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Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.
Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.
Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.
A research team has been given a US$855,000 grant to start research on printing's next step: the fourth dimension.
Spraying this liquid-repelling coating on a stencil provides a unique way for people to share messages that become visible after the design comes in contact with water.
Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you've never seen before.
Scientists have created a 3D-printed cartilage ear with an antenna that extends hearing far beyond the normal human range.
Stanford researchers discover a way to make the brain completely transparent so they can study its structure without the need for slicing.
Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.
Researchers at the University of Maryland say a new gel made of water and a fibrous polymer kicks into gear a blood-clotting protein that can stanch deep wounds in minutes.