Sensors, data and the self-policing rugby match

No more arguing about offside decisions and forward passes Read More

High tide in Venice could hit twice normal level

Venice, Italy, is facing the second worst flooding in nearly 100 years, and high tide could hit nearly twice the normal level on Friday. At least two people have died, and the city’s mayor has closed the historic St. Mark’s Square. Holly Williams reports. Read More

Google’s collection of medical records sparks privacy concerns

The apparent whistleblower who revealed Google is collecting medical records from about 50 million Americans said “Project Nightingale” raised red flags, including a security risk of “placing medical data in the digital cloud.” Google said it’s using the information to improve health care and reduce medical costs, under strict privacy…

Chemists map an artificial molecular self-assembly pathway with complexities of life

Two pathways diverged in a chemical synthesis, and one molecule took them both. Chemists have studied how molecular building blocks can either form a spherical cage or an ultrathin sheet that shows some of the basic properties of a ”smart” material that can respond to its environment. Read More

Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. Engineers are now developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely…

Wearable and implantable devices may transform care for patients with kidney failure

Wearable and implantable devices may allow for intensive self-care for patients with kidney failure outside of the clinic. Read More

New state of matter: A cooper pair metal

In a finding that reveals an entirely new state of matter, research shows that Cooper pairs, electron duos that enable superconductivity, can also conduct electricity like normal metals do. Read More

States planning to expand Google antitrust investigation: report

The group of 50 attorneys general investigating Google’s market dominance will also probe the company’s search and Android businesses, expanding their investigation, according to CNBC. When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton first… Read More

Engineers creating miniaturized, wireless oxygen sensor for sick infants

Researchers are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs’ effectiveness and whether the baby’s tissue is receiving adequate oxygen supply. Unlike current systems used in hospitals, this miniaturized wearable device will be flexible and stretchable,…