Physics/Engineering

Repairing heart tissue destroyed by a heart attack or medical condition with regenerative cells or tissues usually requires invasive open-heart surgery. Now,...
by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
3:00pm
8.14.2017
An engineer pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of a...
by Iowa State University
9:04am
8.14.2017
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A new system represents a much faster, more accurate alternative to a conventional method of identifying delamination, a gradual separation of concrete layers...
by University of Nebraska, Lincoln
9:10am
8.9.2017
Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal...
by Binghamton University
3:02pm
8.8.2017
Scientists and engineers have invented a range of bioactive "tissue papers" made of materials derived from organs that are thin and flexible enough to even...
by Northwestern University
10:34am
8.7.2017
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A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.
by University of Manchester
9:22am
8.4.2017
Researchers are looking to insects – specifically cicadas – for insight into the design of artificial surfaces with de-icing, self-cleaning and anti-fogging...
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:36pm
8.2.2017
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TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems — they’re unproven, unworkable or just...
by Vanderbilt University
9:08am
8.2.2017
For people who are recovering from a stroke and want to get back to enjoying their favorite activities, there’s something better: a soft, lightweight, bionic...
by Boston University
8:36am
7.31.2017
It might seem like a tomato plant and a subway system don’t have much in common, but both, it turns out, are networks that strive to make similar tradeoffs...
by Salk Institute
9:12am
7.27.2017
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Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of is a matter of debate.
by University of Washington
9:14am
7.26.2017
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even...
by Vanderbilt University
9:09am
7.24.2017
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Cheap, plastic toys—no manufacturer necessary. The 2020 toy and game market is projected to be $135 billion, and 3-D printing brings those profits home.
by Michigan Technological University
2:32pm
7.20.2017
Researchers report that they have developed a 3-D printed sensor worn on the ear that measures one of the most basic medical indicators of health in real-time...
by American Chemical Society
9:32am
7.19.2017
Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these...
by DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
1:03pm
7.14.2017
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Researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries — a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones. Instead, the phone...
by University of Washington
9:43am
7.6.2017
The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a persistent, major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by...
by American Chemical Society
9:29am
6.29.2017
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The outermost layer of human skin acts as a protective barrier between underlying living tissue and the external environment. The wettability of this tissue...
by Binghamton University
2:41pm
6.28.2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary...
by NASA
8:41am
6.27.2017
Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose or throat surgery?
by Vanderbilt University
9:27am
6.21.2017
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Certain surfaces, like lotus leaves, which look smooth to our eyes but exceedingly rough under a microscope, repel liquid almost completely. Drip water onto...
by Boston University
9:22am
6.21.2017
In a few years, an instrument will be flying hundreds of millions of miles through space to explore a rare, largely metal asteroid. The gamma ray spectrometer...
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:22pm
6.15.2017
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A recent study has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly developed detection device,...
by UNIST
2:45pm
6.9.2017
Albert Einstein set the tone for 20th century discovery when his hypothesis that gravity’s curvature of space would bend light, like an enormous magnifying...
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9:54am
6.8.2017
A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart is being introduced by researchers at the IEEE's International...
by Rice University
9:47am
6.6.2017
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The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has...
by MIT
2:06pm
5.26.2017
A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but materials scientists say they could make...
by University of Massachusetts at Amherst
10:35am
5.23.2017
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Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies and other applications requiring precise...
by Australian National University
9:24am
5.17.2017
Small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust by simply snipping their threadlike tails...
by Purdue University
2:23pm
5.12.2017
A Dutch foundation aiming to rid the world's oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific...
by Mike Corder, Associated Press
9:20am
5.12.2017
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