biomedicine

Tiny Robotic Tentacle Can Pick Up Ants Without Crushing Them

Tiny Robotic Tentacle Can Pick Up Ants Without Crushing Them

If you discover ants in your apartment, your first reaction is probably to stomp em’ fast. But maybe you’re averse to violence and would prefer to peacefully relocate your six-legged housemates. Now, there’s a robotic arm capable of doing just that.

Scientists Reconnect Severed Nerves With Liquid Metal

Scientists Reconnect Severed Nerves With Liquid Metal

Get your T-1000 jokes ready, because we’re one step closer to liquid metal-powered people. As a team of Chinese biomedical engineers recently used an alloy to close the gap between severed sciatic nerves in frogs. In effect, it made electronic circuits out of nerves — and it worked.