A new method for creating stretchy supercapacitors could pave the way for more flexible and dynamic wearable devices, researchers report.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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A genetically engineered killer T cell can identify and attack the T cells that cause type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers report.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
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Getting run over by a car isn't a near-death experience for the diabolical ironclad beetle. How it survives could lead to materials with the same toughness.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new technology lets researchers use metal to create nature-inspired surfaces with unique powers, including rose petals' water-repelling ability.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~6 min
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Batteries that can conform to the shape of a robot's body double as protection and far more efficient energy storage could pave the way for new bots.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~4 min
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Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
June 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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