Robotic hand nearly identical to a human one (w/ Video)
Transporting spatially entangled photons through an optical fiber
Your next assembly lines may have Baxter robot doing pick-up (w/ Video)
WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk
NASA uses Leap Motion to move ATHLETE rover (w/ video)
UC Davis team's piano system animates hands to do-re-mi (w/ video)
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 ...
LuminAR bulb lights path to augmented reality (w/ video)
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 ...
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
New physics in iridium compounds
(Phys.org)—Unraveling the complexities of spin-orbital coupling could someday lead to new high-temperature superconductors and workable quantum computers via an elusive phase of matter called a "quantum ...
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 ...
Controlling particles for directed self-assembly of colloidal crystals
(Phys.org)—Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Johns Hopkins University have developed a technique to reliably manipulate hundreds of individual micrometer-sized ...
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 ...