A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
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Physicists have developed a technique that can tell which parts of the brain rely on analog signals and which rely on digital signals.
A mathematical model of how to tackle Vicodin abuse reveals that Benjamin Franklin had the right idea 200 years ago
Increasing the rate at which we develop new drugs is a good way to tackle multidrug resistance. But there is another strategy that is inherently better, say researchers
Intelligent dust particles embedded in the brain could form an entirely new form of brain-machine interface, say engineers
Thinking about cancer as an ecosystem is giving biologists access to a new armoury of mathematical tools for tackling it, such as evolutionary game theory
Analyzing the footage from camera pills is a time-consuming task for medical professionals. Now computer scientists are attempting to automate the process.
Biologists have used "squeezed light" to create the first images of a living cell that beat the diffraction limit
Computer simulations show that high blood pressure can be entirely explained by arterial stiffening as we age, say researchers
Privacy experts have identified participants in the Personal Genome Project using "de-identified" data.