Engineering
Newly designed molecule could benefit people with Friedrich's Ataxia  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a... more
Innovative compound offers a new therapeutic approach to treat multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This debilitating condition periodically shutters communication between the brain and other parts... more
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Recent advances in battery technology, from the engineering of their cases to the electrochemistry that takes place inside them, has enabled the... more
Using E. coli to create bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Mechanical engineers are working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. more
The 'Laminar Express': Engineers dissect the two-seam fastball  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The worlds of engineering and baseball have collided. Researchers at Utah State University are breaking down the physics of a new baseball pitch that's been getting a lot of attention. more
Rules of inheritance rewritten in worms  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The idea that children inherit half of their DNA from each parent is a central tenet of modern genetics. But a team led by KAUST's Christian Frøkjær-Jensen has re-engineered this heredity pattern in roundworms, a commonly... more
AAT and DMG MORI USA join hands for on-machine measurement software  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Applied Automation Technologies, Inc. and DMG MORI USA Inc. will offer this innovative technology as a solution within the DMG MORI Qualified Products program. more
Non-polluting membrane for outerwear  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
As part of his master's project, the chemical engineer Mario Stucki developed a breathable, environmentally friendly membrane for rain jackets. With his colleague Anna Beltzung, he has since founded the spin-off Dimpora to market the membrane commercially. more
What alchemy and astrology can teach artificial intelligence researchers  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Artificial intelligence researchers and engineers have spent a lot of effort trying to build machines that look like humans and operate largely independently. Those tempting dreams have distracted many of... more
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. more
Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Oscillating flow and light pulses can be used to create reconfigurable architecture in liquid crystals. Materials scientists can carefully engineer concerted microfluidic flows and localized optothermal fields to achieve control on nucleation , growth and shape... more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. The innovative nanocoating technology was developed by a research team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology,... more
Ignaz Semmelweis' statue unveiled at MedUni Vienna  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
The 200th anniversary of Ignaz Semmelweis' birth was commemorated on 1 July 2018. On Wednesday evening, a statue of the doctor, kindly donated by Semmelweis University Budapest, was unveiled at MedUni Vienna, in memory... more
'Butterfly-shaped' palladium subnano cluster built in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Miniaturization is the watchword of progress. Nanoscience, studying structures on the scale of a few atoms, has been at the forefront of chemistry for some time now. Recently, researchers at the University of Tokyo... more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  nanowerk · 1 day
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. more
UK Research and Innovation invests £200 million to create new generation of AI leaders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
One thousand new research and business leaders will be created to ensure the UK leads the global revolution in Artificial... more
New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly... more
New machine learning technique rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach... more
'Butterfly-shaped' palladium subnano cluster built in 3-D  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have produced a 3-D cluster molecule based on palladium. First, they created a 'butterfly-shaped' Pd4 framework, using an organosilicon compounds bearing the aromatic substitutents as both template and support for the palladium atoms.... more
Best reply structure and equilibrium convergence in generic games  Science Magazine · 2 days
Game theory is widely used to model interacting biological and social systems. In some situations, players may converge to an equilibrium, e.g., a Nash equilibrium, but in other situations their... more
Bottlebrush-architectured poly(ethylene glycol) as an efficient vector for RNA interference in vivo  Science Magazine · 2 days
Nonhepatic delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) remains a challenge for development of RNA interference–based therapeutics. We report a noncationic vector wherein linear poly(ethylene... more
Blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients'... more
Delhi's complicated air pollution problem  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
According to the World Health Organization, Delhi is the world's most polluted large city. And it's only going to get worse if something isn't done about it, say some experts in an article in Chemical & Engineering News... more
'Butterfly-shaped' palladium subnano cluster built in 3-D  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new strategy to construct subnanosized metal aggregates, building up small metal clusters into grander 3-D architectures. more
Advancing additive manufacturing by slashing support  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
3-D printing opens up design possibilities that engineers could once only dream of. more
In new book, researchers address challenges of adopting additive manufacturing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Additive manufacturing holds promise as a speedier, less costly and more effective method to fabricate parts for a wide array of industries, from aerospace and automotive to healthcare... more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have designed a pacemaker powered by the energy of heartbeats. The device was successfully tested in pigs, which have a similar physiology to humans. more
The global impact of coal power  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coal-fired power plants produce more than just carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Coal burning also releases particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury—thus damaging the health of many people around the world. To... more
Brain-inspired artificial intelligence in robots  nanowerk · 2 days
Applying neuroscience in robotics, scientists proposed a case in which robots should be designed based on the principles of the human brain. They argue that robot intelligence can be significantly enhanced by mimicking strategies that the human brain... more
Combining mechanical computing with 3D printing to create 'sentient' materials  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create 'sentient' materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme... more
Instruments of science  ESA · 2 days
Technology image of the week: young engineers and scientists can learn from Europe’s top experts at the upcoming ESI2019: EIROforum’s latest instrumentation school, with a focus this year on AI more
New optimization method rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach their full... more
New screening tool more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as... more
