Tiny membrane key to safe drinking water

Using their own specially designed form of graphene, ‘Graphair’ scientists have supercharged water purification, making it simpler, more effective and quicker.

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All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography

A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.

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Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics

Engineers have turned tissue paper — similar to toilet tissue — into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.

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Cells ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like geckos

Researchers have discovered that cells can ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.

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HTC head of smartphones resigns – CNET

Chialin Chang, who helmed HTC’s phones and connected devices business, has left the company.

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Can’t wait for 5G? How your next phone goes supersonic in 4G – CNET

Qualcomm’s new LTE modem may double your phone’s LTE speed.

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Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery

A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that’s before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nanotechnology.

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Battle virtual Darth Vader with the Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR kit for $150 – CNET

Normally $200, this is a must-have for serious Star Wars fans. Plus: a free top-rated PC shooter and an incredible one-day-only cashback deal.

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Understanding brain functions using upconversion nanoparticles

Scientists have developed a novel approach for deep brain stimulation. The new method utilizes upconversion nanoparticles to allow delivery of visible light deep into the brain to stimulate neural activities in a less-invasive manner. This innovation marks a significant breakthrough in optogenetics, empowering researchers to uncover valuable insights about the brain.

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Understanding brain functions using upconversion nanoparticles

Scientists have developed a novel approach for deep brain stimulation. The new method utilizes upconversion nanoparticles to allow delivery of visible light deep into the brain to stimulate neural activities in a less-invasive manner. This innovation marks a significant breakthrough in optogenetics, empowering researchers to uncover valuable insights about the brain.

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