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This robot perches like a bird News

by David, 8 December 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a drone in a tree, holding onto a branch with claws.

Have you ever watched a bird landing in a tree? Somehow, they manage to stop flying, grab on to a branch and balance all at once. Now, thanks to a team of researchers from Stanford University in the United States, there’s a robot that can do the same!

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Bamboo-inspired batteries News

by David, 12 August 2021 | 0 comments

Gloved hand holding a thin sheet with tweezers over a bowl of liquid.

There’s an awful lot going on inside a battery, and it relies on chemicals moving around and reacting. Now, Queensland scientists have created a new way to help these moving chemicals get where they need to go. And it’s based on a fast-growing plant – bamboo!

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Super sticking power News

by David, 12 December 2014 | 0 comments

A person wearing gloves and a harness climbing stright up a glass wall.

Written by Beth Askham Researchers have made sticky hand pads that let you climb walls like Spiderman. Inspired by gecko feet, a research lab at Stanford University in America developed the climbing device. This technology recently allowed a person weighing 70 kilograms to climb a sheer glass wall. The team have also used the structure…

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