Engineering

New transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

New transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its...
'Smart contact lens sensor' can help with diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis

‘Smart contact lens sensor’ can help with diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in...
Gel could let cracked screens ‘heal’ themselves

Gel could let cracked screens ‘heal’ themselves

Researchers have created a 3D-printed, gel-like “ink” that that could let cracked screens and scratches in paint repair themselves, much as living tissue does. If...
Laser turns water into alien ice in nanoseconds

Laser turns water into alien ice in nanoseconds

For the first time, researchers have observed and captured the freezing of water into a type of extraterrestrial ice called ice VII (“ice seven”),...
Smarter control for border patrol

Smarter control for border patrol

Engineers at the University of Arizona are designing an autonomous border-surveillance system that can collect, assess and act on data in real time --...
Chinese scientists set global record with artificial sun

Chinese scientists set global record with artificial sun

Chinese scientists have successfully operated an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor to achieve high-confinement plasma for more than 100 seconds, a new record length of...
New studies of ancient concrete could teach us to do as the Romans did

New studies of ancient concrete could teach us to do as the Romans did

A new look inside 2,000-year-old concrete - made from volcanic ash, lime (the product of baked limestone), and seawater - has provided new clues...
Scientists develop super-strong silicon alternative that could be key to next tech frontier

Scientists develop super-strong silicon alternative that could be key to next tech frontier

The technological future of everything from cars and jet engines to oil rigs, along with the gadgets, appliances, and public utilities comprising the Internet...
New alloy sensors for jet engines can handle high heat

New alloy sensors for jet engines can handle high heat

A team of researchers has created a new material that could be used in microscopic sensors, also known as microelectromechanical systems , for devices...
Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. This debris...

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