James Crosby

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How oceans can solve our freshwater crisis

It's been a cruel irony for ancient mariners and any thirsty person who has ever gazed upon a sparkling blue ocean: Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.<p>But imagine a coastal city of the future, say in 2035. Along with basic infrastructure such as a port, roads, sewer lines and an …

Scientists create bionic particles 'inspired by Terminator'

The particles, a blend of inorganic semiconductors and organic proteins, are designed not to advance a machine race but rather to create biofuels<p>In what might come to be seen as a moment of apocalyptic hubris, scientists at universities in Michigan and Pittsburgh in the US have pioneered bionic …

Surface Pro 3 hands on: Better laptop, yes; better tablet, maybe

As I walked back from Microsoft’s Surface event earlier today, one question kept creeping into my mind: Did Microsoft(s MSFT) improve the new Surface …

Bionic particles self-assemble to capture light

The bionic particles blend the strengths of inorganic materials, which can readily convert light energy to electron energy, with biological molecules …

World's tiniest motor can fit inside a cell and spin as fast as a jet engine

Developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, a microscopically tiny motor is the smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor to date.<p>At under one micrometer in size -- 500 times smaller than a grain of salt -- the motor is small enough to fit …

Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique

A breakthrough in wireless technology could allow a new wave of health tracking tools that can be embedded inside our bodies – in our livers, hearts and even in our brains.<p>A new wireless charging technique known as “mid-field wireless transfer” can deliver power to tiny electronic devices such as …

New quantum effect lets electrons whiz through materials

As smartphones get smarter and computers compute faster, researchers are looking for ways to speed up the processing of information. Now, scientists …

New Super-Strong, Self-Healing, Infinitely Recyclable Polymers Will Change How We Make Things

The ability to selectively recycle a structural component of a material could have an especially significant impact in the semiconductor and advanced …

Nanotech

Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Scientists find a way to create matter from light

Scientists have long theorized that you can create matter from light by colliding photons<i>,</i> but <i>proving</i> that theory has been a different story -- you need the right high-energy particles to even think of trying. However, it looks like that once-impossible dream is close to becoming reality. …

Optical brain scanner goes where other brain scanners can't

Although DOT technology now is used in research settings, it has the potential to be helpful in many medical scenarios as a surrogate for functional …