Blind robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

Improved design may be used for exploring disaster zones and other dangerous or inaccessible environments. CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris,…

Nanoaggregation on Command

A combination of natural microtubules and synthetic macrocyclic receptors allows for the light-controlled, reversible aggregation of the microtubules into larger nanostructures. As Chinese scientists have reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, when in a cellular…