Applied Sciences

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 […]

 
 

Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply lost, along with its nutritional value

Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply lost, along with its nutritional value






A recent Johns Hopkins-funded study found that 40 to 47 percent of the U.S. seafood supply is lost (1). In the study published this past August, authors Dave Love, Jillian Fry, Michael Milli, and Roni Neff attempted to quantify the loss of seafood supply and, therefore, the loss of nutrition, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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