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Robotics Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,[1] as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. The concept of creating machines that can operate autonomously dates back to classical times, but research into the functionality and potential uses of robots did not grow substantially until the 20th century.[2] Throughout history, robotics has been often seen to mimic human behavior, and often manage tasks in a similar fashion. Etymology[edit] History of robotics[edit] Robotic aspects[edit] Components[edit] Power source[edit]

Científicos japoneses consiguen hacer transparentes partes del cuerpo Los científicos hicieron su descubrimiento mediante la experimentación con soluciones especiales que cambian el índice de refracción de diferentes fragmentos del cuerpo. El aumento de este índice hace 'invisibles' las moléculas de grasa y azúcar en los tejidos del organismo. Los experimentos han demostrado que la solución que tiene un índice de refracción ideal es la de la fructosa, que consigue el índice ideal a una temperatura de 37 grados y así no viola la estructura y la forma de los órganos. Los investigadores probaron los efectos de la solución en varios embriones de ratones, así como en los cerebros de roedores jóvenes y adultos. "Dado que nuestra técnica es muy simple, sencilla, segura y no requiere de herramientas especiales, puede ser utilizada en muchos estudios diferentes", explica el científico de la Universidad de Kyoto Takeshi Imai.

"B" das fliegende Modellauto Wer erinnert sich noch an die Kinderserie "Robby, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt"? Das Fliewatüüt kann wie ein Hubschrauber fliegen, wie ein Schiff schwimmen und wie ein Auto auf Land fahren. Schwimmen kann das "B" getaufte fliegende Modellauto leider noch nicht, aber laut dem Projektleiter von "B" will man auch das Landen auf dem Wasser in einer späteren Version umsetzen. Der Komplettbausatz liegt mit Versandkosten bei knapp 400 Euro. Der "B" ist ein Quadrokopter-Modellfahrzeug-Hybrid. Die Kombination von Quadrokopter und Modellauto läuft momentan als Kampagne auf der Crowdfounding-Plattform Kickstarter. Eine kleine Übersicht über den Aufbau des "B". Die wesentliche Eigenschaften des "B" sind auf der Projektseite zusammengefasst: Senkrechtstart und -landungWechsel zwischen Fahrzeug- und Flugmodus ist in beide Richtungen möglichcirca 15 Minuten AkkulaufzeitHD-Kamera (1280x720 Bildpunkte) mit Speicherkarte Der "B" in Aktion Für die Antriebseinheit des "B" ist ein Patent angemeldet.

World’s First GM Babies Born The world’s first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics. So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ‘parents’. Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey. The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Genetic fingerprint tests on two one-year- old children confirm that they have inherited DNA from three adults –two women and one man. The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their ‘germline’ means that they will, in turn, be able to pass them on to their own offspring. Some experts severely criticised the experiments.

Organ, tissue replacement could end aging by mid-2020s - Posted: Tue, May 14, 2013 | By: Dick Pelletier As we trek through the next decade, older citizens might look in the mirror and wonder, “Who is that gorgeous creature?” Their reflection would reveal a body filled with enthusiasm, sporting a dazzling smile, wrinkle-free skin, perfect vision, natural hair color, real teeth, and an amazing sharp mind and memory. Welcome to the incredible world of innovative anti-aging healthcare, which growing numbers of future followers believe will become widely available and affordable as we move into the years ahead. This essay first appeared in Dick Pelletier’s Positive Futurist blog, HERE With new clinical trials popping up almost daily, experts predict that by early-to-mid 2020s, doctors will use stem cells loaded with non-degrading telomeres, and low-cost 3D bioprinters to replace aging skin and strengthen frail bones and muscles. Some say that Centagen’s work might one day be considered the ‘holy grail’ of stem cell research.

Scientists Discover Quadruple Helix: Four Strand DNA In Human Cells The human race knows very little of itself, almost like a race with amnesia. As we continue to move forward through time, new discoveries are made that make old theories obsolete and false. It’s a good lesson that shows us how we can attach ourselves to “truths” and believe them whole-heartedly, often forgetting that truth is constantly changing and new paradigms of perception always lurk around the corner. Decades after scientists described our “chemical code” of life using the double helix DNA, researchers have discovered four-stranded DNA within human cells. The structures are called G-quadruplexes, because they form in regions of DNA that are full of guanine, one of the DNA molecule’s four building blocks. The others are adenine, cytosine and thymine. The discovery was published online in Nature Chemistry, and you can take a look at it here. We are seeing links between trapping the G-quadruplexes with molecules and the ability to stop cells dividing, which is hugely exciting.

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