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Image: microrobots; Copyright: Caltech

Microtechnology: little robots to treat tumors

08.08.2019

Targeting medical treatment is a practice as old as medicine itself. But what is inside the body, is not so easy to reach. In such cases, a treatment like surgery might be called for. Researchers in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science are working on microrobots that can deliver drugs to specific spots inside the body while being monitored and controlled from outside the body.
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Image: structure of a large perovskite LED ; Copyright: Tokyo Institute of Technology

LED: Improving efficiency and brightness

31.07.2019

Advances in organic phosphorescent materials are opening new opportunities for organic light-emitting diodes for combined electronics and light applications, including solar cells, photodiodes, optical fibers and lasers.
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Image: man with a wearable on his ear; Copyright: University of Leeds

Wearables: 'tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

30.07.2019

'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research. Scientists found that a short daily therapy delivered for two weeks led to both physiological and wellbeing improvements, including a better quality of life, mood and sleep.
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Image: the device lying on a brown table; Copyright: Zhongtian Lin

Cancer device created to see if targeted chemotherapy is working

18.07.2019

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients.
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Image: Graphic of a spinning atom; Copyright: panthermedia.net / dani 3315

Quantum sensor: using naturally occurring vibrations in artificial atoms

11.07.2019

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have discovered a new method that could be used to build quantum sensors with ultra-high precision.
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Image: Man looking at a monitor; Copyright: Maxwell Photography

New probe could help surgeons

09.07.2019

A study led by researchers at RCSI's Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumours and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. The research, led by RCSI Professor of Chemistry Donal O'Shea, has been published in Chemical Science.
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Image: a roboter  hand and a human hand make a 'high five'; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Vitali Radko

Human-machine interfaces: ultra-small nanoprobes could be a leap forward

04.07.2019

Researchers have conquered the monumental task of manufacturing scalable nanoprobe arrays small enough to record the inner workings of human cardiac cells and primary neurons.
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Image: diamond on a parabolic light collecting lens; Copyright: Arne Wickenbrock

MiLiQuant: Putting quantum technology into practice

02.07.2019

Collaboration of businesses and universities aims to transfer technology from the lab scale to practical industrial applications.
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Image: two laser beams, one red, one blue; Copyright: IST Austria/Philip Krantz, Krantz NanoArt

Building a bridge to the quantum world

28.06.2019

Scientists at IST Austria develop a prototype of what may, in the future, serve as a link to connect quantum computers.
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Image: several metal cubes in two rows, the upper one printed with the powder and having a smoother structure than the lower one printed without the powder; Copyright: IMAT - TU Graz

Innovative powder revolutionizes 3D metal printing

20.06.2019

At TU Graz a steel powder has been developed for additive manufacturing which decisively simplifies the production of complex components. In a spin-off funding programme, work is now being done on market maturity.
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Image: young woman with dark hair testing the sensor; Copyright: Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services

Simple test can tell if you're stressed out

30.05.2019

Stress is often called "the silent killer" because of its stealthy and mysterious effects on everything from heart disease to mental health. Now researchers at the University of Cincinnati have developed a new test that can easily and simply measure common stress hormones using sweat, blood, urine or saliva.
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Image: A woman working with the light

Nature inspires a novel new form of computing

28.05.2019

McMaster researchers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube.
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