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New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
SCIENCE DAILY From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation. Broad consensus among researchers... 6 hours
New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
PHYS.ORG From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation. Broad consensus among researchers... 10 hours
Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants, scientists say
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of future fusion power plants to generate safe, clean and abundant energy in a... 11 hours
Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a flexible sensor 'skin' that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic to accurately... 12 hours
Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants, scientists say
PHYS.ORG Researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of... 13 hours
Deshpande Center and J-WAFS announce fall 2017 research grants
MIT Twenty-two research teams receive $1,443,000 to develop new technological innovations. 14 hours
Deshpande Center and J-WAFS announce 2017-18 grants
MIT Twenty-three research teams receive $1,083,000 to develop new technological innovations. 14 hours
Saving hearts after heart attacks: Overexpression of a gene enhances repair of dead muscle
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle... 16 hours
Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport
PHYS.ORG There is little more important for the sustainability of cities than the ways we move around them. With transportation estimated to account for 30% of energy... 16 hours
Student makes design of 'swarm robot' Zebro suitable for serial production
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Mattijs Otten, an Industrial Design Engineering student at TU Delft, has created a modular design that facilitates serial production of the Zebro. Zebros are walking hexapod... 17 hours
3-D mapping of rooms using radar
PHYS.ORG Engineers from University Alliance Ruhr have developed novel signal processing methods for imaging and material characterisation with the aid of radar. Their long-term objective is to use these techniques in combination with radar-based localisation of objects.... 17 hours
UAB researchers report major advance in efforts to repair damaged heart after heart attack
NEWS MEDICAL University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a... 17 hours
Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite
PHYS.ORG Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster arms. 19 hours
Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars
PHYS.ORG The front lines of the battle for smartphone dominance over the coming years have grown clearer after Chinese technology firm Huawei presented an AI-powered phone designed to go head-to-head with Samsung and Apple. 19 hours
Using AFM to study cell mechanics and function
NEWS MEDICAL My lab, broadly speaking, is interested in trying to understand interactions between cells and materials. Those could be materials that are present within living tissue or materials that we use for engineering... 20 hours
esa role in europe s first all electric telecom satellite ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite
ESA Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by... 21 hours
Researchers develop mathematical techniques for designing shape-shifting shells
PHYS.ORG Nature has a way of making complex shapes from a set of simple growth rules. The curve of a petal, the swoop of a branch, even the contours of our face are... 22 hours
Team uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers
PHYS.ORG An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements of polymers or biomolecules like actin... 22 hours
liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes. 1 day
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development of a new generation of ultrasensitive and low-cost fluorescence sensors that could be... 2 days
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bedfordshire, in collaboration with multinational company ABB, have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development... 2 days
Virtual mission control cuts costs at wind farms
PHYS.ORG Running wind turbines is a costly business but Brunel engineers are developing a digital platform that ramps up efficiency and halves costs. 2 days
Ethically designed databases can help police without reducing privacy
PHYS.ORG Governments seem to think that the only way to protect national security is to own as much data about the public as possible, but this is not the case. 2 days
The solar houses of Konrad Frey
PHYS.ORG Konrad Frey was a pioneer who designed and built solar houses based on data and scientific insights. Yet Frey and his work are largely unknown. A project by the architectural theoretician Anselm Wagner aims to change... 2 days
Cutting-edge British femtech brand transforming women’s health with new technology
NEWS MEDICAL Cutting-edge British femtech brand Elvie is reimagining health and lifestyle technology for women with its soon-to-be expanding product range. 2 days
DePuy Synthes unveils new VIPER PRIME System designed to simplify MIS spinal fusion surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Today, DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, unveiled the VIPER PRIME System, an innovative Minimally... 2 days
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CERN Harriet Jarlett HIE-ISOLDE has innovated many new ideas, particularly in space-saving solutions. One way the engineers kept the system compact was to build cryomodules... 2 days
