Tech News: Page 3

This is page 3 of the tech news archives.

Harvard's RoboBee Can Now Dive and Swim Underwater (October 21, 2015): Harvard's insect robots, called RoboBees, can now swim underwater. The robots using a modified flapping technique when underwater.

Cornell Researchers Create Artificial Foam Heart (October 19, 2015): Cornell University researchers have created an artificial foam heart. A mold for the heart is created with a 3D printer.

PolyEyes 2.0 Device Lets Wearer See in 180 Degrees (October 19, 2015): A strange looking device called PolyEyes 2.0 lets users see in two directions at once.

Flying Drone and Walking Robot Work Together to Navigate a Room (October 18, 2015): A flying and walking robot work together to navigate a room and avoid obstacles.

Microsoft's Anechoic Chamber Sets Guinness World Record for the Quietest Place on Earth (October 16, 2015): Microsoft's Anechoic Chamber has set the Guinness World Record for the Quietest place on Earth.

Microscopic Honey Bee Eye Photograph Wins Nikon Small World Contest (October 15, 2015): The close-up image of the eye of a honey bee covered in dandelion pollen won the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

Tech Company Developing 3D Billboards Like in Back to the Future (October 11, 2015): Tech companies are working on the technology to make 3D billboard displays without the need for 3-D glasses.

Laundroid is a Laundry Folding and Washing Robot (October 10, 2015): Japanese technology firms have collaborated on a robot called Laundroid, which is designed to fold clothes.

Disney Research Technology Brings Colored Drawings to Life (October 9, 2015): Disney has unveiled an augmented reality app that brings characters from colored drawings to life.

DARPA Gives Helicopters Robotic Legs (September 20, 2015): DARPA is working on robotic landing gear for helicopters so they can land on irregular and moving surfaces.

Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Titanium Sternum and Rib Cage (September 19, 2015): A cancer patient in Australia received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage in the first surgey of its kind.

Google Launches Project Sunroof to Show Solar Energy Potential of Homes (August 18, 2015): Google has launched Project Sunroof to show people the solar energy potential of their homes.

Future Robots May Use Gecko Grippers to Cling to Outside of the ISS (August 18, 2015): Future robots on the International Space Station may use a technology called Gecko Grippers which is inspired by how geckos climb.

Los Angeles Covers Reservoir With 96 Million Shade Balls (August 17, 2015): Los Angeles is using shade balls to help protect the water in its reservoir.

Computer Program Recognizes Sketches More Accurately Than a Human (July 21, 2015): Scientists say their new computer program can recognize sketches with greater accuracy than a human.

Researchers Build First Metal Matrix Syntactic Foam Sandwich (July 17, 2015): Engineers from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering have built the first metal matrix syntactic foam sandwich

Harvard Engineers Build 3-D Printed Autonomous Hopping Robot (July 9, 2015): Harvard researchers have developed a 3-D printed autonomous soft robot that moves by hopping around.

Engineers Develop Micro-Tentacles for Tiny Robots (July 8, 2015): Engineers from Iowa State have developed micro-tentacles for tiny robots. The tentacles are so small they can be used to hold ants.

MIT Cheetah Robot Jumps Over Objects While Running (May 31, 2015): MIT has improved its Cheetah robot so that it can now clear hurdles while running at 5 mph.

Spiders Sprayed With Carbon Nanotubes Produce Super Strong Silk (May 25, 2015): Scientists find spiders sprayed with water containing graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes produced the strongest fibres ever measured.

Use of Wrong Kitty Litter Blamed for Accident at Nuclear Waste Dump (March 27, 2015): The use of the wrong type of kitty litter is being blamed for a nuclear accident last year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.

3D Objects Rise From Resin Pool With New 3D Printing Technology (March 17, 2015): 3D objects rise fully formed from a resin pool in new 3D printing technology created by Carbon3D.

Limpet Teeth Are Stronger Than Spider Silk (March 1, 2015): Scientists have determined that limpet teeth are stronger than spider silk and may be the strongest natural material.

MIT Develops Chair That Self-Assembles in Water (February 27, 2015): MIT has developed a chair that self-assembles in water.

Microneedle Patch Technology for Polio Immunization Gets Funding (February 24, 2015): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation fund development of microneedle patch technology for polio immunization.

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