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ASU-led engineers develop new DNA switch to control flow of electrons within atomic-sized molecule
NEWS MEDICAL DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development... 15 hours
Researchers develop unique model to customize common industrial process
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have published a precise computer model of a deposition process using electrically charged particles that will provide scientists and engineers with unprecedented insights into... 18 hours
Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer
PHYS.ORG Uber's chief executive has ordered an urgent investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated when she complained about advances from... 19 hours
Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications
PHYS.ORG DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices. 21 hours
Two dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
PHYS.ORG Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter... 1 day
Disappointing Merck drug news provides new blueprint for moving towards cure for Alzheimer's
NEWS MEDICAL The recent announcement that Merck is halting a Phase II/III study for a promising Alzheimer's treatment (verubecestat) was another setback in the continued and... 2 days
Digital fabrication in architecture
SCIENCE DAILY Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration... 2 days
Powerful optical imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global... 2 days
Digital fabrication in architecture
PHYS.ORG Many building processes still involve sub-standard working conditions and are not compellingly sustainable. Current research on the integration of digital technologies within construction processes promises substantial contributions to sustainability and productivity, while at the same time enabling completely new forms... 3 days
Advanced fusion code selected to participate in Early Science Programs on three new DOE pre-exascale supercomputers
PHYS.ORG U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) high-performance computer sites have selected a dynamic fusion code, led by... 3 days
Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a esearcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases. 3 days
Study shows potential of 3D tracking system in improving accuracy of robot-assisted surgery
NEWS MEDICAL The cutting-edge biocompatible near-infrared 3D tracking system used to guide the suturing in the first smart tissue autonomous robot surgery has the... 3 days
Getting their hands dirty: Students experience fieldwork in Hawaii
MIT TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduates the opportunity to get out in the field. 3 days
Advanced silicon solar cells
MIT MIT mechanical engineers are leading an effort to detect defects that reduce efficiency. 3 days
New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes have been designed that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted. These... 3 days
Researchers replicate nature's ability to reflect light to develop innovative materials
SCIENCE DAILY An innovative new technique has been developed to mimic one of nature's greatest achievements -- natural structural color. 4 days
Researchers develop controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow
PHYS.ORG Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Penn State University's Department of Chemistry have developed a novel method... 4 days
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones invented
SCIENCE DAILY An ultrafast high-contrast camera has been developed that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather. Unlike typical optical cameras, which can be blinded... 4 days
Biocompatible 3-D tracking system has potential to improve robot-assisted surgery
PHYS.ORG The cutting-edge biocompatible near-infrared 3D tracking system used to guide the suturing in the first smart tissue autonomous robot (STAR) surgery has the potential to improve manual and... 4 days
How do we regulate advanced technologies along social or ethical lines?
PHYS.ORG How do we regulate advanced technologies along social or ethical lines? ASU expert says powerful new technologies are stretching the boundaries of science and science policy. 4 days
Researchers discover method to replicate nature's ability to reflect light to develop innovative materials
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed an innovative new technique to mimic one of nature's greatest achievements –... 4 days
Are girls really better at reading than boys – or are the tests painting a false picture?
PHYS.ORG In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all... 4 days
engineers design a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement Engineers design a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement
PHYS.ORG VIDEO BYU engineering professors have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire. 4 days
DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) present a new method for controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. In the journal Nature Communications, the team, led by biomedical engineer... 4 days
Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait
PHYS.ORG When vertebrates run, their legs exhibit minimal contact with the ground. But insects are different. These six-legged creatures run fastest using a three-legged, or "tripod" gait where they have three legs on the ground at all... 4 days
'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to... 4 days
UB engineers use supercomputers to examine optimal method for treating brain aneurysms
NEWS MEDICAL The old adage about two being better than one doesn't necessarily apply to brain surgery. That's according to a study performed by University at Buffalo engineers... 4 days
Innovation in brain imaging
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Writers and scientists throughout history have searched for an apt technological analogy for the human brain, often comparing it to a computer. For Pulkit Grover, Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Center for Neural... 4 days
[Perspective] Sweet relief for pollinators
Science Magazine During the first half of Earth's history, oxygen supplies were scant. Photosynthesis probably evolved soon after the appearance of life, but it was not until 2.4 to 2.1 billion years ago that photosynthetic organisms invented the ability to... 4 days
[Book Review] Building the future
Science Magazine Engineering has an image problem. The phrase "engineering disaster" rolls off the tongue, while great technical achievements are more often heralded as "scientific miracles." Enter Dream Big. Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers with support from Bechtel... 4 days
[In Depth] Drop in foreign applicants worries engineering schools
Science Magazine Amid the uncertainty over U.S. immigration policy, one fact is sending a chill through U.S. higher education: Some U.S. graduate programs in engineering, Science has learned, are seeing a sharp... 4 days
What we know so far about problems at the tallest US dam
PHYS.ORG It's been more than a week since engineers at the nation's tallest dam noticed damage to an emergency spillway, starting a series of events... 4 days
