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silicon photonics

NAU Scientist Contributes to Significant Advance in Silicon Photonics

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Ryan Behunin collaborated with a team of physicists from Yale and the University of Texas at Austin in discovering an innovative...
Mini solar factory

Mini Solar Factory Now Also Works When It’s Cloudy

Using sunlight for sustainable and cheap production of, for example, medicines. The 'mini-factory' in the form of a leaf that chemical engineers from Eindhoven...
super wood

UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals

Engineers at the University of Maryland have found a way to make wood more than ten times times stronger and tougher than before, creating...
patent listvideo

IBM Breaks Records to Top U.S. Patent List for 25th Consecutive...

IBM inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017, marking the company’s 25th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership and crossing the 100,000-patent milestone....
porous nanoparticles

Particle Size Matters for Porous Building Blocks

Porous particles of calcium and silicate show potential as building blocks for a host of applications like self-healing materials, bone-tissue engineering, drug delivery, insulation,...
brain on a chip

‘Brain-On-A-Chip’ Tests Effects of Biological and Chemical Agents, Develop Countermeasures

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical...
laser communication

NASA Laser Communication Payload Undergoing Integration and Testing

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission has begun integration and testing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The mission will...
space communication

NASA Explores Artificial Intelligence for Space Communications

NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to cognitive radio, the...
brain

Advances in Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Brain’s Visual System

Carnegie Mellon University engineers and cognitive neuroscientists have demonstrated that a new high-density EEG can capture the brain's neural activity at a higher spatial...
platelet-matrix composites

Nature’s Toughest Substances Decoded

How a material breaks may be the most important property to consider when designing layered composites that mimic those found in nature. A method...
Artificial Intelligencevideo

How Can Humans Keep the Upper Hand on Artificial Intelligence?

In artificial intelligence (AI), machines carry out specific actions, observe the outcome, adapt their behavior accordingly, observe the new outcome, adapt their behavior once...
memory devices

Mechanism to Delay Information Loss in Quantum Memory Devices

Information conservation is perhaps one of the main challenges in the development of quantum computing. In the early 1960s, IBM physicist Rolf Landauer (1927-1999)...
robotic pallet jack

Close Partnership with DTU Behind Launch of New Transport Robot

One of the first robots from the company Robotize is currently in operation at a Danish company where it is transporting pallets. The robot...
soft tissue

What Makes Tissue Soft and yet so Tough

In the womb, the unborn child floats in an amniotic sac filled with amniotic fluid. The baby’s smooth development is dependent on this sac...
fastron

Speedy Collision Detector Could Make Robots Better Human Assistants

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a faster collision detection algorithm that uses machine learning to help robots avoid...
robot

Trinity Engineers Unveil Ireland’s First Prototype Robot for Assisted Care

Robotics engineers from Trinity today unveiled the first prototype robot designed to work in assisted care facilities and help the elderly and people living with...
solar power

No More Blackouts?

Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in...
wave energy convertersvideo

Robotics Principles Help Sandia Wave Energy Converters Better Absorb Power of...

Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working...
3D printed

Digital 3D-Fabrication Technology for Nursing and Healthcare

3D printing technology has important medical applications, such as manufacturing prosthetic parts, implants, and models of human organs. Here, researchers at Keio University in...
solar power

New Fractal-like Concentrating Solar Power Receivers Are Better at Absorbing Sunlight

Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more...