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Enzymes

Researchers Find Enzymes Naturally Select Their Own Polymer Sequences

As free-flowing enzymes travel amid a sea of polymers, a Northwestern Engineering team has found those enzymes prefer to join certain polymer sequences over...
heart

Straight to the Heart

What if drugs and other therapies to treat diseased or scarred tissues could be repeatedly delivered directly to their targets without the need for...
carbon emissions

Experts Build Pulsed Air Rig to Test 3d Printed Parts for...

The new Transient Air System Rig (TASR) was designed and built by Dr Aaron Costall and his team from Imperial College London’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. The researchers...
wound scars

​New Nanoparticles Help to Detect Serious Scarring of Wounds

A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological...
actuating material

HKU Engineering Invents World’s First Nickel-Hydroxide Actuating Material

To develop micro- and biomimetic-robots, artificial muscles and medical devices, actuating materials that can reversibly change their volume under various stimuli are researched in...
Bioinspired Sensor

Virus Detection Using Lifelike Interaction

In order to detect an influenza virus successfully, even in small concentrations, you would like to know in what way the virus interacts with...
batteries

Making Better Batteries

The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) co-ordinates a range of integrated activities to bring Imperial College London’s world class engineers, scientists, medics and business...
silicon nanoparticles

Researchers Use Silicon Nanoparticles For Bioimaging and Drug Delivery

An international research team has studied a new cell visualisation and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules. Scientists have...
soft robot

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and Team Awarded for Soft Robot That Can Carry...

For their work on a soft robotic system that can lift more than 200 times its weight, Adam Bilodeau, Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, and two...
Nanoscale Devices

Columbia Researchers Squeeze Light into Nanoscale Devices and Circuits

As electronic devices and circuits shrink into the nanoscale, the ability to transfer data on a chip, at low power with little energy loss,...
Chip-Scale Broadband

New Study First to Demonstrate a Chip-Scale Broadband Optical System that...

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated, for the first time, a chip-based dual-comb spectrometer in the mid-infrared range, that requires no moving parts and can acquire...
3-D printed sugar scaffoldsvideo

3-D Printed Sugar Scaffolds Offer Sweet Solution for Tissue Engineering, Device...

University of Illinois engineers built a 3-D printer that offers a sweet solution to making detailed structures that commercial 3-D printers can’t: Rather than...
Electric vehicles

Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles in China?

Electric vehicles play a key role in China’s plan to improve air quality and reduce CO2emissions but, with the majority of China’s electricity still...
quantum memory

Tunable Diamond String May Hold Key to Quantum Memory

A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to carry information requires a radically new piece of hardware –...
quantum computingvideo

Primed for a Quantum Leap in Research

Since being proposed a half-century ago, quantum computing has been confined to science fiction and the daydreams of physicists. Then that all changed. “In the last...
battery

Scientists Discover How a Pinch of Salt Can Improve Battery Performance

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into...
nanogeneratorsvideo

Battery-Free ‘Smart’ Toys Move Closer to Commercial Reality

Rubber duckies could soon be at the forefront of an electronic revolution. In ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, scientists report they have used specialized nanogenerators...
3D skin printer

U of T Engineering Researchers Develop Handheld 3D Skin Printer

U of T Engineering researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissues to cover and heal deep...
silicon

Researchers Lay out How to Control Biology with Light—Without the Help...

Over the past five years, University of Chicago chemist Bozhi Tian has been figuring out how to control biology with light. A long-term science goal...
Mini-Vessel Device

Mini-Vessel Device Probes Blood Interactions in Malaria, Sickle Cell Disease

In diseases such as malaria and sickle cell disease, red blood cells break down, with harmful effects on the rest of the body –...