Printable solar cells just got a little closer
SCIENCE DAILY A new innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Researchers have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of... 4 days
Electron Rocket Arrives Launch Pad In New Zealand | Video
SPACE.COM The Rocket Labs produced vehicle is designed to carry smaller payloads (330 to 500 lbs) into orbit. It is being prepped for test launches. 5 days
Airflow from air conditioner may impact sleep conditions, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A study by a joint research team including professor Kazuyo Tsuzuki of Toyohashi University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science... 5 days
Consuming carbs during intense exercise aids immune system recovery
NEWS MEDICAL Dr Jonathan Peake and Dr Oliver Neubauer, from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, led a research review of studies about exercise and immunity. 5 days
Iowa State engineer addresses need for scientists, engineers to engage the public
PHYS.ORG It's no longer enough for scientists and engineers to communicate their work by publishing in technical journals, says an associate dean for Iowa State... 5 days
Modifying fat content in soybean oil with the molecular scissors Cpf1
PHYS.ORG A team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Research (IBS), succeeded in editing two genes that contribute to the fat contents... 5 days
Ring roads of the future in an urban context
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Electric cars that require charging and autonomous cars that can be summoned to take you from A to B. How do you take these future challenges into account in spatial... 5 days
Engineers help arctic ships assess ice buildup
PHYS.ORG As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ships are taking advantage of expedient, yet dangerous ocean routes that are opening in the polar region. 5 days
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Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals
PHYS.ORG Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new "living material"—a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells... 5 days
Team develops a biosensor able to detect HIV only one week after infection
PHYS.ORG A team from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed a biosensor that can detect type 1 HIV during the first... 5 days
IBS scientists modify fat content in soybean oil using new CRISPR-Cpf1 technology
NEWS MEDICAL A team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Research (IBS), succeeded in editing two genes that contribute to the... 5 days
Electronic sensor system to prevent mining explosions
SCIENCE DAILY A wireless network of sensors aimed at preventing explosions in mines is an innovation of worldwide significance that is being developed by a Norwegian-African cooperative project. 5 days
Corps to accelerate cleanup at oil pipeline protest camp
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hire a contractor to accelerate cleanup efforts at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of... 5 days
New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain
PHYS.ORG Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes... 5 days
Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size—and, hopefully, the price tag—of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. 5 days
New report examines role of engineering technology, calls for increased awareness
PHYS.ORG While workers in the engineering technology (ET) field play an important role in supporting U.S. technical infrastructure and the country's capacity for innovation, there is little... 6 days
What's holding up CRISPR-based cures
PHYS.ORG The gene-editing tool called CRISPR that can quickly and cleanly remove specific pieces of DNA has revolutionized biotechnology. Many researchers believe the technique could end thousands of ailments. So what's needed to realize CRISPR's potential? Another breakthrough. The... 6 days
Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?
SCIENCE DAILY Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric. 6 days
Medtronic launches innovative outcome-based education program for HCPs
NEWS MEDICAL Medtronic today announced the launch of Medtronic Impact in its Europe, Middle East & Africa region, which is part of the company’s drive towards value-based healthcare (VBHC). 6 days
Molecular switch drives powerful movement by opposing twisting helices
PHYS.ORG Plants are capable of producing powerful movement that is initiated at the molecular level. This fast motion is often supported by helix-based architectures, for example in vetches or orchids that... 6 days
Don't Think Your Bias Can Boss You Around? David Byrne Says Think Again
NPR The musician and multimedia artist has created an immersive experience designed to make people aware of their implicit biases. It's called "The... 6 days
Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems
NEWS MEDICAL Joslin Diabetes Center will take part in two clinical trials this year to test artificial pancreas systems designed to automatically monitor and... 6 days
New project provides blueprint for addressing mental health needs of children in homeless families
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by North Carolina State University outlines the lessons learned in a five-year pilot project that was... 6 days
Researchers develop innovative smart lighting system for operating theatres
NEWS MEDICAL A team at the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has developed an innovative smart lighting system for operating theatres. 6 days
Drop in foreign applicants worries U.S. engineering schools
Science Magazine Amid anti-immigrant rhetoric, overseas applications drop by up to 30% 6 days
NASA and MIT Collaborate to develop space-based quantum-dot spectrometer
PHYS.ORG A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space scientists build spectrometers, the all-important device used by virtually all scientific disciplines... 7 days
Technology puts 'touch' into long-distance relationships
SCIENCE DAILY Long-distance couples can share a walk, watch movies together, and even give each other a massage, using new technologies. 7 days
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SPACE NEWS As we begin the New Year, commercial satellite providers have never had greater opportunities... 7 days
Searching for axion dark matter with a new detection device
PHYS.ORG A detection device designed and built at Yale is narrowing the search for dark matter in the form of axions, a theorized subatomic particle that may make up... 7 days
Video: Engineering team designs new solar-paneled walls that make greywater reusable
PHYS.ORG Architect Maria Paz Gutierrez is a woman on a mission. In addition to mentoring student building designers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, Paz Gutierrez... 7 days
Researchers looking at how brittle materials fail
PHYS.ORG If you want to see what happens if your phone falls onto concrete, you can actually drop it or let an engineer work out the consequences in advance. 7 days
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