Engineering
New review focuses on electrospinning techniques used in musculoskeletal tissue engineering  NEWS MEDICAL · 37 minutes
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilizes the shoulder joint. It also helps in the motion of the shoulder. Rotator... more
Cartilage tissue engineering brings good news for patients with cartilage defects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Chondral defect is a kind of defect which refers to focal area damage to the articular cartilage. This defect also damages the bone which is lying... more
Dog research at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gets formal review  Science Magazine · 11 hours
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launches analysis of utility and welfare of canine experiments more
Using machine learning to design peptides  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Scientists and engineers have long been interested in synthesizing peptides—chains of amino acids responsible for conducting many functions within cells—to both mimic nature and to perform new activities. A designed peptide, for example, could be a... more
Key plans for the next two years of the LHC  CERN · 19 hours
Key plans for the next two years of the LHC Letizia Diamante ldiamant Mon, 12/10/2018 -... more
New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods. more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  nanowerk · 1 day
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
Myeloma tumor cells: Profiling a killer in warm blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Israeli scientists and physicians develop a new technology for profiling the unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells that will allow better diagnosis and treatment. more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  MIT · 3 days
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
3Q: Eric Alm on the mysteries of the microbiome  MIT · 4 days
“A diet or treatment of the microbiome may lead to increased diversity, but that does not mean it's better or healthier for you,” says the engineering professor. more
Tiny bubbles break each other up  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Engineers have fine-tuned a microfluidic process for producing uniform bubbles to make ordered foams with bubbles in two or three distinct sizes. The customizable, 'wet' foams are intended for applications that include chemical and biological studies. more
Field responsive mechanical metamaterials  Science Magazine · 4 days
Typically, mechanical metamaterial properties are programmed and set when the architecture is designed and constructed, and do not change in response to shifting environmental conditions or application requirements. We present a new class of architected materials called field responsive mechanical... more
Engineering a light-responsive, quorum quenching biofilm to mitigate biofouling on water purification membranes  Science Magazine · 4 days
Quorum quenching (QQ) has been reported to be a promising approach for membrane biofouling control. Entrapment of QQ bacteria in porous matrices... more
Hummingbirds thrive at innovative Mexico gardens  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a dimly lit corner of a bustling market in Mexico City, vendors of amulets, voodoo dolls and other mystical objects sell tiny, taxidermied hummingbirds as charms to bring luck in love. more
Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use... more
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study could provide engineers new design rules for creating microelectronics, membranes, and tissues, and open up better production methods for... more
Machine-learning enables a previously-unseen look at polymers helpful in biomedical field  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Polymers—molecules of repeating chemicals—are the basis of many materials: plastic water bottles, rubber tires, even the keratin in your hair. When certain kinds of polymers are... more
Multichannel vectorial holographic display and encryption  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Holography is a powerful tool that can reconstruct wavefronts of light and combine the fundamental wave properties of amplitude, phase, polarization, wave vector and frequency. Smart multiplexing techniques (multiple signal integration) together with metasurface designs are... more
A solution to fracture for durable solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Micro cracks in solar cells are a frequent challenge for manufacturers of solar photovoltaic modules. EU-funded researchers introduced an innovative pre-stressing technique to retard the growth of cracks and make durable solar... more
Innovative steering system meets the needs of the disabled and autonomous driving  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Current adaptable systems that enable people with physical disabilities to drive compare poorly with conventional vehicle controls like steering wheels. An EU initiative has... more
Subtlety and the selective art of separating lanthanides  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lanthanide elements are essential parts of today's high-tech commodities including flat-screen TVs, cell phones, electric cars, and satellites. While the demand for these elements is high, separating lanthanides from impurities (other lanthanides)... more
Engineers invent groundbreaking spin-based memory device  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of international researchers led by engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a new magnetic device to manipulate digital information 20 times more efficiently and with 10 times more stability than... more
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new collaborative study led by a research team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of California, Los... more
MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  MIT · 4 days
Altered peptides from a South American wasp’s venom can kill bacteria but are nontoxic to human cells. more
Revolutionary dietary supplement aims to mitigate long term impact of alcohol consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Survivor is a revolutionary dietary supplement designed to boost your liver's response to alcohol, aimed at mitigating the negative impact it has on your... more
New technology for profiling genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells developed  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the "blueprint" of cancer cells - outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation - will lead... more
Reusable respirators can effectively protect health care workers from airborne contaminants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents -- for... more
UT Austin researcher receives $2.5 million CZI grant for neurodegenerative disease research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Ning "Jenny" Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School's Department of Oncology,... more
First Light for SPECULOOS  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool... more
Griffin: Pentagon ‘scrambling’ to figure out space reorganization  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
WASHINGTON — At a gathering of space executives and policy experts on Thursday, Pentagon officials mostly sidestepped the Space Force... more
Breakthrough in blood vessel engineering  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Growing functional blood vessel networks is no easy task. Previously, other groups have made networks that span millimeters in size. But now, a team has grown a self-assembling, functional network of blood vessels across centimeter scales, a size... more
Method to transfer entire 2D circuits to any smooth surface  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Engineers have developed a method to transfer complete, flexible, two-dimensional circuits from their fabrication platforms to curved and other smooth surfaces. Such circuits are able to couple with... more
Functionally diverse type V CRISPR-Cas systems  Science Magazine · 5 days
