Engineering

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures. That could open...
Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter -- and cleaner

Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter — and cleaner

Scientists find a new way to remove defects from heat-resistant alloys Researchers here have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from...
The future of drug manufacturing: 3D printing may hold the key

The future of drug manufacturing: 3D printing may hold the key

Grey’s Anatomy fans may remember the plotline that had Meredith Grey using a 3D printer to try to create portal veins. Although real medicine isn’t...
Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor

Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor

In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings...
Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

Just when lighting aficionados were in a dark place, LEDs came to the rescue. Over the past decade, LED technologies -- short for light-emitting diode...
Next-generation optics offer the widest real-time views of vast regions of the sun

Next-generation optics offer the widest real-time views of vast regions of the sun

A groundbreaking new optical device, developed at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) to correct images of the Sun distorted by multiple layers of...
Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick

Wearable sensors that monitor heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other variables can reveal a lot about what is going on inside a person,...
Sea sponges offer clues to how human-made structures can resist buckling

Sea sponges offer clues to how human-made structures can resist buckling

Judging by their name alone, orange puffball sea sponges might seem unlikely paragons of structural strength. But maintaining their shape at the bottom of the...
Toyota Concept-i makes the future of mobility human

Toyota Concept-i makes the future of mobility human

Imagine if the vehicles of the future were friendly, and focused on you. That’s the vision behind Toyota’s Concept-i. Announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics...
Scientists 3D print human of the future

Scientists 3D print human of the future

The researchers created 3D computer models of human joints by compiling 128 slice CT scans of bones from humans, early hominids, primates and dinosaurs....