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Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Researchers at have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.

Smart glasses provide fluoroscopic guidance during surgery

Smart glasses provide fluoroscopic guidance during surgery

Two surgeon tested a device that, when attached to everyday eyeglasses, can display fluoroscopic images used for surgical guidance directly to the surgeon.

Smart contact lens to combat eye deficiencies

Smart contact lens to combat eye deficiencies

Researchers have developed an artificial iris integrated inside a contact lens that can automatically set the proper pupil size to achieve optimal focus and depth of field.

Wearable could help surgeons assess blood loss

Wearable could help surgeons assess blood loss

Scientists have developed a wearable device that can accurately assess blood loss by measuring seismic vibrations in the chest cavity.

A bacteria-grabbing smart capsule

A bacteria-grabbing smart capsule

Researchers have developed a 3D printed ingestable capsule that can capture samples throughout the gut and safely transport these outside the body for testing.

Robotics for everyone or only for the average person?

Robotics for everyone or only for the average person?

Exoskeletons are one technology with great potential - but is often developed for average people. So what about people who are small and thin, or tall and overweight?

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