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Dive of the RoboBee

The Harvard RoboBee, designed in Wood’s lab, is a microrobot, smaller than a paperclip, that flies and hovers like an insect, flapping its tiny, nearly invisible wings 120 times per


Humans can empathize with robots

Researchers have presented the first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to empathize with a robot in perceived pain. Event-related brain potentials in human observers, reflecting empathy with humanoid robots in

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CES 2015: Braven announces Fuse audio mixer, luxury speakers line, Bridge

One company is really making a splash at CES this year, and that company is Braven. Yesterday we gave you the news about three new speaker lines from the accessories


Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

A concept drawing explains the goals of the ElectRX program. Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the


First Fully Functioning Organ Grown Inside Mouse

On average about 20 people a day die because no suitable donor organ is available. Now, for the first time, scientists report reprogramming cells inside a mouse and growing those


Sea Urchin-Inspired House Captures Tidal Energy

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a seafront home shaped like a sea urchin — who hasn’t? — then hold onto your swim fins. The Hydroelectric Tidal House, envisioned by


Solar Energy Farm Floats on Reservoir

Solar panel farms tie up large tracts of land. In small countries that can be a problem. French company Ciel et Terre has a solution: float solar arrays on reservoirs,


Man Hears Wi-Fi Via Hacked Hearing Aids

In the latest issue of New Scientist, freelance science writer Frank Swain contributes an intriguing autobiographical report. Swain, who has been slowly going deaf since his 20s, recently completed an