Engineering
China to Enhance International Space Cooperation  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an... more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is... more
Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Tiny pinholes in thin film could pave the way for 3-D holographic displays  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers in Korea have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-colored, 3-D holographic images, according to a study published in... more
Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The human gut harbors trillions of invisible microbial inhabitants, referred to as the microbiota, that collectively produce thousands of unique small molecules. The sources and biological functions of... more
DWK Life Sciences offers Workflow Solutions to improve productivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
DWK Life Sciences, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of precision labware, announces Workflow Solutions, a portfolio of glass and plastic labware designed to improve productivity through every phase of... more
Scientists deploy CRISPR gene-editing tool to engineer multiple edits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute and NovellusDx, an Israeli biotechnology company, have deployed a breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully engineer multiple edits simultaneously to fragments... more
Novel system enables researchers to study bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. more
Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive.... more
Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered... more
Complex signal processing in synthetic gene circuits using cooperative regulatory assemblies  Science Magazine · 3 days
Eukaryotic genes are regulated by multivalent transcription factor complexes. Through cooperative self-assembly, these complexes perform non-linear regulatory operations involved in cellular decision-making and signal processing. Here,... more
Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers... more
Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Scientists say a genetic test can identify newborns at heightened risk of becoming severely obese by middle age, possibly giving time for interventions designed to head off that fate more
A hole in one for holographic display  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-colored, 3D holographic images. more
Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Self-assembling synthetic materials come together when tiny, uniform building blocks interact and form a structure. However, nature lets materials like proteins of varying size and shape assemble, allowing for complex architectures that... more
The potential of flexible OLEDs as an innovative surface material  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
High-visibility clothing is an important element of any motorcyclist's safety routine. Such products usually incorporate reflective strips for added visibility at night-time, but thanks to organic electronics, rider... more
Building a better turbine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Imagine a world in which half of our electricity is generated renewably by offshore wind farms. Now imagine a powerful hurricane hitting the coast where that farm is located. If developers, engineers and policy makers haven't prepared for this event... more
Lab-to-market study explores success  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Universities and federal laboratories are the cornerstones of American innovation, developing new products that address important societal issues and drive economic growth. more
Making a fast ion transporter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Germany has revealed an ion transport mechanism of sodium/proton antiporter by simulating its motion. Based on the simulations, they... more
Scientists invent way to trap mysterious 'dark world' particle at Large Hadron Collider  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Now that they've identified the Higgs boson, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have set their sights on an even more elusive... more
Not now, not ever: Working with domestic violence  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher. more
California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. more
Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and... more
3D printing complete energy storage architectures  nanowerk · 3 days
Researcher have demonstrated the first freestanding sodium-ion (full cell) battery formed entirely of components that have been fabricated via 3D printing. more
New adhesive patch could help reduce post-heart attack muscle damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart... more
Bacterial therapy in a dish  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing study time from months to days. The speed and high throughput of their technology allows for stable... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Almost 100 million years ago, a tiny and misfortunate beetle died after wandering into a sticky glob of resin leaking from a tree in a region near present-day Southeast Asia.... more
In vivo genome editing rescues photoreceptor degeneration via a Cas9/RecA-mediated homology-directed repair pathway  Science Magazine · 4 days
Although Cas9-mediated genome editing has been widely used to engineer alleles in animal models of human inherited diseases, very few homology-directed repair... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along... more
CRISPR base editors can induce wide-ranging off-target RNA edits  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team reports that several of the recently developed CRISPR base editors, which create targeted changes in a single DNA base, can induce widespread off-target... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 4 days
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations... more
Improving quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For decades, experts have predicted that quantum computers will someday perform difficult tasks, such as simulating complex chemical systems, that can't be done by conventional computers. But so far, these machines haven't lived up to their potential because of error-prone... more
Transparent architecture  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
ETH spin-off Archilyse promises nothing less than the "world's most comprehensive architecture analysis" on its website. The young entrepreneurs are attracting a lot of interest in the real estate sector. more
Researchers Create 3D-Printed Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University, Israel, has 3D-printed the first vascularized engineered heart using a human patient’s... more
