From its roots as an electric version of snake oil, by the 1930s vibrators were just another household electric appliance that could soothe your pains at the end of a long day.
June 8, 2020 • ~10 min
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A new gyroscope, so small it can fit on the tip of your finger, could help drones and driverless cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
March 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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High-frequency vibrations are some of the most damaging ground movements earthquakes produce. Now, researchers have a new theory about how they happen.
March 4, 2020 • ~5 min
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Tiny 3D-printed 'micro-bristle-bots' move by harnessing vibrations. One day they could monitor the environment or repair injuries in the body.
July 18, 2019 • ~6 min
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