'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood
A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient's blood.
A robot that can walk and fly
The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Wearable to detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children
Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children - as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as early as the preschool years. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as "internalizing disorders," because the symptoms are so inward-facing that parents, teachers and doctors often fail to notice them.
3D printing 100 times faster with light
Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn't catch fire
A rechargeable battery technology developed could double the output of today's lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges—without taking up any added space.
Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells
An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells.
Artificial intelligence can help you protect your personal data
It's a safe bet that some of the websites and apps you use collect and subsequently sell your personal data. But how can you know which ones? A researcher has led the development of a program that can answer that question in just a few seconds, thanks to artificial intelligence.
Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries
Scientists have observed how lithium moves inside individual nanoparticles that make up batteries. The finding could help companies develop batteries that charge faster and last longer
Memristors power quick-learning neural network
A new type of neural network made with memristors can dramatically improve the efficiency of teaching machines to think like humans.