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Japanese scientists invent floating ‘firefly’ light

February 24th, 2018 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.



This tiny, magnetic robot could roll, walk, and swim through the terrain of the human body

February 8th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

This millimeter-scale robot designed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems could enable “applications in microfactories such as the construction of tissue scaffolds by robotic assembly, in bioengineering such as single-cell manipulation and biosensing, and in healthcare such as targeted drug delivery and minimally invasive surgery” with bots inside the body controlled […]



This might be the strongest and lightest material on earth

January 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm » Comments Off

10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.



The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

January 5th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.



Army tests new super-soldier exoskeleton

December 21st, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The Army is testing an exoskeleton technology which uses AI to analyze and replicate individual walk patterns, provide additional torque, power and mobility for combat infantry and enable heavier load-carrying, industry officials said.



Virgin Hyperloop One hits new top speed

December 20th, 2017 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Virgin Hyperloop One sets a speed record and lands $50m in financing.



Would you date a robot? More than a quarter of millennials say they would replace a human lover with a DROID

December 9th, 2017 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

A new report suggests that over a quarter of 18-34 year-olds will feel it’s normal to form friendships and even romantic relationships with robots in the future.



3D printing makes stainless steel three times stronger

November 8th, 2017 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

The new printing process has the potential to revolutionize how we manufacture steel.



A device that turns currents into electricity could make tidal energy a reality

October 25th, 2017 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

There’s no doubt that tidal power is severely lagging behind other forms of renewable energy like wind and solar power. However, as two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, we’d be crazy not to try and harness energy from water that’s continuously in motion.



New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

August 16th, 2017 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

A new device has been developed at The Ohio State University, which turns cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions. During testing, one touch completely repaired injured legs of mice over three weeks



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