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Analog Chip

Analog Chip Computes with 1,000 Times Less Power than Digital 

Researchers have built and demonstrated a novel configurable computing device that uses a thousand times less electrical power – and can be built up...

Stanford cryptography pioneers win ACM 2015 A.M. Turing Award

The groundbreaking algorithm from Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman enabled a secure Internet and sparked a clash with the NSA that foreshadowed current privacy battles between government agencies and Silicon Valley companies.
Quantum Engineering

Bristol leading on quantum innovation

The University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QETLabs) has set out to change the way quantum technologies are designed, developed and manufactured and...
cancellous bone

‘Function after failure’ in bone translates to engineering strategy

When most things break, they fall apart and lose their mechanical function. There are ways to overcome this: To help make car and aircraft...
cell-sorting

New cell-sorting technology could improve the development of cell therapies

UCLA researchers create magnetic ratcheting system that could help prepare medical therapies more quickly and accurately
quantum dot

Quantum dot solids: This generation’s silicon wafer?

Just as the single-crystal silicon wafer forever changed the nature of electronics 60 years ago, a group of Cornell researchers is hoping its work...
self-powered

New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement

A new way to use the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement has been developed by a team of researchers...
SlipChip

Counting Molecules with an Ordinary Cell Phone

Diagnostic health care is often restricted in areas with limited resources, because the procedures required to detect many of the molecular markers that can...
lipidomics

New ‘lipidomics’ method could bring fast cancer diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new analytical tool for medical applications and biological research that might be used to diagnose cancer more rapidly than conventional...
Plasmonics

Using Plasmonics to Transmit More Data

New scheme opens a door for transmitting information much faster
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Eco-friendly food packaging material doubles shelf-life of food products

Natural chitosan-based film enhanced with anti-bacterial and antiviral properties of grapefruit seed extract improves food safety and quality
robot aircraft

Bat wings inspire unique design of miniature robot aircraft

Scientists have developed prototype bat wings that could be used in the next generation of unmanned micro air vehicles (MAVs). MAVs are increasingly being used...
cambits

Columbia Engineering’s Computer Vision Laboratory Develops Cambits

Computer Science Professor Shree Nayar and Makoto Odamaki, a visiting scientist from Ricoh Corporation, have developed Cambits, a modular imaging system that enables the user to...
machines

When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Rice computer scientist Moshe Vardi: Human labor may be obsolete by 2045 
hydroxide microflowers

Beautiful images of erbium hydroxide microflowers, Er2CO3(OH)2

As part of a collaboration between the Butler group in Department of Chemistry and the Kozinskli group in the Department of Mining and Materials...
ligament

Penn Engineers Use Network Science to Predict How Ligaments Fail

When doctors diagnose a torn ligament, it’s usually because they can see ruptures in the ligament’s collagen fibers, visible on a variety of different...
wave energy

Squid-inspired wave energy converter turns ocean’s power into electricity

Engineers at Virginia Tech recently tested a wave energy converter inspired by the way squid propel themselves through water during the second round of...
carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide stored underground can find multiple ways to escape

When carbon dioxide is stored underground in a process known as geological sequestration, it can find multiple escape pathways due to chemical reactions between...
drug screening

Engineers 3D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening

A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver’s sophisticated structure...
biopathway

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into ‘green’ products 

Process could enable biomanufacturing of 1 billion pounds of spandex each year