Engineering

New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant...

Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings

Cornell researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to withstand repeated...

New 3D printing technique produces ‘living’ 4D materials

UNSW researchers have combined 3D printing with a light-controlled process to create a "living" 4D resin. Repairing and reusing plastics and delivering cancer drugs...

Scientists design built-in controls for mini-chemical labs on a chip

Since the 1990s, scientists have been exploring the possibilities of miniaturized chemical “laboratories” on a chip. Microfluidic systems can accommodate chemical experiments on a chip...

Scientists discover “ripple” in flexible material that could benefit electronic devices

A newly discovered phenomenon in a flexible semiconductor could affect its promise for electronic devices. Two-dimensional materials — those either only an atom or layer...

Scientists generate terahertz laser with laughing gas

Within the electromagnetic middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “T-ray vision.” Terahertz waves have frequencies higher than...

New material breaks world record turning heat into electricity

Thermoelectric materials can convert heat into electrical energy. This is due to the so-called Seebeck effect: If there is a temperature difference between the two...

New material could help produce highly efficient solar cells

A new type of material for next-generation solar cells eliminates the need to use lead, which has been a major roadblock for this technology. Solar...

Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets

Graphene - a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a lattice - is the strongest material in the world and so thin that...

SpaceX Starlink launch a milestone for lower cost spaceflight

SpaceX is expected to launch 60 Starlink internet satellites into space on Monday, in its Falcon 9 rocket. The launch is part of an effort...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...