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2014-09-15 04:49:20

Fire, snow, water - and being crushed by a car - are no problem for a new “bio-inspired” robot. The science of soft robotics has taken a major leap forward with the production of the first ever “untethered” soft robot that can get up and walk freely, no longer relying on a cord for power or control.

Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit
2014-09-14 05:03:30

DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.

2014-08-14 12:27:58

Computer algorithm also provides 'quality assurance' for lab-created cells BOSTON, Aug.

Anopheles stephensi mosquito
2014-07-21 03:30:31

A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called “gene drives.”

Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
2014-05-06 03:43:59

The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals

Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
2014-04-23 08:13:46

Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them

Artificial Muscles Do The Twist
2014-02-27 14:13:14

Researchers develop a bio-inspired actuated material that mimics the complex motion of the heart muscle and could lead to better implantable medical devices and flexible robots

New Method Enables Scientists To Print Tissue Constructs With Blood Vessels
2014-02-19 15:24:58

A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels.

TERMES robots
2014-02-14 04:49:33

Inspired by the way termites are capable of building mounds that are hundreds of times their size without detailed plans, researchers have developed robots capable of mimicking the behavior.

New Microscopy Method Could Spot Dozens Of Distinct Types Of Biomolecules Simultaneously
2014-02-03 09:49:50

A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported Sunday in Nature Methods.


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