Engineering

A biocompatible magnetic skin that could enable new wearable systems

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have recently developed a flexible and imperceptible magnetic skin that adds permanent magnetic properties to all surfaces to which it is applied. This artificial ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Foldables: An open-shut case of hinge worthiness is explored

Liquid powered hinges? Can they make a foldable fold better? A device able to stand up to repeated actions better? Interest in questions like that were inspired by patent buzz recently when a patent filing was discovered ...

Robotics

A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands—in particular for amputees—that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation. This interdisciplinary ...

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