Entries for October 2019

MIT Engineers Develop a New Way to Remove Carbon Dioxide from Air
The process could work on any concentration, from power plant emissions to open air.
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NASA Receives First All-Electric Aircraft, Readies It for Flight
NASA readies an electric plane to streamline the development of electric aircraft.
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Nano-Scale Hack Leads to Stronger Silver
Engineers develop a new class of electrically conductive materials.
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MIT Researchers Develop Electroadhesive Stamp For Microscopic Pick-and-Place Applications
This electroadhesive stamp can pick-and-place objects 20 nanometers wide.
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Your Refrigerator, But Now with a Twist
A new method for cooling spins traditional refrigeration technology on its head.
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Climate Futures: Renewable Energy vs. Technologies of Degrowth
A look at the plausibility of separating economic growth from renewable energy roll out.
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Bill Gates’ Nuclear Reactor Hits a Roadblock
After a project in China fell through, Gates is hoping the U.S. will step up with funding.
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NASA Considers Shapeshifting Drones for Upcoming Missions
NASA engineers are working on a shapeshifting exploration drone to explore alien worlds.
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Genovation Introduces the World’s Fastest Electric Production Car
A gutted Corvette becomes the vehicle to expand the definition of all-electric speed.
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Neuroprosthetic Enables Tetraplegic Patient to Walk
Researchers have begun human trials of an exoskeleton controlled by a neuroprosthetic.
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Scania Introduces an Autonomous Loader Meant for the Mines
Scania leverages the constraints of a mine environment to develop their autonomous heavy loader.
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Cleaning up the Plastics Mess. What Role Do Engineers Play?
Projects worldwide aim to study and reduce plastic in oceans.
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Oil: By Pipe or by Rail, Which Is Less Likely to Fail?
Engineering.com looks at the costs and benefits of transporting oil by rail and pipeline.
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A New Experimental Coronagraph Is Approved for Exoplanet Hunting
The WFIRST space telescope gets an experimental coronograph to precisely hunt exoplanets.
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Longevity May Not Be Necessary for Solar Panels to Make Sense
The financial viability of solar panels has often been tied to their durability.
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Eye-Tracking Technology Aims to Boost Vehicle and Driver Communication
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed eye-tracking technology for vehicle safety.
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Staring Into the Void: A New Blackest Material Arrives and It’s Built for Space
The world’s darkest material has a bright future in aerospace and off-world.
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Researchers Develop Electronic Glove with Humanlike Features for Better Prosthetic Hand Experience
An e-glove developed with humanlike qualities can be worn over a prosthetic hand.
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Mealtime Favorite Mac and Cheese May Be the Next to Visit Mars
New packaging means better options for storing and transporting food for military and space travel.
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