Newly released national framework identifies obstacles to improving EMS systems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As part of nationwide efforts to improve emergency medical care, researchers at the Mount Sinai Health System, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health, have released a national... more
New technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study explores the activity of quantum particles in 2D materials within an unprecedented small time frame and at an extraordinarily high spatial resolution. These are highly... more
Lobster's underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Flip a lobster on its back, and you'll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane that appears rather vulnerable when compared with the... more
Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have revealed that direct physical associations between plant immune proteins and fungal molecules are widespread during attempted infection. The authors' findings run counter to current thinking and... more
The key to increased lifespan? Rubicon alters autophagy in animals during aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Autophagy is an important biological recycling mechanism that influences the progression of aging in animals. Here, age-related changes in autophagy were studied in multiple... more
When a defect might be beneficial  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Engineers have studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer. more
Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Commercial approaches to ultrasensitive protein detection are starting to become available, but they are based on expensive optics and fluid handlers, which make them... more
Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make... more
Medical News Today: New stem cells could be 'universally transplanted'  MNT · 3 days
Researchers have designed a type of stem cell that should be able to withhold transplantation into any recipient without facing rejection. more
Semiconductors - When a defect might be beneficial  nanowerk · 3 days
In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to... more
When a defect might be beneficial  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to determine if and how... more
How Teamwork Could Make or Break NASA Mars Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew... more
Harpoon Successfully Captures Space Debris  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, one of the world’s first attempts to address the build-up of dangerous space debris, has successfully used its on-board harpoon-capture system in orbit.... more
Chang'e-4 Landing Site Named 'Statio Tianhe'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named "Statio Tianhe" after the spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
Gearing up for 5G: A miniature, low-cost transceiver for fast, reliable communications  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have designed a 28 GHz transceiver that integrates beamforming with dual-polarized multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology. Measuring just 3 mm by 4 mm,... more
CRISPR technology creates pluripotent stem cells that are 'invisible' to the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally "invisible" to... more
How 3D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare offspring isn't clear. Using... more
For scientists, the ripple effects of the government shutdown are still spreading  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Matt Helgeson knew it was time to pull the plug. For weeks, the University of California, Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering had held... more
Scientists reveal how 3-D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare... more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In our daily lives, we can find many examples of manipulation of reflected waves, such as mirrors, or reflective surfaces for sound that improve auditorium acoustics. When a wave impinges on a reflective surface... more
Sound waves let quantum systems 'talk' to one another  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to "talk" to each other using sound. The study,... more
Implementing a practical quantum secure direct communication system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) is an important branch of quantum communication, based on the principles of quantum mechanics for the direct transmission of classified information. While recent proof-of-principle experimental studies have... more
Customizing the Cellular Microenvironment to Improve Physiological Relevance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An interview with Marie-Charlotte Manus, discussing a new technology called PRIMO that improves the physiological relevance of cells in culture. more
Synchrotron light to analyse mining waste in marine sediment in the Portman bay  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The ALBA Synchrotron is expected to reveal the environmental impact of the tons of mining waste thrown for over 40 years into... more
Researchers first to show hinge morphology of click beetle's latch mechanism  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Aimy Wissa, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering (MechSE) at Illinois, leads an interdisciplinary research team to study click beetles to inspire more agile robots.... more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  nanowerk · 6 days
New metasurfaces can reflect light or sound waves into any desired direction -- or even split energy into more than one. more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed new metasurfaces for the arbitrary manipulation of reflected waves, essentially breaking classical reflection law to engineer it at will. more
The prospects of American strawberries  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific educational and... more
The prospects of american strawberries  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A comprehensive review led by Jayesh Samtani of Virginia Tech and Curt Rom of the University of Arkansas encapsulates an understanding of the challenges, needs, and opportunities of strawberry growers across the United States. Samtani and Rom formed... more
Power flow-conformal metamirrors for engineering wave reflections  Science Magazine · 7 days
Recently, the complexity behind manipulations of reflected fields by metasurfaces has been addressed, showing that, even in the simplest scenarios, nonlocal response and excitation of auxiliary evanescent fields are required for perfect field control.... more
In-memory computing on a photonic platform  Science Magazine · 7 days
Collocated data processing and storage are the norm in biological computing systems such as the mammalian brain. As our ability to create better hardware improves, new computational paradigms are being explored beyond von Neumann architectures. Integrated... more
Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids  Science Magazine · 7 days
Pure liquids in thermodynamic equilibrium are structurally homogeneous. In liquid crystals, flow and light pulses are used to create reconfigurable domains with polar order. Moreover, through careful engineering of concerted microfluidic flows and localized optothermal fields,... more
Faculty beliefs about intelligence predict racial achievement gaps in STEM classes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In a major analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math, Indiana University social psychologists found that professors' beliefs about intelligence play... more
