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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

How to Build a Bio-Bot: Researchers Share Design and Development of Biological Machines

Feb. 19, 2017 — Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than it ... read more

Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Feb. 17, 2017 — Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th ... read more

New Economic Water-Splitting Catalyst: Ruthenium-Based Material

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers in South Korea have developed an exiting new catalyst -- a ruthenium (Ru)-based material -- that can split water into hydrogen almost as well as platinum ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle could provide an alternative to conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In rare cases, the currently used ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A tiny, transparent device that fits into a contact lens can determine the speed of blood flow and oxygen metabolic rate at the back of the eye, helping to diagnose diseases such as macular ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and ... read more

Chemical Engineers Boost Bacteria's Productivity

Feb. 13, 2017 — Chemical engineers have designed a novel genetic switch that allows them to dramatically boost bacteria cells' production of useful chemicals by shutting competing metabolic pathways in the ... read more

Will Androids Dream of Quantum Sheep?

Feb. 13, 2017 — Quantum replicants of responsive systems can be more efficient than classical models, say researchers, because classical models have to store more past information than is necessary to simulate the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — For the past several years, researchers have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, a research group ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Engineers and scientists have invented the first mechanical metamaterials that easily transfer motion effortlessly in one direction while blocking it in the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — In the future, wide-ranging composite materials are expected to be stronger, lighter, cheaper and greener for our planet, thanks to a new invention. Nine years ago, an American researcher invented an ... read more

Passengers Take Mobile Measure of Comfort for Railway Companies

Feb. 13, 2017 — Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new approach to dynamically tune the micro- and nano-scale roughness of atomically thin MoS2, and consequently the appropriate degree of hydrophobicity for various ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. ... read more

Assembly of Micro-/meso-/macroporous Carbon Optimized for Li-S Batteries

Feb. 9, 2017 — High volume ratio of carbon micropores combined with the assembly of meso-/macropores remarkably improve the capabilities of Li-S batteries, which relieve shuttle effect by strong physical absorption ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Scientists have controlled wave-generated currents to make previously unimaginable liquid materials for new technological innovations, including techniques to manipulate ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers report that they are the first to grow a 2-D material with the ability to have many different ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The first flat lens that works within a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green, has now been developed by researchers. This bandwidth, close to that of an LED, paves the way for new ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers have made a 3-D printed structural-colored material that has a viewing angle of 160 degrees, the largest of any synthetic structural colors ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other ... read more

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