Engineering
NASA's Kepler witnesses vampire star system undergoing super-outburst  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
NASA's Kepler spacecraft was designed to find exoplanets by looking for stars that dim as a planet crosses the star's face. Fortuitously, the same design makes it ideal for spotting other astronomical... more
Researchers create novel platform to standardize paleoclimatology data  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Sometimes the most unrelated things can produce the most innovative results. Take, for instance, aikido—a Japanese martial art that can be translated as the "way of unifying energy"—and paleoclimatology, a scientific field... more
A breakthrough in molding materials at the nanoscale  nanowerk · 6 hours
In a potential game-changing shift in how nano- and quantum devices are designed and manufactured, researchers have discovered that these materials are actually very conducive to nanomolding, thanks to their atoms? ability... more
Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened with malaria stall, blocking... more
Visualizing every step of on-surface cycloaddition reactions  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
By observing individual atoms as they rearrange themselves step by step, chemists at RIKEN have cast new light on the route by which halogenated aromatic molecules join together on a silver surface1. These insights... more
For lithium metal, smaller is stronger  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
The formation of lithium dendrites is still a mystery, but materials engineers study the conditions that enable dendrites and how to stop them. more
DARPA scraps XS-1 military space plane project after Boeing drops out  LIVE SCIENCE · 8 hours
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space. more
Two Moon rovers are better than one  ESA · 13 hours
Image: ESA has signed a deal with space engineering company COMEX in France to develop an innovative double-rover architecture for lunar surface... more
3D capillary system offers a new approach to investigate obstruction of microvessels  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Engineered human capillaries are providing an astounding view of how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. more
Microchip capability expanded ewith new 3D inductor technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Smaller is better when it comes to microchips, researchers said, and by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform, developers can use up to 100 times less chip space.... more
Researchers identify novel cellular entry factor for AAV vector types  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers led by a team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types--the most commonly used viral vectors... more
Entanglement-based single-shot detection of a single magnon with a superconducting qubit  Science Magazine · 1 day
The recent development of hybrid systems based on superconducting circuits provides the possibility of engineering quantum sensors that exploit different degrees of freedom. Quantum magnonics, which... more
Designing for a green chemistry future  Science Magazine · 1 day
The material basis of a sustainable society will depend on chemical products and processes that are designed following principles that make them conducive to life. Important inherent properties of molecules need to be considered from the... more
Fuel efficient tech may threaten climate, public health  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the University of Georgia College of Engineering. more
Well-designed substrates make large single crystal bi-/tri-layer graphene possible  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers fabricate single crystal copper nickel alloy foils as substrates for the growth of multilayer graphene with specific stacking pattern, and unprecedented quality and size. more
Textile-based composites could weave future of aerospace engineering  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Advanced materials research at The University of Manchester has demonstrated a comprehensive picture of the evolution of damage in braided textile composites for the first time. This could lead the way to... more
Scientists invent a new method of generating intense short UV vortices  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international group of scientists, including Skoltech Professor Sergey Rykovanov, has found a way to generate intense "twisted" pulses. The vortices discovered by the scientists will... more
Predicting the degradation behavior of advanced medical devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Polymer materials play a vital role in today's medicine. While many applications demand for long-lasting devices, others benefit from materials that disintegrate once their job is done. The design of such materials... more
New 'smart' polymer glows brighter when stretched  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created a stress-detecting "smart" polymer that shines brighter when stretched. Researchers hope to use the new polymer to measure the performance... more
Well-designed substrates make large single crystal bi-/tri-layer graphene possible  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) have reported in Nature Nanotechnology the fabrication and use of single crystal... more
New cages to trap molecules push boundaries of protein design  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Protein design is a popular and rapidly growing field, with scientists engineering novel protein cages—capsule-like nanostructures for purposes such as gene therapy and targeted drug delivery. Many of... more
Dwindling inflows into catchment areas: A water supply disaster in the making?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study by UNSW engineers suggests we should get used to water restrictions as modeling predicts inflows into natural reservoirs are set to decrease. more
The Science Behind the Beer and Brewing Industry  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Beer consists primarily of four ingredients; water, malted grain, hops, and yeast. Yet, the analysis of beer and the brewing process has changed dramatically over the last decade. In this interview, Christopher... more
A new approach to reveal the multiple structures of RNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Experimental data and computer simulations have yielded an innovative technique to characterize the configurations of an RNA molecule. The work, published in Nucleic Acids Research, opens new roads... more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  ESA · 1 day
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests.Dubbed the... more
Synthego adopts good manufacturing practices for highest-quality genome engineering for clinical applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Synthego, the genome engineering company, today announced it has adopted Good Manufacturing Practice standards to provide academic and industry partners with high-quality reagents for... more
Abcam announces successful acquisition of Expedeon’s Proteomics and Immunology business, enhancing its conjugation capability  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Abcam plc, a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the... more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
