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Understanding How Materials Deform Through Ripplocation
Breakthrough research at Drexel University provides evidence of a new micromechanism of deformation ...
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Is New Nuclear the Solution to the World's Energy Problems?
Harvard's Joe Lassiter offers a grim picture of the world's energy future and offers one possible so...
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Travelling to China? Your Customs Agent Could be a Robot
QIHAN’s Sanbot humanoid robot deployed to aid customs workers at Gongbei Port of Entry.
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Listening for Structural Damage
Big data approach “listens” to signals travelling through bridges to diagnose damage.
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Using Diamonds to Generate Electricity from Nuclear Waste
Could diamonds be the world’s best friend? A new technique for energy generation seems to say “Yes.”
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Droplets
Engineers develop “spray tuning” to determine droplet size distribution for any kind of fluid.
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Water Exhibits Surprising Behavior Inside Carbon Nanotubes
MIT engineers discover that water inside CNTs turns solid when it should be boiling.
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3 Key Components for Combining Photonics and Electronics on One Platform
Researchers develop optical transistors, multiplexers and signal detectors.
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ESA Investigation Reveals Cause of Schiaparelli Crash
A navigational anomaly doomed the Schiaparelli lander. Will its data prevent future lander mishaps?
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Materials, Microscopy and Modeling Combine to Improve Jet Engine Performance
Quantitative analysis combines atomic-resolution imagining with density functional theory.
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FanQuakes Give Insight into Energy Generated by Large Groups
Students and professors in Ohio study the seismic effects of football fans on Saturday afternoons.
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GravityLight Brings Clean Energy to Kenya
The GravityLight Foundation has partnered with Shell to bring 3000 of its gravity powered lamps to K...
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Engineering Silicon-Based Lifeforms
Caltech chemical engineers persuade organisms to create silicon-carbon bonds.
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Tiny Squeeze Boosts Performance of Platinum Catalysts
Stanford engineers develop new method for fine-tuning fuel cells.
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Understanding the Brain with Super-Small Needles
Needle-electrodes with a diameter of 5 µm could help “solve the mysteries of the brain.”
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A Green Process for Rocket-Grade Carbon Fiber
Environmentally friendly process for carbon fiber used in rocket nozzles and heat shields awarded pa...
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Bendable Titanium Suspension Inspired by Insects
BAE Systems announces beetle-inspired memory metal suspension.
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A Better Way to Make Artificial Muscles
Nylon fibers are key ingredient in simple and inexpensive approach to creating artificial muscles.
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World’s Fastest Electric Car to Be Made in China
NextEV launches NIO brand and NIO EP9 electric supercar.
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QuadBot - Robot Teaches 3D Printing, Coding and Electronics
EngiMake has launched a robotics platform to bring accessible robotics to the masses.
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