Spare 10 minutes to make science leap forward  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Today sees the launch of an innovative Citizen Science Project by Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility.The project uses a crowdsourcing model to call on people of all ages... more
Companies with more financial analysts produce more and better-quality patents  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A recent study conducted by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), explores the role of financial... more
Innovative bio-based air filter could transform air filtration, possibly reduce airborne allergens indoors  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The World Health Organization estimates that 90 percent of people breathe polluted air, which causes 7 million premature deaths each year. That's... more
How proteins become embedded in a cell membrane  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Many proteins with important biological functions are embedded in a biomembrane in the cells of humans and other living organisms. But how do they get in there in the first place? Researchers... more
Tiny particles can switch back and forth between phases  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Three years ago, when Richard Robinson, associate professor of materials science and engineering, was on sabbatical at Hebrew University in Israel, he asked a graduate student to send him some... more
Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. more
Opportunity Rover Mission Ends  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars... more
Improved RNA data visualization method gets to the bigger picture faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Like going from a pinhole camera to a Polaroid, a significant mathematical update to the formula for a popular bioinformatics data visualization method will allow researchers... more
Improved RNA data visualization method gets to the bigger picture faster  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Like going from a pinhole camera to a Polaroid, a significant mathematical update to the formula for a popular bioinformatics data visualization method will allow researchers... more
Double-negative-index ceramic aerogels for thermal superinsulation  Science Magazine · 1 week
Ceramic aerogels are attractive for thermal insulation but plagued by poor mechanical stability and degradation under thermal shock. In this study, we designed and synthesized hyperbolic architectured ceramic aerogels with nanolayered double-pane walls with a negative... more
Heterochromatin anomalies and double-stranded RNA accumulation underlie C9orf72 poly(PR) toxicity  Science Magazine · 1 week
How hexanucleotide GGGGCC (G4C2) repeat expansions in C9orf72 cause frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not understood. We developed a mouse model engineered to express... more
Engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using Shrinky Dinks, a popular children's toy, engineers have created wearable, disposable respiration sensors that track the rate and volume of a wearer's breath. The new device will help sufferers of asthma... more
Controlling and visualizing receptor signals in neural cells with light  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using a novel optogenetic tool, researchers have successfully controlled, reproduced and visualized serotonin receptor signals in neural cells. To this end, they modified a photosensitive membrane receptor in... more
Light and sound gauge the temperature of deep tissues  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Biomedical engineers have demonstrated how photoacoustic imaging can take the temperature of deep tissue more quickly and accurately than current techniques. This discovery is expected to play an important role... more
Researchers develop diagnostic tool for detecting cryptosporidium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A handheld 'tricorder' that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades. And UBC Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than... more
Biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It's designed to help children with asthma and... more
Harmonisation of forest information takes a step forward in Europe: Shared practices adopted in over 20 countries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
National Forest Inventories (NFIs) provide statistically sound data, for example, to support evidence-based policy... more
Using innovative sampling methods to understand family demographic trends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Trends in family demography in the United States and other industrialized nations such as declining and delayed marriage and childbearing have, until recently, been predominantly studied using large-scale datasets identifying... more
Mathematical monotsukuri: Summing a constant may help to detect synchronized brain activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology found a simple, yet effective way to improve how synchronization is measured in chaotic systems. The technique consists... more
Innovative new software could help prevent incidence of arrhythmia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. more
Road salt sprinkled on streets makes lakes, rivers, and wells saltier  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Lakes, rivers and some private wells are becoming saltier, largely thanks to high levels of road salt sprinkled on streets during winter. According to an article... more
Researchers design new protocol to improve reproduction of ovine cattle  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers of the Veterinary Faculty of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University and the National Institute of Farming and Food Research and Technology have designed a new protocol to... more
Artificial intelligence could help to foil online dating scams  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds. more
The first walking robot that moves without GPS  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Desert ants are extraordinary solitary navigators. Researchers were inspired by these ants as they designed AntBot, the first walking robot that can explore its environment randomly and go home automatically, without GPS... more
Bigger teams aren't always better in science and tech  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new analysis of more than 65 million papers, patents and software projects found that smaller teams produce much more disruptive and innovative research than large teams, which more often... more
Customizing the Cellular Microenvironment to Improve Physiological Relevance
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Companies with more financial analysts produce more and better-quality patents
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Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
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Bioplotting bone-mimetic 3-D tissue scaffolds with osteogenic effects
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Engineering researcher works to make auto seatbelts safer for obese people
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Ingestible, expanding pill monitors the stomach for up to a month
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No wonder fox hunting is still prevalent – the ban is designed to fail British wildlife
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Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes
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New technologies could solve rocket challenges 800 years in the making
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