Clever But Creepy Tree-Climbing Robot Mimics Inchworms (Video)

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Image via YouTube video A new robot takes inchworms as inspiration for navigating its way up trees of any type, texture or diameter. And the Treebot really does look like an inchworm as it finds a new hold on a tree’s surface

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Flexible Solar Cells Reach Record Efficiency of 18.7%

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Photo: Empa The Previous Record was 17.6% Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have made flexible solar cells made of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) with a light-conversion efficiency of 18.7 percent, a new world record. This milestone, about 1% higher than the previous record, might seem like a small step forward, but when looked at in the context of constant incremental improvement, it is significative.

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