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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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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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News 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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Manta Ray Robot Swims Fast and For Up to 10 Hours
The nature-inspired robot could some day substitute for traditional autonomous underwater vehicles.
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Top 10 Accessories for Engineers
What essential engineering accessories would you take to a desert island?
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Dorna Offers a Fast Powerful Accurate Robot Arm
Two electrical engineering PhD brothers have developed a strong robot arm for hobbyists.
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New Method for 3D Printing Functional Circuits
Circuits containing metallic and polymeric inks produced in a single process, cured with UV light.
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HomeBiogas 2.0 Turns Waste into Clean Energy
HomeBiogas has redesigned their renewable energy system to convert waste and manure into cooking gas...
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Spinning Stronger Silk
Reconstituted silk is more than twice as tough as its natural counterpart.
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Deploy Autonomous Vehicles ASAP to Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives
RAND study suggests deploying self-driving vehicles just 10% better than humans is worthwhile.
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