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MIT creates origami robot you can swallow

MIT creates origami robot you can swallow The “ingestible origami robot” can fold up inside a pill to be swallowed.As the name implies, the ingestible origami robot begins life folded up inside a pill.

Data stored at the atomic level with super-high density

Data stored at the atomic level with super-high density Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have devised a way to store data on the atomic scale by manipulating single atoms.The density of the proof-of-concept atomic storage created for the study is 500 terabytes per square inch.

Look out Gorilla Glass: Diamond glass could be harder to crack

Look out Gorilla Glass: Diamond glass could be harder to crack Hardened glass like the near-ubiquitous Gorilla Glass from Corning has made capacitive touchscreens the standard way of interacting with a smartphone.A company called Akhan Semiconductor says that it’s close to releasing a diamond coating for glass that would be even more durable than Gorilla Glass.

Scientists are closing in on turning hydrogen into a metal

Scientists are closing in on turning hydrogen into a metal This isn’t about making lead into gold, but turning elemental hydrogen into a different, never before seen form of hydrogen.Scientists are tantalizingly close to producing the first samples of solid metallic hydrogen using powerful lasers, electrical impulses, and other cutting edge equipment.

Squid proteins help create self-healing fabrics

Squid proteins help create self-healing fabrics Different teams of researchers have recently identified interesting self-assembly proteins in the ring teeth of squid.There’s only a very small amount of protein in the ring teeth — about one gram for a 5kg squid.

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery In theory, superparamagnetic particles can be ideal for drug delivery because an external magnetic field could essentially drag them around the body.The development of larger superparamagnetic crystals could allow doctors to create special crystals for drug delivery.

Researchers claim they compressed hydrogen into a metallic state

Researchers claim they compressed hydrogen into a metallic state If it exists, metallic hydrogen could fundamentally transform the way we used energy.Now, two scientists claim they’ve successfully created solid metallic hydrogen, but the scientific community is not yet convinced.

Women’s often unsung role in electronic gaming focus of Museum of Play project

Women’s often unsung role in electronic gaming focus of Museum of Play project The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, is a collections-based museum focused on the “exploration of play.The museum has announced an upcoming Women in Games project aimed at recognizing the contributions of women in creating electronic games.

Deadly spider’s strange silk may help capture space debris, research says

Deadly spider’s strange silk may help capture space debris, research says But recluses have more on offer besides their neurotoxic venom — they also spin the strongest silk of any spider and may help inspire a next generation of tough materials.Intrigued by the strength of the recluse’s silk, researchers from Oxford University and William & Mary studied the spider and discovered they use a unique ribbon geometry not found in any other arachnid.

Researchers put graphene to work manufacturing optoelectronics

Researchers put graphene to work manufacturing optoelectronics The researchers used an advanced light-based procedure to facilitate the creation of three-dimensional structures that comprise the resulting chip.Optoelectronics refers to devices that can emit, detect, and control light, and this kind of technology has applications in fields including renewable energy and security, according to the researchers.

Scientists figure out a way to 3D print materials like graphene using bacteria

Scientists figure out a way to 3D print materials like graphene using bacteria How about the possibility of printing custom materials such as graphene by using 3D-printed bacteria?They’ve developed a new process — thought to be a world first — that enables them to 3D print a range of materials using bacteria.

Scientists develop smartphone screen that can heal itself

Scientists develop smartphone screen that can heal itself A nicked, scratched, or shattered smartphone screen usual means a visit to the local repair shop, but scientists at the University of California may have developed a better alternative: A display that can repair itself.Chemists at UC Riverside have developed material that can repair itself from cuts and scratches.

Seaweed-based water pouch aims to end the need for plastic bottles

Seaweed-based water pouch aims to end the need for plastic bottles Now a startup called Skipping Rock Labs thinks we can just skip plastic bottles entirely.They started thinking about the way water is stored and consumed on the go after working on a program to collect and repurpose plastic bottles.

Inside Reebok’s efforts to deliver the next revolution, not evolution, in sneakers

Inside Reebok’s efforts to deliver the next revolution, not evolution, in sneakers The Reebok team dedicated to keeping the innovations coming, Reebok Future, recently announced it was making footwear out of organic materials.Its Cotton + Corn initiative uses corn products to make shoe soles instead of petroleum, and is designed off of the Reebok Classic model.

Synthetic material replicates photosynthesis to generate energy, clean air

Synthetic material replicates photosynthesis to generate energy, clean air “The practical applications of this work include the development of future technology that will transform CO2 (carbon dioxide) into useful materials, including what we call ‘solar fuel,’” Dr.These materials contain nanometer-sized holes, making them small enough to absorb carbon dioxide into the material.