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Diffuser

New Sound Diffuser Is 10 Times Thinner Than Existing Designs

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Nanjing University have developed an “ultra-thin” sound diffuser that is 10 times thinner than the widely used...
textile waste

Team Develops Machine with Aim of Ending Textile Waste

The average American goes through roughly 70 pounds of clothing each year, creating approximately 21 billion pounds of clothing sent to landfills – five...
protein sequences

Rapid Screening Machine Can Read and Separate Protein Sequences

The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works...
robot

Engineers Get under Robot’s Skin to Heighten Senses

Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell group has devised a way...
3-D full-color holographic

Researchers Create 3-D Full-color Holographic Images with Nanomaterials

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color holographic images by using just one layer...
video

Metal Foam Obliterates Bullets – and That’s Just the Beginning

Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than...
medical imaging

Improved medical imaging takes top prize at Innovation Forum

Producing better-quality ultrasound images could be as easy as taking a selfie. That was the pitch that Princeton University graduate student Jen-Tang Lu made to...
vibrations

Turning good vibrations into energy

Mechanical trees become power ‘plants’ when they sway in breeze 
fusion

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear...

An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion—a process that powers the Sun and other stars, and has...
metal

Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created

Magnesium infused with dense silicon carbide nanoparticles could be used for airplanes, cars, mobile electronics and more 

Researchers Create Transparent, Stretchable Conductors Using Nano-Accordion Structure

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures’ “nano-accordion” design. The conductors could be used...

Cutting-edge technology optimizes cancer therapy with nanomedicine drug combinations

In greater than 90 percent of cases in which treatment for metastatic cancer fails, the reason is that the cancer is resistant to the...

Nanoparticle Allows Low-Cost Creation of 3-D Nanostructures

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic...

Engineers create ‘superomniphobic’ texture capable of repelling all liquids

A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel...