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  • Soft robots for all June 26, 2019
    Each year, soft robots gain new abilities. They can jump, squirm, and grip. Unlike hard robots, they can handle tomatoes without bruising the fruit, resurface unscathed after being run over by a car, and journey through radiation, disaster zones, and outer-space with few scars. Now, a new invention gives soft robots the ability to roll, […]
  • Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria June 26, 2019
    A robotic gripping arm that uses engineered bacteria to 'taste' for a specific chemical has been developed by engineers. The gripper is a proof-of-concept for biologically-based soft robotics.
  • Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products June 24, 2019
    A new family of enzymes has been engineered to perform one of the most important steps in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals.
  • Researchers teach robots what humans want June 24, 2019
    Researchers are developing better, faster ways of providing human guidance to autonomous robots.
  • Helping the body's ability to grow bone June 24, 2019
    For the first time, scientists have been able to study how well synthetic bone grafts stand up to the rigors and 'strains' of life, and how quickly they help bone re-grow and repair.
  • Tailor-made prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again June 21, 2019
    Researchers have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day.
  • Electron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter June 20, 2019
    Researchers have made a strange and startling discovery that nanoparticles engineered with DNA in colloidal crystals -- when extremely small -- behave just like electrons.
  • 'Robot blood' powers machines for lengthy tasks June 20, 2019
    Researchers have created a system of circulating liquid -- 'robot blood' -- within robotic structures, to store energy and power robotic applications for sophisticated, long-duration tasks.
  • Spotting objects amid clutter June 20, 2019
    A new technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people can make sense of a densely patterned 'Magic Eye' image if they observe it in just the right way.
  • New e-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring for days June 20, 2019
    A new wearable technology that is made from stretchy, lightweight material, could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate.