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Light and nanoprobes detect early signs of infection
21 06 13

Duke University biomedical engineers and genome researchers have developed a proof-of-principle approach using light to detect infections before patients show symptoms. Read More...

Novel nanotechnology electrodes that improve lithium-ion batteries
04 06 13

Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium-ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel, a spongy material similar to that used in contact lenses and other household products. Read More...

Teams prepare for NASA 1.5 million dollar robot challenge
31 05 13

Eleven teams from across the country and around the globe are preparing to compete for $1.5 million during NASA's 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge, June 5-7 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Read More...

Nanotechnology researchers 3D print microbatteries for miniature medical implants, electronics and tiny robots
19 06 13

Novel application of 3-D printing could enable the development of miniaturized medical implants, compact electronics, tiny robots, and more. Read More...

Contracts awarded in new generation ocean robot project
03 06 13

The next generation of ocean-going robotic vehicles will be developed by two cutting-edge technology companies from the South Coast of England, working with the UK's National Oceanography Centre. Read More...

Robot arm wrapped in sensitive skin has gentle touch
31 05 13

It may be a robot, and it may not have a body – but it definitely has feeling. A robot arm wrapped in sensor-laden skin has been given the ability to navigate using a keen sense of touch. Read More...

Plant intelligence for better swarm robots
04 06 13

Plants to teach robots how to work together. John Innes Centre scientists will participate in new €2 million EU-funded research to programme more "intelligent" and adaptable robot swarms. Read More...

New light controlled nanocomposite gel makes big strides in soft robotics
31 05 13

Inspired by the way plants grow toward light sources, a phenomenon known as phototropism, bioengineers from the University of California, Berkeley have created a hydrogel that could be manipulated by light. Read More...