Engineering
Capturing 3D microstructures in real time  nanowerk · 4 hours
Researchers have invented a machine-learning based algorithm for quantitatively characterizing, in three dimensions, materials with features as small as nanometers. more
Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. "Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists," wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and biologists continue to find... more
TCF Bank announces $100,000 match incentive program for COVID-19 response  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
TCF Bank, in its efforts to provide crucial support to Minnesota's frontline health care workers and accelerate innovations directed at tackling the COVID-19 health crisis, has announced a... more
Scientists develop 'backpack' computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described today (April 2) in PLOS... more
Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions, according to a new... more
Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
An international team has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. more
De novo design of protein logic gates  Science Magazine · 17 hours
The design of modular protein logic for regulating protein function at the posttranscriptional level is a challenge for synthetic biology. Here, we describe the design of two-input AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XNOR, and NOT... more
Representation of driving behavior as a statistical model  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A joint research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Toyota Transportation Research Institute, and Daido University has established a method to represent driving behaviors and their... more
Penn State engineer developing point-of-care testing device to diagnose COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State's College... more
Genetic self-activation maintains plant stem cells  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Branching allows plants to occupy space in three dimensions, an innovation considered essential for their adaption. Stem cells are key to this process because they promote the establishment of new growth axes. But where do these... more
Making the invisible visible: Entangled photons for imaging and measurement techniques  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Entangled photons can be used to improve imaging and measurement techniques. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF... more
Badges that help locate nurses repurposed to monitor patient mobility  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking... more
Bioengineering biomimetic human small muscular pulmonary arteries  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
During the progression of pulmonary hypertension, structural and functional changes in the small muscular arteries play a significant role and contribute to the disease. Bioengineers aim to develop advanced, anatomically biomimetic in vitro models... more
Can you fix ventilators? A fuel cell engineer figures it out  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business more
Space Micro wins $3 million for laser communications terminal  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for... more
Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Authorities say a train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital... more
Designer, injectable gels to prevent transplanted Schwann cell loss during spinal cord injury therapy  Science Magazine · 2 days
Transplantation of patient-derived Schwann cells is a promising regenerative medicine therapy for spinal cord injuries; however, therapeutic efficacy is compromised... more
[Research Articles] Spontaneous reversal of stenosis in tissue-engineered vascular grafts  Science Magazine · 2 days
We developed a tissue-engineered vascular graft (TEVG) for use in children and present results of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved clinical trial evaluating this graft in... more
Chemistry education goes online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
With colleges and universities around the world shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, chemistry teachers are navigating the shift to online learning. There are several factors to consider in this effort, from technology to accessibility. Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN),... more
Submissions open for Copernicus Masters 2020  ESA · 2 days
Awarding innovative solutions, developments and ideas that use Earth observation data to tackle challenges faced by business and society, the Copernicus Masters 2020 competition... more
Communicating the effectiveness of flood-mitigation plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of Leeds mathematicians and French civil engineers has developed a new way of visualizing and analyzing complex flood-protection schemes. more
Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak  ESA · 2 days
The alarming levels of spread and severity of COVID-19 have led the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 a pandemic outbreak. Italy is currently... more
Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus  REUTERS · 2 days
Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer... more
New collaboration may lead to future clinical trials to test treatment for leukemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a new pre-clinical study published this week in the journal Leukemia, the research team of Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Hisham... more
New brain-imaging study sheds light on human creativity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
According to a popular view, creativity is a product of the brain's right hemisphere – innovative people are considered "right-brain thinkers" while "left-brain thinkers" are thought to be analytical and logical. more
CVIA publishes new issue that brings key research papers from top cardiologists  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a new issue, Volume 4 Issue 3 with an invitation to join the International... more
NJIT engineers design masks, shields and swabs to combat the surge in COVID-19 infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As emergency response teams in the region scramble to acquire dwindling medical supplies to combat the surge in COVID-19 (coronavirus)... more
Stellenbosch University and AzarGen Biotechnologies join forces to tackle COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Stellenbosch University in South Africa and AzarGen Biotechnologies (Pty) Ltd, a South African biotechnology company focused on developing human therapeutic proteins using advanced genetic engineering and synthetic biology... more
The architecture of a 'shape-shifting' norovirus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every picture tells a story... none more so than this detailed visualisation of a strain of the norovirus. more
New paradigm for 'auto-tuning' quantum bits could overcome major engineering hurdle  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A high-end race car engine needs all its components tuned and working together precisely to deliver top-quality performance. The same can be said about the processor... more
A new search for axiom dark matter rules out past numerical predictions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The ADMX collaboration, a group of researchers working at universities across the U.S. and Europe, has recently performed a new search for invisible axion... more
