Robotics

Plant cyborg able to move itself to a preferred light source

A team of researchers at the MIT Media Lab built a cyborg that combines a plant with electronics and ultimately allows the plant to choose when it would like to move to a brighter spot. The cyborg is the brainchild of team ...

Engineering

Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI

Researchers commonly study brain function by monitoring two types of electromagnetism—electric fields and light. However, most methods for measuring these phenomena in the brain are very invasive.

Engineering

New membrane-based antenna much smaller than conventional ones

A group led by researchers at Northeastern University in the U.S. has developed a new kind of antenna that is much smaller than conventional antennas. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team ...

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