Engineering

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

A prototype of a 3D-printed device with living cells that could help spinal cord patients restore some function Engineers and medical researchers at the University...
Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere

Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere

Army researchers have designed a computer model that more effectively calculates the behavior of atmospheric turbulence in complex environments, including cities, forests, deserts and...

Radio waves reveal person’s presence in a room, even beyond the sensor’s line of...

Relief may be on the horizon for anyone who has ever jumped around a room like a jack-in-the-box to get motion-sensing lights to turn...
A better way to 3D print metallic glass

A better way to 3D print metallic glass

In the last several years, 3D printing with plastics has advanced rapidly. Now, a team of researchers have shown that it may soon be...
This 3D printed gripper could help biologists pick up sea life in the deep ocean

This 3D printed gripper could help biologists pick up sea life in the deep...

The fully 3D-printed version of the grippers includes “fingernails” on the ends of the fingers to help pick up organisms that are sitting on...
Astronomers make first radio-telescope detection of an extrasolar object

Astronomers make first radio-telescope detection of an extrasolar object

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have made the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond...
New tool helps users control which countries their internet traffic goes through

New tool helps users control which countries their internet traffic goes through

The internet gives people worldwide access to applications and services, but in many cases, internet traffic passes through a few dominant countries. Following the 2013...
Cars and planes are safer thanks to this tool developed for space shuttle

Cars and planes are safer thanks to this tool developed for space shuttle

On Feb. 1, 2003, just minutes before Space Shuttle Columbia was due to touch down, the spacecraft suffered a catastrophic failure — all because...
Scientists introduce new way to mimic ‘Machine of Machines’

Scientists introduce new way to mimic ‘Machine of Machines’

Like small-scale Legos clicking into place, nature autonomously puts together microscopic building blocks. Living systems are biochemical machines that excel at building and moving their...
On-chip optical filter can process optical signals from wide range of light

On-chip optical filter can process optical signals from wide range of light

Silicon-based system offers smaller, cheaper alternative to other “broadband” filters and could improve a variety of photonic devices. MIT researchers have designed an optical filter...