Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
Source: EPFL Posted: 2/6/16 EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes -- that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new level.
Electrons and Liquid Helium
Source: OIST Posted: 2/4/16 Research conducted by the OIST could represent an important step in understanding two-dimensional semiconductors. They found anomalies in the behavior of electrons in electrons on liquid helium two-dimensional system.
Understanding the Magnetic Sun
Source: NASA Posted: 2/2/16 Brief overview of the sun's invisible magnetic field which is responsible for everything from the solar explosions that cause space weather on Earth – such as auroras – to the interplanetary magnetic field.
Switching light with a silver atom
Source: ETH Posted: 2/2/16 Researchers at ETH have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.
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