NASA Researchers Reconstruct Cassini’s Dive into Saturn’s Atmosphere
SCI-NEWS.COM Analysis of science data from Cassini’s final plunge is ongoing, but NASA researchers already have a clear understanding of how... 3 days
Ariane 6 Could Use Reusable Prometheus Engine, Designer Says
SPACE.COM Europe's upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine, according to Patrick Bonguet, head of the Ariane 6 program at ArianeGroup. 3 days
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SPACE NEWS The U.S. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), a Pentagon team charged with finding cutting-edge technologies to... 4 days
Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics
SCIENCE DAILY A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to... 5 days
New headway in desalination technology
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology. In their study, the researchers are focusing on new materials that could make desalination... 5 days
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CERN Stefania Pandolfi Baby MIND under test on the T9 beamline at the Proton Synchrotron... 5 days
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CERN Stefania Pandolfi Baby MIND under test on the T9 beamline at the Proton Synchrotron experimental hall in the... 5 days
New way to prevent genetically engineered and unaltered organisms from producing offspring
SCIENCE DAILY A major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might... 5 days
Researchers develop 4-in-1 smart utilities plant custom-made for tropical climate
PHYS.ORG A research breakthrough achieved by a team led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering... 5 days
First light for the PEPSI polarimeters
PHYS.ORG Thanks to a cleverly designed "two-in-one" instrument attached to the world's most powerful telescope, astronomers can extract more clues about the properties of distant stars or exoplanets than previously possible. 5 days
Researchers engineered a cloud-based system to improve comfort, productivity and energy efficiency
PHYS.ORG No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it's too hot or too cold.... 5 days
Researchers make headway in desalination technology
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of Illinois have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology. In their study, the researchers are focusing... 5 days
Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers
MIT Andorra funds MIT Media Lab technologies that, in turn, help improve the nation’s cities. 5 days
Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation aims to help people with ASD find meaningful employment
NEWS MEDICAL Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful and gainful employment while... 5 days
Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skin
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have invented stretchable surfaces with programmable 3-D texture morphing, a synthetic 'camouflaging skin' inspired by studying and modeling the real thing in octopus and cuttlefish. 5 days
Tropical tree roots represent an underappreciated carbon pool
PHYS.ORG Ask someone to draw a tree and s/he will invariably draw a trunk and branches—leaving the roots out of the picture. In a unique study of tropical tree roots at the Smithsonian... 5 days
Playing a conversation game may encourage advance care planning
SCIENCE DAILY Few people may want to spend a Saturday night planning their end-of-life care, but playing a game designed to spur conversation about advance care planning may be a more enjoyable... 5 days
Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skin
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the octopus and cuttlefish, instantaneously changing their skin color and pattern to disappear into the environment is just part of their camouflage prowess. These animals can also... 5 days
Anti-Markovnikov alkene oxidation by metal-oxo-mediated enzyme catalysis
Science Magazine Catalytic anti-Markovnikov oxidation of alkene feedstocks could simplify synthetic routes to many important molecules and solve a long-standing challenge in chemistry. Here we report the engineering of a cytochrome P450 enzyme by directed evolution... 5 days
Innovative scattering analysis shows that hydrophobic disordered proteins are expanded in water
Science Magazine A substantial fraction of the proteome is intrinsically disordered, and even well-folded proteins adopt non-native geometries during synthesis, folding, transport, and turnover. Characterization of... 5 days
A better understanding of space—via helicopter
PHYS.ORG An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. 5 days
Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into Saturn
SCIENCE DAILY As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While... 6 days
Doubt cast on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires
SCIENCE DAILY As devastating wildfires rage in California wine country, a team of environmental engineers have made a new discovery about wildfire smoke, and its effect on the... 6 days
In a first for wearable optics, researchers develop stretchy fiber to capture body motion
PHYS.ORG The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years. Sensors... 6 days
Researchers explore ways to remove antibiotics polluting lakes and rivers
PHYS.ORG Pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, are an increasingly common pollutant in water systems, said Catherine Hui Niu, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University... 6 days
Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into Saturn
