Thursday, 21 August 2014

Early Metamorphosis Insertion Technology (EMIT) is a novel methodology for integrating microfabricated neuromuscular recording and actuation platforms on insects during their metamorphic development

Implanted electrodes control and monitor moth flight Video

21 Aug 2014

Researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths.


Gearing up for Formula E Video

18 Aug 2014 | By Jason Ford

Pre-season testing begins this week for next month’s hotly anticipated all-electric motor-racing spectacular


Mechanical motion added to 3D-printed creations Video

11 Aug 2014

New computational design methods are bringing 3D-printed creations to life by adding mechanical motion.


Origami robot inspired by protein folding Video

8 Aug 2014

Engineers have taken inspiration from origami to develop self-assembling robots.


Magnetic field causes a hairy moment for uphill water Video

7 Aug 2014

A new elastic material coated with microscopic, hairlike structures has been developed to tilt in response to a magnetic field.

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Several recent discoveries have indicated that it might be possible to use graphene as the basis for biocompatible implants to replace lost senses such as sight and interfacing with prosthetics. How likely is this, and what are the main roadblocks?