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biomimetic

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Brain 'pacemaker': Smarter Parkinson's care?

Scientists are working on a biomimetic chip called ReNaChip that could advance current treatments by making deep brain stimulation more precise.

By July 9, 2010

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Researchers set to move on to 4D printing

A research team has been given a US$855,000 grant to start research on printing's next step: the fourth dimension.

By October 9, 2013

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Hagfish-slime clothes could be new fashion statement

Slimy hagfish may hold the key to a new fabric that's stronger than nylon and more eco-friendly than polyester.

By December 10, 2012

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Robot worm laughs off your attempts to squash it dead

It wriggles, it writhes, it explores your insides! The hardy Meshworm crawls like the real thing and could take on military tasks.

By August 11, 2012

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Water-walking robot takes cue from insects

New aquatic microrobot out of China can walk and turn freely on the surface of water by mimicking insects that can do the same.

By July 27, 2011

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Robojelly: Hydrogen-powered robot jellyfish is squishy awesome

That innocent-looking jellyfish floating along in the ocean may actually be Robojelly, a hydrogen-fueled robot surveillance jellyfish in development for the Navy.

By March 21, 2012

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Robots take the big screen in NYC next week

The Robot Film Festival July 16-17 in New York will feature shorts about robots, robot entertainers, and the Botskers red-carpet awards ceremony.

By July 9, 2011

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Crave giveaway: 'Smart scarf' by designer Diana Eng

Bundle up! Jack Frost scarf by geek designer and former "Project Runway" contestant changes patterns according to temperature.

By December 9, 2011

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Ninety-foot drop can't stop robot cockroach

Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing a robot cockroach that can be assembled in about an hour, move quickly, and survive 92-foot falls.

By October 15, 2009

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Robots infiltrate fish schools, garner followers

Researcher Maurizio Porfiri is developing robotic fish that can lead schools of real fish. One possible application is to use the machines to keep fish away from dangerous areas.

By May 29, 2010