Researchers at HRL Laboratories, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Irvine have created what they say is the lowest-density material, a lattice of hollow tubes of the metal nickel.
An airy, shock-absorbing nickel lattice of extremely low density could improve vehicles, aircraft, and batteries, its creators predict.
Having only ever seen the fearsome Nurburgring in the virtual world, we sent Alex to see whether he could tame the beast in reality from behind the wheel of a Porsche 911.
The experiment is part of a broader effort to use robots to help people with reduced mobility, as well as seniors.
Georgia Tech team is working on a robotic arm that can "feel" through clutter to reach something, a common search-and-rescue task.
Defense contract kick-starts electromagnetic pulse-tolerant receiver program
It's not as sexy as Nurse Nancy, but Cody, the robot who gives baths, might be more effective and cheaper in the future.