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  • World's first intra-operative MRI-guided robot for bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery June 19, 2018
    Scientists have recently designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging ('MRI') scanner.
  • Could this material enable autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner? June 19, 2018
    A new material might show promise for such infrared detection applications as autonomous vehicles, emergency services and even manufacturing.
  • Flexible blue vertical micro LEDs June 18, 2018
    A research team developed a crucial source technology that will advance the commercialization of micro LEDs. Engineers have developed a low cost production technology for thin-film blue flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs).
  • Squeezing light at the nanoscale June 15, 2018
    Researchers have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an intense, nanoscale antenna that could be used to detect single biomolecules.
  • A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive June 15, 2018
    Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality brain imaging thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum nanoparticles, to lower the impedance of graphene electrodes by 100 times while keeping them transparent. In tests on transgenic mice, the electrodes were able to record and image neuronal […]
  • Magnetic 3D-printed structures crawl, roll, and jump June 13, 2018
    Engineers have created soft, 3D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The menagerie of structures that can be magnetically manipulated includes a smooth ring that wrinkles up, a long tube that squeezes shut, a sheet that folds itself, and a spider-like 'grabber' that […]
  • Automated robotic device for faster blood testing June 13, 2018
    Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to allow health care practitioners to spend more time treating patients.
  • New aircraft-scheduling models may ease air travel frustrations June 11, 2018
    Flight schedules that allow for a little carefully designed wiggle room could prevent the frustration of cascading airport delays and cancellations. By focusing on the early phases of flight schedule planning and delays at various scales, researchers have developed models to help create schedules that are less susceptible to delays and easier to fix once […]
  • Designing a better superconductor with geometric frustration June 11, 2018
    Study shows a magnet-controlled 'switch' in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments, altering the properties of the superconductor.
  • Silicon provides means to control quantum bits for faster algorithms June 9, 2018
    Quantum bits are now easier to manipulate for devices in quantum computing, thanks to enhanced spin-orbit interaction in silicon.