NASA Sea Serpent to Europa Seeking Sea Salt. a $100,000 starter grant from NASA to design a soft robot shaped like a lamprey (those eels with the scary-looking toothy sucking mouths) that will generate its own power by first using its tentacles to harvest electricity from magnetic fields.
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Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The material is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions to generate current and could one day help your broken smartphone go back together again. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170404084457.htm
The smooth upward trend in the USD/JPY and Thursday’s weak January Japanese industrial production continued to weight on the Yen. The Industrial Production was revised to 0.3% from 1.0% after a 2.4% increase in December. Soft Japanese data continues to generate headwinds for the yen as it is seen strengthening the case of BOJ aggressiveness.