Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity

Equipped with a novel optical sensor, a robot grasps a USB plug and inserts it into a USB port. [caption id="attachment_450" align="alignright" width="300"] Description: Armed with the GelSight sensor, a robot can grasp a freely hanging…

Monitoring heavy metals using mussels

A research team in Malaysia has concluded that caged mussels are useful for monitoring heavy metal contamination in coastal waters in the Strait of Johore. Initial results indicate more pollution in the eastern part of…

Call for Proposals

Competitions Call for Proposals: IDRC-NIH Collaboration on Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Program Deadline: 19/11/2014 IDRC is pleased to announce its collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)…