WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
Your next assembly lines may have Baxter robot doing pick-up (w/ Video)
Through simple system studies, researchers are unearthing a new quantum state of matter
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made advances in better understanding correlated quantum matter that could change technology as we know it, according to a study published in the Nov. 20 edition of Nature.
SkySweeper robot makes inspecting power lines easy and inexpensive (w/ Video)
Mechanical engineers at the University of California, San Diego invented a robot designed to scoot along utility lines, searching for damage and other problems that require repairs. Made of off-the-shelf ...
Researchers take a step toward valleytronics
Valley-based electronics, also known as valleytronics, is one step closer to reality. Two researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have shown that the valley degree of freedom in graphene can be ...
Magnetic charge crystals imaged in artificial spin ice
A team of scientists has reported direct visualization of magnetic charge crystallization in an artificial spin ice material, a first in the study of a relatively new class of frustrated artificial magnetic ...
Transporting spatially entangled photons through an optical fiber
NASA uses Leap Motion to move ATHLETE rover (w/ video)
Physicists to develop new way of electronic computing
The University of California, Riverside has received a $1.85 million grant to develop a new way of computing that is beyond the scope of conventional silicon electronics.
The smallest puzzle in the world
Three pieces of less than 1 mm in size each may be put together to the probably smallest puzzle in the world. For production, researchers used LIGA2.X, a new process to manufacture microstructured casting ...
Paddle vs. propeller: Which competitive swimming stroke is superior? (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Two swimming strokes -- one that pulls through the water like a boat paddle and another that whirls to the side like a propeller -- are commonly used by athletes training for the Olympic Games. But elite swimmers ...
The search serpent: The next wave in robotics
How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.