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Oil spill

Nanosheets Soak Up Spills

A material capable of absorbing up to 33 times its own weight in oils and organic solvents has been developed by ... capable of rapidly soaking up over 30 times its own weight in oils, organic solvents and dyes. To work like ...

Brain

Probing the brain with hair-thin technology

... to the human brain, this could tell us more about how our own brains work. The new probes, called "Neuropixels", each ... hope that they will be able to better understand how our own human brains work, and how things can go wrong - in ...

Chinstrap and headphones

Turn chewing and chatting into energy...

... friendly options. Generating energy from our own body movements appears to be an interesting and renewable ...

Artists illustration of nerve cells (neurones)

3D-printing body parts

... The molecules are too big to move around on their own, so the gel behaves like a solid. But when a small force ...

A380 Airbus

Computationally Combating Jetlag

... accurate. Serkh and Forger were then able to devise their own schedules of activity and light exposure that a traveller ...

An operation / surgery

World's first robotic eye surgery

... going on." Where robots will likely come into their own is in helping us to perform operations that are beyond ...

Robot

Soft robots take a leap forward

... by explosions, they can leap at least 30 times their own height! Soft robots take a leap forward ...

Smart glove

Smart glove maps the human grasp

... strategies used by the human hand. In addition, our own brains may identify objects by touch in the same way that ...

The UK Plans to Get Driverless Cars on the Road by 2021

... to decide how they will manage self-driving cars on their own roads. Not all the news surrounding self-driving cars is ...

Image of plastic pollution amongst fish

Catalyst degrades microplastics

... confirm that the catalyst isn’t a health hazard in its own right. As Fruk points out, “there needs to be a certain ...

Picture of the ORDbot Quantum 3D printer

3D-Print Your Way to Invisibility

... a small scale. So it may one day be possible to make your own invisibility cloak from the comfort of your Makerspace ...

Fourier series equations written on blackboard

Metamaterials solve equations with microwaves

... in the future you could actually print and modify your own super-fast, low power, analog computer. A holey piece of ...