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Creepy or cool? Mini robots are mobile wearables that crawl on your clothing

By April Gocha / November 1, 2016

A team of scientists at MIT and Stanford has developed rovables—small on-body robots that can function as mobile and autonomous wearables.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 11, 2015

Inspiring bug legs, crystal insights, stanene’s introduction, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 11, 2015.

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Power of materials: These door handles use titanium dioxide to stop the spread of germs

By April Gocha / August 5, 2015

Two new inventions are using the power of materials to help prevent spread of germs across some of the most frequently touched surfaces we encounter every day—door handles.

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As seen in bombardier beetles: Chemical reactions may protect money in ATMs

By April Gocha / May 9, 2014

Researchers at ETH Zürich have taken the bombardier beetle’s example to develop a chemical defense system that could eventually protect money in ATM machines from would-be thieves.

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