Grabbing viruses out of thin air

Developments in pathogen-detecting materials could provide an easy means of detecting viruses within public places. Image credit: Davyn Ben on Unsplash The spread of COVID-19 has changed the lives of people around the world and has had a major impact on our daily lives. Other viruses have emerged suddenly from obscurity, such as Ebola, avian […]

On Thin Ice: Tiger Stripes on Enceladus

When NASA’s Cassini mission arrived at Saturn’s moon Enceladus, it found geysers of material spewing from the southern hemisphere. Four long, parallel scratches, dubbed tiger stripes, scarred Enceladus’s south pole, venting material from the moon’s interior into space. But the moon’s north pole remained surprisingly unblemished, a mystery that has continued to puzzle […]

Scientists design novel transparent solar cells using thin silicon films, with efficient power generation — ScienceDaily

Today, the imminent climate change crisis demands a shift from conventionally used fossil fuels to efficient sources of green energy. This has led to researchers looking into the concept of “personalized energy,” which would make on-site energy generation possible. For example, solar cells could possibly be integrated into windows, vehicles, cellphone screens, and other everyday […]

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors — ScienceDaily

Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and collaborators. […]