31
Jan
2017

MIT’s stealthy hydrogel robot grabs a hold of living fish

If used underwater, the robots appear almost invisible

The emerging field of soft robotics holds great potential for the medical world, with flexible and forgiving parts that are a lot more agreeable with our squishy tissue and organs than moving pieces of metal. And when it comes to materials, the high water content of hydrogels make them a suitable candidate for use in the human body. With this goal in mind, MIT engineers have developed new hydrogel-based robots capable of generating enough force to "kick" balls and catch and release live fish.

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Category: Robotics

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31
Jan
2017

Bigger, smarter Ibiza joins the compact car party

The Ibiza is built on a new iteration of the VW's MQB platform

Once known as a small, struggling marque, SEAT is now one of the most important brands within the Volkswagen Group umbrella. The latest car to roll out from the Spanish automaker is the compact Ibiza, built on the new MQB A0 platform. It's bigger than before, with more space inside and a much greater focus on refinement. Is it enough to make people consider one over a VW Polo?

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Category: Automotive

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31
Jan
2017

How to reduce iPhone data usage

New Atlas identifies a few ways to keep enjoying your iPhone, while staying within the confines ...

You want to enjoy all the benefits of having an iPhone – without breaking the bank on a pricy data plan. Short of paring down your phone use, what can you do to cut back on needless data expenditures? New Atlas identifies a few settings for keeping data consumption under control.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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