Gentle robotic gripper can lift egg yolks without breaking them

A new type of flexible, robotic gripper is gentle enough to lift egg yolks and precise enough to lift a human hair. Check out the video to see it in action.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
today ~5 min

Tiny new wasps turn up in campus oak tree

A tiny, non-stinging wasp species is the first to appear in scientific literature alongside its fully sequenced genome.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
today ~10 min

Cushy running shoes don’t increase leg stiffness

If you're a runner who likes to wear thick, cushiony running shoes, new reasearch is good news: They don't increase leg stiffness.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Test uses ‘sloppy beacons’ to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants

A new rapid test that can detect all known COVID-19 variants, including Omicron, could guide treatment and identify high-risk patients, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Team links social media use to worse physical health

College students who used social media excessively experienced worse physical health and reported visiting the doctor more often.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Testing dried blood spots can gauge elephant health

Using dried spots of blood from elephants is a viable way to evaluate their health, research shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tonga eruption may be a record-breaker

The recent volcanic eruption on the island of Tonga is one of the strongest ever recorded, and future eruptions could happen, an expert explains.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

How the brain knows to take out the ‘trash’

A new study clarifies how the brain knows when to "take out the trash." The discovery may offer clues into the pathology of diseases like Parkinson's.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Drug that ‘scoops up’ cholesterol may cut dementia risk after stroke

Cyclodextrin, which the FDA has approved as an ingredient in drugs, may be able to reduce the risk of dementia after stroke, according to new research.

U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~5 min

Tweak makes mass production of solar cells more sustainable

A new method could be a big boost for solar energy. "This could really accelerate the production and deployment of perovskite solar panels and cells."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~6 min