Engineering
AMSBIO offers new Luciferase assay systems to help improve gene reporter assays  NEWS MEDICAL · 53 minutes
AMSBIO announces two new Luciferase assay kits designed to help you improve your gene reporter assays. more
Lab Innovations 2019 to host new product introductions at Birmingham’s NEC  NEWS MEDICAL · 53 minutes
Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, will see a number of new product introductions at Birmingham’s NEC, 30 & 31... more
Common architecture of Tc toxins from human and insect pathogenic bacteria  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Tc toxins use a syringe-like mechanism to penetrate the membrane and translocate toxic enzymes into the host cytosol. They are composed of three components: TcA, TcB,... more
AACN grants support nurse-driven research designed to improve critical care nursing practice  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces the recipients of its annual research grants. Clinicians and researchers are invited to submit projects by Nov.... more
Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. Youthful blood seemingly rejuvenated... more
Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature  nanowerk · 6 hours
Scientists chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions -- quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing. more
Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology: see what's invisible  nanowerk · 6 hours
Researchers have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots. more
Rice blast fungus discovery will drive crop innovation  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A secret weapon used by the killer rice blast fungus to infect host plants has been discovered in new research. more
Creating and trapping trions at room temperature  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
A team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions at room temperature. Trions are quasi particles that can potentially carry more information than electrons in applications from bioimaging to chemical sensing and... more
Challenge predicts how metals with complex shapes and manufacturing will fracture  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Since people started forging and working with metal, they've arguably been interested in how it breaks. But only since the 1950s have scientists and engineers had... more
Airborne chemicals instantly identified using new technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists have developed a device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. more
Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery... more
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... more
Engineering biomimetic microvascular meshes for subcutaneous islet transplantation  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
To successfully engineer cell or tissue implants, bioengineers must facilitate their metabolic requirements through vascular regeneration. However, it is challenging to develop a broad strategy for stable and functional vascularization. In a... more
Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
With the help of new technologies, a team has confirmed that piranhas lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do... more
Op-ed | How to increase the intelligence community’s geospatial innovation  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
Until the intelligence community defines cost and value by measuring geospatial information, it has to rely... more
Major implications for global metal demand without industry change  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The effects environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will have on the global supply of metals without major innovations in the mining industry have been highlighted by University of Queensland... more
Developing engineering identity may be key to student success  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Students who identify themselves as engineers early in their educational careers are more likely to complete their college degrees. That's the premise behind a new research project aimed at increasing... more
Harnessing plasmonics for precision agriculture worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Maiken Mikkelsen wants to change the world by developing a small, inexpensive hyperspectral camera to enable worldwide precision farming practices that would significantly reduce water, energy, fertilizer and pesticide use while simultaneously increasing yields. While that... more
Study shows how electrostatic interactions can be regulated to control scroll-like cochleate structures  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Northwestern Engineering materials science researchers have uncovered new insights into how electrostatic interactions can be regulated to attain and control scroll-like cochleate... more
New initiative aims to use artificial intelligence to identify early drug candidates  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Insilico Medicine, in collaboration with ChemDiv, Inc., launched a drug discovery initiative that aims to use the power of artificial intelligence for screening chemistry... more
Engineered communities of cells make long-distance calls  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The search for effective biological tools is a marathon, not a sprint, even when the distances are on the microscale. A discovery at Rice University on how engineered communities of cells communicate is a... more
PerkinElmer introduces PG-Seq Rapid Non-Invasive PGT-A kit as alternative to IVF embryo biopsies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today introduced its PG-Seq Rapid Non-Invasive Preimplantation Genetic Testing for... more
From ribbon to scroll: Gaining shape control by electrostatics  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Northwestern Engineering materials science researchers have uncovered new insights into how electrostatic interactions can be regulated to attain and control scroll-like cochleate structures, which could inform how to capture and... more
Synthetic cells make long-distance calls  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Synthetic biologists design transcriptional circuits that allow single-cell microbes to form networks that spur collective action, even in large communities. The work could lead to engineered microbes that treat conditions in gut microbiomes or communicate with bioelectronics. more
Researchers release a new genome sequence of the date palm  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (NYUAD CGSB) and the UAEU Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (KCGEB), working with other institutions,... more
Airborne chemicals instantly identified using new technology  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. more
More patients may opt for minimally invasive heart valve procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makkar, MD, vice... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 1 day
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
Synthetic cells make long-distance calls  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The search for effective biological tools is a marathon, not a sprint, even when the distances are on the microscale. A discovery at Rice University on how engineered communities of cells communicate is a long step in the... more
How to control friction in topological insulators  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Topological insulators are innovative materials that conduct electricity on the surface, but act as insulators on the inside. Physicists have begun investigating how they react to friction. Their experiment shows that the heat generated... more
Unlocking the biochemical treasure chest within microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international team of scientists has developed a genetic engineering tool that makes producing and analyzing microbial secondary metabolites -- the basis for many important agricultural, industrial, and medical products -- easier than ever... more
Reading the past like an open book: Researchers use text to measure 200 years of happiness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using innovative new methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and... more
Synthetic cells make long-distance calls  nanowerk · 2 days
Synthetic biologists have designed a set of transcriptional circuits that, when added to (and expressed by) the genomes of single-cell microbes, allows them to quickly form a network of local interactions to spur collective action, even in large... more
The language of metabolites can be decoded with new genome technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team of microbiologists and genomicists has invented a genetic engineering tool that advances the study of secondary metabolites, which will expand our understanding of how... more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  nanowerk · 2 days
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, scientists has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
How to control friction in topological insulators  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Topological insulators are innovative materials that conduct electricity on the surface, but act as insulators on the inside. Physicists at the University of Basel and the Istanbul Technical University have begun investigating how they... more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, a KAUST-led team has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
3-D integrated metasurfaces stacking up for impressive holography  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physicists and materials scientists have developed a compact optical device containing vertically stacked metasurfaces that can generate microscopic text and full-color holograms for encrypted data storage and color displays. Yueqiang Hu and... more
Porvair Sciences to showcase new range of microplates at Lab Innovations 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Porvair Sciences will showcase its recently extended ranges of ultra-clean deep well and assay microplates for the first time in Europe at the forthcoming... more
Head of tech interviewed  ESA · 2 days
Space YouTuber Scott Manley interviewed Franco Ongaro, ESA's Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, as part of his trip to ESA's Open Day at ESTEC more
New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct... more
New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct sublayers; by introducing more... more
Live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin used for temporary closure of a burn wound  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Burn specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital announced today they have successfully used live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin (xenograft) for the temporary closure... more
The ONCOMMUN Program will receive €900,000 grant to promote well-being in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The ONCOMMUN Program will receive a grant worth 900,000 euros for 2019-2020 by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology which will be used... more
These new soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky  nanowerk · 5 days
Engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are... more
Contextual engineering improves success of projects in non-industrial societies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Humanitarian engineering projects often focus on bringing western technologies to non-industrialized societies. But environmental and cultural factors in these locations may be very different from conditions in the West, and... more
New research integrates borophene and graphene into heterostructures  nanowerk · 5 days
Engineers have created two-dimensional (2D) heterostructures from graphene and borophene, taking an important step toward creating intergrated circuits from these nanomaterials. more
Imaging tumor stiffness could aid delivery of treatment to most challenging cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Using a non-invasive imaging technique that measures the stiffness of tissues gives crucial new information about cancer architecture and could aid the delivery of... more
ESC ASIA with APSC & ASC to showcase the very latest in cardiovascular science  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
How can physicians in Asia keep abreast of so many rapidly evolving advances in heart health? A new scientific congress... more
New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are electrically controlled,... more
Microscopic origin of the chiroptical response of optical media  Science Magazine · 5 days
