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drone

Miniaturizing the Brain of a Drone

In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even...
antenna

Missouri S&T Student Team Competes in Finals of IEEE Space Antenna...

A three-person team of Missouri S&T engineering students is headed to California to vie for top honors in an international competition to construct more...
quantum computersvideo

Cycling Gold, Bits to Qubits and the Defect Game

Members of the public will be able to explore these interactive exhibits at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017in London, running from Tuesday...
nanoclay

Nanoclay Can Stop Cladding Fires Spreading

Tiny particles of “nanoclay” added to building cladding can radically reduce the risk of fires spreading, preventing future disasters like the Grenfell Tower blaze...
Spinal Cord

Scientists Find Mechanism Behind Precise Spinal Cord Development

Scientists have uncovered how nerve cells in the spinal cord are organised in precise patterns during embryo development - a finding that could give...
nanofiber electrodes

Bacteria-coated Nanofiber Electrodes Digest Pollutants

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. The researchers created electro-spun carbon nanofiber...
heart regenerationvideo

Does a Tiny Sea Creature Hold the Key to Heart Regeneration?

When Mark Martindale decided to trace the evolutionary origin of muscle cells, like the ones that form our hearts, he looked in an unlikely...
DNA machines

Switchable DNA Mini-machines Relay Information

Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes. The arrays’ inventors say they...
surgeryvideo

How Six Cups of Ground Coffee Can Improve Nose, Throat Surgery

Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose...
space junk

Space Junk: The Cluttered Frontier

Hundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards of solar panels, and...
infrastructure

Cornell Tests ‘Smart,’ Resilient Underground Infrastructure

The future looks “smart” for underground infrastructure after a first-of-its-kind experiment conducted June 6 at the Cornell Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility. Like many of...
health

Health Sciences Also an Engineering Discipline

Denmark has a position of strength in relation to high-tech solutions for the healthcare sector. But there is still great unrealized potential to be...
transportation

Drone Vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington...
Broken Hearts

Can Tiny Plumbing Fix Broken Hearts?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at NC State...
Skyrmion

The Synchronized Dance of Skyrmion Spins

In recent years, excitement has swirled around a type of quasi-particle called a skyrmion that arises as a collective behavior of a group of...
Hearing aid

Brain Knowledge May Solve Cocktail Party Syndrome

Hearing aid development has moved forward by leaps and bounds in the past 100 years. The bulky handheld ear trumpets from the beginning of...
scaling law

New Scaling Law Predicts How Wheels Drive over Sand

When engineers design a new aircraft, they carry out much of the initial testing not on full-sized jets but on model planes that have...
Dynamic Vision Sensor

Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only...
silicon

Sound Over Silicon: Computing’s Wave of the Future

As computer parts grow tinier -- billions of transistors are now packed onto silicon chips the size of a fingernail -- silicon’s performance shrinks...
pregnancy

Bioengineering, Embryos and Eggshells

I spend very little time sitting in a room, typing on a computer. I get people together. I talk to engineers and medics, I...