Entries for February 2018

Two Steps Closer to Harnessing Waste Heat for Energy Production
Advances in recently invented optical rectenna boost light-to-electricity conversion efficiency and ...
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Keeping the Lights On in a Clean Energy Grid is Doable: Study
Study claims a reliable, blackout-free renewable power grid is within reach.
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Gold Tabs Pave the Way for Self-Powered Electronics
The friction energy produced from body movementcould power portable electronic devices, removing the...
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MARLI and Mars: Measuring Martian Winds
NASA scientists adapt technologies to produce its first planetary wind LIDAR.
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Turning Tobacco Fields into Solar Farms
Study shows that trading tobacco for renewable energy could save thousands of lives every year.
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I Spy an Eye Made From a Metalens and Artificial Muscle
Artificial eye automatically stretches to simultaneously focus and correct astigmatism and image shi...
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Robby the Robot Teaches Programming and Robotics
French engineers have developed a scalable and open source system for robotics enthusiasts from entr...
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This Week in Engineering: Cutting Through the Marketing Hype!
This week, Ian Wright and Michael Alba introduce you to our top stories:
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Meet the Swiss Army Knife of Search and Rescue Robots
Three-legged robot for search and rescue missions can crawl, roll, jump, fold away into compact form...
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Computer Model Offers New Insights into Biofuel Emission Numbers
The model is designed to create a better picture of the emissions coming out of biorefineries.
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Wirelessly Charge Your Smartphone—Using a Laser
Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wire...
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3D-Printed Syntactic Foams Might Bring Submarines to New Depths
3D printing might create submarine parts that can withstand increased ocean pressure.
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Programming for Uncertainty Skyrockets Drones’ Operational Efficiency
NanoMap enables drones to fly at 20 mph while avoiding obstacles.
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Why 3D Print When You Can Mill?
SIENCI’s Mill One brings CNC milling to the desktop.
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Southampton Student Develops a Replacement for the Mouse
A British engineering student has developed a keypad interface that can hold up to 180 sequences ins...
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This Week in Engineering: New Features in Solidworks, Sustainable Tech, and More.
In this weekly series, we recap the top stories from around the site.
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New Missile Interceptors Eliminate Threats Before They Even Get Close
"Hit-to-Kill" technology aims to improve interceptor accuracy and reduce debris.
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This Is What the Segway Should Have Been
The URB-E foldable electric vehicle makes personal transportation a breeze.
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What Do We Need to Train Self-Driving Cars Faster? More Data
Scale API has released a new set of tools to collect more data and train self-driving vehicles.
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New Orleans Uses Gutter Buddies for Cleaner Drains During Mardi Gras
After a seven month cleanup effort new tools are being used to keep cleaner drains in New Orleans.
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