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3D-Printed Critters Are Incredibly Lifelike

They slither, they click and clatter, whirl and crawl, watch these 3D-printed critters come to life<p>Japanese designers from the Prototyping & Design Laboratory, the University of Tokyo created a set of 3D-printed critters that are hyper-realistic, complete with organic-seeming movements spurred by a …

3D Printing

The Tiny Robots Will See You Now

With new design advances, nanorobots are inching closer to medical use Illustration: Jinxing LiOver the past week, we’ve highlighted a lot of big, …

Robotics

How Swarm Intelligence Is Making Simple Tech Much Smarter

As a group, simple creatures following simple rules can display a surprising amount of complexity, efficiency, and even creativity. Known as swarm …

Emerging Technology

Beginner’s guide to visualization literacy

Mikhail Popov, a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, led a workshop on visualization literacy recently. A short guide from that workshop is …

Wikimedia

Highly Compliant, Ultra Sensitive Electronic Skin to Give Prostheses a Sense of Touch

Scientists at Stanford University have created a way to produce thin, stretchable electronic circuits that feature incredibly sensitive pressure …

Nanotech

Welcome To The Era Of Self-Destructing Gadgets, From Phones To Drones

The race is on to develop electronics that explode, melt, liquify, evaporate, or otherwise self-destruct on command. Here’s why.<p>The old <i>Mission Impossible</i> TV series was 1960s cool. But star Peter Graves never told us how those recorded messages were able to “self-destruct in five seconds.” Neither …

Special Forces

Laser-Induced Graphene by Multiple Lasing: Toward Electronics on Cloth, Paper, and Food

Graphene

Edible electronics tattooed on your food could help track your health

Transferrable tattoos—or decal transfers—are a familiar part of childhood and industrial design. The technology is straightforward. Transfers consist …

Nanotech

The 10 Grand Challenges Facing Robotics in the Next Decade

Robotics research has been making great strides in recent years, but there are still many hurdles to the machines becoming a ubiquitous presence in …

Robotics

This electronic skin can heal itself — and then make more skin

No-waste e-skin<p>In a quest to make electronic devices more environmentally friendly, researchers have created an electronic skin that can be completely recycled. The e-skin can also heal itself if it’s torn apart.<p>The device, described today in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>, is basically a thin film …

Skin Care

Low-Power Devices Use Backscatter to Transmit Data Several Kilometers

A special modulation scheme and LoRa combine to boost backscatter for the Internet of Things Photo: Dennis Wise/University of WashingtonAs the …

Internet of Things

Top Reasons Startups Fail

It takes more than just a good idea for a startup to succeed. Forbes analyzed 101 failed startups and found that The Top Reason Startups Fail, was …

Why The Internet Of Medical Things (IoMT) Will Start To Transform Healthcare In 2018

Even though the healthcare industry has been slower to adopt Internet of Things technologies than other industries, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is poised to transform how we keep people safe and healthy especially as the demand for solutions to lower healthcare costs increase in the …

Digital Health

Scientists develop graphene sensors that could revolutionise the Internet of Things

Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet …

Nanotech

This Autonomous Quadrotor Swarm Doesn't Need GPS

Without GPS or any other kind of external localization, a dozen of UPenn's quadrotors can fly in formation outdoors Image: UPenn/YouTubeUPenn's …

Autonomous Cars

Want Self-Healing Robots and Tires? Elastomers May Hold the Key

We all have scars, and each one tells a story. Tales of tomfoolery, tales of haphazardness, or in my case, tales of stupidity.Whether the cause of …

Emerging Technology

What Is Edge Computing and Why Does It Matter?

As AI becomes more pervasive and milliseconds matter, decisions will need to be made at the device level. Some companies are already living on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Skin-Like Biosensor Offers Needle-Free Blood Sugar Monitoring

Non-invasive glucose reader is pain-free and conforms to the skin Illustration: Xue Feng & Yihao Chen, Tsinghua UniversitySchematic showing how …

Skin Care

Flexible Wearable Devices Are Already Here, And They’ll Soon Be Ubiquitous

Soft, flexible wearable devices might be right around the corner.<p>Ever since the first personal computer, there has been a trend towards the …

Wearable Tech

Fractus Antennas Pitches New “Antenna-less” Smartphone Technology

Instead of a dedicated antenna, the company's approach radiates radio-frequency signals from the ground plane Photo: Amy NordrumEmployees at Fractus …

Wi-Fi

3D Printed Radiation Patterns

Radiation patterns for antennas can be utterly confusing, especially when presented in two dimensions, as they usually are. Fear not, [Hunter] has …

3D Printing

Tiny Membrane-Based Antennas

Membrane-based antennas can be hundreds of times smaller than regular ones Illustration: Northeastern University/Nature CommunicationsNew …

Engineering

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE: Another insight on PSFK for Members

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE: Another insight on PSFK for Members

Wi-Fi

Biglie sterili per misurare la temperatura

Pubblicato: 01 Dicembre 2017Scritto da Stefano Cazzani<p>I <b>bioreattori</b> o <b>fermentatori</b> sono un po' le "pentole" nelle quali i biotecnologici riescono a far …

Robotic materials: Changing with the world around them

Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities.

Nanotech

Conductive thread stores data in clothes without built-in tech

New technology may soon enable you to get into your home or office with nothing more than your coat, wristband or tie. Scientists at the University of Washington have found a way to create smart fabric, using only conductive thread with no other added electronics.<p>The team manipulated the polarity …

University of Washington

Robots will touch more tenderly when they wear this sensitive skin

Robots increasingly have to interact with ordinary (that is to say, human-focused) objects and environments, and part of that is imitating the extremely delicate and complex human grip. A new type of electronic skin allows a robot to feel not just the pressure from its grip, but whether and in what …

Robotics

This tiny drone solves a huge problem for big warehouses

The drone is being developed by MIT students and could revolutionise the way big warehouses operate.<p>Every year companies lose money due to misplaced items in their warehouses, but this problem is about to be solved thanks to this tiny drone that can keep track of inventory by scanning tags.<p><b>TNW is</b> …

Drones

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization toolwhich enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Infographics

The internet of you: How wireless medical implants will change medicine

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Strap on a Fitbit (see disclosure) and you can track your physical activity and sleep patterns over weeks, …