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Israeli spacecraft gets final element before 2019 moon launch  REUTERS · 1 hour
Israeli engineers on Monday added the final element to a spacecraft destined for the moon - a digital... more
Drinking studies muddied the waters around the safety of alcohol use  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 hours
Studies claiming that alcohol in even small amounts is dangerous weren’t designed to address risks of moderate drinking. more
A Story of Innovative Molecules: From Machines to Cyclic Compounds  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Fraser Stoddart outlines his research involving mechanically interlocked molecules and molecular machines, and introduces the work of some of the students in his... more
Scientists invent easier, cheaper way to measure gravity  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The world has one official kilogram against which all other country's kilograms are measured and scales calibrated. more
Hitachi to buy majority stake in ABB's power grid arm for $6.4 bn  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Japan's Hitachi on Monday announced plans to buy a majority stake in the power grid business of Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB for... more
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. more
Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Machine learning algorithms now underlie much of the software we use, helping to personalize our news feeds and finish our thoughts before we're done typing. But as artificial intelligence becomes further embedded in daily... more
DARPA's Next Project: Design A Space Development Agency  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin directed Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, to lead a study team and come up with recommendations for the "implementation of... more
A new type of 'painless' adhesive for biomedical applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China... more
New Electronic Pill Can Communicate Wirelessly  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A research team led by MIT scientists has developed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth, a widely adopted wireless protocol. Manufactured... more
Shrinking objects to the nanoscale  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting quantum dots, and DNA. more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit. The diversity and abundance of birds of... more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report prepared for the... more
Opportunities for materials innovation abound  MIT · 3 days
Faculty researchers share insights into new capabilities at the annual Industrial Liaison Program Research and Development Conference. more
Predicting the accuracy of a neural network prior to training  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Constructing a neural network model for each new dataset is the ultimate nightmare for every data scientist. What if you could forecast the accuracy of the neural network... more
Modification of existing nitrile latex with magnetite nano particle  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The present invention provides a method to produce black iron oxide nanoparticle slurry having a magnetite structure and homogenously disperse. It can be used as formed or mixed with another... more
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The detection of Einstein's gravitational waves relies on highly precise laser measurements of small length changes. The kilometer-size detectors of the international network (GEO600,... more
DARPA’s next project: Design a Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures."... more
Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale  MIT · 4 days
It’s not quite the Ant-Man suit, but the system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals. more
Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum... more
New technology paints in-depth picture of organisms' response to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Revolutionary new technology created at the University of Plymouth could fill a major gap in our understanding of how organisms' early development will be impacted by... more
An energy-efficient way to stay warm: Sew high-tech heating patches to your clothes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes -- while... more
Invention promises airport security screening without queues  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research team led by The Australian National University (ANU) has invented a device that could be developed into ultra-sensitive cameras for security screening which would not require people to queue at airports. more
New transport mechanism of a nanomaterial through a cell membrane: membrane stretching  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Increasing awareness of bioeffects and toxicity of nanomaterials interacting with cells puts in focus the mechanisms by which nanomaterials can cross lipid membranes. Apart... more
Enhanced osteogenic activity of pre-osteoblasts on surface-modified 3-D printed scaffolds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Materials such as poly(ε-caprolactone) are used as scaffolds in bone tissue engineering, but their inherent hydrophobicity and surface smoothness can impair cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation in the... more
Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. Their capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or a combination of those functions, can reside in the... more
New book describes ways for researchers to make their images more informative and appealing  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Felice Frankel has spent more than 25 years helping scientists and engineers create engaging and informative photographs and images depicting... more
First sensor package that can ride aboard bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far... more
Two-micron fill tubes fill two needs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) and General Atomics engineers have created an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) fuel capsule with a two-micron-diameter fill tube—and along the way, found a solution to a "Bay Bridge"-like... more
Scientists develop a cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
I.M. Sechenov of First Moscow State Medical University teamed up with Irish colleagues to develop a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. The team produced hybrid biosensor scaffold... more
New climate model to be built from the ground up  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Facing the certainty of a changing climate coupled with the uncertainty that remains in predictions of how it will change, scientists and engineers from across the country are... more
