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A new cancer sensor was inspired by the mantis shrimp

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Scientists have developed a new cancer-detecting camera inspired by the mantis shrimp, Smithsonian reports. The shrimp have compound eyes capable not only of seeing waves of light but of spotting differences in polarised light, which is light radiating in different directions. It’s easier to see cancer cells under polarised light because they reflect light differently…

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Next-gen data storage could be based on our brains

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Researchers have built a new platform that could be the basis for data storage that’s smaller and faster than ever. Their inspiration? The human brain. Scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne and the University of California, Santa Barbara worked together to make a structure using a thin, oxide film that’s 10,000 times thinner than a…

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This chip could turn any item of clothing into an activity tracker

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Motion sensing chips could soon be monitoring everything we do. (Well, everything we do with our clothes on, anyway.) A company called mCube has designed a new type of accelerometer that for the first time combines a motion detector with the chip’s circuitry. That makes it much more efficient and cheaper to produce than existing…

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Could tiny robot propellers replace medication?

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Who needs medication, or surgeries, or much of anything really when we could soon have tiny robot propellors running through our veins? It might sound like science fiction (or that old Dennis Quaid movie I was always too squeamish to watch), but it’s real. Scientists from the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, the Max Planck Institute…

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Scientists have developed tiny clotting balls to stop bleeding and save lives

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Scientists have developed tiny clotting balls that could help stop catastrophic bleeding, saving millions of people’s lives. US researchers at Case Western Reserve University, Wayne State University, and Virginia Tech wanted to address the fact that there are few effective treatment options for profuse bleeding, which is a leading cause of military deaths, and the…

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