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Scorpion robot prepares to roam through nuclear wastes

Scorpion robot prepares to roam through nuclear wastes

It seems nature is truly king when it comes to inspiring today’s robotics engineers. Following...

Membrane that could 'revolutionise' water purification to be tested in space

Membrane that could 'revolutionise' water purification to be tested in space

A membrane that could provide access to clean drinking water here on earth is to be tested...

Camera ball can gather intel for first responders

Camera ball can gather intel for first responders

No more hiding in unseen places: Bounce Imaging’s Explorer has just received commercial releas...

Paper-based test for Ebola, yellow fever and dengue fever

Paper-based test for Ebola, yellow fever and dengue fever

When a fever strikes in a developing area, the immediate concern may be: Is it the common flu or som...

New material could help to detect head trauma

New material could help to detect head trauma

A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict brain damage that destroys lives, but at the time of impa...

Nanotechnology and paper could save lives by eliminating water-borne bacteria

Nanotechnology and paper could save lives by eliminating water-borne bacteria

Human consumption of bacterially contaminated water causes millions of deaths each year throughout t...

New Ebola Screening Test Approved by WHO

New Ebola Screening Test Approved by WHO

After causing more than 11,000 deaths in the past year-and-a-half, the Ebola virus is now considered...

UAVs in humanitarian scenarios

UAVs in humanitarian scenarios

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have proven to be immensely useful to governments around the world. ...

Honeybee decline: A disaster in the making?

Honeybee decline: A disaster in the making?

When disasters come to mind, one might think of earthquakes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks. It is...

Italian firm tests underwater drone that could revolutionise diving safety

Italian firm tests underwater drone that could revolutionise diving safety

The Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy (CADDY) is an underwater drone and floating satellite designed...

Switzerland tests drone delivery service for emergencies

Switzerland tests drone delivery service for emergencies

Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo, and the Californian drone manufacturer Matternet have recently te...

Vibrating barriers to protect buildings during earthquakes

Vibrating barriers to protect buildings during earthquakes

Protecting cities from earthquakes is still a grand challenge that needs addressing, as recent disas...

Ape-like robot could be useful in disasters

Ape-like robot could be useful in disasters

Various types of robots are being developed. A previous CRJ R&D blog has already highlighte...

Devices turn iPhones into an electrocardiogram and urinalysis reader

Devices turn iPhones into an electrocardiogram and urinalysis reader

A start-up company called Scanadu has created products, as well as two iPhone apps, that work t...

Bringing light and energy to people in need

Bringing light and energy to people in need

WakaWaka, a company that creates and sells high-tech solar-powered lamps and chargers, has recently ...

Communication for difficult-to-reach areas

Communication for difficult-to-reach areas

A new communication platform, called Beartooth, provides: “Communication when you need it most...

Drones that could stop drowning

Drones that could stop drowning

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional deaths worldwide, accounting for seven per cent...

System stops bleeding from gunshot wounds in seconds

System stops bleeding from gunshot wounds in seconds

When a patient has a gunshot or blast trauma wound, first responders must rapidly treat the injury t...

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