Electronic Spider Silk: A Versatile Solution for Bioelectronics

Super-thin and flexible electronics are here to stay. This tech will not only create but it will also revolutionize the use of gadgets. Since, it leads to unlimited possibilities for innovative and practical applications. Some of the them include but not limited to – wearable tech, portability, healthcare applications, space probes etc.

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MK03: Key Player in Multiple Sclerosis Pathway

To achieve a holistic understanding of multiple sclerosis, an international team of scientists led by the Department of Medicine and Life Sciences (MELIS) at Pompeu Fabra University, has devised a computational biology instrument. This innovation also holds potential for probing into other intricate illnesses, like various forms of dementia. Understanding multiple sclerosis is not that easy. It’s an autoimmune condition. In such a situation, the immune system mistakenly attacks the brain and spinal cord. Gaining insights as to why it happens is slightly tricky, as it involves everything, from genes…

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Electron Dance: Creating Robust Continuous Time Crystals

Researchers at TU Dortmund University have achieved a breakthrough by creating a remarkably resilient time crystal. It exceeds the temporal stability observed in previous trials by millions of times. This accomplishment not only validates a captivating phenomenon proposed by Nobel Prize laureate Frank Wilczek approximately a decade ago but also echoes themes that have fascinated science fiction enthusiasts. The intriguing findings have been officially documented in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.

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Biohybrid Bipedal: Muscle-Powered Two-Legged Robot

Unlike robots, our bodies are super flexible and can make delicate moves effortlessly. Components like muscles, joints, and nerves work in tandem and allow us to make precise and delicate movements with ease. Robots, on the other hand, rely on rigid structures and predefined movements; in contrast, our bodies can adapt and respond dynamically to various situations.

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Decoding Quasicrystal Magnetism: Unveiling a Fresh Magnetic Blueprint

Quasicrystals are interesting materials since they defy regular atomic pattern. It’s non-repeating structure captivates researchers. Since, it leads to extraordinary properties. Thus, the exotic traits not only challenge the traditional material science views but the same also inspire countless innovations. However, there is a rebel in the family of quasicrystals, the Tsai-type icosahedral quasicrystal (iQC). It is a specific variant of quasicrystal with a unique atomic arrangement characterized by icosahedral symmetry. The symmetry involves a structure that resembles a 20-sided polyhedron.

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Condensing Neutron Pairs: Helium-8’s Exciting Revelation

Scientists at Peking University have successfully uncovered the elusive 02+ state of 8He. The 02+ state of 8He refers to a specific energy state of the helium-8 (8He) nucleus. The “2+” signifies that the state has a positive parity, and the “0” indicates a specific spin value. The observation and understanding of such nuclear states provide valuable insights into the structure and behavior of atomic nuclei.

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Firefighters of the Future: The ‘Flying Dragon’ Robot

How about a dragon flying around, but get this – not spitting out fire, but actually putting out flames with water! Japanese researchers are up with concretizing this cool idea. Thinking of firefighting dragon as blasting water on out-of-control fires, these scientists are working on a dragon buddy, which someday would join firefighting teams worldwide. It’s like a mix of myth and modern-day firefighting.

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Battery Technology: Charging into the Future with Indefinite Causal Order

Whenever we talk about “quantum”, we immediately think about quantum computers. But guess what? There’s more cool stuff in the quantum world, like these things called quantum batteries. Although, it sounds a bit puzzling but once its out of lab, it could totally shake things up especially for sustainable energy. And might even power future electric rides.

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Robotic Needle Achieves Precision Navigation in Living Model

When it comes to cancer-related fatalities, lung cancer tops the list. One of the main reasons could be the presence of tiny tumors in deep within the lung tissue. This poses a major challenge for surgical accessibility. To address this challenge, researchers at UNC Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University have been trying to fabricate an exceptionally flexible yet durable robot. The device will have the capability of maneuvering through the intricate terrain of the lungs.

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SEI Insights in Advanced Aqueous Potassium-Ion Batteries

In the recent times, there has been significant focus around the development of high-performance energy storage solutions. Consequently, the idea has become the driving force behind the advancing battery technology. With the emergence of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar power including electric vehicles (EVs), the need for advanced energy storage systems has grown exponentially.

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Controlling Atomic Quantum Dots with a Solid-State Device: Quantum Microscopy

Physicists and engineers have been working on quantum technologies, like quantum microscopes, for years. The tool enables for in-depth study of the properties of quantum particles and states. Recently, a team from SQC/UNSW Sydney and the University of Melbourne has developed a solid-state quantum microscope. The microscope can manipulate and analyse atomic qubits in silicon.

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Artificial Skin to Mimic Sensory Feedback of Biological Skin: E-Skin talking to Brain

Researchers at Stanford University have created a special kind of electronic skin that can sense things like heat and pressure and send signals to the brain. Electronic skin has been around for a while, but in the past, the devices used to convert these sensations into signals were bulky and inflexible. However, the new electronic skin is as soft and thin as real skin.

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