Iranian researchers from Alzahra University produced an electrochemical DNA biosensor by studying interactions between antimicrobial drug and double stranded DNA on the surface of glassy carbon electrode modified with multi-walled carbon nanotube (MW
Control of nuclear spin is key to a practical silicon quantum computer
For when touchscreens will be *so 2010s*
The key to better blood splatter analysis? Better science.
With currently available power sources, users have had to choose between power and energy. For applications that need a lot of power, like broadcasting a radio signal over a long distance, capacitors can release energy very quickly but can only store
The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.
Catapults, cannons, submarines, and more!
One of agriculture's most dangerous substances, anhydrous ammonia requires several precautions to handle.
Why health care reform must include changes to how people pay for hospital care
Bone fibers contain an odd couple of gooey protein and crystallized mineral.
Plus three robots that are already saving lives.
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Side-stepping traffic by mining data
Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth, it's scarily easy to make, and somebody is mailing it to the President and at least one U.S. senator. What it is, how it works, and more, inside.
Imagine a mall. Now imagine a mall in the year 2150.
Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.
Turning plant byproducts into digestible carbs could feed more people.
How one New York bartender fused alcohol and marijuana forever
An easy-to-use EEG cap could expand the number of ways to interact with your mobile devices.
Back in January, the Edison Electric Institute — the (typically stodgy and backward-looking) trade group of U.S. investor-owned utilities — released a report [PDF] that, as far as I can tell, went almost entirely without notice in the press. That’s a
After the explosions yesterday at the Boston Marathon, police departments used social media to send out immediate updates.
The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
How nature scorches the skies with fire tornadoes.
The cause of the explosion is thought to be accidental, but fertilisers, notoriously, can be used in home-made bombs and nitrogen, one of the key elements they contain, is central to TNT and other explosives. New Scientist investigates
Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise.This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction.
“[Drones are a] game-changing technology, akin to gunpowder, the steam engine, the atomic bomb—opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation earlier but also opening up perils that were unknown a generation ago.”—Peter Singer,
The business of DNA is undergoing a revolution.
A tiny startup called Ambri wants to transform our energy system with massive liquid-metal batteries.
Two new studies take a step toward a therapy for multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other diseases of the myelin.