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About the size of a locust and weighing on 7 grams, this tiny robot can jump 27 times its own size.

Hopper-bot reaches parts that other robots can’t reach!

... 7 grams, and can jump 1.4 meters in the air, 27 times it's own height - that's ten times further for it's size and ... like fleas and locusts are able to jump many times their own height by slowly building up energy in elastic muscles, ...

Spying on the stars

... orbiting around a star - obviously not including our own solar system.  Publishing their results in the journal ... also younger, with a big far-out dust disk, similar to our own Kuiper belt.   The planets, which formed about sixty ... that the system may be a scaled-up version of our own Solar System, but going round a brighter and bigger star. ...

DNA stanford bunny

DNA of things: storing DNA in objects

... use exactly the same molecule as biology uses to store our own blueprints, but we don’t use natural DNA,” explained ... for it to be safely mixed into plastic. “DNA on its own does not mix with polymers, and even if it did it would ... this technique allows inanimate objects to carry their own designs inside them, just like living things do. “At ...

Dolphin

Using AI to recognise dolphins by sound

... and, in some dolphin species, individuals even have their own signature whistles – a bit like having their own names. Dolphins also produce high-frequency echolocation ...

Normal breast tissue

Using CAD to reconstruct breast tissue

... to use this CAD model as a scaffold for the patient's own cells to grow through, meaning that a purpose-grown ... end result would be a new breast, made of the patient's own tissue that is perfectly symmetrical to the original. The ...

These Robots Work Together to Achieve a Common Task

... differs. Each robot is capable of functioning on its own, but when a task appears too large for just one of the ... together to accomplish the job before reverting to their own individual tasks. Instead of having a single rigid ...

Rats in a cage

Controlling a rat with your mind

... of the head. The manipulator thinks about moving their own arm left or right to instruct the rat to turn, and about ... instructions are crucial to control an animal with its own motivation to move. Brain-to-brain connection between two ...

Microscopic magnets designed and tested in a joint NIST/NIH project, might one day be injected into the body to add color and “smart tag” capability to magnetic resonance imaging for medical diagnosis and research.

Superior scans: technicolour comes to MRI

... with the scanner's magnetic field, but also produce their own magnetic field running in the opposite direction.  As a ... at certain frequencies.  The particles then produce their own radio waves, which the scanner can pick up and build into ...

Brain

Probing the brain with hair-thin technology

... to the human brain, this could tell us more about how our own brains work. The new probes, called "Neuropixels", each ... hope that they will be able to better understand how our own human brains work, and how things can go wrong - in ...

Dentist - Faroe Islands

Dental-drill cancelling headphones

... into the headphone socket of their player, then plug their own headphones into the device and then carry on listening to their own music - or even the Naked Scientists podcast - with the ...

Jools Holland at the Tsunami Relief concert in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

Let your mind wander

... some pre-learned blues music and also improvise in their own styles whilst inside an MRI scanner.  The musicians used ... "What we think is happening is when you're telling your own musical story you're shutting down impulses that might ...

Assorted smartphones. From left to right, top row: iPhone 3G, Blackberry 8820, Nokia N78, Nokia N81, (bottom row) Nokia N95, Nokia E65, Nokia N70.

Smartphones - a playground for microbes

... hence a stronger microbial profile. Alongside the person's own bugs are also incidental bacterial passengers that a ... These bugs, which might not be detected in a person's own microbiome, nonetheless might inform our understanding of ...

Virtual reality can be used to treat a fear of heights

Don’t look down! Virtual Reality Cures Fear of Heights

... receiving high-quality treatment from the comfort of their own homes. "In many ways, the treatment that we are providing ... these sorts of treatments in the comfort of their own home, whenever they want." A group of scientists are ...

Two hands forming a heart shape.

Hearts own stem cells heal infarcts

... technique. Stem cells harvested from heart attack victims' own hearts can be used to repair the injured organ, US doctors have shown for the first time. Hearts own stem cells heal infarcts ...

Heat powered glider explores the oceans

... have seen more of the surface of Mars than we have of our own planet. This is because 2/3 of our planet is covered with ...

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a house near Boston Massachusetts

Renewable energy in 2014

... it's actually cheaper to put up solar panels and make your own electricity than it is to buy electricity off the ...

Nanotube speakers

... though a coil near a magnet. The current creates its own magnetic field and so is pushed or pulled by the magnet. ...

 Astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist, participates in a extra-vehicular activity (EVA), a few meters away from the cabin of the shuttle Challenger. He is using a nitrogen-propelled hand-controlled manned manoeuvring unit (MMU). He is...

Can You Do Better Than NASA?

... a glove for a space suit that would out perform their own version.  Space suit gloves are very important, because ...

Sweetcorn Solution to Gas Storage

... of pores and channels that can soak up 180 times their own volume of methane, but at a very low pressure. Normally ...

Herman Melville, American author. Reproduction of photograph, frontispiece to Journal Up the Straits.

Read my words

... writer's head is a 'meta-book'. Writers reach into their own personal meta-book and pull out words to put down on ...

Virus Detecting Device Offers Instant Diagnosis

... virus. In other words different viruses produce their own specific electrical fingerprint which enables the machine ...

Friends

Friendly Genes

... list is a powerful and hitherto unrecognised force - your own DNA: you are much more likely to form lasting alliances ...

 Image of a 2 cm heated steel sphere cooling in boiling water. In the left image the sphere is in the film boiling or Leidenfrost regime wrapped in a vapor layer. In the right image the sphere temperature has fallen and the cooling is switched to...

Metal at 400 degrees underwater

... explosive boiling, the superhydrobic balls - in Petankar's own words - "did nothing".  In fact, fast-frame video ...

Tokyo megacity

It's Alive: Urban Areas are Organisms Too

... urban environments as living, breathing entities of their own. And at the American Chemical Society meeting this week ...

Malayan Tiger

Tiger Stripes As ID

... in the act. A tiger's stripes are unique, much like our own fingerprints, so this means that individual tigers can be ...