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Tomorrow Daily 135: Biodegradable robots working in your body, the Godzilla Hotel and more

On today's show, Khail and Ashley marvel at tiny robots made to collect samples inside your body and dissolve after they're done, start saving up to stay at the Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo, and show you a retired engineer's violin-playing robot.

By February 25, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily: Biodegradable robot surgeons, coming soon to a tumor near you

John Hopkins University scientists are currently working on what they're calling "micrograbbers" made of hydrogel and stiff polymers. Someday, they hope to send these tiny objects into your body to perform procedures that might otherwise be invasive.

By February 25, 2015

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Super-light metal from Boeing is both flexible and strong (Tomorrow Daily 256)

A Boeing research team is lifting the veil on its new, lightweight metal. The microlattice design and ultrathin walls make for a flexible, durable material that could someday be used in airplanes or cars.

By October 12, 2015

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Boeing says its metal microlattice is the 'lightest metal ever' (Tomorrow Daily 256)

Ashley discusses a new metal with walls 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, a robot that may someday become a handy helper for ISS astronauts and a biodegradable "water bottle" you can eat.

By October 12, 2015

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Biodegradable 3D-printed underpants can be worn, tossed

Thanks to a new-3D printing system developed by an Israeli couple, 3D-printed clothing that acts and feels like cloth could be on the way. First stop: disposable Reg Grundies for women.

By November 11, 2013

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Investigating a biodegradable drone on Tomorrow Daily

The research team developing the bio-friendly drone says it would mostly melt like a puddle of goo if it went down in the field, raising some interesting questions about future environmental research...and espionage.

By November 13, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 086: Bio-drones, PlayStation Vue, a 'Starry Night' bike path and more

On today's show, we check out a biodegradable drone with a fungi-like casing, discuss the PlayStation Vue and swoon over a bike path in the Netherlands inspired by Van Gogh.

By November 13, 2014

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Sweet! Scientists developing sugar-filled batteries

Researchers at Virginia Tech say sugar could be the key to cheap, biodegradable batteries that can be refilled.

By January 22, 2014

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Gucci's liquid wood sunglasses can biodegrade

The Italian fashion label dreams up eco-friendly glasses made out of a biodegradable superwood.

By May 29, 2012

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Will Qmadix biodegradable cables untangle the future?

Qmadix will announce its biodegradable cables for mobile devices and electronics at Macworld iWorld 2012.

By January 25, 2012