Happy Friday, everyone! Here are some science links for your weekend:
Hundreds of tiny untethered surgical tools deployed in first animal biopsies
(they run on body heat and can collect more cell samples than a conventional biopsy)
Finding spawns supertough, strong nanofibers
ReRAM: battery and memory device in one
Bacteria may contribute to premature births, STDs
First vaccine to help control autism symptoms
(It protects against a type of bacteria more often found in the GI tract of autistic children than normal ones)
Scientists map all possible drug-like chemical compounds
Humans feel empathy for robots
Rescue me: new study finds animals do recover from neglect
Fertilizer that fizzles in a homemade bomb could save lives throughout the world
The May 2013 issue of Scientific American has a special feature on the future of manufacturing. Wondering what it'll be like when robots become our overlords or how 3D printers look? Check it out. Also in this issue are articles on toxic proteins that affect the brain, Homo sapiens hybridizing with other species of humans, and curing bad breath.
May you have lovely spring weather this weekend, and see you Monday!