Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.
Researchers at Duke University have grown the first ever human muscle in a lab that contracts just like naturally grown tissue.
NASA's Mars rovers have already made inroads on Martian soil. The next realm to explore may well be the sky with the addition of low-flying scout helicopters.
Researchers have combined the teeth of various sharks into what they are calling the "Jawzall", a power saw for tearing fish flesh.
A fleet of 25 new workers rolls through the hallways of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, delivering meals and medicine, among other tasks formerly completed by humans.
See 4D images of the human body taken by GE's Revolution CT scanner, which recently completed a six-month trial run at Florida's West Kendall Baptist Hospital.
A flexible implant follows prior breakthroughs with paralysed rats, designed for humans with spinal cord injury.
Quantum dots have been successfully 3D printed into a contact lens, allowing the lens to project beams of light.
German company ThyssenKrupp claims it was inspired by Star Trek's turbolifts when creating the concept for its MULTI elevator concept, which will ferry passengers via a dual-axis design. If that's not crazy enough, check out the wacky buildings TK believes will house those elevators.
Implanting mice with human astrocytes makes them demonstrably more intelligent than their non-human-hybrid peers.