Search results for fast actuation

Plants & Animals Apr 29, 2021

Baby mantis shrimp don't pull their punches

Mantis shrimp don't need baby food. They start their life as ferocious predators who know how to throw a lethal punch.

Analytical Chemistry Apr 28, 2021

Breakthrough purification of fossil pollen using a new large-particle on-chip sorter

Particle sorting is fundamental to biological and medical research, although existing methods are unable to sort large-sized particles via high-throughput sorting. In a new report, Y. Kasai and a research team in Japan, Germany ...

Polymers Apr 13, 2021

Researchers break new ground in 3D printed soft robotics with largest range of polymer hybrids

In a study published in Applied Materials Today, researchers from Singapore have developed the largest range of silicone and epoxy hybrid resins for the 3D printing of wearable devices, biomedical equipment, and soft robotics. ...

Nanomaterials Mar 10, 2021

Adaptive microelectronics reshape independently and detect environment for first time

Flexible and adaptive microelectronics is considered an innovation driver for new and more effective biomedical applications. These include, for example, the treatment of damaged nerve bundles, chronic pain, or the control ...

General Physics Feb 19, 2021

Physicists discover new route to active matter self-organisation

An international team led by Professor Yilin Wu, Associate Professor of the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has made a novel conceptual advance in the field of active matter science. The ...

Polymers Feb 01, 2021

Discovery could lead to self-propelled robots

Army-funded researchers discovered how to make materials capable of self-propulsion, allowing materials to move without motors or hands.

Nanophysics Jan 28, 2021

Researchers create powerful unipolar carbon nanotube muscles

For more than 15 years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and their collaborators in the U.S., Australia, South Korea and China have fabricated artificial muscles by twisting and coiling carbon nanotube or ...

Nanophysics Jan 14, 2021

Acoustofluidic centrifuge for nanoparticle enrichment and assortment

Liquid droplets have recently gained renewed attention as a simplified model for a variety of fascinating physical phenomena at the scale of the cell nucleus to stellar black holes. In a new report now published in Science ...

Plasma Physics Nov 05, 2020

Noise reduction via intermittent control by utilizing a plasma actuator

A research team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology developed a method for reducing aerodynamic noise via plasma. Cavity flow, such as the flow around car gaps of high-speed trains, ...

Nanomaterials Sep 15, 2020

New on/off functionality for fast, sensitive, ultra-small technologies

How do you turn on and off an ultra-small component in advanced technologies? You need an actuator, a device that transmits an input such as electricity into physical motion. However, actuators in small-scale technologies ...

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