Scientists can now produce electricity from tears

A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed ...

Searching for the best 3-D-printing materials

TU Wien is conducting research into high-precision 3-D printing technology. Now, a new method is enabling researchers to look for suitable materials with greater precision than ever.

Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement

In conventional electronics, a great deal of effort is devoted to eliminating stochastic resonance (SR)—the annoying hiss that generally hinders the detection of weak signals and degrades overall device performance. But, ...

The turbulent healing powers of plasma

Researchers are starting to discover the curing powers of plasma—bringing the ion-based form of matter into medical realms. A kind of plasma called non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma can help heal wounds, destroy ...

New design lets micro-clock resonators ring like a bell

You can't hear most of them, but the world is running on different kinds of mechanical oscillations. For example, inside the average electronic wristwatch is a sealed canister containing a 3 mm long quartz crystal resonator. ...

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