Biochemical engineers at the Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce ‘soft’ robots and ‘smart’ medical devices that do not rely on cumbersome wires, batteries or tethers.
A new project led by Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) will combine artificial intelligence (AI) with massive amounts of data and industry experience to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption.
New research at the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that the rubber-like elasticity of skin, which contracts to its original shape after being stretched, is key to the development of regularly spaced hairs and sweat glands during development.
Scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum have identified and named a new species of dinosaur in honor of renowned Canadian paleontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie.
In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina (NC) State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.