Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients

In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.

In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.

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Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Abby Olena | Mar 5, 2020
Researchers and clinicians make small muscle grafts into the arms of amputees to amplify the signals from their peripheral nerves, which then direct the movement of a robotic hand.
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Amy Schleunes | Feb 17, 2020
Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Emily Makowski | Sep 25, 2019
This fish-inspired robot swims at greater speeds than previous ones.
Image of the Day: Flying Fish RobotImage of the Day: Flying Fish Robot
Image of the Day: Flying Fish Robot
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019
The developers envision their device could be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments.
Image of the Day: Jelly Bot
Image of the Day: Jelly Bot
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 3, 2019
See a tiny, jellyfish-like robot swim, burrow, and carry beads.
Image of the Day: Bee Bot
Image of the Day: Bee Bot
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 1, 2019
Developers made an insect-like robot with two pairs of wings.
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Ruth Williams | Apr 24, 2019
The robotic catheter can guide its own movements within the heart of a live mammal to the site of a leaky valve replacement.
Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs
Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems. 
Image of the Day: Snowflake
Image of the Day: Snowflake
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
Scientists take a close look at metal alloys that form snowflake-like structures called crystalline dendrites.