Scientists create circuit board modeled on the human brain (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers ...
Toronto team's robotic arm control is all in the mind
Low-cost 3D printed hand suits man for daily needs (w/ video)
Graphene foams: Cozy and conductive scaffolds for neural stem cells
‘Eyeborg’ man films vision of future (w/ video)
Researchers build transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensor (w/ video)
Imagine having skin so supple you could stretch it out to more than twice its normal length in any direction - repeatedly - yet it would always snap back completely wrinkle-free when you let go of it. You ...
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...
On the frontiers of cyborg science
No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an ...
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could ...
Robotics breakthrough: Scientists make artificial skin
Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch, in a major step towards next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs.
Scientists discover why we never forget how to ride a bicycle
(PhysOrg.com) -- You never forget how to ride a bicycle - and now a University of Aberdeen led team of neuroscientists has discovered why.
Nanoscale 'stealth' probe slides into cell walls seamlessly
A nanometer-scale probe designed to slip into a cell wall and fuse with it could offer researchers a portal for extended eavesdropping on the inner electrical activity of individual cells.
New high-sensitivity electronic skin can feel a butterfly's footsteps
Stanford researchers have developed an ultrasensitive, highly flexible, electronic sensor that can feel a touch as light as an alighting fly. Manufactured in large sheets, the sensors could be used in artificial ...
From touchpad to thought-pad? Research shows that digital images can be manipulated with the mind
Move over, touchpad screens: New research funded in part by the National Institutes of Health shows that it is possible to manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind.