A Kansas State University team of physicists has patented a detonation technique that can mass-produce graphene with three ingredients: hydrocarbon gas, oxygen and a spark plug.
As part of the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) Tough Robotics Challenge (Program Manager: Satoshi Tadokoro), which is an initiative of the Cabinet Office Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, the research team including Professor Koichi Suzumori from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Dr. Ryo Sakurai from Bridgestone Corporation succeeded in developing a hydraulic drive, high-power artificial muscle. It is one of the keys for realizing tough robots that can be used at extreme disaster sites.
Copper compounds have been used to treat crop disease for centuries, but new copper nanoparticles are more effective, better for the environment and reduce the chances of bacteria developing resistance.
UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) praises the ruling by a federal judge yesterday that blocked a proposed merger between health insurers Aetna and Humana. The ruling over the potential impact on competition and insurance prices is a big 'win' for patients and the physicians who care for them.
To detect an outbreak early -- whether Ebola, Zika or influenza -- healthcare workers must have a local, trustworthy diagnostic lab.
A project exploiting global navigation satellite systems to establish the blueprint for the world's most accurate real-time positioning service is to run at the University of Nottingham. The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries like aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drilling and production operations, dredging, construction, agriculture and driverless cars and drones, just to name a few.
Desentum, a company developing novel allergen immunotherapy -- a.k.a. allergy vaccine -- secured funding to advance their treatment targeting birch pollen allergy.
Alien invaders descend on a world while defensive forces mobilize to battle the intruders... While this may seem like the plot from an upcoming blockbuster movie, it's actually a new digital comic created to educate young people about the immune system and the role of immunization in defending against illness. 'Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombies' was created by Dr. Kumanan Wilson of The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa, along with students from Algonquin College.
Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a national organization funding research to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, announces the launch of the Lyme Disease Biobank, which is the first program to provide researchers with blood and urine samples from people with acute Lyme disease from multiple regions across the country, including the East Coast, West Coast and Upper Midwest.