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Mechanical engineer creates robot Venus Flytrap

( -- Mohsen Shahinpoor, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine has created a robot version of the infamous bug eating Venus Flytrap, using a material he invented himself several years ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Robotics report
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Positioning enzymes with ease

Virtually all processes in the human body rely on a unique class of proteins known as enzymes. To study them, scientists want to attach these molecules to surfaces and hold them fast, but this can often be a tricky undertaking.

dateApr 11, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Lessons on bird-watching

What do emus, ostriches, and humans have in common? Similar walking and running mechanics and the ability to use energy efficiently, according to a new study coauthored by Northeastern University researcher Richard Marsh.

dateDec 21, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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A 'stitch in time' could help damaged hearts

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has demonstrated the feasibility of a novel technology that a surgeon could use to deliver stem cells to targeted areas of the body to repair diseased or damaged tissue, ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Medical research
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