Today’s Solutions: June 21, 2024

School boy’s innovative

School boy's innovative smart spoon revolutionizes meals for Parkinson’s patients

Aarrav Anil, a 17-year-old robotics enthusiast from Bengaluru, India, channeled his enthusiasm for technology to develop a cost-effective and innovative solution that promises to improve the lives of Parkinson's patients. Aarrav set out on a quest that merged compassion, innovation, and robotics Read More...

Robo-fish

Robot fish repairs itself with microplastics it collects

Microplastics are one of the most pervasive environmental and health issues of our time. And environmental engineers and researchers are working nonstop to address this, with enzymes, superworms, okra, and more.  Now, scientists from Sichuan University have developed and programmed a tiny robot Read More...

Human hands muscle for the education.

Scientists create recyclable artificial muscle fibers

Imitating the human body artificially has been a growing field of research. This technology has applications across several fields including prosthetic limbs, robotics, organ transplants, and more. The only problem is the highly complex processes and the expensive and rare materials it takes to put Read More...

E. Coli Bacterium

This swimming robot shows how bacteria move

We all know it takes some practice learning to swim in the ocean with waves and riptides pulling at us. With some practice and experience, though, it becomes a fun, even fulfilling pastime. Now, imagine how hard it would be if the ocean were tar instead of water.  This is essentially what it is Read More...

Artificial cilia robots which respond to light aligned in a circle formation.

This robot is smaller than a human hair

Humans would not be where they are today without the aid of robots. The first modern and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954, which lifted pieces of hot metal from die casting machines in New Jersey. Since then, robots have come a long way, now being able to sort through Read More...

mosquitofish underwater

Mosquitofish are a problem—a robotic bass could be the solution

What kind of feelings does the word “mosquito” bring up for you? Chances are they aren’t very positive feelings and are more along the lines of “annoyance,” or “irritation.” So, it shouldn’t be surprising to find out that the aquatic creature that bears the word “mosquito” in Read More...

Super strength hydrogel created at University of Cambridge.

This super jelly can withstand extreme force

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created a cutting edge, jelly-like material that can withstand extreme force. The strong yet squishy hydrogel was designed to be able to handle the weight of an elephant standing on it! The team designed this hydrogel to have a high water content Read More...

Oil spill in ocean mixed with sand.

Bug-inspired floating robots can clean up ocean pollutants

Thanks to human behavior, the ocean is cluttered with pollutants like oil and contaminants from drinking water. These materials are harmful to the ecosystem, as they prevent vital oxygen from reaching marine life and are also toxic. Currently, to clean up oil spills, people are sent on ships to do Read More...

Honey bee pollinating blossoming cherry tree

When bees can't get to crops, these robots step in

Colony collapse disorder, harmful pesticides, and climate change have all contributed to the global decline of bee species. This is not only an urgent biodiversity problem but also an issue for our global food systems since a lot of our crops rely on these little insects for pollination. Produce Read More...

Scientists develop a snake-ins

Scientists develop a snake-inspired battery that could help save lives

Coming from the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, a novel battery design opens up new possibilities for the future of energy storage by bending and stretching like a snake. Inspired by the morphology of serpents, the innovative design is intended to open new doors in the world of soft Read More...