Robots Feel and React to Pain

Although pain is perceived as a bad experience, the sensation comes with benefits which allow us to learn from and react to our actions. Without pain, humans wouldn’t know to stay away from hazards, or know when to rest when their bodies are pushed to the limit. Unlike humans, robots have few methods of knowing […]

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China’s Straddling Bus Concept

China is currently experiencing approximately 20 million new drivers on its roads each year due to a surge in population growth. Because of this increase, traffic levels are becoming unbearable for residents and emission levels are drastically increasing nationwide. As a possible solution to both issues engineers have developed the Straddle Bus, a transportation concept […]

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Lithium Battery Offers Flexible Wearable Energy

An international team of researchers led by Professor John Rogers from the University of Illinois have recently developed a stretchy, adhesive, power storage device which can be used for a variety of applications. This new battery is able to stick to an individual’s skin like a band aid, allowing them to power electronics on the […]

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Exosuit Helps Patients Regain Mobility

As people grow older their muscles begin to deteriorate, resulting in a considerable loss in the amount mobility they once had. Although they can still maneuver by themselves, it causes significant strain on their bodies to walk extended distances without support. These difficulties also apply to people who have been victims of a stroke, have […]

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Bubble Elimination in Hydraulic Machinery

Hydraulic machinery operates through a fairly simple process which relies on liquid pressure to generate tones of force in a matter of seconds. Consisting of many tubes full of hydraulic liquid, the machine pushes the liquid through one end of each tube and forces it out the smaller, opposite end. Since the liquid cannot be […]

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Sensors Creates Smarter & Safer Car Seats

Most new vehicles contain technology built-in to every car element to ensure the safest and best experience for each person inside. However, car seats have remained pretty standard, with very few modifications to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of a collision. Although airbags have aided in reducing major head and/or neck […]

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Device Detects Gluten In Your Meals

People who have celiac disease or gluten allergies are must thoroughly monitor every ingredient for a meal, including ones found on product labels, to ensure no wheat, rye, or barley is listed. It is even more difficult to monitor ingredients at a restaurant, due to lack of accurate item lists and cross contamination in kitchens. […]

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Bio-Glass Helps Repair Damaged Cartilage

The popularity of 3D printing has had a major impact on advancements in research within the medical industry. Although scientists have not yet found a 3D printed material to perfectly replicate bone, a research team has recently created a new bio-glass substance that can be custom printed to replace damaged cartilage. Developed by researchers at […]

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Smart Earbuds Change the Way We Hear

The invention of earbuds offered many improvements to previous headphone designs which were often large, hard to store, and not at all discreet. However, earbuds still had faults, including overpowering background noise and tangled wires. Nuheara, a tech company in San Francisco, recently created new smart earbuds, called IQbuds, which contain several helpful features to […]

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Smart Bottle Keeps Wine Fresh Due With Unique Valve

When a bottle of wine is opened, the seal is broken allowing oxygen to flood in through the top and begin the spoiling process. Even if the cork or lid is put back on as quickly or tightly as possible after each use, oxygen will still enter and alter the taste. Kuvée, an American wine […]

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