Sophisticatedly engineered 'watercourts' stored live fish, fueling Florida's Calusa kingdom  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The mighty Calusa ruled South Florida for centuries, wielding military power, trading and collecting tribute along routes that sprawled hundreds of miles, creating shell islands, erecting enormous buildings... more
Prototype ventilator can help expand respiratory care associated with COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Health has produced a prototype emergency ventilator to help address... more
New microfluidic chip can mimic hypoxic conditions after a heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers led by biomedical engineers at Tufts University invented a microfluidic chip containing cardiac cells that is capable of mimicking hypoxic conditions following a heart attack... more
Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities—tiny boxes for light—could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. Their work was published on March 30 by the journal... more
Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Engineers have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. more
Heart attack on a chip: Scientists model conditions of ischemia on a microfluidic device  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers led by biomedical engineers at Tufts University invented a microfluidic chip containing cardiac cells that is capable of mimicking... more
“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases  MIT · 4 days
Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection. more
Resolving spatial and energetic distributions of trap states in metal halide perovskite solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a new report published on Science, Zhenyi Ni and a research team in applied physical sciences, mechanical and materials... more
New technologies to recycle electronic waste  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Our connected consumer society generates a lot of electronic waste, around 50 million tonnes per year worldwide. It is even currently the waste that shows the strongest growth from one year to the next. The value... more
Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team have established a soft, flexible neural implant that can mold to the brain’s contours without damaging the tissue. more
Stratolaunch announces hypersonic vehicle plans  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen as an air-launch company, announced March 30 it is developing a reusable hypersonic vehicle designed to... more
Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants  MIT · 4 days
Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices. more
New method to treat blindness using retinal cell production  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists in Sweden have innovated a method of treating blindness using embryonic stem cells to produce retinal cells. more
Engineers innovate new soft, flexible brain implant  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team have established a soft, flexible neural implant that can mold to the brain’s contours without damaging the tissue. more
MIT engineers develop soft, flexible neural implants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The brain is one of our most vulnerable organs, as soft as the softest tofu. Brain implants, on the other hand, are typically made from metal and other rigid materials that over time can... more
Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants  nanowerk · 4 days
Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices. more
The Latest: Sri Lanka arrests thousands for violating curfew  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Sri Lanka police say they have arrested thousands including many who were praying in a mosque for violating a countrywide curfew imposed as a part of stringent measures designed to... more
MUSC biomedical engineers release plans for 3D-printed protective masks  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
With the threat of a shortage of protective masks looming as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows, Medical University of South Carolina biomedical engineers and tinkerers had an inspired idea: unleash... more
Global Graphene Call, business ideas relating to graphene  nanowerk · 7 days
A collaboration in Spain is launching the Global Graphene Call designed to develop business ideas linked to graphene. more
Interactive product labels require new regulations, study warns  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new... more
Scientists create triple-threat genetic toolkit for producing eco-friendly chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers have developed a triad of innovative tools to engineer low-pH-tolerant yeast Issatchenkia orientalis for production of valuable bioproducts from renewable biomass. more
Ultra-large electric field-induced strain in potassium sodium niobate crystals  Science Magazine · 7 days
Electromechanical coupling in piezoelectric materials allows direct conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa. Here, we demonstrate lead-free (KxNa1–x)NbO3 single crystals with an ultrahigh large-signal piezoelectric coefficient... more
Two-photon quantum interference and entanglement at 2.1 {mu}m  Science Magazine · 7 days
Quantum-enhanced optical systems operating within the 2- to 2.5-μm spectral region have the potential to revolutionize emerging applications in communications, sensing, and metrology. However, to date, sources of entangled photons have been... more
Chemical boundary engineering: A new route toward lean, ultrastrong yet ductile steels  Science Magazine · 7 days
For decades, grain boundary engineering has proven to be one of the most effective approaches for tailoring the mechanical properties of metallic materials, although... more
Scientists develop novel technology to stimulate biomass and astaxanthin accumulation in haematococcus  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Chinese scientists with Institute of Technical Biology and Agriculture Engineering, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science applied low-temperature plasma technology to stimulate biomass and astaxanthin... more
3-D printed sensors could make breath tests for diabetes possible  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The production of highly sensitive sensors is a complex process: It requires many steps and the almost dust-free environment of special cleanrooms. A research team from Materials Science... more
Researchers working on simple, low-cost CRISPR-based diagnostic test for infectious diseases  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering— a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering—have been working to develop a new, low-cost,... more
Scientists use the Milky Way to hunt for dark matter  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Scientists studying a mysterious signal from far-off galaxies didn't find dark matter as they'd hoped. But the inventive new technique they used to detect this strange signal, which... more
As electronics shrink to nanoscale, will they still be good as gold?  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers wonder whether this tried and true precious metal, found in the bowels of most electronic devices, can stand up to the strain of... more
Mount Sinai researchers reveal innovative mechanisms to predict and prevent Crohn's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a series of four studies published today in Gastroenterology, a journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, Mount Sinai inflammatory bowel disease researchers, describe... more
Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300... more
Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the more common opposite... more
