Robotics

DARPA has competition plans for insect-scale robots

Earlier this month, DARPA announced it is launching a new SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) program. SHRIMP will develop and demonstrate micro-to-milli robotic platforms for scenarios brought on by ...

Computer Sciences

Algorithm can predict debate winner

Ideally, debates are like fuel for the engine of democracy. But in their current form on social media, are they really getting us anywhere?

Robotics

Biobot made of heart cells and gel looks like fluttering butterfly

A team of researchers at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, has developed a heart-on-a-chip platform incorporating rat heart muscle cells, hydrogel and nanocrystals. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, ...

Internet

Ethereum responds to eclipse attacks described by research trio

In a nutshell, three researchers have described in a paper "Low-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Ethereum's Peer-to-Peer Network" that it is possible to carry out an eclipse attack on the Ethereum network. As important, maintainers ...

Engineering

Design tool for 3-D printed objects

3-D printing has progressed over the last decade to include multi-material fabrication, enabling production of powerful, functional objects. While many advances have been made, it still has been difficult for non-programmers ...

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Platform

The word platform is used in several different contexts, usually referring to some kind of standing surface used to support things, give them stability, or visibility:

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