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We Could Communicate Using Liquids One Day

Right now, most electronics cannot transmit signals through the human body, but research that a team at Stanford University is conducting could change that. A machine they created can send digital messages without using electronics. Instead, it uses common household liquids.  Developed by Nariman Farsad, who is a post-doctoral fellow in an engineering lab at Stanford, the idea of communicating through chemicals could change the way information is transmitted and received. Aside from wireless abilities and being seriously affordable, this method of transmission could also…

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6 Newly Designed Ant-Like “Microrobots” Can Move An Entire Car

Teamwork is a powerful force, and no technological innovation proves that sentiment true than the newly created “microrobots” capable of pulling a 3,900-pound car together, but never alone. Designed by a team of researchers from the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory at Stanford University, the “microTug” robots, as they have been dubbed, weigh in at a mere 3.5 ounces each but can move incredible weights. Modelled after the motions and practices utilized by ants and other natural organisms (aka “biomimicry”), the microrobots work as a…

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