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Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

The Antares rocket barely lifted off before "disassembling" and exploding just above its launchpad...but while it can feel truly disheartening, we try to remind ourselves space travel is tough, and failure is a natural part of the scientific process.

By October 29, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

On today's show, we talk about the Antares rocket incident, how scientists might use hydrogel to create artificial facial muscles in robots, and a ferrofluid art exhibit that's desperate for your attention.

By October 29, 2014

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Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.

By June 3, 2013

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Tiny robots powered by living muscle tissue

Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.

By July 6, 2014

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A beating patch of cells could mend broken hearts

Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.

By March 18, 2014

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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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Spray-on NeverWet street art appears after it rains

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.

By September 18, 2013

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Spill a lot? NeverWet's ready to coat your gear

Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you've never seen before.

By June 19, 2013

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Printable bionic ear sends hearing to the dogs

Scientists have created a 3D-printed cartilage ear with an antenna that extends hearing far beyond the normal human range.

By May 2, 2013

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See-through brain lets scientists spot the connections

Stanford researchers discover a way to make the brain completely transparent so they can study its structure without the need for slicing.

By April 11, 2013