PHYS.ORG As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While... 6 days
Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flight
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new model to simulate dynamic soaring, and have used it to identify the optimal flight pattern that an albatross should take in order to harvest the most wind and energy.... 6 days
construction prototype for ultra thin concrete roof Construction prototype for ultra-thin concrete roof
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the... 6 days
What NASA's simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law
PHYS.ORG Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their "journey to Mars" involved being... 6 days
Bruker launches new Brake Material Screening Module
NEWS MEDICAL As part of the commitment to providing turn-key innovative solutions for the automotive industry, Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division today announced the release of the Brake Material Screening Module. The module expands the capabilities of... 6 days
World’s only Atomo HIV Self Test receives CE Marking from European Union Notified Body
NEWS MEDICAL Atomo Diagnostics, a world leader in innovative point-of-care, rapid diagnostic devices, announced today that its Atomo HIV Self Test has... 6 days
New way to prevent genetically engineered and unaltered organisms from producing offspring
PHYS.ORG A major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might... 6 days
Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires
PHYS.ORG Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23... 6 days
Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia
PHYS.ORG Dominant Dutch team "Nuon" Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology. 6 days
New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease
MIT Biological engineers identify genes that protect against protein linked to Parkinson’s disease. 6 days
Calcium controls use of glucose by T cells to multiply and battle against infection, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication... 6 days
Penn State researcher creates step-index optical fiber for light delivery inside the body
NEWS MEDICAL A flexible, biodegradable optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for medical applications is the latest work of a collaboration... 6 days
Establishing interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and fundamental biological processes
MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards cross-disciplinary seed funds. 6 days
Grad students earn Department of Energy computational fellowships
MIT Ahrens, Rathbun, Silmore, and Wei are recognized for tackling complex science and engineering problems of national importance. 6 days
pentagon procurement chief ellen lord lots of needs opportunity in space Pentagon procurement chief Ellen Lord: ‘Lots of needs, opportunity in space’
SPACE NEWS DOD officials are “looking at the gaps we have in our space architecture, how... 6 days
innovation could provide inexpensive clean way for us to enter 4 billion market to recover rare earth elements Innovation could provide inexpensive, clean way for US to enter $4 billion market to recover rare earth elements
PHYS.ORG VIDEO New efficient and inexpensive technologies being developed at Purdue University could allow... 6 days
An engineer's guide to the embryo
PHYS.ORG In roughly 48 hours, the single cell of the fertilized frog egg will undergo dramatic change to develop vital body parts like muscles, a skeleton, eyes, a heart, and a tadpole tail. Scientists have been studying... 6 days
Study casts doubt on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires
PHYS.ORG As devastating wildfires continue to rage in the western U.S. and Canada, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have... 6 days
Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks
PHYS.ORG A French company has developed an innovative system to replenish marine fish stocks in places like ports that have suffered environmental damage. 6 days
Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset
PHYS.ORG Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the new technology to the masses. 6 days
Calcium lets T cells use sugar to multiply and fight infection
SCIENCE DAILY A calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication into a cellular army designed to fight invading viruses. 6 days
Storage is renewable energy's greatest challenge -- this low-cost sulfur battery may help
SCIENCE DAILY Motivated by the challenge to drastically reduce the cost of storing renewable energy on the grid while capturing more of it, a... 6 days
New software speeds origami structure designs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new computer-aided approach that streamlines the design process for origami-based structures, making it easier for engineers and scientists to conceptualize new ideas graphically while simultaneously generating the underlying mathematical data needed to... 6 days
Study shows untapped creativity in workforce
SCIENCE DAILY With the U.S. economy less reliant on manufacturing, creativity and innovation are of increasing value. Arts graduates, and others who have developed and honed their creative skills, can be critical assets. 6 days
Living on land led to bumper crop of out-of-the-blue evolutionary innovations
Science Magazine Life evolved in water, but many innovations occurred afterward, on land 7 days
Storage is renewable energy's greatest challenge—this low-cost sulfur battery may help
PHYS.ORG Motivated by a challenge from the Department of Energy to drastically reduce the cost of storing renewable energy on the grid while capturing more of it,... 7 days
