Engineering
Chemists invent new Lewis acidity test using fluorescence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Chemists have invented a new fluorescence-based method for accurately determining the strength of a range of Lewis acids, which could one day be used to help purify pharmaceutical drugs, improve industrial processes... more
Which car crashes cause traumatic brain injury?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths. Yet, much of TBI research is focused on military or sports-related injuries. An aerospace and mechanical... more
Advocating for federal research funding on Capitol Hill  MIT · 6 hours
Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day 2019. more
Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new method involves re-engineering the membranes... more
Perfume makers seek natural, sustainable scents  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
In 1921, perfumer Ernest Beaux discovered that adding synthetic aldehydes to natural rose and jasmine scents produced just the right fragrance combination for the iconic CHANEL No. 5 perfume. Today, perfume makers have more than 3,000... more
Chemists invent new Lewis acidity test using fluorescence  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
York University chemists have invented a new fluorescence-based method for accurately determining the strength of a range of Lewis acids, which could one day be used to help purify pharmaceutical drugs, improve... more
Fixing a broken heart: Exploring new ways to heal damage after a heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The days immediately following a heart attack are critical for survivors' longevity and long-term healing of tissue. Now researchers have... more
German scientists create see-through human organs  REUTERS · 12 hours
Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as... more
Big money goes around the world  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Music is big business. It has been since the advent of the sheet music industry in the 19th Century and the ensuing piracy scandals, right through the invention of radio, recorded music, and the usurping of... more
Researchers to develop prebiotics from non-edible forest and sea resources  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
With the help of forest residues such as sawdust, branches and tops and cellulose from sea squirts, researchers in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, want... more
Artificial mother-of-pearl created using bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also being stiff... more
Developing a dual-gradient ultrafast biomimetic snapping hydrogel material  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Bioinspired materials are designed and engineered to mimic the biological functions of nature; however fast actuation is an important but challenging task to recreate in the lab. In a recent study, Wenxin... more
New mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. more
'Nanofiber yarn' makes for stretchy, protective artificial tissue  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The human body is held together by an intricate cable system of tendons and muscles, engineered by nature to be tough and highly stretchable. An injury to any of these tissues, particularly... more
Water Innovation Prize goes to startups targeting methane and wastewater  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A startup with a cheap technology for purifying textile wastewater and another with a system to help reduce methane emissions from cattle were named co-winners of the MIT... more
New custom-designed substrates developed for use in cryo-Electron Microscopy  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Cryogenic-Electron Microscopy has been a game changer in the field of medical research, but the substrate, used to freeze and view samples under a microscope, has not advanced much in... more
Researchers engineer new molecules to help stop lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
University of Texas at Dallas scientists have demonstrated that the growth rate of the majority of lung cancer cells relates directly to the availability of a crucial oxygen-metabolizing molecule. more
Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land... more
Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria  nanowerk · 1 day
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also... more
Electron-phonon instability in graphene revealed by global and local noise probes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Understanding nonequilibrium phenomena to effectively control it is an outstanding challenge in science and engineering. In a recent study, Trond. I. Andersen and colleagues at the... more
Students develop acoustic device to detect whales near offshore wind farm  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of six ocean engineering students at the University of Rhode Island has developed an acoustic device that successfully detects the sounds made by whales... more
Scientists explore the unknown behaviour of gold nanoparticles with neutrons  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nanoparticles of less than 100 nanometres in size are used to engineer new materials and nanotechnologies across a variety of sectors. Their small size means these particles have... more
High-fidelity simulations point the way to optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation reactors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Engineers must manage a maelstrom in the core of operating nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactions deposit an extraordinary amount of heat... more
Comprehensive molecular test introduced for diagnosis of malaria caused by P. vivax parasites  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Human Diagnostics Worldwide, EIKEN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics announced today the launch of the first commercially... more
Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families were effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had... more
Researchers discover perfectly imperfect twist on nanowire growth  nanowerk · 2 days
For years, researchers have been trying to find ways to grow an optimal nanowire, using crystals with perfectly aligned layers all along the wire. A team of engineering researchers sees an advantage... more
How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes. more
Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new... more
Novel ECCITE-seq technique expands multimodal single cell analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new technique called ECCITE-seq, developed by scientists at the New York Genome Center's Technology Innovation Lab, allows researchers to perform high-throughput measurements of multiple modalities of information from single cells. more
UTA engineering students build treadmill that can be used by athletes in wheelchairs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The eight-time national champion UTA Movin' Mavs might be getting even better soon, thanks to some ingenuity among mechanical engineering students. more
