Spinal stimulation combined with assisted walking therapy generates new neural circuits and restores voluntary leg movement.
Scientists from University Of Manchester are checking out ways to make graphene usable for manufacturing of computer chips.
Combining atomically thin graphene with layers of atomically thin insulators appears to open the door to using graphene in computer chips. A hat tip to KurzweilAI.net for reprinting this University of Manchester news release
Astronomers at Arizona State University have found an exceptionally distant galaxy, ranked among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space.
In the early 1990s, overfishing led to the collapse of one of the most bountiful cod fisheries in the world, off the coast of Newfoundland. Twenty years later, the cod population still has not recovered, dramatically affecting the economic life of th
In August 1976 Luna 24 landed on the moon and returned to Earth with samples of rocks, which were found to contain water, but this finding was ignored by scientists in the West.
A European team of physicists has bested the record set by a team of Chinese researchers last month for distance in teleporting quantum bits (qubits).
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today officially approved new names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table.
A relatively small cluster of genetic information endows the staple fruit of summer with its taste and texture. The secrets of the tomato, star of gardens, salads and gazpacho, is now laid out for plant breeders and horticulturists in exacting detail
During the Cold War, both sides liberally used the “bug”--the remote listening device--to surreptitiously get wind of what the other side was up to by listening in on a room, a building, or, in the case of East Berlin, an entire city.
What may have been an exorcism of a vampire in Venice is now drawing bad blood among scientists arguing over whether gravediggers were attempting to defeat an undead monster.
Italian doctors implant tiny pump into a 16-month-old boy awaiting his new heart.
One pharmaceutical company aims to lengthen a stroke's drug-treatable period from hours to months.
A detailed analysis of more than 4 million absorbent minerals has determined that new materials could help electricity producers slash as much as 30 percent of the "parasitic energy" costs associated with removing carbon dioxide from power plant emis
After a more than a week in orbit, the private space capsule Dragon is preparing to return to Earth from the International Space Station and cap off its historic mission with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
A meteorite that fell to Earth 41 years ago is helping scientists unlock clues regarding the makeup of Mars' atmosphere and its potential implications to help shape future missions to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, a new study finds.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is being prepared for the final journey to its launch pad on Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean. The mission will study everything from massive black holes to our own sun. It is sched
Language is so much more than a string of words. To understand what someone means, you need context.
Within a year, our ultimate goal is to create an application for smartphones that will allow anyone to take a photo of their tongue and learn the status of their zheng."
A simple urine test could soon reveal more about a person’s bones than X-rays, US researchers said Tuesday after publishing results of an early phase study funded by NASA.
A few years ago, scientists made an exciting breakthrough that could revolutionize the world of science, with particular emphasis on chemistry.
A revolution in chemistry is taking place in a small room in a converted mining building in Tucson, Ariz., where a woman wearing a soiled smock and a face mask is painstakingly scraping soot off a metal container.
A research team from the University of Florida (UF) has fabricated a graphene solar cell that demonstrates a power conversion efficiency of 8.6%, a record value, when considering earlier attempts in the making of graphene solar cells that managed onl
Numerous research groups around the world are reporting that they have created silicene, a one-atom-thick hexagonal mesh of silicon atoms — the silicon equivalent of graphene.
A much-vaunted new material may change telecommunications
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest computer memory-chip maker, said Friday it has developed a graphene device that could help revolutionize the capabilities of transistors.
Demand for graphite is rising and is expected to mushroom as this allotrope of carbon – most commonly known as part of lead pencils – finds new applications.
A multi-institute research team has developed a novel nanostructured metamaterial that can transmit light more efficiently, taking one step closer to the realization of novel optical technologies.
Graphene is the wonder material that could solve the problem of making ever faster computers and smaller mobile devices when current silicon microchip technology hits an inevitable wall.
The West may be about to lose its technology lead over Asia as it lags in the race to use a "miracle" material called graphene.