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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

July 13, 2015 — A new study has used a drone to measure the temperature, humidity, luminosity and carbon dioxide concentration in a greenhouse. The capacity of an aerial vehicle to move in three-dimensional space ... read more

Implantable 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar

July 1, 2015 — Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to ... read more

Controlling Liquids at Micro and Nano Scales

July 1, 2015 — From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behavior of liquids in microscopic ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing an astonishing 40 percent friction reduction in tests of high performance materials. These new surfaces could improve the reliability of ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in ... read more

Monitoring Chinese Industry 4.0 Technology and Patents

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed patents registered in China over the last three years for industry 4.0 technologies. The first study to be published on the topic shows that Chinese researchers have ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Researchers have successfully combined multiple functions into a single smart life-like material for the first time. These 'designer' materials could be used in the robotics, automotive, ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Robotics experts have developed microrobotic tentacles that can be the hands and fingers of small robots designed to safely handle delicate ... read more

June 19, 2015 — From a robot's perspective, humans might be considered a nuisance: when robots and humans have to work together, it often leads to problems. Researchers want to teach robots how to interact with ... read more

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to 'Smart' Fire Fighting

June 18, 2015 — A new report needed to develop advanced cyberphysical systems to greatly improve fire-protection and fire-fighting ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. But merely injecting drug-loaded nanoparticles ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Efficiently turning sunlight into storable fuels requires catalysts that convert a maximum amount of solar energy into fuel. A lack of standardized analytic conditions and methods has made ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers are developing a new kind of gripper, motivated by the ability of animals like the gecko to grip and release surfaces. Like the gecko, the gripper has 'tunable adhesion,' ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have shown it is possible to create artificial skin that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic one of nature's masters of camouflage, the ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development, in the hopes of improving robot visual ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Researchers have made a robot that learns like a young child. At least, that's the idea. The machine starts with nothing -- it has to learn everything from ... read more

Car of the Future: Autonomous, or Cooperative

June 22, 2015 — The self-driving car has strong potential for improving traffic flow, road safety, and reducing the environmental impact of traffic. But only if it is designed to communicate with other cars and ... read more

Several Popular Smart Phones Fail to Reach Normal Internet Speeds

June 2, 2015 — A lot of users are using outdated mobile devices that fail to reach adequate speeds on mobile networks. This is shown by measurements shared by the users of Netradar, a free mobile application that ... read more

Solar Power: Finding Safe and Efficient Home Storage Systems

June 2, 2015 — How do I find the right storage system for my application? This question is asked by many potential buyers. Battery storage systems available on the market differ considerably in terms of safety, ... read more

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