Engineering

Gas sensors are like tiny electronic rescue dogs

Gas sensors are like tiny electronic rescue dogs

A new device is the smallest and cheapest yet for detecting people by smell, which could be useful in the aftermath of an earthquake...
What is 5G The next generation of wireless, explained

What is 5G? The next generation of wireless, explained

Every decade or so, the wireless industry rolls out a new cellular communications standard that can transmit more data more quickly. Already under development is...
Step aside Superman, steel is no competition for this new material

Step aside Superman, steel is no competition for this new material

Steel could one day be replaced with specially arranged cellulose fibers. When it comes to materials, there is no question as to who wins the...
Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones

Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones

With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “s Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is...
Scientists train spider to jump on demand to discover secrets of animal movement

Scientists train spider to jump on demand to discover secrets of animal movement

Scientists have unlocked the secrets of how some predatory spiders catch their prey whilst hunting by successfully training one to jump different distances and...
Heat and sound wave interactions in solids could run engines, refrigerators

Heat and sound wave interactions in solids could run engines, refrigerators

A solid can serve as a medium for heat and sound wave interactions just like a fluid does for thermoacoustic engines and refrigerators -...
Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a...
China’s first domestically designed aircraft carrier begins sea trial

China’s first domestically designed aircraft carrier begins sea trial

Tests will focus on reliability, capability of new vessel's propulsion systems China's first domestically designed aircraft carrier set out its maiden sea trial on Sunday...
New research agreement may result in quieter unmanned aircraft

New research agreement may result in quieter unmanned aircraft

A new research agreement between ride-sharing company Uber and the United States Army may result in quieter unmanned aircraft for the future force. The U.S....
Portable device to sniff out trapped humans after buildings collapse

Portable device to sniff out trapped humans after buildings collapse

The first step after buildings collapse from an earthquake, bombing or other disaster is to rescue people who could be trapped in the rubble. But...