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  • Robo-picker grasps and packs February 20, 2018
    A new robotic system could lend a hand with warehouse sorting and other picking or clearing tasks.
  • Spare parts from small parts: Novel scaffolds to grow muscle February 20, 2018
    Australian biomedical engineers have developed a 3-D material that successfully mimics nature to transform cells into muscle.
  • Civil engineers devise a cost-saving solution for cities February 20, 2018
    Why fix a road today if it's slated to be ripped up for new sewers next summer?
  • Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication February 19, 2018
    A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users' faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique 'challenge' that's easy for humans -- but difficult for attackers who may be using machine learning and image generation software to spoof legitimate users.
  • Many colors from a single dot February 19, 2018
    Physicists have shown how even a separate single nanoparticle can be used to emit different colors of light. Their results show that the particles under consideration may be a very efficient and versatile tool to produce light of all colors at tiny scales.
  • Ultrathin, highly elastic skin display developed February 17, 2018
    A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system -- called 'skin electronics' -- can transmit biometric data to the cloud.
  • Student research team accelerates snow melt with 'Melt Mat' February 15, 2018
    Snow storms often leave behind reminders of their presence for days - sometimes weeks - after warmer and sunnier weather returns. Snowbanks, often created by snow plows as they clear major roadways, can linger in parking lots, on sidewalks, and in driveways even when temperatures rise well above freezing.
  • New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures February 15, 2018
    Researchers have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
  • All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography February 14, 2018
    A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.
  • Living human tracheas February 14, 2018
    Biomedical engineers are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups.