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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Open air is getting crowded. Signals streaming back and forth from smart devices stretch existing fourth-generation wireless networks almost to their limits. As demands on these systems increase, ... read more

Can Robots Recognize Faces Even Under Backlighting?

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel technique to address the problem of vision-based face detection and recognition under normal and severe illumination conditions. This technique contributes to help ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A researcher has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records ... read more

Researchers Report Cybersecurity Risks in 3-D Printing

July 13, 2016 — Researchers examined two aspects of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3-D printing, that could have cybersecurity implications and harmful economic impact: printing orientation and insertion of fine ... read more

Advancing Self-Driving Car Design, Other Shared Human And Machine-Controlled Systems

July 13, 2016 — Computer scientists have described a new approach to managing the challenge of transferring control between a human and an autonomous ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A new concept in space telescope design uses a modular structure and an assembly robot to build an extremely large telescope in space, performing tasks in which astronaut fatigue would be a ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Researchers are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two recent ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells – the first such devices created on campus – as researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A new type of tissue chip has been created that can be more widely used for drug testing. Engineering the chips as a silk gel circumvents many of the problems with existing devices and could ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct ... read more

Learning from the Mussel, Scientists Create a Biologically Active Titanium Surface

July 8, 2016 — Based on insights from mussels -- which are able to attach themselves very tightly to even metallic surfaces due to special proteins found in their byssal threads -- scientists have successfully ... read more

Graphene Flexes Its Muscles in New Study

July 7, 2016 — The unique properties of graphene and graphene foam could one day be used to regenerate 3-dimensional tissues and organs for implantation into the human body, new research ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers have created a robotic mimic of a stingray that's powered and guided by light-sensitive rat heart cells. The work exhibits a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of ... read more

July 7, 2016 — When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. ... read more

Recycled Plastic Lumber Invented

July 7, 2016 — Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated doping-induced tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene, revealing new and unique opportunities for advanced coating materials and transducers. The study suggests that ... read more

July 5, 2016 — The researchers' theory confirms that it is possible to use cloaks to perfectly hide an object for a specific wavelength, but hiding an object from an illumination containing different ... read more

Integrated Trio of 2-D Nanomaterials Unlocks Graphene Electronics Applications

July 5, 2016 — A new article describes the development of the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material. The new technology ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Graphene has emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional crystals, but the future of electronics may include two other nanomaterials, according to a new study. In new research, the ... read more

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