In its first flight, Robert Wood’s robotic fly mimics the wing motion of real insects to successfully take off. The tiny, flexible robotic parts are created with a novel fabrication technique.
Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm discusses the philosophy behind the website, which allows people to describe their do-it-yourself projects step by step.
JB Straubel shows off the Roadster, Tesla Motors’ high-performance electric sports car, and discusses the future of electric vehicles.
Surgical resident and bioengineer Bilal Shafi talks about heart failure and demonstrates how his new technology prevents it.
Kostya Novoselov, a fellow at the University of Manchester, demonstrates his low-tech technique for making graphene in the lab.
This brief demo highlights the features of SearchTogether that allow groups of people to more effectively share the work and the results of online information hunts.
In work that built on his doctoral dissertation, Johnny Lee, along with colleagues at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, prototyped a projector system that could keep an image framed on a moving handheld screen.
Johnny Lee demonstrates how to build a low-cost digital whiteboard using the Nintendo Wii remote and an infrared-light emitter.
Konrad Hochedlinger describes the benefits of induced pluripotent stem cells and explains how he has improved their production.
Nicholas Fang explains how superlenses can enable scientists to use standard microscopes to view individual molecules inside living cells.