Why hospital architects need to talk to nurses

Many of us pay close attention to how our taxes are spent, and how well governments invest in infrastructure projects such as roads, schools and hospitals. Value for money is key. Yet horror stories of waste, lateness and ...

Jumping, roly-poly, untethered robot described

A novel, fully untethered soft robot capable of repeated jumping is able to cover half a meter in a single hop-and-roll motion. The innovative design of this combustion-powered robot, based on a roly-poly toy, and how it ...

Robotic fish designed to perform escape maneuvers

A soft-bodied, self-contained robotic fish with a flexible spine that allows it to mimic the swimming motion of a real fish also has the built-in agility to perform escape maneuvers. The innovative design and capabilities ...

New solar cell is more efficient, less costly

(Phys.org) —American innovators still have some cards to play when it comes to squeezing more efficiency and lower costs out of silicon, the workhorse of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules worldwide.

World's first handheld sound camera ready for market

Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, ...

Intel revamps chipsets in new mobile push

Intel Corp. on Monday unveiled a new line of computer chips as part of the tech giant's efforts to gain traction in the fast-growing mobile sector.

Nothing bugs these NASA aeronautical researchers

(Phys.org) —NASA's gutsiest scientists say they don't get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves smashed into. The preceding dose of hyperbole is brought to you by a team of folks at NASA's ...

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