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…
Audi to use chairless chairs in its plants

February 27, 2015

Audi has demonstrated that well-being of its employees are the highest priority of the company for a long…
U.S. Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

November 24, 2014

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Defense Advanced Research…
Wearable Power: Soft Exosuits and Exoskeletons

November 5, 2014

Whether it’s a stroke, an amputated leg or arm, a spinal-cord injury the extra strength to do some…
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Lightweight, Soft Exosuit Aims to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injury in Warfighters

September 17, 2014

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering is continuing development of a lightweight, soft exosuit for DARPA’s…
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