Engineering students build treadmill that helps athletes in wheelchairs work out  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The eight-time national champion UTA Movin' Mavs might be getting even better soon, thanks to some ingenuity among mechanical engineering students. more
New Concept for Novel Fire Extinguisher in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A research team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed new concept of fire... more
How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide  MIT · 2 days
Engineered surface treatment developed at MIT can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes. more
Defying the laws of physics? Engineers demonstrate bubbles of sand  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The flow of granular materials, such as sand and catalytic particles used in chemical reactors, and enables a wide range of natural phenomena, from mudslides to volcanos, as... more
New genomics tool ECCITE-seq expands multimodal single cell analysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new technique called ECCITE-seq, developed by scientists at the New York Genome Center's (NYGC) Technology Innovation Lab (@NYGCtech), allows researchers to perform high-throughput measurements of multiple modalities of information... more
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be a feedstock for chemicals typically derived from fossil fuels, but... more
New technique produces longer-lasting lithium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The grand challenge to improve energy storage and increase battery life, while ensuring safe operation, is becoming evermore critical as we become increasingly reliant on this energy source for everything from portable devices to electric vehicles.... more
Theory meets application: Machine learning techniques for geothermal exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, began looking for practical applications to her machine learning research, partnering with Chris Marone, professor of geosciences, for his work on safe... more
Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have... more
'You're unallocated!' and other BS companies use to obscure reality  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Corporate America has invented many ways to avoid letting the public know it's laying people off – or telling employees themselves "You're fired." more
Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Chemists at Tokyo Tech's Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science have designed and developed a capsule-shaped synthetic receptor that can distinguish between male and female steroid hormones. Namely, the receptor displays unusually... more
Artificial intelligence can diagnose PTSD by analyzing voices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A specially designed computer program can help to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices. more
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities, where the accelerating digitalization of... more
USC prof devises 'smart' building materials that move themselves with no motor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a licensed architect concerned about the environment, Doris Sung became fed up catering to clients wanting steel and glass buildings with no regard... more
Changes to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a commentary published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed rule changes on how Medicare pays for dialysis services. more
Vibrotactile Device Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms in Pilot Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Application of a vibrotactile device to the cymba concha of the external ear improves disease symptoms in patients... more
Novel AI voice tool can help diagnose PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds. more
Using Edge AI technology to observe behavior of cattle  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A joint project team led by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinshu University and Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. developed cattle observing systems equipped with a "Sense and Think Collar" that utilizes... more
China to Enhance International Space Cooperation  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an... more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is... more
Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Tiny pinholes in thin film could pave the way for 3-D holographic displays  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers in Korea have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-colored, 3-D holographic images, according to a study published in... more
Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The human gut harbors trillions of invisible microbial inhabitants, referred to as the microbiota, that collectively produce thousands of unique small molecules. The sources and biological functions of... more
DWK Life Sciences offers Workflow Solutions to improve productivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
DWK Life Sciences, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of precision labware, announces Workflow Solutions, a portfolio of glass and plastic labware designed to improve productivity through every phase of... more
Scientists deploy CRISPR gene-editing tool to engineer multiple edits  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute and NovellusDx, an Israeli biotechnology company, have deployed a breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully engineer multiple edits simultaneously to fragments... more
Novel system enables researchers to study bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. more
Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive.... more
Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered... more
Complex signal processing in synthetic gene circuits using cooperative regulatory assemblies  Science Magazine · 6 days
Eukaryotic genes are regulated by multivalent transcription factor complexes. Through cooperative self-assembly, these complexes perform non-linear regulatory operations involved in cellular decision-making and signal processing. Here,... more
Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers... more
Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Scientists say a genetic test can identify newborns at heightened risk of becoming severely obese by middle age, possibly giving time for interventions designed to head off that fate more
A hole in one for holographic display  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-colored, 3D holographic images. more
Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Self-assembling synthetic materials come together when tiny, uniform building blocks interact and form a structure. However, nature lets materials like proteins of varying size and shape assemble, allowing for complex architectures that... more
