Engineering

In-ear silicon speakers for the internet of voice

"Hey Goosilexa, can I go swimming?" Today, we receive synthetically spoken answers to questions aimed at helping to make our decisions easier. Increasingly, voice-based services infiltrate everyday lives. Major hardware and ...

Engineering

Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells. Earthworm muscle tissue allowed for a high contractile force that could be sustained ...