Less may be more in next-gen batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers build full lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes and an alumina layer to protect cathodes from degrading. By limiting their energy density, the batteries promise excellent stability for transportation and grid storage use. more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support to mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
Despite less ozone pollution, not all plants benefit  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Policies and new technologies have reduced emissions of precursor gases that lead to ozone air pollution, but despite those improvements, the amount of ozone that plants are taking in has not followed... more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have formulated a new recipe that can prevent weaknesses in modern-day armor. By adding a tiny amount of the element silicon to boron carbide, a material commonly used for making body... more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan,... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
Designer-defect clamping of ferroelectric domain walls for more-stable nanoelectronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineered defects in ferroelectric materials provides key to improved polariaztion stability, a significant step forward for domain-wall nanoelectronics in data storage. Researchers achieved stability greater than one year (a 2000%... more
Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers have adapted a picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves. more
Scientists engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes... more
Bioengineering living heart valves  nanowerk · 3 days
Using tissue engineering techniques, researchers are developing living heart valves that can grow after implantation in the human heart. more
George Mason University researchers receive $314,000 to design better vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
George Mason University's Aarthi Narayanan, Associate Professor, College of Science and the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease, and Remi Veneziano, Assistant Professor, Volgenau School of Engineering,... more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes -- and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness -- has grown... more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes—and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness—has grown in recent years. While... more
Well-designed substrates make large single crystal bi-/tri-layer graphene possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have reported the fabrication and use of single crystal copper-nickel alloy foil substrates for the growth of large-area, single crystal bilayer and trilayer graphene films. more
Modified plants to curb climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. more
Blue light triggers memory and emphatic fear in mice via a non-invasive approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. This monster-OptoSTIM1 causes a... more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
New technology systematically identifies drug targets in living animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. more
UK Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) invest in Henniker Plasma treatment technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The EPIC Centre, built to serve the Electronics and Photonics industry, recently acquired an advanced plasma treatment system from UK based manufacturer... more
Smart soft robotic grippers enabled by self-powered tribo-skins  nanowerk · 3 days
Grippers or end effectors are an essential tool integrated with robotic arms for implementing grasping and manipulating functions in a variety of tasks, ranging from picking up and holding objects, to digging... more
New uses for old medicines  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
It turns out that in the rush to invent new drugs to treat cancers, scientists may have overlooked some obvious possibilities of existing drugs currently being used for other diseases. A new study says that therapies for diabetes,... more
Engineering defects in ferroelectrics provides key to improved polarisation stability  nanowerk · 4 days
Improved polarisation retention in ferroelectric a significant step forward for domain-wall nanoelectronics in data storage. more
Inverse design of porous materials using artificial neural networks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The ability to generate optimized nanomaterials with artificial neural networks can significantly revolutionize the future of materials design in materials science. While scientists had progressively created small and simple molecules,... more
Laser diode emits deep UV light  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nagoya University scientists, in cooperation with Asahi Kasei Corporation, have designed a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light, and have published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Express. more
Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. have introduced a method for enhancing the power of existing algorithms to forecast the future of unknown... more
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED. more
Biophysical and biomolecular interactions of malaria-infected erythrocytes in engineered human capillaries  Science Magazine · 1 week
Microcirculatory obstruction is a hallmark of severe malaria, but mechanisms of parasite sequestration are only partially understood. Here, we developed a robust three-dimensional microvessel model that... more
Access to tetracyclic aromatics with bridgehead metals via metalla-click reactions  Science Magazine · 1 week
The never-ending pursuits for exploring aromatic molecular architectures result in the large libraries of aromatics with fascinating structures, which have greatly broadened the scope of aromaticity. Despite extensive... more
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once... more
New method can improve resolution of brain magnetic resonance imaging using artificial intelligence  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers of the ICAI Group -Computational Intelligence and Image Analysis- of the University of Malaga have designed an unprecedented method that is... more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and... more
Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research finds that global South countries have pledged the largest areas of land to forest restoration, and are also farthest behind in meeting their targets due to challenging factors... more
Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineers looking to nature for inspiration have long assumed that layered structures like those found in mollusk shells enhance a material's toughness,... more
Self-assembled artificial microtubule like LEGO building blocks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles and amusement parks. Such... more
Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The U.N. and other international organizations agree that forest restoration is a critical part of the collective global effort to combat climate change, reduce extinctions, and improve the lives of... more
