We are only aware of about 10% of our brain activity, so scientists at a lab in Barcelona are working to increase that percentage. They hope to enable us to perform better in a world which is increasingly overwhelmed by data
In a surprising breakthrough for the world of materials science, researchers have created some of the world's most powerful artificial muscles we've ever seen. And they did it with simple fishing line. These freakishly strong and cheap muscles could revolutionize robotics, and perhaps one day our own bodies.
Science and art don't intersect nearly as often as they should, but when they do, the results can be an astonishing blend of expression and fact. These are the best science and engineering visualizations from 2013.
Artificial Fingers That Feel MIT Technology Review The work, carried out by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, adds to remarkable recent advances in prosthetics that can convey sensation.