Autonomous soft-robot is as swift as a fish
MIT researchers have developed an aquatic robot that can change direction in 100 milliseconds, a manoeuvre comparable to that of a fish.
Thermal method measures microscopic particles
A new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles has been developed in the US.
Sensor network will provide in-situ soil salinity test
Researchers have developed a wireless network of sensors that will enable non-destructive testing for soil-based salinity.
Semiconductor surface study gives hope for neural implants
Researchers have furthered their understanding of biological cells and how they adherence to semiconductor materials, an advanced that could inform the development of neural implants.
Metamaterials make 3D acoustic cloaking device
Engineers have demonstrated the world's first three-dimensional acoustic cloak, a device that reroutes sound waves to create the impression that the cloak and anything beneath it are not there.
Artificial photosynthesis converts water and sunshine into hydrogen
A major step towards artficial photosynthesis is being claimed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California
Algorithm to identify biochemical pathways will guide future research
Researchers have developed a computational tool designed to guide future research on biochemical pathways.
UK science to receive ?290m boost
Three projects are to receive ?290m in UK government funding in a drive for innovation, growth and job creation in the UK's high performing science sector.
Light-bending silicon chip shows projector potential
Smartphones could be transformed into projectors with the development of a new light-bending silicon chip in the US.?