Underwater robot for port security

Football-size robot can skim discreetly along a ship’s hull to seek hollow compartments concealing contraband. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot,…

World’s first novel method for label-free identification of…

[caption id="attachment_588" align="alignright" width="300"] (L-R) Associate Professor Jerry Chan, SMART co-Investigator; Dr Zhiyong Poon, SMART Research Scientist and Dr Jacky Lee, former SMART Postdoctoral Associate, with the microfluidics cell sorting device that isolates Mesenchymal Stem…

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan; Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan & Shuji Nakamura, University of…

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…