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Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Feb. 13, 2017 — Pioneering technology brings Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life. A replica of the 1947 cake by designer Peek Frean has been restored to its original grandeur thanks to 3D scanning ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — As bees slip onto the endangered species lists, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones. The undersides of these artificial pollinators are coated with horse hairs and an ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Electromagnetic pulses lasting one millionth of a millionth of a second may hold the key to advances in medical imaging, communications and drug development. But the pulses, called terahertz waves, ... read more

Material Can Turn Sunlight, Heat and Movement Into Electricity -- All at Once

Feb. 7, 2017 — Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Engineers have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, ... read more

'Knitted Muscles' Provide Power: Normal Fabric With Electroactive Coating Adds 'Muscle'

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have coated normal fabric with an electroactive material, and in this way given it the ability to actuate in the same way as muscle fibers. The technology opens new opportunities to ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Advanced photonic nanostructures are well on their way to revolutionizing quantum technology for quantum networks based on light. Researchers have now developed the first building blocks needed to ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Chemists have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as biomolecules. The study, published in Science, also reveals the ... read more

Microscopic Submarines for Your Stomach

Jan. 23, 2017 — Tiny 'submarines' that speed independently through the stomach, use gastric acid for fuel (while rapidly neutralizing it), and release their cargo precisely at the desired pH: Though it may ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but humanmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. Researchers have now applied widely used neuroscience approaches to ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study indicates that this is possible. By following 60 people through their everyday lives, researchers found that smart watches and ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — Researchers have identified a mutation that prompts bacterial cells to acquire genetic memories 100 times more frequently than they do naturally. This discovery provides a powerful research tool and ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — After demonstrating the first acoustically driven tractor beam platform, researchers develop a simpler, cheaper version using 3-D printable parts and open-source electronic components for the maker ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Researchers have created a bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper that can power disposable electronics. The manufacturing technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Designing a soft robot to move organically -- to bend like a finger or twist like a wrist -- has always been a process of trial and error. Now, researchers have developed a method to automatically ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — The next generation of toys could be controlled by the power of the mind, thanks to new ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. Scientists have now devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Scientists have created a nanoscale optical element that regulates the flow of light particles at the intersection of two glass fibers like a roundabout. A single atom was used to control the light ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Roboticists have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ... read more

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