Engineering

Why we will probably never have a perfect clock

The time has come again when many of us switch our clocks from summer or daylight-saving time back to winter time. And the usual confusion...

Finally, a robust fuel cell that runs on methane at practical temperatures

Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There's a new cell that runs on...

World’s first bio-brick grown from human urine

The world's first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master's student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert,...

New small device could bend light to generate new radiation

Scientists develop a device the size of a match head that can bend light inside a crystal to generate synchrotron radiation in a lab. When...

Scientists make giant leap in quantum sensing

Army scientists, who seek to equip future Soldiers with more accurate sensors, are developing a new quantum sensor using atoms excited to unusually high...

Engineers scale up a low-cost, energy saving cooling system

CU Boulder and University of Wyoming engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures. The...
Engineers create the world's smallest optical gyroscope

Engineers create the world’s smallest optical gyroscope

The optical gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice Gyroscopes are devices that help vehicles, drones, and wearable and handheld electronic devices know their...

Novel material could make plastic manufacturing more energy-efficient

An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. The advance can extract the key ingredient in the most common form...

Carbon nanotubes could help produce better lithium batteries

Rice University scientists are counting on films of carbon nanotubes to make high-powered, fast-charging lithium metal batteries a logical replacement for common lithium-ion batteries. The...

Let’s store solar and wind energy – by using compressed air

Electricity generated by fossil fuels is increasingly unsustainable and a shift towards renewable energy – principally from the sun and wind – is vital. Renewable...