Engineering

Research continues showing gains in DNA computing

For the uninitiated in biological computing, the ZDNet headline may have suggested a language processing experiment gone haywire: "Test tube DNA computer calculates the square root of 900."

Engineering

The future of 'extremely' energy-efficient circuits

Data centers are processing data and dispensing the results at astonishing rates, and such robust systems require a significant amount of energy—so much energy, in fact, that information communication technology is projected ...

Engineering

Engineers 3-D print smart objects with 'embodied logic'

Even without a brain or a nervous system, the Venus flytrap appears to make sophisticated decisions about when to snap shut on potential prey, as well as to open when it has accidentally caught something it can't eat.

Robotics

Soft robots utilize humidity gradient levels to generate signals

A team of researchers at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has developed a type of soft robot that can generate signals without using electricity. In their paper published in Proceedings ...