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illustration of a robotic jellyfish

Jul 1, 2020

Jellyfish-Inspired Soft Robots Can Outswim Their Natural Counterparts

Researchers make faster, more powerful soft robots -- including an exceptionally fast robotic jellyfish. 

Illustration of how semiconductor properties change as grain size decreases in strontium titanate.

Jul 1, 2020

Researchers Develop Computational Model to Build Better Capacitors

Model aims to guide development of new energy storage devices for electronics. 

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

Using beneficial fungi to help crops handle drought, disease. 

strands of DNA in the shape of a computer chip

Jun 12, 2020

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Researchers are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems. 

flowchart of how artificial chemist works

Jun 4, 2020

‘Artificial Chemist’ Combines AI, Robotics to Conduct Autonomous R&D

Combining AI and robotics to advance materials R&D and manufacturing. 

photos of glasses and video equipment, as well as different types of terrain

May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty Into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

A bunch of sweetpotatoes

May 27, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team is setting out to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. 

An array of magnetic cilia

May 26, 2020

Controlling Artificial Cilia With Magnetic Fields and Light

Researchers have made remotely-controlled, artificial cilia that bend into new shapes, then return to their original shape. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

May 14, 2020

Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Track Novel Coronavirus in Wastewater

Wastewater monitoring for novel coronavirus could help provide early warning of outbreaks. 

radiation warning sign

May 11, 2020

Study Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter, Non-Toxic Radiation Shielding

Polymer may be a light, strong, non-toxic alternative to traditional radiation shields. 

diagram shows how soft robot design was inspired by cheetahs

May 8, 2020

Inspired By Cheetahs, Researchers Build Fastest Soft Robots Yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a faster soft robot. 

radiation warning sign

May 4, 2020

Study Highlights Gallium Oxide’s Promise for Next Generation Radiation Detectors

Single-crystal gallium oxide makes a faster, tougher x-ray sensor. 

fabric sleeve that is also a video game controller

Apr 30, 2020

‘Breathable’ Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Stretchable electronic material can 'breathe' – making it more comfortable for users. 

diagram of ethylene production process

Apr 24, 2020

Catalyst Opens Door To More Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Ethylene Production

Finding could help cut related CO2 emissions by up to 87%. 

man walking by tree that is blocking a road

Apr 15, 2020

Research Helps Volunteers Do the Most Good After a Disaster

New tools help coordinate volunteers to do the most good.