Planned parenthood’s ‘risky strategy’ to update its image  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its reproductive health agenda. It has rolled out changes to the Title X program, which funds family planning services for low-income people, that are designed... more
Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also... more
IDT partners with iGEM to support young researchers and promote scientific progress  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As an advocate for researchers in synthetic biology, Integrated DNA Technologies is once again proudly partnering with the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation to... more
Food engineering with microstructured fibers  nanowerk · 4 days
An approach based on multi-material thermal drawing for the fabrication of a variety of fully edible fibers as a novel platform for the tailoring of healthy food production. more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  nanowerk · 4 days
Engineers have developed and tested a new drug-delivery system that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore this delicate balance. more
The sticky science of underwater adhesives  nanowerk · 4 days
Mussel foot protein is sticky; engineering researchers can make it stickier. more
On American hard drives, the most accurate 3-D model of Notre-Dame  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At Vassar College in the United States, a university team gathered the week before the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to plan an ambitious... more
Printing nanoparticle shapes for medical applications  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed a technology to customize the shapes of polymers and polymeric nanoparticles using DNA. In both 2D and 3D, precise patterns of structures composed of biocompatible polymer materials can be easily designed and constructed... more
New technology developed for microscopic imaging in living organisms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Biotechnologists, physicists, and medical researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have developed technology for microscopic imaging in living organisms. more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. Engineers have now... more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. University of Illinois... more
New phonon laser could lead to breakthroughs in sensing and information processing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The optical laser has grown to a $10 billion global technology market since it was invented in 1960, and has led to Nobel prizes... more
Climate engineering needs to look at the big picture, says researcher  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Of all the different possible methods to combat anthropogenic climate change conceived of so far, among the least studied is climate engineering. more
New form of laser for sound  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The optical laser has grown to a $10 billion global technology market since it was invented in 1960, and has led to Nobel prizes for Art Ashkin for developing optical tweezing and Gerard Mourou and Donna... more
Potential effects of large-scale projects designed to offset Earth's changing climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Climate engineering research is too focused on specific aspects of individual projects, argues an expert. She believes broader studies about the impacts of these efforts will... more
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid  MNT · 5 days
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. more
Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid  MNT · 5 days
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. more
Scientists 'reverse engineer' brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. It is also a leading cause of cancer-related death... more
New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. more
New report examines the safety of using dispersants in oil spill clean ups  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists has issued a series of findings and recommendations on the safety of using dispersal agents in oil... more
Scientists create a functioning 3D printed heart  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have engineered the world’s first perfectly functioning, immunologically, cellular, biochemically and anatomically matched 3D printed heart. more
World's first 3D heart printed using patient's own cells and biological materials  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and... more
Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
UCLA researchers and colleagues have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow. The first of its kind, this device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible... more
New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a bid to fight obesity, public-health researchers have been trying for decades to find a way to convince teenagers to skip junk food... more
Printable nanogenerator creates electricity from snowfall  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow. The first of its kind, this device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic. more
Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow, a first. The device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic. more
Scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials  nanowerk · 6 days
Engineered heart completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of the patient. more
Scanning for cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
11,000 people are predicted to die from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2019. Recently, drug developers designed a new treatment to target the cancer's mutated genes. But, these drugs don't always work. Now, in a new study, researchers investigate both... more
Engineering 'hairpins' increases CRISPR accuracy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Biomedical engineers have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing technology by an average of 50-fold. The approach adds a short tail to the guide RNA that folds back and binds onto itself,... more
Scientists lead the way to produce tools for engineering biomolecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have discovered how to build novel synthetic biomolecule complexes that they believe are a critical step towards biotemplated advanced materials. more
Scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In a major medical breakthrough, researchers have 'printed' the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials. more
Engineering 'hairpins' increases CRISPR accuracy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing technology by an average of 50-fold. They believe it can be easily translated to any of the editing technology's continually... more
