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sports medicine

Building Safer, Healthier Athletes

This story originally appeared in Yale Engineering magazine.  Since it was first offered, the course Medical Device Design and Innovation...
solar panels

Microscopic “Sunflowers” for Better Solar Panels

The pads of geckos’ notoriously sticky feet are covered with setae – microscopic, hairlike structures whose chemical and physical composition and high flexibility allow...
Actiniais

A Water Treatment Breakthrough, Inspired by a Sea Creature

Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. The...
battery energy storage, Sprocket, human metabolic processes, Antibiotics, Opioids, biologic drugs, stomach, cancer, blood test

Combined Economic and Technological Evaluation of Battery Energy Storage for Grid...

Connecting large battery systems to the energy grid offers the ability to capture and store renewable energy during the windy and sunny times, and...
cellular pressure sensors

Scientists Find Mysterious Family of Proteins Are Cellular Pressure Sensors

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that a mysterious family of cellular proteins called OSCAs and TMEM63s are a novel class of mechanosensitive ion...
autonomous vehicle sensors

Seeing Through Rain and Fog

Typically, navigation systems for autonomous cars use visible light to identify foreign objects. This works most of the time. But in misty, foggy, or...
Gluten-Free Diet

No Need to Recommend Gluten-Free Diet to Anyone

It has become increasingly popular among both Danish and foreign consumers to eat a diet containing less or no gluten. A major study from an...
Marsquake Sensor

Marsquake Sensor Lands Safely on Red Planet

A Marsquake detector designed in part by Imperial engineers is set to help reveal Mars’ inner structure. Mars InSight, the NASA probe which contains the...
protein receptor

Building A Better “CAR”

In his 1971 State of the Union address, President Richard Nixon dedicated the country to finding a cure for cancer. “The time has come...
electronic glovevideo

Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of...

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for...
Fingerprint, DNA Sequencing, racial inequality

Machine Learning Masters the Fingerprint 
to Fool Biometric Systems

Fingerprint authentication systems are a widely trusted, ubiquitous form of biometric authentication, deployed on billions of smartphones and other devices worldwide. Yet a new study from...
metacorrector technology

Meta-Surface Corrects for Chromatic Aberrations Across All Kinds of Lenses

Today’s optical systems — from smartphone cameras to cutting-edge microscopes — use technology that hasn’t changed much since the mid-1700s. Compound lenses, invented around...
solar panelsvideo

Solar Panels for Yeast Cell Biofactories

Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers...
nanoscale

Improving Materials from the Nanoscale up

The 2018 MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) Materials Day Symposium, highlighting advances in materials science and engineering, took place in Kresge Auditorium on Oct....
Tiny crustacean

Tiny Crustacean Had a Heart More Than 400 Million Years Ago

The fossil is a new species of ostracod, a relative of crabs and shrimps, and is just a few millimetres long. Exceptional preservation This particular fossil...
Prosthetic Technologyvideo

New Prosthetic Technology Lets You Control Artificial Arms as Your Own...

There are millions of people around the world that lost some part of their body as a result of amputation. Engineering solutions have the...
batteries

Next-Gen Batteries Possible with New Engineering Approach

Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy. The researchers developed a...
Nanotubes

Nanotubes Built from Protein Crystals: Breakthrough in Biomolecular Engineering

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate...
catalysts

Replicating Surfaces, in Extreme Detail

Yale researchers have developed a procedure that can replicate surface structures at the atomic scale - a breakthrough that could lead to better catalysts,...
integrated sensors

Interactive Shutter Eyeglasses to Replace Eyepatch Therapy

The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye...