These BioBots show some real muscle

March 10, 2016

The tiny BioBots engineered at one NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) move a bit like inchworms, but…
A new-generation exoskeleton helps the paralyzed to walk

February 5, 2016

Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily…
Tinkerer’s paradise: Tom Sugar’s ASU lab is where exoskeletons come to life

October 5, 2015

Tom Sugar doesn’t consider himself a modern-day Iron Man, but he does marvel at how his specialty —…
Honda to start lease sales of its Walking Assist Device

July 25, 2015

Robotic solutions to treatment of various conditions have been introduced to hospitals quite some time ago. But as…
Analysis of a fan-shaped seashell by scientists at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science shows how the shell directs stress to its strongest points, where the animal inside is least likely to be.
Seashell strength inspires stress tests

May 20, 2015

Mollusks got it right. They have soft innards, but their complex exteriors are engineered to protect them in harsh…
Researchers improve efficiency of human walking

April 2, 2015

Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking…
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The Danish researchteam, CODER, has found out, that the human brain can beat the calculating powers of a computer, when it comes to solving quantum-problems. Image credit: Colourbox
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What if a map of the brain could help us decode people’s inner thoughts? UC Berkeley scientists have taken…

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On the Road to Finding Other Earths
Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own “blue marble” of a planet. NASA’s Kepler…