Physics/Engineering

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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3-D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to...
by University of Minnesota
9:46am
5.11.2017
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As with coffee or alcohol, the way each person processes medication is unique. One person's perfect dose may be another person's deadly overdose. Now, a team...
by Stanford University
2:28pm
5.10.2017
Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures. Now,researchers have come up with a...
by MIT
9:30am
5.9.2017
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Lithium-based traction batteries are usually completely enclosed in the battery case and integrated in the vehicle to protect the battery from all conceivable...
by Graz University of Technology
2:40pm
5.8.2017
Researchers devised a method to use graphene to generate complex and controllable sound signals. In essence, it combines speaker, amplifier and graphic...
by University of Exeter
2:28pm
5.4.2017
Imagine a raincoat that heals a scratch by shedding the part of the outer layer that’s damaged. To create such a material, scientists have turned to nature for...
by American Chemical Society
2:09pm
5.4.2017
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A team of researchers has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being...
by Sahlgrenska Academy
2:38pm
4.28.2017
Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet’s red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead...
by University of California, San Diego
9:28am
4.28.2017
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The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, researchers are...
by MIT
2:27pm
4.27.2017
To help combat the environmental problem of electronic waste, researchers have modified a degradable bioplastic derived from corn starch or other natural...
by American Chemical Society
2:53pm
4.19.2017
Physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it...
by Washington State University
2:40pm
4.17.2017
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A solar-powered water harvester can pull water molecules directly from the air, making drinkable water available even in the desert, according to a proof-of-...
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10:01am
4.17.2017
A team of researchers has come up with a solution that might prevent disastrous outcomes the next time an oil pipeline leak occurs. It may also prevent...
by MIT
9:46am
4.17.2017
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It’s a question that everyone asks, often after stopping to retie their shoes, yet one that nobody had investigated until now. A new study by mechanical...
by UC Berkeley
10:54am
4.13.2017
Batteries have been the biggest limitation for portable electronic devices, from cell phones to remote controls. But a team proposes a futuristic new advance:...
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10:05am
4.12.2017
Engineers have developed glasses with liquid-based lenses that “flex” to refocus on whatever the wearer is viewing. The glasses are designed to mimic the...
by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
9:44am
4.12.2017
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