ExoHand: Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair (w/ video)
Honda will recycle rare-earth metals from batteries
Plastic electronics: a neat solution
(Phys.org) -- A breakthrough in the development of a new generation of plastic electronic circuits by researchers at the Cavendish Laboratory brings flexible and transparent intelligent materials such ...
3-D, after-the-fact focus image sensors invented
(PhysOrg.com) -- At the heart of digital photography is a chip called an image sensor that captures a map of the intensity of the light as it comes through the lens and converts it to an electronic signal.
'Buckliball' opens new avenue in design of foldable engineering structures (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University ...
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.
Spray-on antenna gets great reception at Google event
Clever math could enable a high-quality 3-D camera for cellphones
When Microsofts Kinect -- a device that lets Xbox users control games with physical gestures -- hit the market, computer scientists immediately began hacking it. A black plastic bar about 11 inches wide ...
China tests 500 kilometers per hour train
Self-healing electronics could work longer and reduce waste
When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip or even the whole device is a loss. But what if it could fix itself, and fix itself so fast that the user never ...
By using optical equipment in a totally unexpected way, MIT researchers have created an imaging system that makes light look slow.