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3D-Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step...
10-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery of New Transparent Thin Film Material Could Improve Electronics and Solar Cells


A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as...
5-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3D-Printed Patch Can Help Mend a ‘Broken’ Heart

A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating...
14-Apr-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Need Your Help in First-Ever Census of Weddell Seals


Scientists are asking for the public’s help to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica in the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better...
13-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Process for Creating Ultra-Selective Separation Membranes


A team of researchers has developed a groundbreaking one-step, crystal growth process for making ultra-thin layers of material with molecular-sized pores. Researchers demonstrated the use of the material, called zeolite nanosheets, by making...
15-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Flip Magnetic Memory Cell with Light Pulse at Record Speed


University of Minnesota electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second—a new record. This advancement holds promise for the...
9-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Help Astronomers Find Elusive Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays


A new citizen science project, led by astronomers at the University of Minnesota, is asking for help from the public to identify and categorize hundreds of thousands of ring patterns within images produced by VERITAS gamma-ray observatory cameras.
3-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Groundbreaking Technology Successfully Rewarms Large-Scale Tissues Preserved at Very Low Temperatures


University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a groundbreaking process to successfully rewarm large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels preserved at very low temperatures. The discovery is a major step forward in establishment of...
1-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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