Science and Tech

Soft tissue surgery performed by autonomous robots found to be more efficient than conventional surgical techniques

Researchers at Washington DC-based Children's National Health System have made great strides in robotic surgery. For the first time ever, the team from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation has successfully conducted autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery on a living subject in a standard open surgical setting. According to them, such an approach is…



Sony’s smart contact lenses could record, play and store videos with the blink of an eye!

While Google and Samsung have already filed patents for high-tech contact lenses with built-in cameras,  Sony isn't too far behind, with its newly-conceived smart contact lenses that use specially-designed cameras to record, play as well as store videos before the wearer's eyes. The Japanese multinational company has recently submitted a patent application for the invention.…


Canadian scientists design world’s smallest thermometer using DNA molecules

Scientists at Canada's University of Montreal have devised an incredibly advanced, programmable DNA thermometer 20,000 times smaller than a single human hair. Recently published in the Nano Letters journal, the breakthrough could enhance our understanding of natural and human-designed nanotechnologies, by allowing researchers to accurately measure temperature in nanoscale. According to the scientists, DNA molecules…






Graphene-fitted solar panels could harvest usable energy from raindrops

With countries increasingly turning towards renewable energy in recent decades, scientists across the globe are looking for more efficient and cheaper ways of harvesting it on a large scale. As part of a new research, a team from Shandong-based Ocean University of China is developing graphene-fitted solar panels that can capture usable energy from raindrops. (more…)