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Spiky nanostructures capture life’s fine details
27-February-2017

Assembling nanorods into complexes shaped like sea urchins may enable real-time imaging of cell components, including DNA.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Technology
 
A safe sweep of weather data
26-February-2017

A statistical technique for automatically cleaning erroneous data from weather-balloon observations will improve the accuracy of weather forecasting.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Blind matchmaking for more efficient wireless networks
26-February-2017

Anonymously pairing network users could expand the capability of the next generation of wireless networks

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
New “tougher-than-metal” fiber-reinforced hydrogels
24-February-2017

A team of Hokkaido University scientists has succeeded in creating “fiber-reinforced soft composites,” or tough hydrogels combined with woven fiber fabric. These fabrics are highly flexible, tougher than metals, and have a wide range of potential applications.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Technology
 
Improving DNA-detecting transistors
23-February-2017

Graphene-based transistors could soon help diagnose genetic diseases. Researchers in India and Japan have developed an improved method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Medicine
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