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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

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

Drones Used to Track Wildlife

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method, based upon the interference of matter waves, that could be used to cool ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Soft machines and robots are capable of moving, jumping and gripping objects thanks to soft, inflatable segments called fluidic actuators. These actuators require large amounts of air or water to ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers have observed droplets spontaneously fling themselves from thin fibers. The phenomenon occurs so long as the fibers are small enough relative to the coalescing droplets and moderately ... read more

Sensor Mimics Bats to Detect Dangerous Structural Cracks

Aug. 17, 2015 — An ultrasound sensor for detecting dangerous cracks in structures such as aircraft engines, oil and gas pipelines and nuclear plants has been developed – with inspiration from the natural ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn has fallen with the engineering of a microbe that improves isobutanol yields by a factor of ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Using a method they invented for joining disparate elemental layers into a stable material with uniform, predictable properties, researchers are testing an array of new combinations that may vastly ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Researchers have created a prototype laundry-helper robot that is able to separate, stretch, smooth wrinkles and fold ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — 1,3-Diaminopropane is a three carbon diamine, which has a wide range of industrial applications including epoxy resin and cross-linking agents, as well as precursors for pharmaceuticals, ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A new microscope will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the ... read more

Portable Ultra-Broadband Lasers Could Be Key to Next-Generation Sensors

Aug. 10, 2015 — A custom-tailored, compact laser diode has been developed by integrating multiple wavelength emitters into a single device. Capable of emitting broadband wavelengths on demand, the device is smaller ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A methodology for brain penetration using diameter flexible needles has been developed by scientists. This should further reduce invasiveness and provide tissue penetrations hardly broken than ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Polymer physicists and chemists have developed a way to create an ultra-soft dry silicone rubber. This new rubber features tunable softness to match a variety of biological tissues, opening new ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — A new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area has been developed by researchers. Their method, which combines QD and photonic crystal ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Optical materials serve a major role in modern sciences and technology. Many of the devices we use feature technology resulting from material discoveries in this fast moving area of ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Darwinian selection can be used to evolve robot controllers able to efficiently self-organize their tasks. Taking inspiration from the way in which ants organize their work and divide up tasks, ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Researchers show that magnetic nanoparticles encased in oily liquid shells can bind together in water, much like sand particles mixed with the right amount of water can form ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Engineers have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team has developed a model that predicts the force with which a ... read more

New Biosensors for Managing Microbial 'Workers'

Aug. 4, 2015 — New biosensors have been developed that could improve control and complexity of metabolically engineered microbes, bringing us one step closer to a future in which genetically engineered bacteria can ... read more

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