August 17, 2017

The search for vaccines against street drugs

BETWEEN 2000 and 2015 half a million people in America alone died of drug overdoses—mostly of opioids, a class of addictive, generally synthetic painkillers related to […]
August 17, 2017

For robots to work with people, they must understand people

TUTHILL PLASTICS GROUP, an injection-moulding company in Clearwater, Florida, recently welcomed a new team member to its factory floor. From his first day on the job […]
August 10, 2017

Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones

AFTER the events of March 11th 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami led to a meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant […]
August 10, 2017

A new ceramic could help hypersonic planes take off

FRICTION burns. And the friction of the air on something travelling at five times the speed of sound burns hot. The leading edge of such an […]