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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

Nov. 23, 2015 — Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. The Row-bot mimics the way that the water boatman moves ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — New research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been the focus of recent research. The work included imaging methods to measure where the ... read more

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data ... read more

New Technology for Dynamic Projection Mapping

Nov. 18, 2015 — It has been thought technically difficult to achieve projection mapping onto a moving/rotating object so that images look as though they are fixed to the object. A group of researchers has now ... read more

New Device Measures Glucose in Urine, Ending Annoying Needle Pricks

Nov. 11, 2015 — Two young technologists have developed a device that can measure glucose in blood through the urine on the toilet, activated via smart phone bluetooth, daily recording the ... read more

Researchers Open 'Golden Window' in Deep Brain Imaging

Nov. 11, 2015 — The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging. This is a first for brain imaging, explain the authors of a new report on the ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A piezoelectric load-sensing washer currently under development provides a more accurate way to measure the clamping force exerted by the bolt it is ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Can you imagine burning your fingertips or feel that ice freezes your hand as you interact with a program of virtual reality? Researchers have now created a pair of gloves with an interface that ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one the Predator used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle. Rather than creating ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Using a high-tech imaging method, biomedical engineers were able to see early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before with the help of a novel protein from a ... read more

Watching Cement Dry Could Help Dental Fillings Last Longer

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have revealed 'sweet points' for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — An interactive swarm of flying 3D pixels (voxels) is set to revolutionize the way people interact with virtual reality. The system, called BitDrones, allows users to explore virtual 3D information by ... read more

Low-Cost Offshore Wind Turbine Created

Nov. 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) through a more efficient design and cheaper ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — By flipping a magnetic field, a new method can measure variations in the local conductivity across a ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — A new discovery by physicists could hold the key to the construction of inexpensive, broadly useful, and portable particle accelerators in the very near future. The team has accelerated electron ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — In August, four universities were included in a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center to develop advances in geotechnical engineering that will provide solutions to some of the ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — On a serendipitous occasion, listening to one professor speak about the remarkable effect of moderate electrical fields on lowering the sintering temperature of certain ceramic powders, another began ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — In recent years, advances in materials synthesis techniques have enabled scientists to produce increasingly complex functional materials with enhanced or novel macroscopic ... read more

Engineers Design Magnetic Cell Sensors

Nov. 2, 2015 — Engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The new "hypermagnetic" protein nanoparticles can be produced ... read more

Drug Manufacture: A Dash of Nickel Sets Dominoes in Motion

Nov. 2, 2015 — A synthetic process that combines multiple components through quick, consecutive reactions is promising for drug ... read more

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