A solar cell you can put in the wash

Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed. The work, published in Nature Energy, could open the way to … Continue reading “A solar cell you can put in the wash”

Elon Musk releases epic video of SpaceX rocket explosions

Elon Musk is a Man who Strongly Believes in the “Never Give Up” Attitude. Only because of this attitude, his company SpaceX was successful in reusing the Rocket Booster even after facing lot of failures. Elon Musk had shared a video which shows many failures of SpaceX’s attempts for landing Rocket Booster. “Long road to … Continue reading “Elon Musk releases epic video of SpaceX rocket explosions”

A DNA nanorobot is programmed to pick up and sort molecules into predefined regions

Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, Caltech scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks—at the nanoscale. This “robot,” made … Continue reading “A DNA nanorobot is programmed to pick up and sort molecules into predefined regions”

New Microchip Technology Could Be Used to Track Smart Pills

Researchers at Caltech have developed a prototype miniature medical device that could ultimately be used in “smart pills” to diagnose and treat diseases. A key to the new technology—and what makes it unique among other microscale medical devices—is that its location can be precisely identified within the body, something that proved challenging before. “The dream … Continue reading “New Microchip Technology Could Be Used to Track Smart Pills”

MasSpec Pen Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information … Continue reading “MasSpec Pen Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds”