Engineering

Machine learning helps search for superhard materials

Superhard materials are in high demand in industry, from energy production to aerospace, but finding suitable new materials has largely been a matter of...

Scientists create new method to harness solar energy

By some estimates, the amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the earth in one year is greater than the sum of all...

This invention could help quadcopters move faster

Researchers believe a new hinge is the key to get load-bearing, large, Army quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds. Dr. Jean-Paul Reddinger,...

New atomic clock keeps time even more precisely

The design, which uses entangled atoms, could help scientists detect dark matter and study gravity's effect on time. Atomic clocks are the most precise timekeepers...

Scientists find new way to store energy and absorb CO2

Bioengineered microbes may one day be used to store the sun’s energy, as well as absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide to later turn it into...

Scientists design new soft robotic gripper from pole beans

Scientists often look to nature for cues when designing robots - some robots mimic human hands while others simulate the actions of octopus arms...

High-rate li-ion batteries demonstrate superior safety, shows study

As the inevitable growth of transport electrification continues, the types of batteries that will be used in such vehicles, their charging parameters, infrastructure and...

Scientists find a better way to design metal alloys

Advanced metal alloys are essential in key parts of modern life, from cars to satellites, from construction materials to electronics. But creating new alloys for...

Scientists invent world’s smallest high-performance magnetic tunnel junction

A research group from Tohoku University led by current president Hideo Ohno has developed the world's smallest (2.3 nm) high-performance magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs). This...

This flexible rechargeable battery is 10 times more powerful than state of the art

A team of researchers has developed a flexible, rechargeable silver oxide-zinc battery with a five to 10 times greater areal energy density than state...