At this time of year, people living in northern regions all over the world are faced with the same problem: icy sidewalks. Boots with otherwise grippy soles still slip, and spikes don't do well on stretches where there is no ice. Researchers from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Toronto are developing what could be a better alternative, however – rubber soles with bits of glass embedded in them. .. Continue Reading New
Exoskeletons can make it far easier and safer for workers to carry out heavy-duty labor. But not everyone needs to lift insanely heavy loads—and in those cases, something a little less robotic may just be the answer.