Leatherman goes back to basics with heritage-inspired Bond multitool

Leatherman’s mutltiools have taken all shapes and sizes in its 38-year existence, but in designing its latest creation the company is returning to its roots. The newly launched Leatherman Bond is based on its first ever model launched in 1983, offering… Continue reading Leatherman goes back to basics with heritage-inspired Bond multitool

Rocket Lab to test advanced heat shield for Electron booster recovery

Startup Rocket Lab is pressing ahead with its ambitions to turn its Electron booster into a reusable orbital launch vehicle, with plans to recover the rocket’s first stage for a second time this weekend. The upcoming mission will see the rocket splash … Continue reading Rocket Lab to test advanced heat shield for Electron booster recovery

World’s smallest single-chip system can be injected into the body

The continuing miniaturization of electronics is opening up some exciting possibilities when it comes to what we might place in our bodies to monitor and improve our health. Engineers at Columbia University have demonstrated an extreme version of this … Continue reading World’s smallest single-chip system can be injected into the body

Addicted pancreatic cancer cells die when denied key protein

By better understanding the way cancer cells are able to thrive in the human body, scientists continue to learn where their vulnerabilities lie, and with that comes potential new forms of treatment. Researchers in Canada taking this approach have made … Continue reading Addicted pancreatic cancer cells die when denied key protein

Brain implant enables remote control of social interactions between mice

By using light to target genetically modified neurons, scientists are demonstrating new and exciting ways to control very specific regions of the brain. Known as optogenetics, this technique has the potential to treat many debilitating health condition… Continue reading Brain implant enables remote control of social interactions between mice

Molecular tweezers pick apart the defenses of drug-resistant bacteria

The rise of drug-resistant bacteria, which are superbugs that are evolving the ability to evade the defenses offered by our best medicines, is a growing threat to human health. Combating these dangers is going to take some inventive solutions, and rese… Continue reading Molecular tweezers pick apart the defenses of drug-resistant bacteria

Microbiome transplants help vulnerable corals fight heat stress

With the oceans becoming warmer and more acidic, the world’s coral reefs are confronted with increasing danger of heat stress and severe bleaching, as we’ve seen with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in recent years. Scientists are taking inspiration fro… Continue reading Microbiome transplants help vulnerable corals fight heat stress

“Molecular glue” strengthens the weak point in perovskite solar cells

In a relatively short space of time, perovskite solar cells have become a highly promising candidate when it comes to how we might generate electricity in the future, but there are some design problems to overcome first. These largely relate to stabili… Continue reading “Molecular glue” strengthens the weak point in perovskite solar cells

Glowing probe lights up the signs of cardiovascular trouble

The accumulation of plaque inside the arteries can be an insidious condition with grave consequences that include blood clots and strokes, but luckily it does give off some tell-tale signs. Researchers in the UK have developed a new type of glowing pro… Continue reading Glowing probe lights up the signs of cardiovascular trouble