Technology

  • Creating nanobots like they do in movies

    Design theory seeks to control how they assemble.

    Researchers in Australia and the UK are bringing a sci-fi concept closer to reality as they work to overcome a major ...

    Robotics December 8, 2020
  • AI makes its mark in the stratosphere

    Unmanned balloons kept in position for weeks.

    Canadian and US scientists have kept an unmanned balloon in position in the stratosphere for weeks at a time by teach...

    AI December 4, 2020
  • Diving with Clio is quite an adventure

    New AUV works hard and travels far and wide.

    Engineers in the US have built an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that appears to up the ante in terms of underwa...

    Robotics December 2, 2020
  • Swift by design, drone by nature

    Ornithopters not just a flight of fancy.

    Hovering, darting, gliding, diving and braking, the fleet-winged contraption in the video below is at the cutting edg...

    Robotics November 27, 2020
  • Producing hydrogen, not oxygen

    Scientists create tiny droplet-based microbial factories.

    The search for alternative energy sources is as wide-ranging as it is important. In a new chapter, scientists from th...

    Energy November 26, 2020
  • Next-gen drones could bee like this

    Agility and perception the keys to navigating tight spots

    An Australian-led team says it has uncovered the secret to the agile flight of the bumblebee, which could influence t...

    Robotics November 25, 2020
  • A successful AI cameo in the lab

    Algorithm finds new material with minimum of fuss.

    Scientists have identified a new compound with potential uses in photonic devices and biologically inspired computers...

    AI November 25, 2020
  • Making robots useful in the warehouse

    Researchers try adding a little deep learning.

    Working in a warehouse is tough for robots. Unlike on a production line, where the same motion is constantly repeated...

    Robotics November 19, 2020
  • Keep cool like a camel

    The two-layer thing may work for technology too.

    US scientists have developed a bi-layer passive cooling technology they say is inspired by the way camels stay cool i...

    Materials November 14, 2020
  • Is that meat fresh? Check your phone

    Colour-changing barcode behind novel e-nose.

    Your phone might soon be able to do a sniff test for you. Credit: NTU Singapore Researchers are working on an a...

    AI November 12, 2020
  • Hold it softly like an elephant would

    Robotic gripper design takes its cues from nature.

    Engineers in Australia have gone back to nature in the quest to design a robotic gripper that can deal with tight spa...

    Robotics November 10, 2020
  • Can objects bruise like we do?

    Korean scientists continue quest to make it possible.

    Scientists are trying to develop things that bruise. The theory goes that if skin can tell us where it’s damaged by c...

    Materials November 7, 2020
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