Interview with Marta de Menezes

Interview with Marta de Menezes

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  Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist (b. Lisbon, 1975) with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden. She has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, […]

A chip made with carbon nanotubes marks a computing milestone

A chip made with carbon nanotubes marks a computing milestone

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Because carbon nanotubes are almost atomically thin and ferry electricity so well, they make better semiconductors than silicon. In principle, carbon nanotube processors could run three times faster while consuming about one-third of the energy of their silicon predecessors.

Brain-machine interface set to improve life for amputees

Brain-machine interface set to improve life for amputees

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A newly designed brain-machine interface dramatically improves performance and reduces mental and physical stress for people with a leg amputated above the knee.

Interview with Dalila Honorato

Interview with Dalila Honorato

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Dalila Honorato, Ph.D, is a facilitator of safe spaces for hosting the interaction of ideas around liminal issues in the frame of Art&Sci. Her research focus is on embodiment, monstrosity, the uncanny and the acrobatic balance between phobia and paraphilia. She is Tenured Assistant Professor in Aesthetics and Visual Semiotics at the Ionian University, Greece, guest faculty at Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia, collaborator at the Center of Philosophy of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Iota Biosciences raises $15M to produce in-body sensors smaller than a grain of rice

Iota Biosciences raises $15M to produce in-body sensors smaller than a grain of rice

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Fitness trackers and heart-rate monitors are all well and good, but if you want to track activity inside the body, the solutions aren’t nearly as convenient. Iota Biosciences wants to change that with millimeter-wide sensors that can live more or less permanently in your body and transmit wirelessly what they detect, and a $15 million […]

Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G

Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G

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Toyota just brought your dreams of an Avatar-like proxy one step closer to reality. Teaming with NTT Docomo, it remotely controlled its T-HR3 humanoid robot over a 5G network from a distance of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). So far the bot, first unveiled a year ago, has only been controlled over a direct wired connection. […]

Kia to demonstrate Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving

Kia to demonstrate Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving

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Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) technology will be demonstrated at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Co-developed with the Affective Computing Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, the Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving system utilises a “world-first emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centred on human senses.” […]

Interview with Adam Zaretsky

Interview with Adam Zaretsky

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Adam Zaretsky is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs based on topics such as: foreign species invasion (pure/impure), radical food science (edible/inedible), jazz bioinformatics (code/flesh), tissue culture (undead/semi-alive), transgenic design issues (traits/desires), interactive ethology (person/machine/non-human) and physiology (performance/stress).

The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb

The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb

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Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia created the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils. It is able to curl and climb using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants. In the future, this tendril-like soft robot could inspire the development of wearable devices such as soft braces that actively morph their shape.

Self-growing materials that strengthen in response to force

Self-growing materials that strengthen in response to force

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Hokkaido University researchers have developed a strategy to fabricate materials that become stronger in response to mechanical stress – mimicking skeletal muscle growth. Their findings, published in the journal Science, could pave the way for long-lasting materials that can adapt and strengthen based on surrounding conditions.

Researchers develop ‘acoustic metamaterial’ that cancels sound

Researchers develop ‘acoustic metamaterial’ that cancels sound

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Boston University researchers, Xin Zhang, a professor at the College of Engineering, and Reza Ghaffarivardavagh, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, released a paper in Physical Review B demonstrating it’s possible to silence noise using an open, ringlike structure, created to mathematically perfect specifications, for cutting out sounds while maintaining airflow.

Interview with Jadwiga Charzyńska

Interview with Jadwiga Charzyńska

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Since 2004 she has been the director of Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art. Before that, she worked at the National Museum in Gdansk. She started her managerial career already as a student, organizing art projects, which subsequently allowed her to obtain an extra degree in culture management.

Biohybrid robots built from living tissue start to take shape

Biohybrid robots built from living tissue start to take shape

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Researchers are increasingly looking for solutions to make robots softer or more compliant – less like rigid machines, more like animals. With traditional actuators – such as motors – this can mean using air muscles or adding springs in parallel with motors.

A ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics

A ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics

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The practical goals are obvious: to illuminate a path to higher-temperature superconductivity, to inspire new types of devices that might revolutionize electronics, or perhaps even to hasten the arrival of quantum computers. But more subtly, and perhaps more important, the discovery has given scientists a relatively simple platform for exploring exotic quantum effects.

