Shrimp-inspired robot claw could punch through rock
It'd be more efficient than lasers.
MIT robot's flytrap gripper can grab both fragile and heavy objects
It can also grab objects in shapes that would thwart most robot hands.
Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air
It's borrowing a cue from plants.
Material with eagle-like grasp could lead to grippier robot hands
It could also produce more heat-sensitive gadgets.
Synthetic 'blubber' could triple divers' survival time in icy water
You could swim like a seal for hours.
Disney's acrobatic robot can backflip like a human
It's a mechanical stick, but it's a start.
Scientists study jumping spiders to create agile robots
There's tremendous power in those eight legs.
Medics may slow biological time to save soldiers' lives
At least, if a US military research program pans out.
Leaf veins may lead to longer battery life
A natural structure could boost the performance of all kinds of tech.