7 Jan 2021
AI Algorithms Detect Diabetic Eye Disease Inconsistently
A new study looks at the effectiveness of seven artificial intelligence-based screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease leading to vision loss.
4 Jan 2021
Australia to Test 3D Printed Face Guards
By mid-2021, volunteers will be recruited for an accelerated clinical trial of two 'next generation' vaccines against COVID-19, developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne. Among the other proposals to be tested are the use of germicidal ultraviolet light to reduce infection rates in aged care facilities, and 3D-printed face masks to match facial shape and prevent leaks.
16 Dec 2020
AI Shows Promise to Generate Faster, More Accurate Weather Forecasts
Today's weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations to solve equations to predict temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather events. A forecast's combined need for speed and accuracy taxes even the most modern computers.
4 Oct 2020
The Next Stage of the Electricity Grid
The electricity market is evolving to allow a higher integration of variable energy sources and a new class of devices is approaching the market to satisfy this necessity.
16 Jul 2020
Merging Solar Cell, Liquid Battery Produces Long-Lasting Solar Storage
Chemists have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way to generate, store and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device.
13 Jul 2020
Sweet Way to 3D Print Blood Vessels
Powdered sugar is the special ingredient in a recipe for mimicking the body's intricate, branching blood vessels in lab-grown tissues.
4 May 2020
AerNos have developed the first commercially available gas sensor based on functionalised carbon nanotubes. We regularly interview AerNos to follow up the new development
20 Nov 2019
Wearable Artificial Kidney May Improve Periotoneal Dialysis
Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney can effectively remove toxins from the blood of patients with kidney failure.
14 Nov 2019
Injectable, Flexible Electrode for Nerve-Stimulating Implants
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.
11 Oct 2019
Army researchers test human-like robots
Army researchers tested ground robots performing military-style exercises, much like Soldier counterparts, at a robotics testing site in Pennsylvania recently as part of a 10-year research project designed to push the research boundaries in robotics and autonomy.
19 Aug 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones
A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
12 Jul 2019
Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision
The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
21 Jun 2019
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs
Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely unexplored. In waters this deep — about 100 to at least 500 feet below the surface — little to no light breaks through.