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Biodegradable magnesium alloys as next-gen implants

By Maja Bosanac
17 November 2013

kist-magnesium-alloy-1Scientists at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have succeeded in developing high strength, biodegradable and bioabsorbable Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca) and Zink (Zn) alloys. These alloys have great mechanical properties such as high strength, good tissue compatibility, and medically acceptable corrosion rate. That makes them ideal for next generation of implants used… »

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Mahru-Z – a walking robot maid doing household chores

By Damir Beciri
5 Comments18 January 2010

rosie-the-robotFor those of you remembering the robot maid Rosie from the animated show “The Jetsons”, here is a robot that actually resembles her and serves a similar porpoise. After two years of developing, and a lot of technology taken from previous iterations of Mahru robots, the scientists from Korea Institute of Science and Technology came… »