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Knitting and weaving artificial muscles could help create soft exoskeletons that people with disabilities could wear under their clothes to help them walk, according to new research.
An inexpensive, hand-powered centrifuge that's based on an ancient toy could help doctors working in developing countries.
A soft, caterpillar-like robot might one day climb trees to monitor the environment, a new study finds.
Here's a roundup of some of the coolest (or scariest, depending on how you feel) abilities machines added to their repertoire in the last year.
From navigating turbulence, to sleeping midflight, to soaring without a sound, animals' flight adaptations are helping scientists design better flying robots.
A tiny electronic chip just three atoms thick could yield advanced circuits that are powerful, flexible and transparent, researchers said in a new study.
A parrot wears tiny, red-tinted goggles and flaps through laser-lit airborne particles to test computer models that explain how animals fly — and shows that there’s room for improvement.
These adhesive sensors can read what's going on in your body based on your sweat, and could eventually provide an alternative to blood tests, according to researchers.
A new mobile robotic printer that is only a little bigger than three stacked hockey pucks will enable people to print anywhere and on any size page of paper.
Bendable, morphing wings covered with overlapping pieces resembling scales or feathers could be used to build more agile, fuel-efficient aircraft, a new study finds.
Just as sweating is one way the body cools off, a new type of fabric could help people reduce body heat.
A 3D-printed smartphone microscope system is making microbiology interactive by allowing schoolkids to experiment and play games with light-seeking microbes.
The battery can withstand twists, bends and other deformations while maintaining its ability to hold a charge.