Seabird's morphing wings inspire design for robots that can both fly and swim
Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
Finland team uses Earth's magnetic field for phone indoor positioning system
Bug's eye inspires hemispherical digital camera that delivers unmatched field of view
Inspired by the complex fly eye, an interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University has developed a hemispherical digital camera with ...
Vibrating armband helps athletes make the right moves
In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
MIT spinoff spiffs up desktop 3-D printing with Form 1
Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera
By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail.
Intelligent warning systems may make 'dilemma zone' safer
Most drivers have experienced a traffic signal that turns yellow just as they approach an intersection, which makes it difficult for them to decide whether to stop or proceed through it. The wrong choice in this critical ...
BotObjects announces first full color 3D printer— ProDesk3D
New approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child's construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize ...
NASCAR tests tires on a unique machine that can spin rubber at 200 mph
(Phys.org) —Tens of thousands of NASCAR race fans will converge March 30 in nearby Martinsville for the STP 500, watching dozens of race cars zip around the Martinsville Speedway at speeds exceeding 130 ...
Stanford Lab developing new kinds of robot aircraft (w/ Video)
The walls have ears: Princeton researchers develop walls that can listen, and talk
(Phys.org) —Using a modern twist on a technology developed in the 1920s, researchers at Princeton University have embedded ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and ...