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Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently-touched surfaces such as doorknobs could instantly kill them off?
Researchers study how our brains adjust to changes in our walking strides, gaining insights that could be used to develop better physical rehabilitation programs.
The Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen is using robots to monitor body temperatures, detect people without masks, spray disinfectants, and answer medical inquiries.
Microscopic STAR particles are star-shaped specks that have microneedles on their surface. When added to therapeutic skin creams they make tiny holes in the skin allowing more effective drug delivery.
Tiny 'xenobots' made up of living cells could be programmed to move toward a target and researchers hope they will help clear human arteries, clean microplastics from the oceans and find radioactive waste.
The Energy Observer now uses solar, wind and hydrogen energy to sail around the world.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have improved the design of snake robots to better mimic the ability of live snakes in traversing inaccessible terrain.
Light-switchable drugs are turned on using different wavelengths of light. Once activated, the drugs can make medications, such as antibiotics, smarter at fighting infections.
Prof Jennifer Doudna explains how this revolutionary discovery enables precise changes to our DNA, which can be used to correct mutations that cause genetic diseases and eradicate them from a germ line.
Made using pigeon feathers and dubbed PigeonBot, this robot is able to manoeuvre in the air, dive down and make sharp turns like a bird
Derya Akkaynak has created an algorithm called Sea-thru that removes the blue-green "water" cast from images so they look like they were photographed on land.
Thorium is cleaner and produces more energy than uranium, and is far less likely to result in a nuclear meltdown. So why aren't we developing it?
Edible security tags that fluoresce under an LED could help reduce drug counterfeiting.
The Samsung Ballie robot would roll around the house, controlling other smart devices or acting as a personal assistant.
The Hydraloop domestic water recycling system reuses up to 85 percent of a home’s water to cut water use significantly.
The Xvision System from Augmetics is the first augmented reality guidance system for surgeons, and has recently received FDA clearance.
The Flash Forest team plans to replant forests using multicopters to shoot seed incubators directly into the soil.
The NuEyes e2 electronic low vision magnifier headset integrated with Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app allows visually impaired people to enjoy television shows.
Inspired by old TVs, the Multimodal Acoustic Trap Display relies on a lightweight floating material and ultrasound to deliver results similar to a tactile hologram.
A computational imaging method from the team at MIT allows cameras to see beyond their lens by analyzing the shadows on the scene.
The Tip-Tap wearable lets users control a computer interface from a distance, just by touching their fingertips together.
Researchers from ETH have developed a process for creating porous and complex glass shapes through 3D printing.
A touch-based display able to mimic the shape of an object makes computer modeling much more accessible to the visually impaired.
The MarinaTex bioplastic has received the international James Dyson Award for its innovative and sustainable manufacturing process.
The Astronaut Smart Glove would allow astronauts to control drones with hand gestures to more easily perform delicate operations.
The breakthrough flexible, cuttable, fireproof lithium-ion battery from the team at John’s Hopkins APL can operate safely under extreme conditions.
Insect swarming patterns have inspired an autonomous drone flying system that allows the tiny bots to adjust to obstacles in real-time.
A new super compressible material developed with the help of AI illustrates how computers could help usher in the next generation of materials.
Inspired by the human body, the robotic arm from Youbionic can perform fluid and natural movements.
The innovative Knocker technology relies on sound and motion to identify objects and trigger actions simply by knocking on them with the smartphone.
The Optogenetic Brain System from the NIH BRAIN Initiative team relies on a camera, projector and neural implant to give the visually impaired some degree of sight.
3D-printed, bioplastic coral could function as fish habitats as coral reefs decline.
The Feel the Peel experimental orange juice kiosk automatically recycles its peels to create cups for the customers.
The PhotoChromeleon reprogrammable ink from MIT lets objects change color when exposed to UV and visible light.
The sensor-equipped E-glove fits over a prosthetic hand to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
Ultra-soft robotic grippers gentle enough to safely grasp a jellyfish could made underwater species collection and study much safer for the marine creatures involved.
The BW Space Pro Underwater drone features a 6x optical zoom-enabled camera to bring life beneath the surface up close and in focus.
The Hunstable Electric Turbine motor from Linear Labs could be a gamechanger for electric vehicles, offering extremely high torque at low RPMs.
A minimalistic robot inspired by the cockroach can travel through narrow areas and up slopes, and can even survive being stepped on.
An innovative process from teenage inventor Fioann Ferreira that removes microplastics from water using ferrofluids took top prize in Google’s Science Fair.
A breakthrough ionic propeller could help pave the way to using the novel power source in commercial applications.
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a gene that could make plants more resistant to climate change.
The KAT Loco wearable sensor system steps into the VR world to offer even more freedom during gameplay.
A new imaging agent powered by the heart itself offers a clearer view for better treatment.
The solar-powered Robobee cuts the tether to become the lightest free-flying robot yet.
The sleek and subtle Aina smart ring lets you take phone calls from your finger, communicate with your smart home, or even call an Uber.
The Vidgets smartphone case taps into the phone’s accelerometer to add manual controls like buttons and knobs.
The sensor-laden Living Bridge from UNH offers a look into the new uses for existing infrastructure.