Advanced Science News

News stories about weird and wonderful science discoveries and the people behind them.


Motion capture in clinics: From Hollywood to healthcare

The special effects technology that brings impossible creations to life onscreen could bring better, fairer care to patients around the world.

Inventive experiments explain biological synchronisation

Experiments with cells and toys reveal fundamentals of synchronised movement in both inanimate objects and living groups.

Seahorse-inspired grabbing robots to help clean up our oceans

Researchers take a lead from seahorse tails to develop grasping robots that could help clear up trash from our oceans.

Light-activated molecular machines combat antimicrobial resistance

A selective weapon that can be remotely controlled to kill bacteria independently or in concert with current antibiotic approaches.

Liquid metal robots learn from leeches

Researchers leech off the natural world to develop dynamic liquid metal robots for electrical circuits.

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