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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot

Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot

By The Scientist Staff | April 5, 2018

Scientists engineered biomaterials similar to those chameleons use to change color and applied them to a robot.

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The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.

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image: Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses

Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses

By The Scientist Staff | February 9, 2018

Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 

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image: Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science

Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science

By Ashley Yeager | February 1, 2018

New technology could open doors for researchers studying animals’ most complex organ.

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image: Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move

Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move

By Karen Weintraub | February 1, 2018

A robot’s gentle nudge could add just the right amount of force to improve walking for patients with mobility-impairing ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.  

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image: Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots

Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots

By Ruth Williams | September 14, 2017

Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 

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The wearable technology, akin to motorized leg braces, help children with physical disabilities extend their knees as they walk. 

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image: Image of the Day: Amoebot

Image of the Day: Amoebot

By The Scientist Staff | March 3, 2017

Scientists create an amoeba-inspired robotic cell, with photo-responsive DNA that allows it to move when exposed to light.

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image: Image of the Day: Bat Bot

Image of the Day: Bat Bot

By The Scientist Staff | February 3, 2017

Scientists build a robot with flexible, bat-like wings that can mimic the flight patterns of live bats.

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image: Wired Flower

Wired Flower

By Karen Zusi | November 24, 2015

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

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