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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump
Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small ...
'Robobarista' can figure out your new coffee machine
In the near future we may have household robots to handle cooking, cleaning and other menial tasks. They will be teachable: Show the robot how to operate your coffee machine, and it will take over from there.
Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.
Bioengineering team builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function
(Phys.org) —In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty ...
Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle ...
Engineers build world's smallest, fastest nanomotor
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important ...
Computer system automatically solves word problems
Researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, working with colleagues at the University of Washington, have developed a new computer system that can automatically solve the ...
3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video)
Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assembly
Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how th ...
Using genetic algorithms to discover new nanostructured materials
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Chemical Engineering Professors Venkat Venkatasubramanian and Sanat Kumar, have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an ...
Fly-catching robot expands the scope of biomedical research
Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly.