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04.23.15
Scientists fully decode a pair of mammoth DNA genomes
04.23.15

Scientists fully decode a pair of mammoth DNA genomes

A team of Harvard Medical School geneticists have deciphered the complete genomes of not one but t...

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09.11.12
Scientists develop robotic tentacle that can pick flowers, make us thumb our collars
09.11.12

Scientists develop robotic tentacle that can pick flowers, make us thumb our collars

Okay, it's a little too late for Johnny 5's grass hopper, but thanks to new "gentle" robotic tenta...

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08.28.12
Harvard scientists grow human cells onto nanowire scaffold to form 'cyborg' skin
08.28.12

Harvard scientists grow human cells onto nanowire scaffold to form 'cyborg' skin

Growing human tissue is old hat, but being able to measure activity inside flesh is harder -- any...

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08.25.12
Harvard makes distortion-free lens from gold and silicon, aims for the perfect image (or signal)
08.25.12

Harvard makes distortion-free lens from gold and silicon, aims for the perfect image (or signal)

Imaging has been defined by glass lenses for centuries, and even fiber optics haven't entirely esc...

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08.19.12
Harvard stores 704TB in a gram of DNA, may have us shopping for organically-grown storage (video)
08.19.12

Harvard stores 704TB in a gram of DNA, may have us shopping for organically-grown storage (video)

Early research has had DNA making circuits and little factories. We haven't really seen DNA used a...

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08.10.12
Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)
08.10.12

Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)

We've seen a number of options for controlling real worms, but never a worm robot, until now. Ente...

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08.05.12
Robopsy is a low-cost, disposable patient-mounted medical robot
08.05.12

Robopsy is a low-cost, disposable patient-mounted medical robot

In a less gelatin-centric demo, the Harvard-based team behind the Robotically Steerable Probe show...

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08.04.12
TakkTile turns digital barometers into open-source robot touch sensors
08.04.12

TakkTile turns digital barometers into open-source robot touch sensors

Freescale Semiconductor's MPL115A2 is a tiny thing that will sit quite comfortably on the tip of y...

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08.04.12
Rethinking the robot hand at Harvard (video)
08.04.12

Rethinking the robot hand at Harvard (video)

Should you ever find yourself needing to discuss the state of the robotic hand in the early 21st c...

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