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solar energy

Hybrid system designed to harvest ‘full spectrum’ of solar energy 

A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and...
wildfires

‘Smoke Waves’ Will Affect Millions in Coming Decades

Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles....
Diabetic Wounds

Regenerative Bandage Heals Diabetic Wounds Faster

At some point in their lives, 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop a painful and hard-to-treat foot ulcer. Twenty-four percent of those...
transparent wood

Wood Windows Are Cooler than Glass

Engineers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland demonstrate in a new study that windows made of transparent...
DNA Naturally Fluoresces

Researchers Discover that DNA Naturally Fluoresces

A Northwestern Engineering team recently caught DNA doing something that has never been seen before: it blinked. For decades, textbooks have stated that macromolecules within...
classical physics

NSF wants engineering researchers to bend rules (of classical physics)

$18 million for emerging frontier research aimed at manipulating light, high-frequency and sound waves in weird ways
multiple sclerosis

Gaming Camera could Aid MS Treatment

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of...
vortex rings

Vortex Rings May Aid Cell Delivery, Cell-free Protein Production

Some of the world's most important discoveries - penicillin, vulcanized rubber and Velcro, to name a few - were made by accident. In fact,...
whey

Whey protein protects intestine against adverse effects of high-fat diet

In addition to its importance to athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts, whey protein is also important for the protection it affords against the adverse effects of...
quantum communication

Developing new quantum technologies for secure communication

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has received a grant from the NSF Office of Emerging Frontiers...
Blue Whirl Fire Tornado

Newly Discovered Blue Whirl Fire Tornado Burns Cleaner for Reduced Emissions;...

Fire tornados, or ‘fire whirls,’ pose a powerful and essentially uncontrollable threat to life, property, and the surrounding environment in large urban and wildland...
Skyrmions

Nanosize magnetic whirlpools could be the future of data storage

The use of nanoscale magnetic whirlpools, known as magnetic skyrmions, to create novel and efficient ways to store data will be explored in a...

Caltech’s RoboSub Team Takes First Place

After facing off against 47 competitors from around the world, the Caltech Robotics Team won first prize at the 19th annual International RoboSub Competition...
myoelectric signal

Texas A&M student developing myoelectric signal capture to help patient recovery

Sungtae Shin, a doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been researching myoelectric interfacing, reading the electrical signals from muscles,...
sensory neurons

Rat Whiskers Shed Light on How Neurons Communicate Touch

When reaching into a pocket or purse, it is easy to use the sense of touch to distinguish keys from loose change. Our brains...
solar cells

Kaist Team Develops Semi-transparent Solar Cells with Thermal Mirror Capability

Modern architects prefer to build exteriors designed with glass mainly from artistic or cost perspectives. Scientists, however, go one step further and see opportunities...
systems-on-chips

Accelerating Design Times for High-Performance Systems-on-Chip

A team of computer scientists and electrical engineers from four U.S. universities have been awarded a joint project with nearly $5 million in funding...
Vortex laser

Vortex Laser Offers Hope for Moore’s Law

Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. Described in a study published today (July 28, 2016) by...
brain

Pathway to the Brain

Researchers from the Technion and Rambam Health Care Campus have won the Best Innovation Award in the Surgical Robotic Challenge 2016. Twelve teams from...
Embryonic gene

Embryonic Gene Nanog Reverses Aging in Adult Stem Cells

The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog. In a series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, the...