The Discovery Files
Simple plastic nanoparticles may keep a type of immune cell too busy to cause inflammation.
Researchers have found a potential safeguard against dangerous wobbling of pedestrian bridges.
Scientists have developed an effective new strategy for treating cancer.
Researchers are warning of an insidious threat known as "combo-squatting."
A new type of smart fabric could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes.
A theory for how to pattern the growth orientations and magnitudes of a bilayer developed.
See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a source of untapped energy.
It is often claimed that bilinguals are better than monolinguals at learning languages.
A computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier developed.
Poison frogs in fact harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know.
LEGOs 'n Play-Doh
Play-Doh and LEGOs are among the most popular childhood building blocks.
The first smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussions in development.
Leading the Charge
Changes in the microstructure can control how the material becomes electrically charged.
Device that employs a pair of magnets offers surgeons a new safe and simple alternative.
A nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe.
Researchers have built energy-recycling stairs that store a user's energy during descent.
Sense And Sensitivity
A new device for surface enhanced infrared absorption (SEIA) spectroscopy developed.
A nontoxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels hints potential surgical glues.
New evidence that children start to learn about some aspects of reading and writing at an early age.
Heroes too small to be seen may help to protect the world's chocolate supply.
A tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens developed.
A team of researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing.
Device not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone.
A way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically "communicate" with bacteria developed.
New study sheds light on how the brain coordinates complex decisions involving altruism and empathy.
A new way to recover most of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions developed.
Engineers have developed a miniature device to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria.
Nearly a million new forms of malware are unleashed on the world every day.
Animals can pass the damaging effects of nighttime light exposure to their offspring.
A new technology concept could provide companies with a more effective way to control termites.