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Robotics

Kirigami robotic grippers are delicate enough to lift egg yolks

Engineering researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a new type of flexible, robotic grippers that are able to lift delicate egg yolks without breaking them, and that are precise enough to lift a ...

Engineering

E-scooter simulations highlight head injury risk to riders from falls

New Imperial College London research has highlighted the head injury risks to e-scooter riders from falls.

Engineering

Haptic feedback sleeve and goggles allow blind people to 'see' with their arm

Two researchers with the Center for Digital Technology and Management, Technical University of Munich, have developed a haptic feedback sleeve and goggle system that allows blind people to partially "see" with the skin on ...

Engineering

Artificial intelligence: Digital pen helps people learn to write

A smart digital pen that helps people learn to write is currently being developed in the framework of the German-French project Kaligo-based Intelligent Handwriting Teacher (KIHT). The collaboration project funded by the ...

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Pushing the potential of brain-computer interfaces

Since they came into use by physicians and researchers, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) or Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs) have provided ways to treat neurological disorders and shed light on how the brain functions. As ...

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Using 3D printing for alloy materials innovation

While millions of people around the world enjoy renewed mobility from hip and knee replacements, many don't realize that the materials used in such implants have basically stayed the same since the 1960s.

Software

Opening architecture to make air travel safer and easier

Air travelers may see faster, safer security checkpoints—no need to open bags or remove liquids or shoes—thanks to the award-winning work of Sandia and their partners who have developed an open architecture for airport ...

Engineering

A safer gun?: 'Smart' pistols headed to US market

"Smart" pistols designed to limit who can shoot them are poised to hit the booming US firearm market this year, taking aim at spiking gun deaths as federal lawmakers remain deadlocked on any new restrictions.

Engineering

Rational design guidelines for neuromorphic devices

Maps are essential for exploring trackless wilderness or vast expanses of ocean. The same is true for scientific studies that try to open up new fields and develop brand-new devices. A journey without maps and signposts tends ...