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Emotion detectors could make driving safer

Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness,...

A better, cheaper catalyst for water-splitting devices

Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at levels that match the world's growing needs. However, it is...

A first: Stanford engineers build computer using carbon nanotube technology

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new...

Heartbeats link mind and body together

While we're not necessarily aware of our heartbeat, this inner rhythm actually contributes to how we experience the body, and what belongs to it,...

Visualized heartbeat can trigger ‘out-of-body experience’

A visual projection of human heartbeats can be used to generate an "out-of-body experience," according to new research to be published in Psychological Science,...

Full body illusion is associated with a drop in skin temperature

Researchers from the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, show that people can be "tricked" into feeling that...

Tiny nano and laser tech tests antibiotic treatment in minutes

Researchers at EPFL have built a matchbox-sized device that can test for the presence of bacteria in a couple of minutes, instead of up...

How house paint pollutants make it into the environment

Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial additives in house paint are present in dangerous quantities in the Vauchère river basin in the city of Lausanne, says a study to be presented the 9th of December, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in Sa...

The first molybdenite microchip

After having revealed the electronic advantages of molybdenite, EPFL researchers have now taken the next definitive step. The Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) has made a chip, or integrated circuit, confirming that molybdenite...

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