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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.