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Enabling a hydrogen-fueled future

Due to its nature as a clean fuel, there has been substantial interest in recent decades in developing hydrogen fuel cells and storage technologies. However, this "hydrogen economy" is currently limited by the fact that hydrogen is known to significantly reduce the toughness of steels.... click to read more

  • Eason Chen | Research Fellow at Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Julie M. Cairney | Professor at Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Views 1723
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2020
How robots can learn to grasp from humans

We use our hands every day to hold and move objects of various shapes, sizes, materials and weights. However, grasping an object is a complex process, even though we do it effortlessly without even a second thought. For example, if we want to lift a... click to read more

  • Subramanian Sundaram | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT; Wyss Institute, Harvard University; Biological Design Center, Boston University
Views 2163
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 22, 2020
A robotic capsule to explore the gastrointestinal tract

Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract place a significant burden on society and include colorectal cancer, which alone accounts for almost a million deaths each year. Standard flexible endoscopy is the gold standard procedure to diagnose these diseases. It involves the skillful navigation of a long... click to read more

  • Joseph C. Norton | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at STORM Lab, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Views 3020
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 4, 2020
AntBot is able to go home like desert ants

Autonomous navigation is one of the leading technological challenges of the 21st century in the fields of the automotive industry, air and maritime transport, and mobile robotics. To be functional, such systems must perform multi-sensor data fusion provided by the GPS and other devices like... click to read more

  • Julien Dupeyroux | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ISM, Marseille, France
  • Stéphane Viollet | Research Director at Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ISM, Marseille, France
  • Julien R. Serres | Associate Professor at Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ISM, Marseille, France
Views 1943
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 29, 2019
Grape expectations: how balls of water can mimic metallic objects in the microwave oven

When you see sparks in your microwave oven, it usually means you accidentally left a metallic object inside. So, imagine the surprise of millions of people who have observed in-person or online that under the right conditions grapes, cherry tomatoes, ground cherries (physalis), and olives... click to read more

  • Aaron Slepkov | Professor at Department of Physics & Astronomy, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Views 2250
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 26, 2019