Experiment provides indications of an extragalactic component of cosmic rays
It is obvious from the data of the KASCADE-Grande experiment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) that the so-called "knee" of the cosmic rays, a bend in the energy spectrum at high energies, is ...
Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries
Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
Meet MABEL: World's fastest two-legged robot with knees
Recently, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor made a robot run like a human.
OpenSim open-source software from Stanford accurately models human motion
There are 640 muscles in the human body, or maybe it is 639. Or maybe it is 850. Or 656. It all depends on whom you ask. In any case, it is a lot. Stanford bioengineer Scott Delp knows; he has programmed almost every one ...
New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure
Every year, more than a million Americans receive an artificial hip or knee prosthesis. Such implants are designed to last many years, but in about 17 percent of patients who receive a total joint replacement, ...
On the horizon: Implants with built-in sensors that can shake off infection?
(Phys.org) —Keat Ghee Ong envisions a new generation of implantable biosensors. Not only could they signal if all is well (or not) after surgery, they would do it with no batteries and no computer chips. ...
The Nanotechnology of Sundew and English Ivy
Fifteen small sundew plants perch on a window sill, collecting sunlight and eating meat in the lab of Mingjun Zhang on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. Sundew plants are carnivores, consuming ...
Germany-based Turk takes knee-strain out of praying
A Turkish man living in Germany has invented a Muslim prayer mat that takes the strain off the knees which, he said Friday, he hoped to now sell worldwide.
Rare white tiger has knee surgery in Japan
Vets in Japan have carried out knee surgery on a rare white tiger cub, fixing a leg problem the animal had been born with.