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Robots that can sort recycling

Every year trash companies sift through an estimated 68 million tons of recycling, which is the weight equivalent of more than 30 million cars. A key...

What kids say when they report abuse through a text

With no hotline specifically designed for children and teens suffering abuse and neglect, some of these kids have been reaching out to a general...

TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar...

Engineering ‘Hairpins’ Increases CRISPR Accuracy

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing technology by an average of 50-fold....

Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

A drone delivery is great - on a perfect, sunny day. But what about when it's windy? Most drones are not able to withstand...

Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook

If you have ever wondered how much electric vehicle (EV) adoption actually matters for the environment, a new study provides evidence that making this...

Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins

DNA and the genome, we know, provide the blueprint for life. But it is the proteins made according to the genome’s instructions that are...

‘Snowball chamber’ helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter

After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept...

Scientists predict internet of thoughts ‘within decades’

Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or...

New quantum material could warn of neurological disease

What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that "thinks" like the brain does, which...

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