Russian Cosmonauts Find Hole in Soyuz Spacecraft During Spacewalk  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos completed on Tuesday a spacewalk lasting 7... more
New and improved ESA Kids website  ESA · 4 days
The ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of Paxi, the ESA Education mascot.... more
New ingestible capsule can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized... more
Scientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered... more
New model could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, have developed a mathematical model that could cure the... more
New device could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. The new technology could help scientists study... more
The stiffest porous lightweight materials ever  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed and fabricated material architectures that are equally strong in all three dimensions, and that are simultaneously extremely stiff. more
Stem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into... more
Crashes increase when speed limits dip far below engineering recommendation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Speed limits set only five miles per hour below engineering recommendations produce a statistically significant decrease in total, fatal and injury crashes, and property-damage-only crashes, according to a... more
Hybrid rice engineered with CRISPR can clone its seeds  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
New research has created self-cloning hybrid rice, raising hopes of higher food production. more
Crashes increase when speed limits dip far below engineering recommendation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Speed limits set only five miles per hour below engineering recommendations produce a statistically significant decrease in total, fatal and injury crashes, and property-damage-only crashes, according to a... more
#BlackGirlMagic: Black women in STEM are driving forward—educators need to catch up  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The need for more scientists and engineers is a persistent issue plaguing industries throughout the United States. Several initiatives created to prioritize science, technology,... more
Chemical engineers advance olefins production through computational modeling  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Olefins are simple compounds of hydrogen and carbon but represent the building blocks of chemistry, and are vital for the synthesis of materials from polymers and plastics to petrochemicals. However, olefin production... more
How plants can generate electricity to power LED light bulbs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that living plants are literally 'green' power source: they can generate, by a single leaf, more than 150 Volts, enough to simultaneously power 100 LED... more
New climate model to be built from the ground up  MIT · 5 days
Scientists and engineers will collaborate in a new Climate Modeling Alliance to advance climate modeling and prediction. more
Deep-learning technique reveals 'invisible' objects in the dark  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make out, even in good light. In almost total darkness, images of such transparent features... more
The stiffest porous lightweight materials ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximizes the stiffness of porous lightweight materials. It's practically impossible to develop stiffer designs. more
Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil-fuel based... more
WATCH NOW | 2018 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation presentation  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
SpaceNews Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger presents the winners of 2018 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence &... more
Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Diseases and tuberculosis in particular can pose considerable challenges for wildlife. In order to avoid epidemics within populations or to treat individual animals belonging to highly... more
During droughts, bacteria help sorghum continue growing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The devastating effects of drought are expected to increase in severity and frequency in the coming years. To protect the world's food supply, scientists turn to genetic engineering. Now, a team of researchers has... more
An invention enables the production of a natural sweetener  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A research group from Oulu University has developed a method capable of producing the natural sweetener brazzein. Production of brazzein as a good tasting sweetener has long been in development... more
The stiffest porous lightweight materials ever  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at ETH have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximises the stiffness of porous lightweight materials. It's practically impossible to develop stiffer designs. more
Hitachi moves to buy ABB's power grid unit for $7bn: report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Japan's Hitachi is moving to purchase the power grid business of Swiss engineering giant ABB for a deal worth as much as $7.05 billion, local media... more
Alstom, Siemens offer Brussels merger concessions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
French and German engineering giants Alstom and Siemens said Wednesday they had offered EU regulators concessions they believed would meet concerns over the planned merger of their railway businesses. more
Integral Molecular and Merus collaborate to develop bispecific antibody therapeutics  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Integral Molecular, the industry leader in the discovery of monoclonal antibodies against membrane proteins, and Merus N.V., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative bispecific antibody therapeutics, announced that... more
Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce 'superheated' steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics. more
Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders in the emergency department reduces... more
ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress showcases novel technologies set to benefit many cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Innovation in immuno-oncology is exploding and new technologies that are set to benefit many patients with cancer are being showcased in the highly diverse... more
Chemical engineers develop new theory to build improved nanomaterials  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have developed a new theory to better predict how nanoclusters will behave when a given metal is introduced to their structure. more
Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Pesticide regulations designed to protect honeybees fail to account for potential health threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species that... more
