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Mini 'magic' MRI Scanner Could Diagnose Knee Injuries More Accurately

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a prototype mini MRI scanner that fits around a patient's leg. The team says the device - which uses a so-called 'magic angle' effect - could potentially help diagnose knee injuries more quickly, and more accurately.

by Staff Reporter

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Artificial Intelligence Controls Robotic Arm to Pack Boxes and Cut Costs

Rutgers computer scientists used artificial intelligence to control a robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to pack boxes, saving businesses time and money.

by Staff Reporter

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Immunological Discovery Opens new Possibilities for Using Antibodies

Many of the immune defense reactions are launched in the lymph nodes. For instance, small, foreign molecules that pass through the skin are directed through lymphatic vessels to the draining lymph node where they are presented to white blood cells.

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Stanford Researchers Teach Robots what Humans Want

Told to optimize for speed while racing down a track in a computer game, a car pushes the pedal to the metal ... and proceeds to spin in a tight little circle. Nothing in the instructions told the car to drive straight, and so it improvised.

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Novel Chinese Nanogenerator Takes Cue from Electric Eels

Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a bionic stretchable nanogenerator (BSNG) that takes inspiration from electric eels.

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Researchers Find New Mutation in the Leptin Gene

San Antonio, Texas (June 19, 2019) - The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin.

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Spotting Objects Amid Clutter

A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people can make sense of a densely patterned "Magic Eye" image if they observe it in just the right way.

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Crystal with a Twist: Scientists Grow Spiraling New Material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created new inorganic crystals made of stacks of atomically thin sheets that unexpectedly spiral like a nanoscale card deck.

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Latest Artificial Intelligence Research from China in Big Data

New Rochelle, June 18, 2019--China is among the leaders in the rapidly advancing artificial intelligence field, and its broad range of cutting-edge research expertise is on display in this special issue on "Artificial Intelligence in China" of Big Data, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Click here to read the special issue free on the Big Data website through July 18, 2019.

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A Sound Idea: A Step Towards Quantum Computing

Tsukuba, Japan - A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser pulses. Using theoretical calculations combined with experimental results that were obtained at the University of Pittsburgh, they were able to show that coherent vibrational signals could be maintained inside the samples. This research may lead to quantum computers based on existing silicon devices that can rapidly perform tasks out of the reach of even the fastest supercomputers now available.

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Developing a New Type of Tefrigeration Via Force-Driven Liquid Gas Transition

A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their study involved carrying-out a liquid-to-gas phase transition via a nanosponge, a soft, elastic material equipped with small nanopores less than 10 nanometers. Their findings could lead to more efficient refrigerants with a smaller carbon footprint.

by Itech Staff

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Using Waves to Move Droplets

Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. University of Groningen professor Patrick Onck, together with colleagues from the Eindhoven University of Technology, has shown that this is possible by using a technique named mechanowetting.

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Researchers Take Two Steps Toward Green Fuel

An international collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into their single sugar components, a critical process in producing green fuel.

by Staff Reporter

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New Quantum Dot Microscope Shows Electric Potentials of Individual Atoms

A team of researchers from Jülich in cooperation with the University of Magdeburg has developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. Using conventional methods, it was virtually impossible until now to quantitatively record the electric potentials that occur in the immediate vicinity of individual molecules or atoms.

by Staff Reporter

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Research Reveals Liquid Gold on the Nanoscale

The research published in Nature Communications set out to answer a simple question - how do nanoparticles melt? Although this question has been a focus of researchers for the past century, it still is an open problem - initial theoretical models describing melting date from around 100 years, and even the most relevant models being some 50 years old.

by Staff Reporter

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