Engineering

Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels

Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels

Researchers have developed a process that allows to clean waters containing heavy metals and organic compounds, using a new adsorbent material made from the...
Ancient Art of Weaving Ready to Head to Mars and Beyond

Ancient art of weaving ready to head to Mars and beyond

Weaving processes created millennia ago are part of the most cutting-edge technology on NASA’s Orion spaceship that may one day shield humans from heat...
Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin

Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin

New 3D-printed device mimics the goldbug beetle, which changes color when prodded. In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also...
Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D)...
Futuristic clock prepared for space

Futuristic atomic clock prepared for space

No one keeps time quite like NASA. Last month, the space agency's next-generation atomic clock was joined to the spacecraft that will take it into...
Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip”

Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip”

Trees and other plants, from towering redwoods to diminutive daisies, are nature's hydraulic pumps. They are constantly pulling water up from their roots to the...
Lockheed Martin-Built SBIRS Satellite Successfully Transmitting Images

First light: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting images

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first...
NASA taking first steps toward high-speed space ‘Internet’

NASA taking first steps toward high-speed space ‘Internet’

NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will help NASA...
Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing...
Gold foil discovery could lead to wearable technology

Gold foil discovery could lead to wearable technology

Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to researchers...