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  • New tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments August 20, 2019
    Security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users' privacy and security.
  • Cost-effective fuel cell technology August 20, 2019
    Researchers have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Lighting up proteins with Immuno-SABER August 19, 2019
    Researchers have developed a new DNA-nanotechnology-based approach called Immuno-SABER, that combines the protein targeting specificity of commonly available antibodies with a DNA-based signal-amplification strategy that enables the highly multiplexed visualization of many proteins in the same sample with pre-programmable and tunable fluorescence signals at each target site.
  • Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials August 19, 2019
    The shape-shifting bristle worm has the unique ability to extend its jaw outside of its mouth and ensnare surprised prey. The metal coordination chemistry that makes this natural wonder possible can also be the key to creating new materials for use in sensors, healthcare applications, and much more.
  • First quantum simulation of 3D topological matter with ultracold atoms August 19, 2019
    Physicists have successfully created the world's first 3D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms.
  • New discipline proposed: Macro-energy systems -- the science of the energy transition August 19, 2019
    Researchers propose a new academic discipline, 'macro-energy systems,' as the science of the energy transition.
  • Suit up with a robot to walk and run more easily August 15, 2019
    A collaborative team reports that they now have developed the first portable exosuit that can assist the extension of the hip joint during both walking and running. The team successfully tested their wearable robot in uneven outdoor environments while wearers walked uphill, and walked and ran at different speeds.
  • Stronger graphene oxide 'paper' made with weaker units August 15, 2019
    A counterintuitive discovery will help engineers make stronger materials.
  • Router guest networks lack adequate security, experts say August 15, 2019
    While many organizations and home networks use a host and guest network on the same router hardware to increase security, a new study indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are vulnerable to cross-router data leaks through a malicious attack on one of the two separated networks.
  • A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots August 14, 2019
    Scientists have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight exoskeletons and smart clothing. Flexible, silent and weighing only one gram, it is poised to replace the rigid, noisy and bulky pumps currently used.