Entries for November 2017

Rwandan Startup Uses Drones to Deliver Blood
Keller Rinaudo and his engineers at Zipline discuss their system of on-demand blood delivery in Rwan...
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Want to Build Your Own Smartphone Microscope? Here’s How
Engineers show how 3D printing can unlock fluorescence microscopy at home.
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PlusBoard Gives Makers a Combination Breadboard and Stripboard
Singapore engineers have developed a board pinned like a stripboard, with its own variable power sup...
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Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Super Strength
Origami-inspired actuators made for less than $1 can lift 1,000 times their own weight.
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Assembling Electronics with Light
Optoelectronic tweezes hint at mass production via optical traps.
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Porous Wood Improves Solar Steam Generation
Pine and poplar increase efficiency of water-to-steam conversion under sunlight.
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Engineering a Solution to Spinal Cord Injuries
Engineers develop polymer scaffold to coax nerve cells to extend over damage.
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Research Into Stability of Nanowire Conductivity Could Mean Breakthroughs in Nanomedicine
Swansea team releases paper on how geometry of nanowires can affect conductive performance.
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GameShell Offers an Open Source Retro Gaming System
Customizable and open source gaming system lets users build and program their own hand held gaming s...
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Micropillar Compression Test Technique Helps to Measure Strength of Concrete
Researchers manufacture microscale test pieces to isolate strength-giving compounds in concrete.
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Modelling the California Reservoir Network
Caltech engineers uncover insights for planning and responding to drought conditions.
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Engineering the Future of Cities
Robert Muggah from the Igarape Institute talks about the major crises facing cities today and offers...
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Glass Microparticles Enhance Solar Cell Efficiency
New coating cuts down on reflected light and overheating, increasing overall efficiency by 20%.
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Bio-Inspired Spider Silk Microphones May Be on the Horizon
Spider silk can be used as tiny airflow sensors providing super-efficient sound wave detection.
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Finger Vibrations can be used to Verify Identity
New research paper shows how any surface can be turned into a smart access point.
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New Catalyst Brings Us One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis
Engineers convert electrical energy to chemical energy at a new high of 64% efficiency.
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StarkBoard Offers A Smart Motorized Skateboard
Stark Mobility has developed an intuitive motorized skateboard to give riders an easier commute.
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Watch Boston Dynamics’ Humanoid Robot Do a Backflip
Latest update video shows off Atlas’ new capabilities.
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This Artificial Cartilage is Based on Kevlar and Hydrogel
Kevlartilage combines aramid nanofibers with polyvinyl alcohol.
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Is Boeing Finally Going to Stop Making Boring Airplanes?
An acquisition of super-innovative Aurora may turn conservative airliners around.
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