Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample
A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
Wearables May Provide Early Warning for Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Proof-of-concept research points to wearable monitors' potential to offer low-cost, non-invasive way to detect this dangerous bone-marrow transplant complication.
FlexDex Surgical, founded in 2013, is a medical technology company. Its device enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater
Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other
Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind of coordination, though, has proved to be a hurdle.
Technique unlocks graphene for semiconductors
To truly be useful, graphene would need to carry an electric current that switches on and off, as silicon does in the form of billions of transistors on a computer chip.
'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood
A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient's blood.
A robot that can walk and fly
The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Wearable to detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children
Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children - as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as early as the preschool years. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as "internalizing disorders," because the symptoms are so inward-facing that parents, teachers and doctors often fail to notice them.
3D printing 100 times faster with light
Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn't catch fire
A rechargeable battery technology developed could double the output of today's lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges—without taking up any added space.