Bridging the gap between radar meteorology/hydrology/engineering and weather prediction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Accurate weather prediction depends on a fundamental understanding of storm dynamics and cloud microphysics and their representation in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, as well the optimal use of high-resolution... more
Stardust machine fabricates high quantities of complex nanoparticles  nanowerk · 6 days
At the heart of a new project is the 10 m-long Stardust machine, designed to mimic conditions in the outer atmospheres of red giant stars. In a series of five ultra-high-vacuum chambers,... more
Scientists invent handheld device for quick monitoring of drinking water quality  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a portable device, inspired by the ability of the human body, to detect trace levels of... more
Democracy in the matrix  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new online platform enables users to get information about the democratic quality of a specific country with just a few clicks. The new tool has been designed by political scientists from the University of Würzburg. more
Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A research team at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a method to construct a biohybrid system that incorporates Vorticella microorganisms. The method allows movable structures to be formed in a microchannel... more
Algorithms to enhance forest inventories  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An EPFL doctoral student has come up with methods to map out forests more effectively using aerial remote sensing, in support of on-the-ground forest inventories. more
Deloitte reports on technology forces reshaping space sector  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Emerging digital technologies and innovative operating models will expand the role of space in multiple economic sectors, according to, “Tech... more
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans  ESA · 6 days
ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the... more
How Did Nearsighted People Manage Before Glasses Were Invented?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Before glasses were invented, how did nearsighted people manage in daily life? more
Reaction Engines Test Program Successfully Proves Precooler Capability at Supersonic Heat Conditions  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A key element of the revolutionary SABRE air-breathing rocket engine successfully passes the first phase of high-temperature testing. Precooler technology will enable a wide... more
AI-based technique traces the shapes of active neurons faster than a human can  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an automated process that can trace the shapes of active neurons as accurately as human researchers can,... more
Research group develops extremely sensitive pancreatic cancer diagnostic method  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Thus, the prospects for early pancreatic cancer detection are of enormous importance. Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted 13.1 million kroner for new and promising pancreatic cancer diagnostic technologies. more
Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineers have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever. This optical 'traffic cop'... more
Engineering phonon polaritons in van der Waals heterostructures to enhance in-plane optical anisotropy  Science Magazine · 1 week
Van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures assembled from layers of two-dimensional materials have attracted considerable interest due to their novel optical and electrical... more
ESA opening up to new ideas  ESA · 1 week
ESA aims to harness a new resource for future space activities: ideas from European researchers, businesses and the general public. Through its new Open... more
'Star Wars: Episode IX' Panel: Watch It Live!  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Thanks to the wonderful invention the internet, you don't have to be in Chicago at Star Wars Celebration to enjoy the highly-anticipated Episode IX panel live. more
CRISPR-Cas3 innovation holds promise for disease cures, advancing science  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have used a new type of gene editing CRISPR system for the first time in human cells - a major advance in the field. more
Lockheed Martin offers architecture for 2024 human lunar landing  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Lockheed Martin says it has developed an approach to achieving the goal of landing humans on the south... more
Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently... more
Lab Innovations receives prestigious ‘Best Trade Show’ Exhibition News award  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious ‘Best Trade Show’ Exhibition News award. more
What is explicit instruction and how does it help children learn?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Explicit instruction is a term that summarises a type of teaching in which lessons are designed and delivered to novices to help them develop readily available... more
Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing
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'Star Wars: Episode IX' Panel: Watch It Live!
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New quick-fix wrap can repair and reinforce existing structures
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How a startup plans to clean up space
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Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition
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Researchers quantify the impact of autonomous vehicles on traffic
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Engineers develop novel techniques to trick object detection systems
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Team harnesses spin of electrons to power tech devices
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Metabolically engineered organisms could sustainably produce ingredients for natural foods, flavors and fragrances
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Keeping genetic engineering localized
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More than a carbon copy: OCO-3 on the space station
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Chemists design faster production process for essential sugars
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SpaceX releases a new render of what the all-steel Starship will look like returning to earth
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Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials
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New structural phase transition may broaden the applicability of photo-responsive solids
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MBARI design used in ocean-acidification experiments around the world
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