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Digital Trends - by Luke Dormehl - 10/09/2018

Here is a sentence that sounds like it’s come fresh off the pages of a Michael Crichton techno-thriller: Scientists have created “artificial life” on a quantum computer for the first time ever. And that could turn out to be kind of a big deal.

Science Daily - by Shan Yu - 10/01/2018

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. These quantum dots produce clean hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight -- a sustainable source of energy. They introduce new eco-friendly and powerful materials to solar photocatalysis.

New Atlas - by Rich Haridy - 10/01/2018

A new video from AIST, Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, shows a prototype robot designed to work on construction sites in situations where there is a shortage of human workers. The robot in undeniably slow but also strikingly accurate, suggesting a future where humanoid robots could replace even more human jobs.

The Telegraph - by Sarah Knapton - 09/26/2018

A tiny robot caterpillar which can walk through the body delivering drugs has been designed by scientists.

The little silicon robot has hundreds of legs which are just 1mm long and is embedded with magnetic particles so it can be guided to a specific site using an electromagnet.

Futurism - 09/27/2018

Fiberglass is a double-edged sword. It’s an excellent building material because it’s strong and durable, plus it’s easy to mold into pretty much any shape. But fiberglass’ thin strands often cause skin irritation, vision issues, and breathing problems for humans that come into contact with it.

How can we take advantage of fiberglass’ excellent structural properties without putting human health at risk? Why, robots of course!

CNet - by Claire Reilly - 09/26/2018

At least now you don't have to complete that ridiculous New Year's resolution you set yourself...

Cosmos - The science of everything - by Nick Carne - 09/24/2018

US engineers believe a material called MXene could unlock the potential of smart, connected technology.

In research published in the journal Science Advances, a team from Drexel University College of Engineering in Philadelphia, US, reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas made from a two-dimensional metallic material called MXene, which, the researchers say, perform as well as those currently used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.

Wired - by Eric Niiler - 09/24/2018

ellyfish float through the ocean like drones of the sea. Their simple nature makes them a natural muse for robot engineers building devices that can squeeze through tight spaces, check the ocean’s health, and eventually, explore the human body.

Yale News - by William Weir - 09/19/2018

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New “Robotic Skins” technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots.

The Verge - by Stefan Etienne - 09/14/2018

A research project from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands created the latest iteration of the DelFly robot called the Nimble. It’s a super agile robot with a quad-wing flapping system, and it’s capable of flying just as nimbly as a real winged insect.