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Cheetah-inspired soft robots: how to make robots run fast?

Soft robots are made of rubber-like soft materials that mimic soft-bodied insects and animals such as caterpillar, snake, jellyfish, and octopus. Unlike conventional rigid robots, soft robots can continuously deform their soft body to navigate through confined spaces, thereby enabling safe and adaptive interactions with... click to read more

  • Jie Yin | Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Yichao Tang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
Views 174
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 4, 2021
The travel time of light inside the hydrogen molecule

The wave-particle duality is arguably one of the most intriguing concepts of quantum mechanics. Depending on the circumstances of the observation, a fundamental particle–like an electron–shows either wave- or particle-like behavior. One typical wave phenomenon is interference, where crests and troughs of two or more... click to read more

  • Sven Grundmann | PhD Student at Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Views 193
Reading time 3 min
published on May 3, 2021
Recovering data you have never seen

What do you do when some of your data is missing? Imagine taking pictures with a camera and discovering some of the pixels are missing on all of the pictures. In this case, you can probably guess what the missing pixels should be using the... click to read more

  • Rik Voorhaar | PhD Student at Univeristy of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 387
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Apr 15, 2021
Plastic is fantastic, but recycling is no magic

Plastic has been unbeaten for decades as the top packaging material. Plastic materials are lightweight, flexible and durable, and can easily undergo a plethora of recycling processes without being irreversibly damaged. Why then, do substantial amounts of unused plastic material end up going to waste? Plastic... click to read more

  • Olivier A. Kirchhoffer | PhD Student at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 612
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 9, 2021
The 1000-year-old mystery of a medieval blue solved!

Lavishly decorated with brightly colored illustrations and ornaments, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages are a feast for the eyes. To preserve these colors for future generations, our group combines methods from the humanities and the natural sciences. In fact, we want to mimic these... click to read more

  • Maria J. Melo | Professor at LAQV-REQUIMTE and Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Paula Nabais | Junior Researcher at LAQV-REQUIMTE and Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Teresa Sequeira Carlos | Science Communicator at LAQV-REQUIMTE, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Views 636
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 3, 2021