Density Measurements Are Making Waves

“In the sparse collection of atoms that fills interstellar space, Voyager 1 has measured a long-lasting series of waves where it previously only detected sporadic bursts. Until recently, every spacecraft in history had made all of its measurements inside our …

Brain Computer Interface Turns Mental Handwriting into Text on Screen

“Researchers have, for the first time, decoded the neural signals associated with writing letters, then displayed typed versions of these letters in real time. They hope their invention could one day help people with paralysis communicate. Scientists are exploring a …

Brand new physics of superconducting metals refuted by Lancaster physicists

“Lancaster scientists have demonstrated that other physicists’ recent “discovery” of the field effect in superconductors is nothing but hot electrons after all. A team of scientists in the Lancaster Physics Department have found new and compelling evidence that the observation …

Chinese rocket debris crashes into Indian Ocean - state media

“The remains of a Chinese rocket that was hurtling back towards Earth have crashed into the Indian Ocean, the country’s space agency says. The bulk of the rocket was destroyed as it re-entered the atmosphere, but state media reported …

Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics

“In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle dictates that the position and speed of an object cannot both fully be known precisely at the same time. In a study published this week in Science, researchers show that two vibrating drumheads …