The potential of flexible OLEDs as an innovative surface material  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
High-visibility clothing is an important element of any motorcyclist's safety routine. Such products usually incorporate reflective strips for added visibility at night-time, but thanks to organic electronics, rider... more
Building a better turbine  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Imagine a world in which half of our electricity is generated renewably by offshore wind farms. Now imagine a powerful hurricane hitting the coast where that farm is located. If developers, engineers and policy makers haven't prepared for this event... more
Lab-to-market study explores success  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Universities and federal laboratories are the cornerstones of American innovation, developing new products that address important societal issues and drive economic growth. more
Making a fast ion transporter  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international team of researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Germany has revealed an ion transport mechanism of sodium/proton antiporter by simulating its motion. Based on the simulations, they... more
Scientists invent way to trap mysterious 'dark world' particle at Large Hadron Collider  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Now that they've identified the Higgs boson, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have set their sights on an even more elusive... more
Not now, not ever: Working with domestic violence  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher. more
California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. more
Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and... more
3D printing complete energy storage architectures  nanowerk · 7 days
Researcher have demonstrated the first freestanding sodium-ion (full cell) battery formed entirely of components that have been fabricated via 3D printing. more
New adhesive patch could help reduce post-heart attack muscle damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart... more
Bacterial therapy in a dish  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing study time from months to days. The speed and high throughput of their technology allows for stable... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Almost 100 million years ago, a tiny and misfortunate beetle died after wandering into a sticky glob of resin leaking from a tree in a region near present-day Southeast Asia.... more
In vivo genome editing rescues photoreceptor degeneration via a Cas9/RecA-mediated homology-directed repair pathway  Science Magazine · 1 week
Although Cas9-mediated genome editing has been widely used to engineer alleles in animal models of human inherited diseases, very few homology-directed repair... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along... more
CRISPR base editors can induce wide-ranging off-target RNA edits  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team reports that several of the recently developed CRISPR base editors, which create targeted changes in a single DNA base, can induce widespread off-target... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 1 week
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations... more
Improving quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For decades, experts have predicted that quantum computers will someday perform difficult tasks, such as simulating complex chemical systems, that can't be done by conventional computers. But so far, these machines haven't lived up to their potential because of error-prone... more
Transparent architecture  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ETH spin-off Archilyse promises nothing less than the "world's most comprehensive architecture analysis" on its website. The young entrepreneurs are attracting a lot of interest in the real estate sector. more
Researchers Create 3D-Printed Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University, Israel, has 3D-printed the first vascularized engineered heart using a human patient’s... more
Planned parenthood’s ‘risky strategy’ to update its image  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its reproductive health agenda. It has rolled out changes to the Title X program, which funds family planning services for low-income people, that are designed... more
Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also... more
IDT partners with iGEM to support young researchers and promote scientific progress  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As an advocate for researchers in synthetic biology, Integrated DNA Technologies is once again proudly partnering with the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation to... more
Food engineering with microstructured fibers  nanowerk · 1 week
An approach based on multi-material thermal drawing for the fabrication of a variety of fully edible fibers as a novel platform for the tailoring of healthy food production. more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers have developed and tested a new drug-delivery system that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore this delicate balance. more
The sticky science of underwater adhesives  nanowerk · 1 week
Mussel foot protein is sticky; engineering researchers can make it stickier. more
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing
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New quick-fix wrap can repair and reinforce existing structures
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Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition
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How a startup plans to clean up space
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Researchers quantify the impact of autonomous vehicles on traffic
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Engineers develop novel techniques to trick object detection systems
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Team harnesses spin of electrons to power tech devices
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Metabolically engineered organisms could sustainably produce ingredients for natural foods, flavors and fragrances
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More than a carbon copy: OCO-3 on the space station
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Keeping genetic engineering localized
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Chemists design faster production process for essential sugars
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SpaceX releases a new render of what the all-steel Starship will look like returning to earth
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New structural phase transition may broaden the applicability of photo-responsive solids
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Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials
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