Engineering

Breakthrough paves way for smaller electronic devices

Breakthrough paves way for smaller electronic devices

Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionize the tiny electronic devices that...
Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts

Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts

Offshore wind turbines built according to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane. This creates potential...
Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones

Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones

As the summer months approach, most people turn to thoughts of sunshine, outdoor barbecues and destination trips. Yet travelers often are greeted by detours, lane...
First Japanese-built F-35A officially unveiled at Nagoya facility

First Japanese-built F-35A officially unveiled at Nagoya facility

The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility here today. The...
Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built: DexNet 2.0

Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built: DexNet 2.0

Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people pick up in their day-to-day lives is a slippery task for robots. Irregularly shaped items such as shoes,...
Curved Image Sensor

Microsoft’s curved image sensor could dramatically improve digital camera image quality

If you've ever tried to take a picture in a dark restaurant, you know that it is difficult to get a clear, quality image. In...
Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s Webb-cam captures engineers at work on Webb Space Telescope

NASA's special "Webb-cam" kept an eye on the development of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland,...
A New Spin on Electronics

A New Spin on Electronics

A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of "miracle materials" called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future...
Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only process...
Conch Shells May Inspire Better Helmets and Body Armor

Conch Shells May Inspire Better Helmets and Body Armor

The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has...