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soft robotics

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body. However, once they arrive at their target, these...
medical adhesive

Sticky When Wet: Strong Adhesives for Wound Healing

Anyone who has ever tried to put on a Band-Aid when their skin is damp knows that it can be frustrating. Wet skin isn’t the...
spintronics

Researchers Develop Technique to Control and Measure Electron Spin Voltage

Information technologies of the future will likely use electron spin — rather than electron charge — to carry information. But first, scientists need to...
wearable sensor

Soft and Stretchy Fabric-based Sensors for Wearable Robots

Wearable technologies – from heart rate monitors to virtual reality headsets – are exploding in popularity in both the consumer and research spaces, but...
CRISPRvideo

New CRISPR Technology Takes Cells to the Movies

Researchers use expensive machinery to develop ways to harness DNA as a synthetic raw material to store large amounts of digital information outside of...
spidersvideo

Jumping Spiders Mimic Ants to Defy Predators

Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, the ant-mimicking jumping spider pretends to be an ant, according to Cornell...
soft robotsvideo

From Drinking Straws to Robots

At the beginning of the decade, George Whitesides helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be with the development of biologically inspired...
robotic exosuitvideo

New Robotic Exosuit Could Push the Limits of Human Performance

What if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training?Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the...
anxiety

Smartphones New Weapon in War Against Anxiety

New research has revealed that apps installed on smartphones can be used to significantly reduce anxiety.Joseph Firth, from The University of Manchester, led the...
optimal throwing strategies

Overhand or underhand? Fast or slow? Study explores optimal throwing strategies

Whether you’re pitching in a major league baseball game or tossing crumpled paper into the trash, the act of throwing is incredibly complex and...
Atmospheric Methane

‘Detergent’ Molecules May Be Driving Fluctuations in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

During the early 2000s, environmental scientists studying methane emissions noticed something unexpected: the global concentrations of atmospheric methane (CH4)—which had increased for decades, driven...
heart

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening...
animal species

Each Animal Species Hosts a Unique Microbial Community and Benefits from...

Each animal species hosts its own, unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness.That is the implication of a laboratory...
integrated sensorsvideo

3D-Printed Heart-on-a-Chip with Integrated Sensors

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing.  Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip...
soft robot

The First Autonomous, Entirely Soft Robot

A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3-D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot....
bistable elements

The Utility of Instability

A team of researchers from Caltech and Harvard has designed and created mechanical chains made of soft matter that can transmit signals across long...
Threads

Engineers Integrate Nano-scale Sensors, Electronics and Microfluidics into Threads

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton...
chromosome

Scientists Cut ‘Gordian Knot’ in Human Genome

A team of researchers co-led by Erez Lieberman Aiden of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine has discovered how mysterious, inactive genes in...
ultrasound

Ultrasound for Brain Stimulation

Achieving artificial brain stimulation by accurate and non-invasive means is one of the key goals of contemporary brain research and treatment and a source...
cephalopods

Weird Pupils Let Octopuses See Their Colorful Gardens

Octopuses, squid and other cephalopods are colorblind – their eyes see only black and white – but their weirdly shaped pupils may allow them...