The potential for enhancing the optical activity of natural chiral media using engineered nanophotonic components has been central in the quest toward developing next-generation circular-dichroism spectroscopic techniques. Through confinement and... more
Electrically controlled liquid crystal elastomer-based soft tubular actuator with multimodal actuation  Science Magazine · 5 days
Soft tubular actuators can be widely found both in nature and in engineering applications. The benefits of tubular actuators include (i) multiple actuation modes such as... more
Stretchable elastic synaptic transistors for neurologically integrated soft engineering systems  Science Magazine · 5 days
Artificial synaptic devices that can be stretched similar to those appearing in soft-bodied animals, such as earthworms, could be seamlessly integrated onto soft machines toward enabled neurological functions.... more
Study investigates how aging influences fate of fibro-adipogenic progenitors in skeletal muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In adult skeletal muscle, loss of myofiber integrity caused by mechanical injuries or diseases are repaired by resident muscle stem cells, called satellite cells,... more
New genomics technique can be used to track down the causes of rare genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A team led by a scientist at Scripps Research has invented a new genomics technique for tracking down... more
New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western blot) to detect antibodies against the bacterium, and requires experienced personnel... more
Liquid metals the secret ingredients to nanotechnology-enabled metallurgy  nanowerk · 5 days
Chemical engineers shine a light on the mysterious world of liquid metals and their role as catalysts to speed up chemical processes using low amounts of energy. more
Meet the new prototype in electromagnetic oil spill remediation technology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Many Fermilab followers are aware that Fermilab's Office of Partnerships & Technology Transfer licensed the laboratory's electromagnetic oil spill remediation technology to Natural Science LLC in 2015. This... more
Summit supercomputer simulates how humans will 'brake' during Mars landing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be "like a two-story house you're trying to land on another planet.... more
Vibration in one direction only  nanowerk · 6 days
For many applications, having materials that transmit vibrations in one direction, but not in the other, would be extremely useful. In nature, such materials do not exist, but a group of physicists has now designed a metamaterial that... more
Satellites could claim larger share of booming IoT market  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Quilty Analytics is “quite bullish" on satellite IoT for incumbents and some new entrants, Partner Justin Cadman said... more
Manufacturers say wider range of satellites they build is stressing mission assurance  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Manufacturers speaking Oct. 10 at the Satellite Innovation conference here said they are trying to evolve their approaches to mission assurance — making sure... more
Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Engineers have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. They've formulated the 'inverse chirp z-transform,' an algorithm related to one that's running on your cell phone right now. It took some computing power and... more
Engineered viruses could protect soldiers, fight antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Antibiotic resistance is a one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Scientists have developed a new weapon to combat super-bugs, which could protect Soldiers and fight resistance. more
Twist-based refrigeration: Twisting and coiling 'twistocaloric' yarns to keep cool  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a new technology for refrigeration that is based on twisting and untwisting fibers. They demonstrated twist-based refrigeration using materials as diverse as natural rubber, ordinary... more
Earth observation customers want speedy satellite tasking  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Companies supplying Earth observation data should speed up satellite tasking for customers whose demands are time sensitive, according to a panel of... more
Grand challenges in the science of wind energy  Science Magazine · 6 days
Harvested by advanced technical systems honed over decades of research and development, wind energy has become a mainstream energy resource. However, continued innovation is needed to realize the potential of wind to... more
Architecture of human Rag GTPase heterodimers and their complex with mTORC1  Science Magazine · 6 days
The Rag guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) recruit the master kinase mTORC1 to lysosomes to regulate cell growth and proliferation in response to amino acid availability. The nucleotide... more
Research shows that doing the twist is hot, unwinding is cool  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Nankai University in China has discovered a new technology for refrigeration that... more
Imperial scientists aim to re-engineer stump skin for more comfortable prosthetics  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
People who have had limbs removed often use false arms and legs, known as prosthetics, to improve mobility and independence - but 75 per cent of... more
New electrolyte stops rapid performance decline of next-generation lithium battery  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have designed and tested a new electrolyte composition that could greatly accelerate the adoption of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. more
Vibration in one direction only  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Electronic components such as transistors transmit electric currents in one direction only. What if we could create materials that could achieve similar effects for mechanical vibrations? For many applications, having materials that transmit vibrations in one direction, but... more
System can minimize damage when self-driving vehicles crash  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Engineers have developed decision-making and motion-planning technology to limit injuries and damage when self-driving vehicles are involved in unavoidable crashes. After recognizing that a collision of some kind is inevitable, the system... more
