Self-healing weak spots could boost aluminum’s longevity by 25 times

Lightweight and with great resistance to corrosion, aluminum offers very desirable characteristics when it comes to vehicle construction. Where it can run into trouble, however, is the development of weak points via repeated, alternating stress (imagin… Continue reading Self-healing weak spots could boost aluminum’s longevity by 25 times

Disarming a bacterial “secret weapon” could help fight superbugs

Australian scientists have discovered a previously unknown protective mechanism bacteria use to kill immune cells, opening up potential research pathways that could help doctors fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Sc… Continue reading Disarming a bacterial “secret weapon” could help fight superbugs

Highly efficient process makes seawater drinkable in 30 minutes

Access to clean, safe drinking water is a necessity that’s worryingly not being met in many parts of the world. A new study has used a material called a metal-organic framework (MOF) to filter pollutants out of seawater, generating large amounts of fre… Continue reading Highly efficient process makes seawater drinkable in 30 minutes

EEG-equipped ebike hijacks your brain’s threat response system

Ebikes offer all kinds of opportunities for smart software integration – just check out the Greyp 6.1 we rode recently, which can adjust its assistance rate to keep your heart in a certain cardio zone, or auto-capture video when its AI detects you’ve d… Continue reading EEG-equipped ebike hijacks your brain’s threat response system

“Magnetic sponge” MOF captures carbon with record energy efficiency

As porous materials with incredibly high surface areas, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) offer a huge degree of versatility that could see them used in alternative rocket fuels, advanced batteries and devices that quickly detect dangerous gases. Another… Continue reading “Magnetic sponge” MOF captures carbon with record energy efficiency

Experimental photonic chip clocks crazy 44-Terabit internet speed

An Australian research team has recorded the fastest ever internet speed from a single light source – an absolutely astounding 44.2 Terabits per second. That’s more than 44,000 times faster than the highest speed connection available to consumers today… Continue reading Experimental photonic chip clocks crazy 44-Terabit internet speed

Semi-transparent solar cells could rival rooftop solar for efficiency

Windows capable of harvesting energy from the sun have been on the horizon for a number of years, but they’re yet to help cut down a building’s energy costs. A new development from Australian researchers may change that.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy… Continue reading Semi-transparent solar cells could rival rooftop solar for efficiency

Large study finds asprin does not reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that daily consumption of aspirin offers no benefit when it comes to cognitive impairment associated with dementia and Alzheimer's

The idea that regular consumption of aspirin can reduce the symptoms of dementia has been the source of much contention in scientific circles. Researchers behind a new large-scale study involving almost 20,000 patients are the latest to weigh in on this debate, with their multi-year investigation uncovering no evidence of therapeutic benefit when it comes to staving off this Alzheimer’s and other types of cognitive impairment.

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World-first ultrasound biosensor promises real-time tumor tracking

Ultrasound has become an indispensable tool for showing us internal structures of the human body, but could it come to offer a far more detailed and dynamic picture as the body responds to drugs or disease? Scientists in Australia have leveraged the te… Continue reading World-first ultrasound biosensor promises real-time tumor tracking