How Can Threats Be Detected With Microbe-based Sensors?

September 25, 2023 0

DARPA recently released a broad agency announcement for the Tellus project, a 2.5-year, single-phase program which seeks to develop microbe-based sensors to monitor for existing and emerging threats, pollutants, or other changing environmental conditions. Currently, Read More

Microphones Are Getting Inspiration From Insects

September 20, 2023 0

A research team led by Andrew Reid from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland is experimenting with 3D printing to create microphones inspired by insect ears. Such microphones could better pinpoint a sound’s direction Read More

Meet The New Jellyfish Robot

September 15, 2023 0

Roboticists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have designed a jellyfish-inspired robot which can collect waste from the bottom of the ocean. Unlike the underwater robot prototypes currently being tested, these Jellyfish-Bots Read More

We Can Now See The World Through A Camera’s Lens

September 14, 2023 0

Researchers from MIT and Rice University have discovered new computer vision technology that utilizes reflections to image the world. Their method uses reflections to turn glossy objects into “cameras,” enabling a user to see the Read More

Soft Robotics Gains Muscle Mass

September 5, 2023 0

Soft robotics researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a new type of robotic actuator – or “artificial muscle” – that mimics life-like movements. Notably, the actuator is composed of eco-friendly materials.   “You Read More

The New Wave Of Batteries

September 1, 2023 0

A team led by Mario Caironi, coordinator of the Printed and Molecular Electronics Laboratory at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, has developed the world’s first rechargeable edible battery, which has great potential for use in Read More

New Warning System Catches Tsunamis Early

August 30, 2023 0

Researchers at Cardiff University’s School of Mathematics have developed an early warning system that can quickly classify submarine earthquakes and determine the risk of resulting tsunami events. The team uses state-of-the-art acoustic technology working with Read More

OrigaMechs, The Fully Foldable Robot

August 28, 2023 0

A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have been working on a new fabrication technique for fully foldable robots that can perform a variety of complex tasks without relying Read More

New Camera Reads Volcano’s SO2 Emissions

August 16, 2023 0

Researchers at the University of Sheffield in England have developed an inexpensive and low-power camera for the long-term measuring of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from volcanoes. Monitoring volcanic gas emissions is critical as they can Read More

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