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Engineering a Better Earplug
Flare Audio is crowdfunding a new earplug designed to block sound waves and prevent damage to our he...
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Engineers Guarantee Gluten-Free Meals
Portable sensor detects trace amounts of gluten in food at restaurants.
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Engineers Turn Locusts into Cyborg Sensing Machines
Biorobotic sensing systems could be used in homeland security applications.
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Lilium Aims to Make Personal Home Aircraft a Reality
Another ambitious flying car design that’s unlikely to reach the mass market.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Road to Driverless Cars
Illustrating a century of autonomous vehicle development.
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Biohybrid Ray is a Leap Forward in Robotic Bioengineering
Miniature soft-tissue robot uses rat muscle cells modified to respond to light.
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Engineers Find a Better Way to Boil Water
Piezoelectric inkjet printing improves water boiling in industrial and electronics applications.
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Creating Cartilage Patches with 3D Bio-Printing
Engineers turn to 3D printing for arthritis treatment.
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Engineers Fight Back Against Cyberslacking with Tap-Kick-Click System
New wearable could be the best (or worst) thing since standing desks.
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Lowell Is Restoring the Pluto Discovery Telescope
Engineers and Researchers at the Lowell Observatory are raising funds to restore the telescope that ...
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The Road to Driverless Cars: 1925 - 2025
Infographic illustrates the past, present and future of autonomous vehicles.
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Breath-Saving Bracelet
Wearable system for asthma attack prevention.
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Tiny Computer Has Enormous Potential
Is the Michigan Micro Mote the world’s smallest computer?
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University of Ottawa Lab Makes Ears Out of Apples
Andrew Pelling discusses his ideas about play and recycling. In his UOttawa lab he grows ears out of...
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Engineers Inspired by the Stars Create Improved Microbial Fuel Cell
A paper battery designed like an origami ninja star could power biosensors.
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Tropical Labs Offers a Powerful Open Source Servo for Makers
Tropical Labs is running a successful Kickstarter campaign for Mechaduino, their open source and Ard...
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Nano Textile Fights Infection
Technology company transforms fabric into antibacterial textile through sonochemistry.
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When Engineers Go Bad: Mechanical Doping in Cycling
Will they find hidden electric motors in the Tour de France? Will engineers be to blame?
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NASA Successfully Test Fires SLS Rocket
QM-2 Test is the next big step on the very long road to Mars.
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Engineers Grow Living Bones that Replicate Original Anatomical Structures
Lab-grown bones could repair congenital defects and trauma.
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