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soft robotic armsvideo

No More Iron Man: Submarines Now Have Soft, Robotic Arms

The human arm can perform a wide range of extremely delicate and coordinated movements, from turning a key in a lock to gently stroking...
muscle recovery

A Golden Ticket to Faster Muscle Recovery

Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation. Inflammation...
wearable soft exosuitvideo

Multi-Joint, Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground

In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, fire fighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain...
printing technologyvideo

Printing with Sound

Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses soundwaves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and...
Nanofibres

​NTU and Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect of Nanofibres

Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang...
organic flow battery

Organic Mega Flow Battery Transcends Lifetime, Voltage Thresholds

To sustain human civilization in the future, clean energy sources must be harnessed to replace the fossil fuels that are now polluting our atmosphere....
human heart ventricle

A 3-D Model of a Human Heart Ventricle

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and...
Braille

Reprogrammable Braille

When Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was translated into Braille, it spanned 1,000 pages over 14 volumes of thick Braille paper. Tolstoy’s War and...
opioid prescriptions

Opioid Prescribing Hotspots Uncovered

Congressional districts with the highest opioid prescribing rates are predominantly concentrated in the Southeastern U.S., with other hotspots in Appalachia and the rural West,...
rotary actuated dodeahedronvideo

Studying Aliens of the Deep

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to...
Glomerulus Chip

Kidney Podocytes, All Grown up

Human stem cells are of great interest in the fields of regenerative medicine and medical research because they reproduce indefinitely and can differentiate into...
artificial intelligence

Ecology and AI

It's poised to transform fields from earthquake prediction to cancer detection to self-driving cars, and now scientists are unleashing the power of deep learning...
microrobotvideo

Swimming Robo Roach Makes a Splash

In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard’s Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR,...
cancer treatmentvideo

Novel Cancer Treatment Gets Major Boost

Unlike cell-based cancer immunotherapies that manipulate immune cells outside of the body and transferring them into patients, the implantable immuno-material approach activates endogenous immune...
surgical catheter

Startup Promises Minimally Invasive Heart Repair

A minimally invasive surgical device to be commercialized by a newly launched startup could fundamentally transform the way doctors correct organ defects. For patients...
catalystvideo

Towards a Better Catalyst

In the late 1700s, a Scottish chemist named Elizabeth Fulhame discovered that certain chemical reactions occurred only in the presence of water and that,...
sepsis

A New Model for an Old Killer

Sepsis, or blood poisoning, occurs when the body’s response to infection damages its own tissues and organs, leading to organ failure. It kills millions...
soft robotvideo

Snake-Inspired Robot Uses Kirigami to Move

Who needs legs? With their sleek bodies, snakes can slither up to 14 miles-per-hour, squeeze into tight spaces, scale trees, and swim. How do...
mobile technologies

A Power Boost for Mobile Technologies

Imagine you’re shopping on your iPad for a new merino wool sweater. When you visit a retail site, you not only see countless views...
cancer vaccines

Personal Cancer Vaccines Show Promise

Immunotherapies are moving to the forefront of cancer treatment. Recent clinical trials have demonstrated that these approaches can be personalized to the unique mutations...