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Weaving Electronics into Living Systems

Weaving Electronics into Living Systems

From smartphones to smart homes, digital devices have become deeply intertwined with how we work, play, and interact with the world. What if these electronics could form imperceptible bonds with skin, plants, and other biological materials? A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge may have found an innovative way to do just that.

From disorder to order: Flocking birds and ‘spinning’ particles

From disorder to order: Flocking birds and ‘spinning’ particles

Research demonstrates a new mechanism of order formation in quantum systems, with potential applications for quantum technology. Researchers have demonstrated that ferromagnetism, an ordered state of atoms, can be induced by increasing particle motility and that repulsive forces between atoms are sufficient to maintain it

Back to the black stuff?

Back to the black stuff?

"A vinyl recording is probably the closest you can get to hearing what the original artist intended us to hear" Since 2007 something has been stirring or rather revolving. Vinyl sales having been on the brink of extinction have been steadily climbing. The last time...

  • Quantum entanglement measures Earth rotation
    on June, 2024 at 6:19 pm

    Researchers carried out a pioneering experiment where they measured the effect of the rotation of Earth on quantum entangled photons. The work represents a significant achievement that pushes the boundaries of rotation sensitivity in entanglement-based sensors, potentially setting the stage for […]

  • Researchers use large language models to help...
    on June, 2024 at 6:19 pm

    A technique can plan a trajectory for a robot using only language-based inputs. While it can't outperform vision-based approaches, it could be useful in settings that lack visual data to use for training.

  • New approach to identifying altermagnetic...
    on June, 2024 at 6:19 pm

    An international team has discovered a spectrum characteristic of an altermagnetic material with X-ray magnetic circular dichroism.

  • A liquid crystal source of photon pairs
    on June, 2024 at 6:19 pm

    Spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC), as a source of entangled photons, is of great interest for quantum physics and quantum technology, but so far it could be only implemented in solids. Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, SPDC in a liquid crystal. The results open a path […]

  • Strengthener for graphene
    on June, 2024 at 6:19 pm

    Layers of carbon atoms in a honeycomb array are a true supermaterial: their unusually high conductivity and favorable mechanical properties could further the development of bendable electronics, new batteries, and innovative composite materials for aeronautics and space flight. However, the […]

BBC Virtual Reality Rome

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Hubble Organisation

Since it launch on the Spacce Shuttle Discovery on On April 24, 1990, Hubble has revealed properties of space and time that for most of human history were only probed in the imaginations of scientists and philosophers. 

Sense About Science

Sense about Science is an independent charity that promotes the public interest in sound science and evidence. Founded in 2002, Sense about Science works with decision-makers, world-leading researchers and community groups to raise the standard of evidence in public life.

Chandra Observatory

Since its launch on July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy, taking its place in the fleet of “Great Observatories.”

The IUCN Red List

Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global extinction risk status of animal, fungus and plant species.

Scott Hartman's Skeletal Drawings

Scott Hartman’s detailed and rigorous skeletal reconstructions set the standard for sauropods: he’s now become the first port of call when looking for precise, anatomically correct work.

Columbia engineers build Emo, a silicon-clad robotic face that makes eye contact and uses two AI models to anticipate and replicate a person’s smile before the person actually smiles. A major advance in robots predicting human facial expressions accurately, improving interactions, and building trust between humans and robots.

Human-robot facial coexpressionScience Robotics, 2024; 9 (88) DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.adi4724


Header Banner: Speed is the name of the game. The DarkDrug logo shows an Intel Xeon microchip die. Xeon is a brand of x86 microprocessors designed, manufactured, and marketed by Intel, targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system markets. It was introduced in June 1998. The advent ofoptical fibre cable has allowed the speed of data transmission to reach dizzy heights (shown in the DarkDrug logo). The field of applied science and engineering concerned with the design and application of optical fibers is known as fibre optics. The term was coined by Indian physicist Narinder Singh Kapany, who is widely acknowledged as the father of fibre optics.

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