Applied Sciences

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs






It is easy to abandon one’s baggage when one is caught in the chaos that is characteristic of airports and train stations. However, the consequence of such a mistake is not light. The emergency services have to enter the scene on the assumption that the baggage is an improvised explosive […]

 
 

Dextrous robotic hands: new fiber optic sensors and stretchable optical sensors

Dextrous robotic hands: new fiber optic sensors and stretchable optical sensors






While a patch of skin on a human’s finger can contain thousands of sensory nerves, the most advanced robots today may only have 42 sensors in their entire “hand” (1, 2). However, a new robotic hand developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems […]

 
 

Portobello mushrooms: an organic future for batteries

Portobello mushrooms: an organic future for batteries






As portable electronic devices evolve, the issue of developing a more economical and environmentally-conscious energy storage device has become pressing. According to researchers from the University of California, Riverside, a solution exists in an improbable candidate: portobello mushrooms. Most portable electronic devices, such as laptops, cellphones, and tablets,  derive power […]

 
 

Bacterial symbiosis via nano power grids

Bacterial symbiosis via nano power grids






Symbiosis—the mutually beneficial relationship between two or more organisms—defines many evolutionary success stories, like that of the clown fish and sea anemone, as well as the coral-algae relationship. Most often, these relationships consist of a natural prey organism receiving the benefits of protection and nutrients while assisting its host or […]

 
 

From waste to application: uses of leftover rice proteins

From waste to application: uses of leftover rice proteins






Recent efforts are being made to take advantage of the rice proteins leftover from starch processing by incorporating them into nutritional supplements and cosmetics. Rice is a big food staple in the world: its worldwide consumption in 2015 is estimated to be around 484.6 million metric tons (1). Because producers […]

 
 
 
 
 

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