14 Aug '11, 2am

Scientists Create Electronic "Second Skin" | Care2 Causes

Scientists Create Electronic "Second Skin" | Care2 Causes

A team of US scientists led by John A. Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder professor of engineering at the University of Illinois, has developed an “electronic tattoo ” that could make a huge difference in monitoring patients’ heart and brain. The tiny electronic sensor can be attached to skin like a temporary tattoo; it can bend, stretch and wrinkle and not break, says the BBC . The skin-like circuits could replace bulky equipment like wires, cables, monitors, pads coated with sticky gel, are much more comfortable to wear and “give the wearer complete freedom of movement,” says Science Daily . Electrical and computer engineering professor Todd Coleman notes that these “wearable electronics” can connect a person “to the physical world and the cyberworld in a very natural way that feels very comfortable”: The patches are initially mounted on a thin sheet of water-soluble plast...

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Ape, All Too Human | Care2 Causes

Ape, All Too Human | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Aug '11, 7pm

If you’re heading to the movies this summer, chances are you’ll see apes acting like humans on the big screen. In two very...

Researchers create car that can be steered by thought

Researchers create car that can be steered by t...

mnn.com 13 Aug '11, 10am

This will come in handy when the cars finally drive themselves. With no controls in the vehicle, an override system will b...

Alaskan Volcano Could Be Gearing Up For Big Explosion | Care2 Causes

Alaskan Volcano Could Be Gearing Up For Big Exp...

care2.com 14 Aug '11, 12am

A volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands has been erupting since the end of July, but could be gathering steam for a much mo...

Echoing Mubarak, Cameron Proposes To Ban Social Media | Care2 Causes

Echoing Mubarak, Cameron Proposes To Ban Social...

care2.com 12 Aug '11, 5pm

Among the measures to “restore law and order” Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed is to “ban those suspected of plan...

Iowa: Now 20% Wind-Powered | Care2 Causes

Iowa: Now 20% Wind-Powered | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Aug '11, 6am

Written by Brian Merchant , a Treehugger blogger Iowa now gets a higher percentage of its power from wind than any other s...

They're trying to recreate Luke Cage? #marvel -...

straitstimes.com 21 Aug '11, 5am

KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK - Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered a way that might create artificial skin th...

Are We Still a Nation of Science? | Care2 Causes

Are We Still a Nation of Science? | Care2 Causes

care2.com 20 Aug '11, 10am

Written by Jonathan D. Moreno , a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress A few days ago The New York Times repo...

A*Star scientists closer to growing human heart from stem cells

A*Star scientists closer to growing human heart...

straitstimes.com 12 Aug '11, 9am

Scientists here are one step closer to growing a human heart from stem cells. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE STEM CELL CONSORTIUM By ...

Electronic Stick-on Tattoos Track Body Functions Without Bulky Equipment

Electronic Stick-on Tattoos Track Body Function...

ecouterre.com 11 Aug '11, 6pm

may soon be more than simple novelties. Equipped with ultrathin, self-adhesive electronics, an interim tramp stamp could a...