Science and Tech



World’s first autonomous soft robot is powered by nothing but compressed gas

Scientists from Harvard University have designed the world's very first autonomous soft robot. Dubbed as the octobot, the innovative automaton integrates the latest advances in mechanical engineering, 3D printing and microfluidics. The breakthrough, the researchers believe, could usher in an entire generation of soft, untethered machines that are capable of moving on their own. Given…






Lab-grown corneal cells could restore vision in elderly

Australian researchers have come up with an innovative new technique of growing corneal cells in the laboratory. The artificially-grown cells can be implanted directly into an eye, as a way of restoring lost or impaired vision in patients with corneal damage. The breakthrough, according to the scientists, could benefit the lives of over 10 million…