New report recommends changes to county crop and cash rent estimation methods used by the NASS
PHYS.ORG Producing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data... 7 days
New report says concerns remain over safety of rail to transport energy liquids and gases
PHYS.ORG With the sharp and largely unexpected increase in the long-distance movement of domestically produced crude oil, ethanol, and... 7 days
'I don't take my tuba to work at Microsoft': Study shows untapped creativity in workforce
PHYS.ORG With the U.S. economy less reliant on manufacturing, creativity and innovation are of increasing value. Arts graduates, and... 7 days
Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries
PHYS.ORG We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have... 7 days
A fashionable chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ring
SCIENCE DAILY Wearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can... 7 days
IBS scientists invent hydrogel to combat rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL IBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science, invented a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Published in Advanced Materials, this jelly-like material... 7 days
Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vessels
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometers, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body. 7 days
No dark side to using LED lights to supplement WiFi, research reveals
PHYS.ORG Energy-saving Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) could help meet demand for wireless communications without affecting the quality of light or environmental benefits they deliver, new... 7 days
Far-infrared instrument to map star formation in the universe
PHYS.ORG Questions about how and when stars are formed continue to tug at human curiosity. Star formation is governed by gravity and heat. Gravity causes molecular clouds to collapse and eventually... 7 days
Researchers work to mitigate water scarcity crisis with solar-powered devices made of wood
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have created a novel technological solution to the pressing global... 7 days
Scientists develop potentially therapeutic gel, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs
PHYS.ORG IBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invented a... 7 days
Designing drugs aimed at a different part of life's code
PHYS.ORG Most drugs work by tinkering with the behavior of proteins. Like meddlesome coworkers, these molecules are designed to latch onto their target proteins and keep them from doing... 7 days
A fashionable chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ring
PHYS.ORG Wearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can... 7 days
'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate
PHYS.ORG Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debate towards centre stage. 7 days
A safe optical fiber for delivering light and drugs into the body
PHYS.ORG A flexible, biodegradable optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for medical applications is the latest work of a collaboration between electrical... 7 days
Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flight
PHYS.ORG The albatross is one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world. One species, the wandering albatross, can fly nearly 500 miles in a single day, with just an occasional flap of its... 7 days
Artificial intelligence computer designed to drive autonomous cars
PHYS.ORG NVIDIA today unveiled the world's first artificial intelligence computer designed to drive fully autonomous robotaxis. 7 days
Taking the brakes off plant production can backfire, study finds
PHYS.ORG When engineers want to speed something up, they look for the "pinch points," the slowest steps in a system, and make them faster. 7 days
'Beam of Invisibility' Could Hide Objects Using Light
LIVE SCIENCE Cloaking technologies could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it is hit with a "beam of invisibility." 7 days
Engineers identify key to albatross’ marathon flight
MIT Flying in shallow arcs helps birds stay aloft with less effort. 1 week
FDA approved drug found to have anti-cancer activity against previously unknown targets
NEWS MEDICAL Developing new drugs to treat cancer can be a painstaking process taking over a decade from start to Food and Drug Administration approval. Scientists... 1 week
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Student makes design of 'swarm robot' Zebro suitable for serial production
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Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
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Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skin
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Construction prototype for ultra-thin concrete roof
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Innovation could provide inexpensive, clean way for US to enter $4 billion market to recover rare earth elements
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This soft robotic gripper can screw in your light bulbs for you
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Opinion: A war made me realize that the world needs biomedical engineers
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Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing
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Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware
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