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Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

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June 4, 2013
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Modeled after the way plants cells expand and shrink in the sun, bioengineers at UC Berkeley have created a new gel that can be manipulated by light, which could be used for drug delivery and tissue engineering.


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London's Gadget Show Pulls Crowds in Time for Xmas

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AFP (Nov. 1, 2013) — Consumer electronic enthusiasts attend the Gadget Show Live@Christmas at Earl's Court in London on Friday. Exhibitors gathered to show off their latest products in time for the Christmas season, focusing on radio-controlled vehicles.
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Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Reuters (Dec. 28, 2012) — Despite being recognized as a world leader in robot design, Japan is playing catch-up to develop robots capable of dealing with the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Authorities have had to rely on American-made machines to assess the damage inside the reactors. But now the country's big three manufacturers are building their own versions of durable, remote-controlled robots for hazardous environments.
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Harvard Scientists Demonstrate First "Flight of the Robobee"

Harvard Scientists Demonstrate First "Flight of the Robobee"

Reuters (May 3, 2013) — 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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