New technique uses AI to better define the different sections of the brain in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Canadian scientists have developed an innovative new technique that uses artificial intelligence to better define the different sections... more
FDA approves immune-modulating therapy for treatment of multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ozanimod, an immune-modulating therapy invented at Scripps Research, for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. more
Efficient, stable silicon tandem cells enabled by anion-engineered wide-bandgap perovskites  Science Magazine · 1 week
Maximizing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells that can exceed the Shockley-Queisser single-cell limit requires a high performing, stable perovskite top cell with a... more
Unconstrained genome targeting with near-PAMless engineered CRISPR-Cas9 variants  Science Magazine · 1 week
Manipulation of DNA by CRISPR-Cas enzymes requires the recognition of a protospacer adjacent motif (PAM), limiting target site recognition to a subset of sequences. To remove this constraint, we engineered variants of... more
Upgrading biomass with selective surface-modified catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have designed a catalyst composed of very low concentrations of platinum (single atoms and clusters smaller than billionths of a meter) on the surface of titanium dioxide. They demonstrated how this catalyst significantly enhances the... more
Interactive product labels require new regulations, study warns  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new... more
A wearable, freestanding electrochemical sensing system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a new study published on Science Advances, Yichao Zhao and a research team in integrated bioelectronics and materials and engineering in the U.S. engineered a disposable, free-standing electrochemical sensing system (FESS). The FESS allowed them... more
Engineers find ankle exoskeleton aids running  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running. more
Solving a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The same engineers, who announced the solution to a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing last fall, have followed up with more research results. The engineers say their new algorithm is more useful and just... more
Innovative thinner electrolyte can improve functioning of solid oxide fuel cells  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have synthesized a new thin film that could make energy production more efficient and cleaner. more
FDA provides emergency use authorization to PerkinElmer for COVID-19 testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)... more
Space and Missile Systems Center taking action to help contractors during pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SMC Commander Thompson: 'It's definitely a priority for us to keep those innovative small companies in play." SpaceNews.com more
A new method for the fabrication and characterization of atomic-sized photonic cavities  nanowerk · 1 week
This discovery may be fundamental for the understanding and design of new, nanometric size, opto-electronic devices which will be key for the development of... more
Ankle exoskeletons can drastically reduce the energy cost of running, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Running is great exercise but not everyone feels great doing it. In hopes of boosting physical activity - and possibly creating a new mode... more
Making 3D cameras easier to use  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Mechanical engineers are working to compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings. more
Biomimetic human small muscular pulmonary arteries  Science Magazine · 1 week
Changes in structure and function of small muscular arteries play a major role in the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension, a burgeoning public health challenge. Improved anatomically mimetic in vitro models of these microvessels are urgently needed... more
How to run 50% faster without external energy  Science Magazine · 1 week
Technological innovations may enable next-generation running shoes to provide unprecedented mobility. But how could a running shoe increase the speed of motion without providing external energy? We found that the top speed... more
Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago  Science Magazine · 1 week
The emergence of agriculture was one of the most notable behavioral transformations in human history, driving innovations in technologies and... more
A new algorithm to convert a normal antibody into the corresponding catalytic antibody  Science Magazine · 1 week
Over thousands of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have been produced so far, and it would be valuable if these mAbs could be directly... more
New technologies aim to make 3-D cameras easier to use  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A 3-D camera should be as easy to use as one found on a smartphone. more
Innovative thinner electrolyte can improve functioning of solid oxide fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In this post-industrialization age, electricity has become the backbone of our society. However, using fossil fuels to generate it is not the best option because of... more
Medovate secures exclusive rights to bring new endoscopic surgical device to market  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Medovate, an innovative medical device company, has secured the exclusive rights to bring to market a pioneering endoscopic surgical device. more
First ultra-low threshold continuous-wave lasing in Germanium-Tin  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have implemented a new material engineering method to fabricate a laser microdisk in strained Germanium-Tin (GeSn) alloy. They demonstrate for the first time the laser device with a group IV compound, compatible with... more
Many buds to a blossom: A synchronization approach to sensing using many oscillators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineers at the Tokyo Tech have found a new approach to taking a measurement over an extended area. The technique is based... more
Bioprinting techniques advance from shape to function  nanowerk · 1 week
Biofabrication is a revolutionizing toolkit for regenerative medicine that allows cells and other biomaterials to be precisely combined and patterned into three-dimensional (3D) constructs through automated, cell-friendly fabrication methods. With rapid advanced in 3D-printing... more
New device quickly detects harmful bacteria in blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs. more
The physics that drives periodic economic downturns  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A professor says that the way spilled milk spreads across the floor can explain why economic downturns regularly occur. Because the economic prosperity derived from new ideas or inventions follows the same S-curve as... more
Elon Musk says he'll have 1,200 ventilators ready to deliver this week  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
SpaceX and Tesla engineers are set to make a big contribution to the coronavirus fight, just a week after Elon Musk offered to help. more
Penn State engineers model genetic mutations causing drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Whether it is a drug-resistant strain of bacteria, or cancer cells that no longer react to the drugs intended to kill them, diverse mutations make cells resistant to chemicals, and... more
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