Engineering

Studying swarm behaviors could help drones fly safely

Studying swarm behaviors could help drones fly safely

Anyone who’s seen a flock of starlings twist and turn across the sky may have wondered: How do they maneuver in such close formation without...
Scientists make first 'on demand' quantum link between two quantum chips

Scientists make first ‘on demand’ quantum link between two quantum chips

Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost. Entanglement - once referred...
TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

Scientists have developed a novel “melt-cast” explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT. Scientists at Los Alamos...
Scientists create new 2D artificial materials

Scientists create new 2D artificial materials

Scientists have verified a 53-year-old theory on ferroelectric metals that could spawn a new class of multifunctional devices, a new study reports. In 1965, Philip...

Don’t fly drones in Los Alamos National Laboratory restricted airspace

The Laboratory has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems over its restricted airspace and an additional FAA designated “No Drone...
A faster way to make electronic circuits fail

A faster way to make electronic circuits fail

A University of California, Riverside engineer builds electronic circuits just to break them as quickly as possible. A research team led by Sheldon Tan, a...
This is what a stretchy circuit looks like

This is what a stretchy circuit looks like

Researchers in China have made a new hybrid conductive material--part elastic polymer, part liquid metal--that can be bent and stretched at will. Circuits made with...
MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors

MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors

Platform may enable continuous, low-cost, reliable devices that detect chemicals in the environment. These days, many retailers and manufacturers are tracking their products using RFID,...
Severe deformation method improves mechanical properties of magnetic alloys

Severe deformation method improves mechanical properties of magnetic alloys

In a collaborative study involving Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE), a unique severe plastic deformation (SPD) process, researchers were able to improve the mechanical...
New 28GHz transceiver paves the way for future 5G communications

New 28GHz transceiver paves the way for future 5G communications

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have designed and fabricated a tiny, but incredibly fast, reliable, and accurate 28-GHz transceiver meant for stable high-speed...