Entries for January 2016

A Flexible and Transparent Pressure Sensor
New sensors could improve implantable and wearable devices.
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Hobby Hand - 3D Printed Hand Kit for Makers and Educators
The Biomechanical Robotics Group is running a Kickstarter campaign for their robotic hand platform d...
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Controlling Microbots with Mini Force Fields
Microrobots can move independently for cooperative manipulation tasks.
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Prana - Wearable to Track Breathing and Posture
indiegogo campaign is funding a wearable meant to track our breathing and posture while sitting to p...
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NASA Awards 3 ISS Cargo Contracts
Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada and SpaceX receive commercial resupply services contracts.
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Can Crops Survive Without Water?
Jill Farrant from the University of Cape Town discusses her work with resurrection plant species, an...
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Desert Beetle Inspires Frost Control Technique
Photolithography technique could mean energy and cost savings in keeping vital equipment dry.
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Advanced Battery Chemistry Stores More Energy
Next-generation lithium-air battery stores five times more energy than conventional batteries.
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Voltage Flips New Material Between Two Crystal States
Switchable material could lead to improvements in fuel cells and memory storage.
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Laser-Driven Bubble-Pen Developed for Fabricating Tiny Structures
Nanofabrication tool enables quick and precise handling of tiny particles to build nanomachines.
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Dissolvable Wireless Brain Monitoring Sensors
Biodegradable sensors could lessen the need for additional surgeries.
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University of Oslo's Megakopter Breaks World Record
Megakopter lifted 61 kilograms to break the record for "Heaviest payload lifted by a remote controll...
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Drones Dodge Obstacles in Real-Time
Motion-planning algorithms allow quadrotors to navigate dense environments.
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ISU Students Plan to Launch Near Space Exploration Platform
Graduate students from the International Space University are crowdfunding UNSP, the Universal Near ...
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3D Glasses for Bugs Could Help with Machine Vision
Mantis 3D vision studies may lead to breakthroughs in robotics, behavioral research.
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Bringing Perovskite Solar Cell Prices Down to Earth
New hole-transporting material promises to cut solar cell prices by up to 80 percent.
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The Firefighting Drone: FAROS to the Rescue!
UAV can fly and climb on walls to navigate dangerous high-rise fires.
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Replacing Kerosene Lamps with Solar Lighting
Greenlight Planet talks about their mission to eradicate the health problems caused by kerosene lamp...
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Color-Changing Indicators Highlight Microscopic Damage to Composite Materials
Polymer damage indication system is designed for aerospace, automotive and petroleum applications.
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Specter Dreams of Becoming the Ultimate Sports Car
Engineers in California are crowdfunding a street legal kit car.
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