Chemical engineers develop new theory to build improved nanomaterials  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new theory to better predict how nanoclusters will behave when a given metal is introduced to their structure. more
Chemical engineers develop new theory to build improved nanomaterials  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Thanks in part to their distinct electronic, optical and chemical properties, nanomaterials are utilized in an array of diverse applications from chemical production to medicine and light-emitting devices. But when... more
Field-responsive mechanical metamaterials (FRMMs)  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a recent study published in Science Advances, materials scientists Julie A. Jackson and colleagues presented a new class of materials architecture called field-responsive mechanical metamaterials (FRMM). The FRMMs exhibit dynamic control and on-the-fly tunability for designing and selecting the... more
CRISPR method for conditional gene regulation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a method to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to set off a cascade of activities in cells, a phenomenon known as conditional gene regulation. Their method, described... more
Terahertz laser for sensing and imaging outperforms its predecessors  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A terahertz laser designed by MIT researchers is the first to reach three key performance goals at once—high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning—and could thus... more
New review focuses on electrospinning techniques used in musculoskeletal tissue engineering  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilizes the shoulder joint. It also helps in the motion of the shoulder. Rotator... more
Cartilage tissue engineering brings good news for patients with cartilage defects  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Chondral defect is a kind of defect which refers to focal area damage to the articular cartilage. This defect also damages the bone which is lying... more
Dog research at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gets formal review  Science Magazine · 7 days
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launches analysis of utility and welfare of canine experiments more
Using machine learning to design peptides  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists and engineers have long been interested in synthesizing peptides—chains of amino acids responsible for conducting many functions within cells—to both mimic nature and to perform new activities. A designed peptide, for example, could be a... more
Key plans for the next two years of the LHC  CERN · 1 week
Key plans for the next two years of the LHC Letizia Diamante ldiamant Mon, 12/10/2018 -... more
New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods. more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  nanowerk · 1 week
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
Myeloma tumor cells: Profiling a killer in warm blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Israeli scientists and physicians develop a new technology for profiling the unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells that will allow better diagnosis and treatment. more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  MIT · 1 week
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
3Q: Eric Alm on the mysteries of the microbiome  MIT · 1 week
“A diet or treatment of the microbiome may lead to increased diversity, but that does not mean it's better or healthier for you,” says the engineering professor. more
Tiny bubbles break each other up  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineers have fine-tuned a microfluidic process for producing uniform bubbles to make ordered foams with bubbles in two or three distinct sizes. The customizable, 'wet' foams are intended for applications that include chemical and biological studies. more
Field responsive mechanical metamaterials  Science Magazine · 1 week
Typically, mechanical metamaterial properties are programmed and set when the architecture is designed and constructed, and do not change in response to shifting environmental conditions or application requirements. We present a new class of architected materials called field responsive mechanical... more
Engineering a light-responsive, quorum quenching biofilm to mitigate biofouling on water purification membranes  Science Magazine · 1 week
Quorum quenching (QQ) has been reported to be a promising approach for membrane biofouling control. Entrapment of QQ bacteria in porous matrices... more
Hummingbirds thrive at innovative Mexico gardens  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a dimly lit corner of a bustling market in Mexico City, vendors of amulets, voodoo dolls and other mystical objects sell tiny, taxidermied hummingbirds as charms to bring luck in love. more
Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use... more
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study could provide engineers new design rules for creating microelectronics, membranes, and tissues, and open up better production methods for... more
Machine-learning enables a previously-unseen look at polymers helpful in biomedical field  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Polymers—molecules of repeating chemicals—are the basis of many materials: plastic water bottles, rubber tires, even the keratin in your hair. When certain kinds of polymers are... more
Multichannel vectorial holographic display and encryption  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Holography is a powerful tool that can reconstruct wavefronts of light and combine the fundamental wave properties of amplitude, phase, polarization, wave vector and frequency. Smart multiplexing techniques (multiple signal integration) together with metasurface designs are... more
A solution to fracture for durable solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Micro cracks in solar cells are a frequent challenge for manufacturers of solar photovoltaic modules. EU-funded researchers introduced an innovative pre-stressing technique to retard the growth of cracks and make durable solar... more
Innovative steering system meets the needs of the disabled and autonomous driving  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Current adaptable systems that enable people with physical disabilities to drive compare poorly with conventional vehicle controls like steering wheels. An EU initiative has... more
Subtlety and the selective art of separating lanthanides  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Lanthanide elements are essential parts of today's high-tech commodities including flat-screen TVs, cell phones, electric cars, and satellites. While the demand for these elements is high, separating lanthanides from impurities (other lanthanides)... more
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