Researchers develop self-assembled artificial microtubule like LEGO building blocks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles... more
Scientists create titanium parts using additive technologies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Manufacturing products from titanium and its alloys using traditional methods remains a complex technological task that requires a lot of time and money. Scientists at South Ural State University have developed a new universal... more
Expert discusses the prospects of climate engineering  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate engineering may offer a last-ditch technological solution to catastrophic climate change, but who makes the decisions on which solutions to implement, and who the beneficiaries will be? Once we start fiddling with the... more
The greenbacks in mobile phone mines  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
No-one who is economically active can afford to go without at least a mobile phone, and at the pace that electronic equipment is re-invented, it's only a matter of time before your 'latest' iPhone 11 ends... more
Self-assembled artificial microtubules developed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles and amusement parks. Such an event of multi-step assembly, so-called... more
Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they're often using gear that has been designed for a male body. more
Novel protein positioning technique improves functionality of yeast cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research team at Kobe University has developed a method of artificially controlling the anchorage position of target proteins in engineered baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). more
Research could be starting point for wound dressings with 'built-in infection stoppers'  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. more
'Melting rock' models predict mechanical origins of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineers at Duke University have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock. The model provides new insights into unobservable... more
Genetically engineered mosquitoes halt Dengue spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens in January 2020 reports the development of mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to resist infection by several types of the dengue virus. This is the first... more
Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Biologists developed a human antibody for dengue suppression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue. The development... more
Spider Architect’s Intricate 'Silkhenge' Revealed in Stunning Video  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
High-resolution video of tiny, bizarre silk structures found across the Amazon known as a silkhenge show the mysterious spider construction as never before. more
Subwavelength dielectric resonators for nonlinear nanophotonics  Science Magazine · 1 week
Subwavelength optical resonators made of high-index dielectric materials provide efficient ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale through mode interferences and enhancement of both electric and magnetic fields. Such Mie-resonant dielectric structures have low absorption, and... more
Study unravels new insights into a Parkinson's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The new study explores alpha-synuclein's basic properties, with a focus on a section of the protein known as the non-amyloidal component (NAC). The research was done on fruit fly larvae... more
Lights on for germ-free wound dressings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with 'built-in' antimicrobial properties can significantly decrease this danger. Scientists have now... more
An electrically pumped surface-emitting semiconductor green laser  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists and Engineers have used surface-emitting semiconductor lasers in data communications, for sensing, in FaceID and within augmented reality glasses. In a new report, Yong-Ho Ra and a research team in the departments of... more
Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The new study, led by scientists from the universities of Bristol and Essex and published today in Current Biology, challenge... more
Biomimetic hydrogel with photodynamic antimicrobial effect  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with "built-in" antimicrobial properties can significantly decrease this danger. In the journal... more
Decontaminating pesticide-polluted water using engineered nanomaterial  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Atrazine is one of the most widely used pesticides in North America. Researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) have developed a new method to degrade it that combines a new nanostructured material... more
Highly efficient and tumor-selective nanoparticles for dual-targeted immunogene therapy against cancer  Science Magazine · 1 week
While immunotherapy holds great promise for combating cancer, the limited efficacy due to an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and systemic toxicity hinder the broader application of cancer... more
[Editors' Choice] Organoid optimization: Engineering a better cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes  Science Magazine · 1 week
Islet organoids reaggregated in endothelialized collagen constructs improve engraftment and function in the subcutaneous space in diabetic mice. more
Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats... more
Toward safer disposal of printed circuit boards  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Printed circuit boards are vital components of modern electronics. However, once they have served their purpose, they are often burned or buried in landfills, polluting the air, soil and water. Most concerning are the... more
Predicting the year in chemistry  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With 2020 just starting, scientists around the world are wondering what the year has in store for them. To help steer them straight, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, is highlighting... more
Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the invention of the transistor in 1947, computing development has seen a consistent doubling of the number of transistors that can fit on a chip. But that trend, known as Moore's Law, may... more
Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  nanowerk · 1 week
As Moore's Law comes to an end with a limit to the number of transistors that fit on a chip, a paradigm of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the... more
Scientists validate new technology that transforms sewage sludge into fertilizer more efficiently  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
World population growth and lifestyle are the main causes of the increase in the volume of wastewater. As a result of the treatment of... more
'Coolsculpting' inventors develop new non-surgical method for targeting fat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are developing a new form 'Coolsculpting' technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or 'slurry.' more
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