Engineering

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg donates $50 million to the Museum of Science to help research

Michael Bloomberg, the owner of Bloomberg L.P. and the former Mayor of New York City, donate $50 million to the Museum of Science. The $50...
vitamin B12 deficiency

Scientists develop the word-first optical sensor to detect vitamin B12 deficiency in blood

In a recent study, researchers from The University of Adelaide, Australia develop the word-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 deficiency in blood....
self-powered smart skin

Scientists develop a self-powered smart skin

Smart synthetic skins may allow robots to touch and sense what's around them. However, a big challenge is how to keep them powered up...
smallest transistor

Scientists develop the smallest transistor that is only 1 nanometer long

High-performance silicon transistors can have gate channel lengths as short as 5 nanometers before source-drain tunneling. However, the loss of electrostatic control can lead...
kitchen open floor plan

Open floor plan can change people’s eating behavior and increase daily calorie intake

Open floor plan is popular in house design. In such design, architects use large, open spaces and minimize the use of small, enclosed rooms. In...
solar sponge

Sponge boils water using sunlight: a new invention by MIT scientists

Harvesting solar energy as heat has many applications, such as power generation, residential water heating, desalination, distillation and wastewater treatment. However, the solar flux is...
coffee grounds

Coffee grounds can help remove lead and mercury from water, says study

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and for many people, the best friend in their daily life. Coffee can...
Charging lanes for electric vehicles

How to optimize the deployment of charging lanes for electric vehicles

It is well recognized that the deployment of public charging infrastructure plays a critical role in nurturing the electric vehicle (EV) market and promoting...
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A new fabric that can harvest energy from sunshine and movement

Wearable electronics now play a more important role in our daily life. However, developing a lightweight, flexible, foldable wearable device that has sustainable power...
sodium-ion batteries

Scientists developed advanced high-energy sodium-ion batteries

The large consumption of non-renewable resources has pushed the current fossil-fuel-based economy to be at serious risk. One solution is to use renewable energy...