Ceramic and Metal 3D Printing Possible This Year

3D printing has become a useful tool for many applications, quickly creating plastic objects with precise dimensions. Currently, 3D printing materials are predominantly plastic-based, but two American companies have developed new printing methods which would expand the capabilities of the 3D printer by enabling the printing of ceramic and metal structures with the possibility of […]

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Finger Motions on Touchscreen Generate Power

Researchers from Penn State University, with funding from Samsung, have developed a new technology that generates electricity from an individual’s finger movements on a touch screen. The team hopes to provide up to 40 percent of a smartphone’s future power through this refueling process alone. Mechanical energy is a growing technology trend, enabling devices to […]

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Medical Device Tests Vision From Home

As an increasing amount of digital products are introduced into the marketplace, consumers are spending more time staring at screens than ever. This causes an individual’s eyes to be under continuous strain and can lead to vision problems over time if not properly monitored. To help detect potential problems without frequent trips to an optometrist, […]

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Robot Works Safely Alongside Humans

Collaborative robots, or cobots, are one of the fastest growing segments in the robotics market due to their ability to integrate into various procedures without eliminating human assistance. Franka Emika, a Munich-based robotics company, recently revealed their newest robotic arm that drastically increases safety for human-robot interaction. The arm includes a force-sensing control scheme; a […]

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Giant Robot Provides Safety for Fukushima Cleanup

Master designer Vitaly Bulgarov recently teamed up with Korea Future Technology, a robotics company, to create a massive robotic mech suit that will help in the Fukushima cleanup. This robot mech suit stands 13 feet tall and encases the pilot in a glass box located in the center of the suit, providing a first person […]

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Battery Made from Paper Powered by Bacteria

For years scientists have been exploring the properties of microbial fuel cells, testing their abilities in a variety of applications and industries. These biological cells are capable of generating electricity from the electrons that bacteria release as they feed on organic waste that can then be used to power devices. Now, researchers from Binghampton University […]

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Electric Truck In Developing Countries

In developing countries, women and children spend a combined 200 million hours transporting water each day for drinking, cooking, and cleaning purposes. Even with this effort, an estimated 4,000 children die each day due to a lack of water or contaminated water sources. To provide aid to these communities, Terraintegra created the Eridanos project, with […]

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HIV Implant Receives $140 M in Funding

In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 24.7 million people are living with the HIV virus, accounting for 71 percent of the global total. With 2.1 million individuals having contracted HIV worldwide in 2015 alone, the virus shows no sign of relenting without defensive action being taken. Although considered incurable, HIV transmission can be prevented through a technique […]

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Robot-Plant Biohybrids Create Vegetation Structures

Caring for a plant can often be a large challenge, requiring perfect conditions and routine maintenance to ensure healthy growth. Controlling the plant’s growth requires even further attention to form the end plant into a specific shape or structure. As a method of streamlining plant structures, Flora Robotica has designed a plant-robot biohybrid to explore […]

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