Living Building Blocks: A New Vision for Future Homes

Living Building Blocks: A New Vision for Future Homes

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The project works toward this visionary and high-risk technology using a unique mixture of biotechnology, computing and architectural design. The innovative building blocks consist of a bioreactor able to convert chemical energy produced by a pool of metabolising microorganisms into electricity, known as microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology.

Interview with Delma Rodriguez

Interview with Delma Rodriguez

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Who’s Delma? A woman does many things That was the dialogue between two engineers, more than ten years ago to explain Delma’s role as someone who interacts and creates projects and activities on interinstitutional modalities through art, science, technology and society fields. Specifically, the anecdote refers to InfoArt project, created and coordinated by her, as […]

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

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Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process. And yet the process of innovation is something of […]

Robot waiters controlled by people with paralysis

Robot waiters controlled by people with paralysis

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Whether it’s autonomous delivery bots dropping off pizza, robo-bartenders, or automated waiters, it’s clear that robots have a growing place in the food industry. But a new Japanese pop-up cafe located in Tokyo offers a far more uncommon — and potentially transformative — spin on this premise. Called Dawn ver.β, the temporary eatery is staffed […]

Interview with Olga Kisseleva

Interview with Olga Kisseleva

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  Olga Kisseleva was born in Saint Petersburg in 1965. She is Professor the Sorbonne University in Paris and Head of Art&Science International Institute. Her art works hover between science and art and consistently challenges the viewer to rethink accepted notions about the world around us. Graduated from the Vera Mukhina Institute of Industrial Art […]

An electric plane with no moving parts

An electric plane with no moving parts

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Your typical jet plane is full of fast-moving blades. We need the spinning of turbines and propellers to create thrust and let us take to the skies. Or do we? In a paper out today in Nature, MIT researchers report that they have created and flown the first plane that doesn’t require any moving parts. […]

Rome Reborn

Rome Reborn

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Did you ever wish you could travel back in time to see ancient Rome at the peak of its glory? Now you can thanks to  Rome Reborn®, a series of products for personal computers and VR headsets that make it possible to visit the now-vanished ancient city. Computer reconstructions of the buildings and monuments explained […]

Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Interview with Anna Dumitriu

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Anna Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to weave complex narratives around our relationship to infectious disease and its cultural and personal implications. She works hands-on with the tools and techniques of microbiology and synthetic biology to create intricate artworks that reveal strange histories and emerging futures. Her obsessions […]

A transformable material with a cellular structure

A transformable material with a cellular structure

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kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elastic hinges. These modular elements can be combined in a wide variety of ways and assembled into multifarious forms. This project describes a group of auxetic-inspired material structures that can transform into various shapes […]

A New Kind of Microscale 3D Printing

A New Kind of Microscale 3D Printing

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For 15 years, Patrice Baldeck and Michel Bouriau led intense research and development at the Université Grenoble Alpes. They were working on a two-photon polymerization 3D printing process that would become the basis of Microlight3D, founded in 2016. The process would be the first-ever non-additive two-photon polymerization direct laser writing technology. Microlight3D’s technology allows a […]

Interview with Luz María Sánchez

Interview with Luz María Sánchez

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Luz María Sánchez is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher, and academic. She holds a Doctorate in Art from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and is an Art Member of the National System of Art Creators (2015-2018) and a Member of the National System of Researchers (2019-2021). She also serves as Chair of the Department of Arts […]

A paralyzed man makes great strides with spinal stimulation and rehab

A paralyzed man makes great strides with spinal stimulation and rehab

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With the help of a spine stimulator and intensive training, a formerly paralyzed man can command his legs to step again. This achievement, described online September 24 in Nature Medicine, inches researchers closer to restoring movement to paraplegic people. The therapy allows 29-year-old Jered Chinnock to control his leg movements with his thoughts. “This is […]

New autonomous farm wants to produce food without human workers

New autonomous farm wants to produce food without human workers

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Today Iron Ox is opening its first production facility in San Carlos, near San Francisco. The 8,000-square-foot indoor hydroponic facility—which is attached to the startup’s offices—will be producing leafy greens at a rate of roughly 26,000 heads a year. That’s the production level of a typical outdoor farm that might be five times bigger. The […]