Stanford, CA (Scicasts) – A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by radiating sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.
Atlanta, GA (Scicasts) – Researchers from Georgia Tech and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have developed a technique that assists in identifying tumours from normal brain tissue during surgery by staining tumour cells blue.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) – Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing, where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information, could surpass those limitations, but the components of such computers require semiconductors that can emit light.
Arlington, VA (Scicasts) – When it officially came online at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in early January 2012, Gordon was instantly impressive. In one demonstration, it sustained more than 35 million input/output operations per second--then, a world record.
Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) – Your cells are social butterflies. They constantly interact with their surroundings, taking in cues on when to divide and where to anchor themselves, among other critical tasks.
Munich, Germany (Scicasts) – Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. A study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen has shown how nanotubes can store information in the form of vibrations.
Phoenix, AZ (Scicasts) – The discovery of the Rosetta Stone resolved a longstanding puzzle, permitting the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs into Ancient Greek.
New York, NY (Scicasts) ― A multicentre team of researchers, including scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed biodegradable nanoparticles that are capable of delivering inflammation-resolving drugs to sites of tissue injury.
Cambridge, UK (Scicasts) – A virtual “talking head” which can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with “face messaging”, has been developed by researchers. [Video]
Baltimore, MD (Scicasts) – A new online database combining symptoms, family history and genetic sequencing information is speeding the search for diseases caused by a single rogue gene.
Rehovot, Israel (Scicasts) – For years, scientists around the world have dreamed of building a complete, functional, artificial cell. Though this vision is still a distant blur on the horizon, many are making progress on various fronts.
Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Scicasts) – In their experiment the researchers used a carbon nanotube that was mounted between two metal electrodes, spanned a distance of about 1 µm, and could vibrate mechanically.
Houston, TX (Scicasts) – Rice University researchers have found a way to divide and modify enzymes to create what amounts to a genetic logic gate.
Palo Alto and Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) – A collaboration among academia, industry, government and civil society has resulted in the launch of a professional-grade collection of public domain DNA parts that greatly increases the reliability and precision by which biology can be engineered.
Washington, DC (Scicasts) – Ultrafast supercomputers that operate at speeds 100 times faster than current systems are now one step closer to reality.
New York, NY (Scicasts) – Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new "plug-and-play" method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable, highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest―such as those found in the heart or skeleton or vasculature.