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Harvard Scientists Demonstrate First "Flight of the Robobee"

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May 3, 2013
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Scientists at Harvard University have demonstrated the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot drone. Called Robobee, the machine was designed to mimic flying insects for use in a number of fields including environmental research and search-and-rescue operations. Rob Muir has more.


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Badminton Robot a Study in Energy Efficiency

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Reuters (June 23, 2013) — Belgian scientists are developing a badminton-playing robot to demonstrate how new software can optimize energy efficiency in production machines. Tara Cleary reports
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Researchers Make Big Noise About Ionic Conductors

Researchers Make Big Noise About Ionic Conductors

Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Researchers at Harvard University have developed a transparent stretchable hydrogel to conduct electricity to flexible devices like medical implants or wearable computers. As a proof of concept, the scientists have turned their hydrogel into a loudpseaker, so the curious can hear all about it. Ben Gruber reports.
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Transparent, Stretchy Speaker Shows 'Soft Machine' Potential

Transparent, Stretchy Speaker Shows 'Soft Machine' Potential

Newsy (Aug. 30, 2013) — Scientists at Harvard University have developed a transparent, stretchy speaker as a proof of concept for ionic conductors.
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Deadly Pitcher-Plant Inspires Super-Slippery Nano-Surface

Deadly Pitcher-Plant Inspires Super-Slippery Nano-Surface

Reuters (Feb. 5, 2012) — Researchers at Harvard University have created a technology that makes almost any surface liquid-repellant. The scientists say their creation, inspired by a carnivorous lotus plant, could be adapted for a variety of uses, from water-proofing fabrics in the home to improving the efficiency of oil pipelines.
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