A new robot mimics vertebrate motion

Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion._EPFL


Smart socks to revolutionise diabetic care

Doctors will be able to remotely monitor diabetic people for a potentially life-threatening condition thanks to the development of socks which measure foot temperature. Research by Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with Copenhagen / San Francisco-based Siren Care, has led to the development of electronic smart socks which inform users of the early signs of diabetic foot ulcers._Nottingham Trent University

The tiniest color picture ever printed

Researchers of ETH Zurich and ETH start-up company Scrona achieve a new world record! They have printed a color picture depicting clown fishes around their sea anemone home. This picture is as tiny as the cross-sectional area of a human hair. _ETH Zurich

Details from the inner life of a tooth

Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Lund, Charité hospital in Berlin and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have now developed a new computed tomography method based on the scattering, rather than on the absorption, of X-rays. The technique makes it possible for the first time to visualize nanostructures in objects measuring just a few millimeters, allowing the researchers to view the precise three-dimensional structure of collagen fibers in a piece of human tooth._Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Connecting Vehicles

-Υπολογιστικό πλαίσιο για τη βελτιστοποίηση της ροής της κυκλοφορίας θα μπορούσε να είναι η αρχή μιας οδικής επανάστασης
– Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution