Robots Now Can Have Sense of Touch [video]

Robots Now Can Have Sense of Touch [video]

“Human touch”: it’s so central to our lives that it’s a key part of a Michelangelo painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. If robots are going to learn to interact with us in natural ways, touch is going to be an important skill for success....
Bones Heal Faster with New Disappearing Implant

Bones Heal Faster with New Disappearing Implant

In the Victorian era, novel electrical devices promised to cure just about anything from anxiety and migraines to heart palpitations and diarrhea (not to mention various sexual complaints). Fortunately, scientific research has resulted in more effective and reliable...
New Smart Skin Lets You Sweat

New Smart Skin Lets You Sweat

Have you every worn a pair of rubber gloves to complete a task on a hot summer day? The gloves may stay dry on the outside, but in a short time the insides will be sopping wet because your hands sweat in the heat. And that liquid has no place to go because it’s...
New Facemask Detects COVID Virus

New Facemask Detects COVID Virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we need rapid, accurate, and convenient ways to detect the spread of infection. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have worked together to create a wearable biosensor that can produce a result in just 90 minutes at room temperature...