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Robotic fingers to pick fragile objects with a gentle touch

Robotic fingers to pick fragile objects with a gentle touch

They also have been unable to handle flat or deformable objects.

 

Coming, cheaper solar cells with greater efficiency

Coming, cheaper solar cells with greater efficiency

Scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can pave the way for cheaper solar cells while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2 percent.

 'Miniature' electronic devices come closer to reality

'Miniature' electronic devices come closer to reality

Adaptable electronics is generating significant interest in the scientific community because of the many applications.

'Miniature' electronic devices come closer to reality

A new study has recently revealed that it may be possible to develop electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways that will allow miniaturizing the electronic devices.

Ultra-fast robot arm can catch objects on the fly

Scientists have developed a new robot arm capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.

How bony spines of fish fins evolved into fingers and toes

Researchers compared structure and behavior of clusters of Hoxa and Hoxd genes, possessed by both fish and land animals, in embryos from mice and zebrafish and discovered similar 3-dimensional DNA organization of the fish and mouse clusters.

Flexible electrodes show promise in Parkinson`s

Tiny, ultra-flexible electrodes could be the answer to more successful treatment of Parkinson`s, which afflicts an estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide.

World`s first bionic hand will allow amputees to `feel` touch

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted on to a patient`s arm for the first time very soon.

New therapy `may help spinal cord injury patients walk again`

A severed section of the spinal cord can make a comeback when its own innate intelligence and regenerative capacity, termed as the “spinal brain” is awakened, a new study has claimed.

New `rocket` can go to moon on 100cc fuel

A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions.

Swiss craft janitor satellites to grab space junk

Swiss scientists say they plan to launch a "janitor satellite" specially designed to get rid of orbiting debris known as space junk.