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April 9, 2018 | Source: Cornell University, news.cornell.edu, 2 Jan 2018, Tom Fleischman
An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists not only say yes, but they’ve actually...
March 26, 2018 | Source: John Hopkins University, hub.jhu.edu, 13 Feb 2018, Phil Sneiderman
When they turn up in pantries or restaurant kitchens, cockroaches are commonly despised as ugly, unhealthy pests. But in the name of science, Johns Hopkins researchers have put...
March 16, 2018 | Source: Office of Naval Research, defense.gov, 28 Mar 2017, Warren Duffie
Resembling a feathered flying ace with his miniature protective goggles and chinstrap, a parrotlet named Obie stood ready to take off. On signal, Obie propelled into the air,...
Is it possible that the future of information gathering will be up to robotic insects? DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots...
February 25, 2018 | Source: 3D Printing, 3dprintingindustry.com, 8 March 2017; Advanced Engineering Materials, 10.1002/adem.201600848, 2 March 2017
Research, funded in part by the Danish Council for Independent Research Technology and Production Sciences, takes inspiration from oyster and abalone shells for stronger materials...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Cornell University, news.cornell.edu, 13 Dec 2017, Syl Kacapyr
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of...
January 1, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology , news.mit.edu, 9 Nov 2017, David L. Chandler
When it comes to concocting the complex mix of molecules that makes up fibers of natural silk, nature beats human engineering hands down. Despite efforts to synthesize the...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Penn State News, news.psu.edu, 3 Nov 2017, Walt Mills
Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making them a candidate for antireflective coatings, according...
November 6, 2017 | Source: Johns Hopkins University, releases.jhu.edu, 15 Sept 2017, Phil Sneiderman
Biochemical engineers at Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce soft...
October 9, 2017 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 8 June 2017, Josh Brown
Some problems are so challenging to solve that even the most advanced computers need weeks, not seconds, to process them. Now a team of researchers at Georgia Institute of...