innovation

Don’t Throw Stones! Inside the Smart Solar Greenhouse

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow healthy crops ...

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Turning ‘Ol Sawbones to ‘Ol Screwbones

Making surgical screws from bones ...

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Hard, hard, hard… chewy: Glassy Carbon

New form of carbon that's hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber ...

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3-D Printed Bionic Skin for Touchy Feely Robots

3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch ...

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When Life Hands You Oranges…. Water Purification With Peel

Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new absorbent material made from fruit peels ...

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Track My Tendons! Keeping Tabs on Damaged Tissue

University of Utah bioengineers detect early signs of damage in connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage...

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But Can it Catch? Chemical Computer Recognises a Sphere

The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere ...

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The Lego Synthesiser: Sound Shaping Metamaterial Developed

Sound-shaping super-material invented...

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Soft-Touch Robotics, Coming to a Rub Shop Near You

New robot has a human touch ...

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Modified Sawdust Mops Up Oil Spills

Sawdust reinvented into super sponge for oil spills ...

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Screw Your Noisy Drone, We’ve Got Electric Bubbles! MIT Make Ultra Lightweight Solar Cell

MIT develop thinnest and lightest solar cells ever ...

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Swiss Scientists Beat Off Rivals to Develop ‘Soft Gripper’

Technologists in Lausanne develop robotic fingers with a gentle touch ...

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But How Do You Get the Lid Off? Mesoglue Revolutionises Nano-Stickiness

A glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires little pressure to seal...

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Glowing With Health – Fluorescent Agent Helps Cancer Surgery

Injectable Agent Illuminates Cancer During Surgery...

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Seeking (and finding) the Soft-Bodied Jumping Robot

By seamlessly blending soft and rigid body parts -- a structural innovation used by animals and insects -- a team of Harvard scientists has created a new kind of durable, soft-bodied jumping robot...

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Lifesaving Nano-Tattoo Monitors Bloodsugar

This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing...

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