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Revealing the retina: Graphene corneal contact lens provides robust, irritation-free topographic electroretinography

1 day ago from Physorg

Our vision can be damaged or lost by damage to the retina—a sensory membrane lining the back of the eye that senses light, converting the image formed into electrochemical neuronal signals—resulting from two...

State-of-the-art solar panel recycling plant

1 day ago from Physorg

The German engineering company Geltz Umwelt-Technologie has successfully developed an advanced recycling plant for obsolete or ageing solar panels.

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies

1 day ago from Physorg

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behavior involving the antiparticle equivalent of skyrmions in...

Look: 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' character posters feature Goku, Vegeta

1 day ago from UPI

Goku and Vegeta are ready for battle in a new set of character posters for upcoming anime film, "Dragon Ball Super: Broly."

Watch: Goats wander after escape from truck in New York

1 day ago from UPI

More than 20 goats bound for a New York slaughterhouse were spotted grazing at the side of a Brooklyn road after escaping from a truck.

Plasma Scientists Created Invisible, Whooping 'Whistlers' in a Lab

1 day ago from Live Science

The strange radio bursts usually circle the Earth light electromagnetic ghosts, but scientists have now created and studied their shapes in a plasma chamber on Earth.

New interactive machine learning tool makes car designs more aerodynamic

1 day ago from Physorg

When engineers or designers want to test the aerodynamic properties of the newly designed shape of a car, airplane, or other object, they would normally model the flow of air...

Four in a row for oil discoveries in Niger

1 day ago from UPI

The latest confirmed oil discovery in a basin in southeast Niger makes it four in a row for Savannah Petroleum's exploration campaign, the company stated.

Common WiFi Can Detect Weapons, Bombs and Chemicals in Bags

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study. The...

Water matters to metal nanoparticles

2 days ago from Physorg

When you purchase anything from makeup to paint to sunscreen, chances are it contains engineered nanoparticles. These nanoscale materials have properties that are revolutionizing products—from medicine to agriculture to electronics....

Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria

2 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer. Traditional diagnostic methods often...

When mixing granular matter, order among disorder

2 days ago from Physorg

Mixing liquids is easy, or at least scientifically understood: a drop of food coloring will eventually mix into a cup of water through diffusion, and a dollop of cream can...

Can radar replace stethoscopes?

2 days ago from Science Daily

Electronic engineers have developed a procedure for reliably detecting and diagnosing heart sounds using radar. In future, mobile radar devices could replace conventional stethoscopes and permanent touch-free monitoring of patients'...

Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have been playing with pure carbon compounds for centuries, starting with diamond and graphite and now with fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene. One type of 3D geometry has been missing,...

Physicists measure energy difference between two quantum states

2 days ago from UPI

A physicist in New Zealand has measured the energy difference between two quantum states in a helium atom.

Unraveling the nature of 'whistlers' from space in the lab

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have presented research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as 'whistlers' -- very low frequency packets of radio waves that race along magnetic field lines. The study provides new...

Behavior of Water: Scientists Find New Properties of H2O

2 days ago from Science Blog

A team of scientists has uncovered new molecular properties of water—a discovery of a phenomenon that had previously gone unnoticed. Liquid water is known to be an excellent transporter of...

Harvard study links air quality to air safety

2 days ago from Harvard Science

On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger carefully glided his US Airways Airbus A320 onto the Hudson River minutes after the plane lost both its engines. The miraculous touchdown saved all 155 passengers...

Surfer's Monster, 80-Foot Wave Came from a Hidden, Underwater Canyon

2 days ago from Live Science

There's a massive underwater landform creating extreme surfing conditions in Portugal.

Watch: Bear walks through front door of liquor store

2 days ago from UPI

Security cameras at a Connecticut liquor store captured the moment a bear walked in through the front door.

MIT researchers do the impossible, break piece of spaghetti into two pieces

2 days ago from UPI

Scientists at MIT successfully broke a single strand of spaghetti into two pieces; they conquered the spaghetti challenge.

Arizona Cardinals sign WR Austin Wolf, cut WR Rashad Ross

2 days ago from UPI

The Arizona Cardinals have signed wide receiver Austin Wolf and released wide receiver Rashad Ross.

A Penetrable Fabric, Like Toilet Paper, Affects a Projectile's Big Splash

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Experts in fluid dynamics and kids jumping into a pool both know that an object falling into a liquid makes a splash. A new study finds that a single layer...

Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light

2 days ago from Science Daily

Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a new method.

How hot is Schrödinger's coffee?

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered.

Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics

2 days ago from Science Daily

Engineers have successfully combined photoswitchable molecular lattices with layered materials to create new high-performance devices that show macroscopic responses to light.

Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light

2 days ago from Physorg

Hundreds of polymers that could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested with light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology...

Tesla board forms independent panel to weigh privatization

2 days ago from UPI

Electric automaker Tesla has formed a special committee to explore the possibility of becoming a private company, as founder Elon Musk wants.