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Black Phosphorus: The New And Improved Graphene

The fatal flaw inherent in graphene electronics has already been heavily discussed – graphene-based transistors lack an OFF state making them ineffective switches despite a myriad of other properties that seem so full of potential. Now scientists report a new two dimensional material that avoids this pitfall while maintaining many of graphene’s remarkable abilities. Black phosphorous is the next big thing in the 2D revolution.

Nicotine-Consuming Bacteria Offers Key to Anti-Smoking Drug

Find out more about the results of a recent study that has indicated hope for a new anti-smoking drug may lie in a bacteria that consumes nictotine. Read on to learn more about this amazing scientific innovation.

Scientists Find A New Way To Help You Lose Weight, But You Won’t Want To Try It

Does the notion of a new method to lose weight – one that doesn’t require increased exercise or a change in diet – sound appealing? Well scientists have recently reported just that. Common white fat can be converted in humans to energy-burning brown fat. The only catch? Your body needs to be under prolonged stress such as after a severe burn.

S.T.EYE Is The Condom That Lights Up STI's

S.T.EYE is a condom that glows, but if it does you may want to reconsider having that romp in the sheets and run in the other direction instead.

Printable Batteries Bring Power To Everything And Anything

A new technique is allowing scientists to print batteries into any shape and on almost any surface. This is a major breakthrough for the development of flexible or, particularly, wearable electronics. No more bulky battery packs. Read on to find out how your future roll-able smart phone is going to be powered.

Tablet Offers New Light at The End of the Visually-Impaired Tunnel

Meet the world's first braille tactile tablet for the blind that is made without mechanical components. Read on for more about liquid-based technology and how it is improving the everyday lives of the visually impaired.

Is Paper The New Metal?

In the development of new high performance materials, there are two highly desirable features: strength and toughness. Unfortunately, these have always been considered mutually exclusive. Now, however, materials scientists may have delivered a solution from an entirely unexpected source: paper.

Could Plastic Roads Be A Sustainable Alternative?

While we generally associate plastics with the untenable generation of material waste, this need not necessarily be the case. Dutch consortium VolkerWessels hopes to demonstrate that building plastic roads may in fact be a more environmentally friendly option for our transportation infrastructure.

Bacteria Might Be Used As Live Robot Brains

Scientists published a report this week in which a computer model was used to investigate the possibility of employing bacterial colonies to control mechanical devices like robots. The results were remarkably positive. Read on to find out how this new “living brain” development will impact everything from ecology to medicine.

Where Art Meets Science: Kirigami For Stretchable Electronics

Kirigami is a variation of the more well-known origami, in which paper is both folded and cut. In the right hands, it allows for the creation of remarkably intricate works of art. Now, however, scientists are putting the technique to use for more than just aesthetics. They’ve discovered that cutting electronic materials in a similar fashion allows them to stretch up to 370% without loss of electrical performance. This may be just the breakthrough needed to develop practical and functional wearable electronics.