Sustainability and efficiency: the new trends driving the plastics industry  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
With a combined workforce of almost 300,000 employees, plastics is one of Germany's major industrial sectors. The industry also enjoys a strong position on the international stage, due... more
BIA Separations launches CORNERSTONE Exosome Process Development Solution  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
BIA Separations, a leading bio-chromatography development and manufacturing company, today announced the introduction of its CORNERSTONE Exosome Process Development Solution, designed to help drug-developers overcome critical development bottlenecks in the preparation of... more
Tests start at CERN for large-scale prototype of new technology to detect neutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists working at CERN have started tests of a new neutrino detector prototype, using a very promising technology called "dual phase." If... more
New approach for the simulation of quantum chemistry—modelling the molecular architecture  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Searching for new substances and developing new techniques in the chemical industry: tasks that are often accelerated using computer simulations of molecules or reactions. But even... more
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space  ESA · 7 days
The International Space Station is open for business and ESA is calling on industry to help extend the... more
Scientists decode molecular architecture of secretion systems involved in tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Tuberculosis is a highly contagious infectious disease that is typically spread through aerosols and mainly affects the lungs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1.7... more
Engineers put Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge design to the test  MIT · 7 days
Proposed bridge would have been the world’s longest at the time; new analysis shows it would have worked. more
Inflection point within the year for megaconstellations?  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
An inflection point is coming in the next six to twelve months for the multibillion dollar satellite megaconstellations, when it will become... more
45th Space Wing commander: Changes underway to support commercial launch  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Brig. Gen. Schiess: “We have to improve turnaround both with new technology and processes." SpaceNews.com more
Space industry pressed to hire enough software engineers  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Some space companies say their greatest hiring difficulty today is recruiting enough software engineers to work on their programs.  SpaceNews.com more
UD engineering professor receives NIH grant to accelerate study of lung fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
University of Delaware Professor April Kloxin has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund's High-Risk,... more
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute wins FDA contract to develop new Sentinel Innovation Center  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded a contract that may reach $220 million over the next five years... more
Addressing social needs in health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Addressing social needs as a part of health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes and potentially address major challenges in... more
No soil left behind: How a cost-effective technology can enrich poor fields  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Many farmers across sub-Saharan Africa try to coax crops out of sandy soils that are not ideal for holding water and nutrients. Traditional approaches... more
Directed evolution of an {alpha}1,3-fucosyltransferase using a single-cell ultrahigh-throughput screening method  Science Magazine · 1 week
Fucosylated glycoconjugates are involved in a variety of physiological and pathological processes. However, economical production of fucosylated drugs and prebiotic supplements has been hampered by the... more
No soil left behind: How a cost-effective technology can enrich poor fields  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many farmers across sub-Saharan Africa try to coax crops out of sandy soils that are not ideal for holding water and nutrients. Their harvests... more
How neuronal migration and outgrowth shape network architecture  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Neurons are not randomly arranged in the human brain. In the cortex, they are organized in interconnected clusters with high intrinsic connectivity. This modular connectivity structure, in which clusters eventually serve as... more
DeNovix granted Japanese patent for CellDrop Automated Cell Counter  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
DeNovix Inc. announces the award of Japanese PatentNo. 6579475 covering their innovation in the field of cell counting. more
Polyamides from terpenes: Amorphous Caramid-R and semi-crystalline Caramid-S  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has developed a sustainable alternative to petrochemically produced plastics using terpenes found in resin-rich wood. The natural substances are available from conifers such... more
Quickly designing a white LED  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The advent of the white light emitting diode (LED), which consists of a blue LED with a phosphor layer, greatly reduces the energy consumption for lighting. Despite the fast-growing market, white LEDs are still being designed with slow... more
Predicting the impact of climate change on bridge safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Climate change will increase the frequency and intensity of natural hazards like flooding. In turn, floodwaters erode a bridge's foundation, creating scour holes that compromise the integrity of the structure.... more
Engineers develop graphene smart suitcase  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A prototype for a graphene- based smart suitcase made of 100 percent of recycled plastic has been developed in collaboration with The University of Manchester. more
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