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Stanford Researchers develop Lab-on-a-chip That Turns Blood Test Snapshots Into Continuous Movies

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MIT researchers have developed a method for 3D printing materials with tunable mechanical properties, that sense how they are moving and interacting with the environment. The researchers create these sensing structures using just one material and a single run on a 3D printer. To accomplish this, the researchers began with 3D-printed lattice materials and incorporated …

The technique opens a door to manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics, or touch-sensing robots. Imagine stretching a piece of film to reveal a hidden message. Or checking an arm band’s color to gauge muscle mass. Or sporting a swimsuit that changes hue as you do laps. Such chameleon-like, color-shifting materials could be on the …

  It’s another case of a class project that turned into a bit more than the typical assignment. The story began last fall in the MIT course 6.810 (Engineering Interactive Technologies) taught by Stefanie Mueller, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The students, who were mostly undergraduates, were asked …

To what extent are Embotech systems laying the foundations for widespread autonomous driving? Andreas Kyrtatos: There is still lots of suspicion toward autonomous driving. Demonstrating the technology on enclosed grounds and actually steering large, heavy commercial vehicles with it can raise the level of trust in the technology. One of our videos shows a large truck using our PRODRIVER virtual driving software …

The early stages of teaching maker skills, such as digital fabrication, typically involve simple exercises like laser cutting or 3D printing basic shapes and objects. In our hyperconnected, hyperstimulated world, this learning activity can feel a bit underwhelming — a sentiment that caused Dishita Turakhia, an MIT PhD student in electrical engineering and computer science …

Robots are featuring more and more in our daily lives. They can be incredibly useful (bionic limbs, robotic lawnmowers, or robots which deliver meals to people in quarantine), or merely entertaining (robotic dogs, dancing toys, and acrobatic drones). Imagination is perhaps the only limit to what robots will be able to do in the future. …

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns this weekend to the Red Hook Neighborhood of New York City for the fifth time. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Red Hook Circuit winds around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, under the gaze of Lady Liberty. The 14-turn, 2.32 km course combines high-speed …

ABB and SKF have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibilities for a collaboration in the automation of manufacturing processes. The MoU was signed at ABB’s Robotics Experience Center in Västerås, Sweden, by ABB CEO Björn Rosengren and SKF CEO Rickard Gustafson. Following the successful delivery of a number of projects …

Using a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and motions. By incorporating a special type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it — a process called thermoforming — the researchers were able to greatly improve the …

Visualization workloads entail a wide range of use cases: from computer-aided design (CAD), to virtual desktops, to high-end simulations. Traditionally, when running these graphics-heavy visualization workloads in the cloud, customers have been limited to purchasing virtual machines (VMs) with full GPUs, which increased costs and limited flexibility. So, in 2019, we introduced the first GPU-partitioned …