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Aug. 28, 2015 — Computer scientists studied human mobility in urban areas from the point of view that mobility can be described as random walk with many short steps and fewer extremely long steps. Combining GPS data ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling ... read more

July 29, 2015 — The boxfish's unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers have found. Engineers also describe how the structure of the boxfish could ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Two new advancements in electrochromic materials -- a highly selective cool mode and a warm mode -- not thought possible several years ago have been developed by engineers. The researchers are one ... read more

New Molecular Butterflies Help Advance Energy Research

July 22, 2015 — A new family of molecules that physically resemble butterflies is pushing the boundary of new materials research, scientists report. With these precisely designed molecules, the team also plans to ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A test of the Mobile Bridge® Version 4.0 over a real river demonstrated its viability for practical use. During the test, the bridge was set up without any foundation work, and a vehicle could ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Research shows lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding ... read more

July 17, 2015 — The structural properties of brittle materials like rock or ceramic, such as cracking under stress, have long been studied in detail, providing insight into avalanches, earthquakes and landslides. ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new generation of green skyscrapers could help alleviate worldwide climate change, writes an urban ... read more

Syntactic Foam Sandwich Fills Hunger for Lightweight Yet Strong Materials

July 16, 2015 — A team of researchers has developed the first composite material that sandwiches a layer of lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam between two carbon fabric layers, offering extreme light weight, ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Tornado Panels Installed in Montgomery Home

July 15, 2015 — A product designed by engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Three-dimensional structures of boron nitride sheets and nanotubes may offer a way to keep small electronic devices cool, according to ... read more

July 13, 2015 — A researcher employs a clay typically used for gardening to develop a proton-conducting, bulk nanostructured ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing an astonishing 40 percent friction reduction in tests of high performance materials. These new surfaces could improve the reliability of ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Three-dimensional imaging of plant branching structures is allowing researchers to see how exactly their internal tissues respond under stress, giving new insights into the design of potential new ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip ... read more

June 29, 2015 — In the human body, small wounds are easily treated by the body itself, requiring no further care. For bigger wounds to be healed, the body may need outside assistance. Concrete is like a living body, ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Scientists are developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make ... read more

It Pays to Repave in Colder Climates

June 25, 2015 — Repaving roads is a costly and complicated process, especially when the road is a critical artery. But new research from Norway shows that switching to more durable asphalt could save significant ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Discoveries about the causes of stress-corrosion cracking in metal alloys could help prevent failure of critical infrastructure systems such as pipelines that transport water, fossil fuels and ... read more

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