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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Civil engineers are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to perfect the de-icing properties of concrete that can conduct ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Transportation engineers have developed an inexpensive system to sense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from bus passengers' mobile devices and collect data to build better transit ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed a glass-based material that can block out UV-light and protect living cells. The material could be used in several applications, including as a protective shield for ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have designed the first application of soft robotics for the non-destructive sampling of fauna from the ocean floor. Their recent expedition in the Red Sea successfully demonstrated the ... read more

It's a 3-D Printer, but Not as We Know It

Jan. 19, 2016 — 3-D printing techniques have quickly become some of the most widely used tools to rapidly design and build new components. A team of engineers has developed a new type of 3-D printing that can print ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — An unmanned aerial vehicle, named the Fireproof Aerial RObot System, has been developed which detects fires in skyscrapers, searches the inside of the building, and transfers data in real time from ... read more

Chemical Study of Influence of Marine Environment on Historical Buildings

Jan. 18, 2016 — By means of various analytical tools, researchers have analyzed the influence that may be exerted by various marine and urban-industrial atmospheres on the state of conservation of three buildings ... read more

Light-Activated Nanoparticles Prove Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

Jan. 18, 2016 — In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy recently developed by ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Damage developing in a material can be difficult to see until something breaks or fails. A new polymer damage indication system automatically highlights areas that are cracked, scratched or stressed, ... read more

Engineers Invent a Bubble-Pen to Write With Nanoparticles

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and efficiently handle nanoparticles -- the tiny pieces of gold, silicon and other materials used in ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A combined solution offers better protection against traffic noise – and can also benefit two-wheeled ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest energy from irregular human motion such as walking, running or ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — In January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbiest accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn. Small drones have proven to be effective tools of ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Self-compacting high-performance concrete has till now suffered from one weakness: when exposed to fire it flakes and splits, which reduces its loadbearing capacity. Scientists in Switzerland have ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The research project called ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Thousands bound together are still thinner than a single strand of human hair, but with new research, boron nitride nanotubes may help build better fighter planes and space shuttles. A team of ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Two technologies which use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings could be used for the development of driverless cars and autonomous robotics ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — As winter approaches, stores, cities and homeowners are stocking up on salt, gravel and sand in anticipation of slippery roads. But this annual ritual in colder climates could soon become ... read more

Fuel Economy Improvements in US Climate Commitment on Par With 1970s Gains

Dec. 15, 2015 — To hold up its end of the landmark climate deal signed in Paris last week, the U.S. will need to make cars and trucks of the future far more fuel efficient. New research shows that automakers won’t ... read more

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