Artificial jellyfish 'Medusoid' swims in a heartbeat: Creation is an amalgam of silicone polymer and heart muscle cells
Using recent advances in marine biomechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering, a team of researchers at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have turned inanimate ...
Security experts sound medical device malware alarm
Creating a pure spin current in graphene
Mechanism of the sodium-potassium pump revealed
Researchers from Aarhus University have collaborated with a Japanese group of researchers to establish the structure of a crucial enzyme—the so-called sodium-potassium pump—which forms part of every cell ...
Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics
RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have developed the world's first liquid metal enabled pump, a revolutionary new micro-scale device with no mechanical parts.
Crucial new insight into the secrets of Nobel Prize-winning pump
The story of the sodium-potassium pump has strong ties to Denmark. In 1997, the Danish scientist Jens Chr. Skou received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, and over the years, research on the ...
Glass electrodes used in nanoscale pump
Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle
Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure gold to oceanographer David Siegel, director of the Earth Research Institute at ...
Cheetah robot breaks its own land-speed record, and Bolt's (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—DARPA's Cheetah robot—already the fastest legged robot in history—just broke its own land speed record of 18 miles per hour (mph). In the process, Cheetah also surpassed another very fast ...
New password in a heartbeat: Researchers propose touch-to-access security for implanted devices
Pacemakers, insulin pumps, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices often have wireless capabilities that allow emergency workers to monitor patients. But these devices have a potential downside: ...
Making clean drinking water universally available is 'achievable'
(Phys.org) —Making clean drinking water globally accessible is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Yet a new study by Oxford University contends that this goal is achievable if the key elements ...
Bizarre bone worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye-opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the bones of whale carcasses.
Body heat, fermentation drive new drug-delivery 'micropump'
(Phys.org)—Researchers have created a new type of miniature pump activated by body heat that could be used in drug-delivery patches powered by fermentation.
Study finds chemical behind cancer resistance in naked mole rats
Two researchers at the University of Rochester have discovered the chemical that makes naked mole rats cancer-proof. Their research paper will be published this week in the journal Nature.