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Engineering 211Ʊ
October 21, 2020

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Simple Software Creates Complex Wooden Joints

Wood is considered an attractive construction material for both aesthetic and environmental purposes. Construction of useful wood objects requires complicated structures and ways to connect ...

Virtual Reality Health Appointments Can Help Patients Address Eating Disorders

Research has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with ...

Radiative Cooler That Cools Down Even Under Sunlight

Now that autumn is upon us, there is a large temperature gap between day and night. This is due to the temperature inversion caused by radiative cooling on the Earth's surface. Heat from the sun ...

All-Terrain Microrobot Flips Through a Live Colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, engineers have demonstrated in live animal ...
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Which Is More Creative, the Arts or the Sciences?

An expert in creativity and innovation is calling for schools and universities to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disciplines ...

What Tiny Surfing Robots Teach Us 211Ʊ Surface Tension

Propelled by chemical changes in surface tension, microrobots surfing across fluid interfaces lead researchers to new ...

Signals from Distant Stars Connect Optical Atomic Clocks Across Earth for the First Time

Using radio telescopes observing distant stars, scientists have connected optical atomic clocks on different ...

Biochip Innovation Combines AI and Nanoparticle Printing for Cancer Cell Analysis

Researchers describe how they combined artificial intelligence, microfluidics and nanoparticle inkjet printing in a device that enables the examination and differentiation of cancers and healthy ...

Intelligent Nanomaterials for Photonics

2D materials - combined with optical fibers - can enable novel applications in the areas of sensors, non-linear optics, and quantum technologies. However, combining these two components has so far ...

This 'Squidbot' Jets Around and Takes Pics of Coral and Fish

Engineers have built a squid-like robot that can swim untethered, propelling itself by generating jets of water. The robot carries its own power source inside its body. It can also carry a sensor, ...

Underwater Robots to Autonomously Dock Mid-Mission to Recharge and Transfer Data

Robots exploring deep bodies of water can only go so far before needing to recharge and upload data. Purdue University engineers have designed a mobile docking station system that would help them go ...

Team Extracts More Energy from Sunlight With Advanced Solar Panels

Researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke more energy out of sunlight. A new study shows that by ...

Turning Diamond Into Metal

Researchers have discovered a way to tweak tiny needles of diamond in a controlled way to transform their electronic properties, dialing them from insulating, through semiconducting, all the way to ...

Research May Curb Economic Losses to Power Plants After Earthquakes

Sitting atop power transformers are bushing systems that play a critical role in supplying communities with electricity. However, these objects are also susceptible to breaking during earthquakes. ...

Tunable Free-Electron X-Ray Radiation from Van Der Waals Materials

The suggested apparatus produces controlled radiation with a narrow spectrum that can be tuned with high resolution, at a relatively low energy investment. The findings are likely to lead to ...

Metal-Ion Breakthrough Leads to New Biomaterials

Researchers have developed a new framework that makes elastomer design a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single ...

The Heat Is on for Building 3D Artificial Organ Tissues

Bioengineers have devised a technology that uses heat to remotely control the positioning and timing of cell functions to build 3-dimensional, artificial, living tissues. They designed 3-D printed ...

Wearable Exosuit That Lessens Muscle Fatigue Could Redesign the Future of Work

A new clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and providing needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline ...

Machine Learning Homes in on Catalyst Interactions to Accelerate Materials Development

A machine learning technique rapidly rediscovered rules governing catalysts that took humans years of difficult calculations to reveal -- and even explained a deviation. The team that developed the ...

E. Coli Engineered to Grow on CO2 and Formic Acid as Sole Carbon Sources

A metabolic engineering research group has developed a strategy to grow an E. coli strain to higher cell density solely on CO2 and formic acid. Formic acid is a one carbon carboxylic acid, and can be ...

The same team who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme PETase have now created an enzyme 'cocktail' which can digest plastic up to six times ...

3D Biometric Authentication Based on Finger Veins Almost Impossible to Fool

Biometric authentication, which uses unique anatomical features such as fingerprints or facial features to verify a person's identity, is increasingly replacing traditional passwords for ...

Machine Learning Takes on Synthetic Biology: Algorithms Can Bioengineer Cells for You

Scientists have developed a new tool that adapts machine learning algorithms to the needs of synthetic biology to guide development systematically. The innovation means scientists will not have to ...

3D Camera Quickly Merges Depth, Spectral Data

The Hyperspectral Stripe Projector captures spectroscopic and 3D imaging data for applications like machine vision, crop monitoring, self-driving cars and corrosion ...

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