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Wired Flower

By | November 24, 2015

Researchers use a conducting polymer to construct circuits inside plant cuttings in a proof-of-concept study.


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Similar Strokes

By | April 29, 2015

Physics drove the convergent evolution of swimming in 22 unrelated marine species, a study suggests.


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Collective Robot Behavior

By | August 18, 2014

A swarm of more than 1,000 small, puck-shaped robots can assemble into diverse patterns.


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Week in Review: June 16–20

By | June 20, 2014

Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors


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Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight

By | June 18, 2014

Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.


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Paralyzed Man Kicks Off World Cup

By | June 13, 2014

Wearing an exoskeleton that relayed signals from his brain to his legs, a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of the lower trunk performed the ceremonial first kick of the international sporting event.

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Top 10 Innovations 2013

By | December 1, 2013

The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.

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By | October 1, 2013

Meet a few robots that pose as flesh-and-blood critters to advance science.


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Robo Frogs

By | October 1, 2013

University of Wisconsin researcher Barrett Klein’s robotic tungara frogs call to females.

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Send in the Bots

By | October 1, 2013

Animal robots have become a unique tool for studying the behavior of their flesh-and-blood counterparts.

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