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Synopsis: Programmable Material Inspired by Muscle

A specially designed modular material can adopt many force-generating and energy-storing postures, which could be useful for soft robotics. Skeletal muscle, the muscle tissue that vertebrates can acti... read more

Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skin

This week, engineers at Cornell University report on their invention of stretchable surfaces with programmable ... example of bio-inspired engineering" with a range of potential applications, Hanlon s... read more

Q&A: Silvan Gantenbein PhD Candidate ETH Zürich, 3D printing complex materials

Silvan Gantenbein: The main aim of this approach was to digitally design and fabricate tough and complex-shaped lightweight polymers exhibiting programmable fibre architectures inspired by the ... read more

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What Is 4-D Printing?

Photo by MIT Technology Review en español/Flickr via Creative Commons In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? architect and computer scientist ... read more

12 Fascinating Projects From the Bleeding Edge of Interaction Design

Thankfully, you’re wearing a NailO, a tiny thumbnail interface inspired by nail art ... Paired with a “programmable” magnetic field, it’s possible to create interactive situations with material as sim... read more

Artificial muscles that do the twist

On the right is the team's model of the heart, showing tube-like pneumatic artificial muscles ... Inspired Engineering and Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has developed a l... read more

When Textiles Go to Extremes

The next generation includes Vectran, a so-called muscle fiber made ... cases with appliques inspired by French wire ribbons. The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., incorporated conduc... read more

Mid-Term Report Summary - DUPLEX (Programmable Plastics)

Nature has long inspired chemists with glimpses ... they have found widespread applications as programmable building materials for nanotechnology. These properties are currently unrivalled in any othe... read more

2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 First Ride

A large analog tach, digital LCD speedometer, trip meters, reserve fuel meter, gear indicator, programmable shift light ... changes is the replacement of the ultra-trick MotoGP-inspired shorty silence... read more

Making fossils move to build better robots

An emerging field called bio-inspired robotics addresses these issues by drawing ... silicone “cartilage” between each of the vertebrae. Next, she aligns small, programmable motors on either side of t... read more

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Well, that is, indeed, the plot summary of what is technically the eleventh Halloween ... As always, first, a little back story: Halloween was released in 1978, an independent title that inspired the ... read more

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