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Human arm sensors make robot smarter (w/ Video)

Using arm sensors that can "read" a person's muscle movements, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a control system that makes robots more intelligent. The sensors send information to ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Carbyne is stronger than any known material

(Phys.org) —A paper on Arxiv presents a detailed look at the properties of carbyne, stronger than graphene and diamond, a true supermaterial. The paper is titled, "Carbyne from first principles: Chain ...

Aug 20, 2013 weblog
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Water droplets prefer the soft touch

(Phys.org) —Researchers have found a way to drive water droplets along a flat surface without applying heat, chemicals, electricity, or other forces: All that's required is varying the stiffness of the ...

Jun 25, 2013
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