A lightning-fast flu virus detector

A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) builds a novel voltage-based biosensor for the influenza virus that is almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and can distinguish between human ...

Conductive paper could enable future flexible electronics

Roll-up computer screens and other flexible electronics are getting closer to reality as scientists improve upon a growing number of components that can bend and stretch. One team now reports in the journal ACS Applied Materials ...

Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the well's operators thought they would be able ...

Researchers work on carbon dioxide capture systems

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and her team are developing technology that could help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup during flight and aboard the International Space Station.

Researchers control soft robots using magnetic fields

A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have ...

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