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  • newMushroom-design fastener could aid soft robotics
    Researchers in the Netherlands have developed a new fastener with a microscopic mushroom-like design, which is hoped to lead to advances in the field of soft robotics. The team, from Wageningen University, said that the fastener could be as strong as…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 10:47am -
  • newUnderwater robot resonates with Aurelia aurita jellyfish
    Scientists have developed a robot that uses resonance to propel itself through water in the same style as an Aurelia aurita jellyfish, which is the natural world’s most efficient swimmer. The research from the Universities of Southampton and Edinbu…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 10:12am -
  • newRolls-Royce awarded $1m for FanSense research
    Rolls-Royce has been awarded $1m of research funding from the US Navy for its FanSense digital foreign object debris (FOD) on-engine detection system. The year-long research contract will help develop and validate Rolls-Royce’s FanSense debris mon…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 7:30am -
  • newNew biomaterial can be ‘fine-tuned’ for medical applications
    Researchers in the UK and US have ‘fine tuned’ a new thermoplastic biomaterial for suitable use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics. Materials that successfully replicate the necessary elasticity and strength of biological tissues, b…
    - 23 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 12:02am -
  • Siemens casts net for early-years talent
    Siemens UK is searching for 26 school leavers, university students and graduates to fill a range of positions across its Digital Industries division. Five university students completing their E3 scholarships will secure places on Siemens DI’s gradu…
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 21, 2:09pm -

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  • newDesigning customized 'brains' for robots
    Researchers have developed an automated way to design customized hardware that speeds up a robot's operation. The system, called robomorphic computing, accounts for the robot's physical layout in suggesting an optimized hardware architecture.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 8:09pm -
  • newUsing VR training to boost our sense of agency and improve motor control
    Patients with motor dysfunctions are on the rise across Japan as its population continues to age. A researcher has developed a new method of rehabilitation using virtual reality to increase the sense of agency over our body and aid motor skills.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 6:21pm -
  • newMethane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated
    A recent study finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated - by as much as 150% in Canada, and by 20% in the US. Indeed, the research suggests that methane gas emiss…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Jan 21, 2:28pm -
  • Squid-inspired robot swims with nature's most efficient marine animals
    Scientists have developed a flexible underwater robot that can propel itself through water in the same style as nature's most efficient swimmer - the Aurelia aurita jellyfish.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 21, 8:10pm -
  • New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties
    Scientists have developed a metamaterial whose mechanical properties can be reprogrammed on demand and whose internal structure can be modified by applying a magnetic field.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 21, 4:48pm -

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