Hedrick and his team, leveraging IBM’s background in semiconductor research, developed synthetic polymers that mimic the immune system. Using a simple charge, these resultant polymers are capable of hunting down and clinging to specific microbes throughout the body.
A newly published study details how astronomers from UC Santa Cruz used supercomputer simulations to trace the mixing of chemical elements in star-forming clouds, finding that stars formed from a single cloud bear the same unique chemical fingerprint.
Singapore’s surreal Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest - techno-garden theme park. Each Supertree is designed to mimic the function of a real tree, with photovoltaic cells to echo photosynthesis and contribute energy to run the park.
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Transparent solar collectors may replace conventional windows
A new study finds that members of a common class of gut bacteria, Clostridia, can counter sensitivity to peanuts.
Researchers have invented a cheap, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes that could speed up diagnosis and enable studies of how the disease develops.
Read more: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2014/07/researchers-invent-nanotech-microchip-to-diagnose-type-1-diabete.html
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.