Type V CRISPR-Cas systems are distinguished by a single RNA-guided RuvC domain-containing effector, Cas12. Although effectors of subtypes V-A (Cas12a) and V-B (Cas12b) have been studied in detail, the distinct domain architectures and diverged RuvC sequences... more
Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures  Science Magazine · 5 days
Although high-temperature operation (i.e., beyond 150°C) is of great interest for many electronics applications, achieving stable carrier mobilities for organic semiconductors at elevated temperatures is fundamentally... more
Building two-dimensional materials one row at a time: Avoiding the nucleation barrier  Science Magazine · 5 days
Assembly of two-dimensional (2D) molecular arrays on surfaces produces a wide range of architectural motifs exhibiting unique properties, but little attention has been given... more
One million mosquitoes and 500,000 tests later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in... more
Engineers demonstrate mechanics of making foam with bubbles in distinct sizes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's easy to make bubbles, but try making hundreds of thousands of them a minute—all the same size. more
Researchers develop method to transfer entire 2-D circuits to any smooth surface  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What if a sensor sensing a thing could be part of the thing itself? Rice University engineers believe they have a two-dimensional solution to... more
Tiny bubbles in microfluidic devices break each other up  nanowerk · 5 days
Engineers demonstrate mechanics of making foam with bubbles in distinct sizes. more
An app for operating a self-driving car  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and IT Engineering, a Korean electric vehicle producer, have jointly developed a smartphone software package for calling and moving a self-driving car with voice recognition. more
Getting a grip on space weather  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international group of scientists has developed a new method for analyzing the sun's energy outbursts, which can help better understand and predict extreme space weather phenomena that directly affect the operation of engineering systems in... more
Multifunctional dream ceramic matrix composites are born  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at Osaka University have produced composites consisting of alumina (AI2O3) ceramics and titanium (Ti), namely AI2O3/Ti composites. They designed a percolation structure for forming a continuous conduction pathway by dispersing fine-sized Ti particles... more
Study reveals why some children are susceptible to the effects of maltreatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological... more
Engineers invent groundbreaking spin-based memory device  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that using ferrimagnets can result in dramatically more stable and efficient spin-based memories. more
Researchers achieve breakthrough in blood vessel engineering  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
When someone has a deadly disease or sustains a life-threatening injury, a transplant or graft of new tissue may be the best -- or only -- treatment option. more
Researchers develop biosensors to detect and measure metastatic potential of cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The spread of invasive cancer cells from a tumor's original site to distant parts of the body is known as metastasis. It is the... more
Sensors developed to detect and measure cancer's ability to spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers engineered sensors to detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells. Metastasis is attributed as the leading cause of death in people with cancer. more
Technique inspired by dolphin chirps could improve tests of soft materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Engineers have devised a technique that vastly improves on the speed and accuracy of measuring soft materials' properties. The technique can be used to test the... more
Distinguishing resistance from resilience to prolong antibiotic potency  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have shown experimentally that there is more than one flavor of antibiotic resistance and that it could—and should—be taken advantage of to keep first-line antibiotics in our... more
Convergent evolution of a metabolic switch between aphid and caterpillar resistance in cereals  Science Magazine · 6 days
Tailoring defense responses to different attackers is important for plant performance. Plants can use secondary metabolites with dual functions in resistance and... more
First light for SPECULOOS  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) has been successfully installed at the Paranal Observatory and has obtained its first engineering and calibration images—a process known as first light. After finishing this commissioning phase, this new array of planet-hunting telescopes will begin... more
A banner year for pharma  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As 2018 draws to a close, the pharmaceutical industry is celebrating a prosperous year of new investments and therapeutic breakthroughs. These successes were driven by cutting-edge science and progress in finally translating long-standing technology into actual products, according... more
On the trail of the Higgs Boson  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the physics community, the discovery of new particles like the Higgs Boson has paved the way for a host of exciting potential experiments. Yet, when it comes to such an elusive particle as... more
Breakthrough in blood vessel engineering  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers grow functional network of blood vessels at centimeter scale. more
After two-year defense buildup, Pentagon still lags in technology innovation  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
At the Reagan National Defense Forum and the West Coast Aerospace Forum this weekend, analysts and... more
New material could be the answer to infrastructure woes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In the early 1990s, Victor Li, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, developed Engineered Cementitious Composites, also known as ductile or bendable concrete. More... more
Structure of electrolyte controls battery performance  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The research team at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology has reported that adding water into an electrolyte improves the function of vanadium oxide, a positive electrode material in calcium-ion... more
New technology helps the visually impaired reach for the stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An app developed by a University of Queensland student is helping the visually impaired navigate the stars and planets in our solar system. more
SpaceNews award for ESA  ESA · 6 days
ESA was named ‘Government Agency of the Year’ in the recent SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation. SpaceNews honours excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programmes and... more
CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers demonstrates that an MGHfC-developed program designed to help the parents of pediatric patients quit smoking can increase... more
Launcher takes long-term view of small launch market  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
A startup that recently hired an experienced Ukrainian engineer is taking a long-term view for development of a small launch... more
Cancer DNA signature will revolutionize point-of-care diagnostics  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers have developed a potentially game-changing new technology that could revolutionize cancer point-of-care (POC) diagnostics. more
Innovative DNA recovery techniques could help victims catch rapists in Kenya  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A huge global health challenge is physical and sexual violence against women and girls, affecting more than one third of all women globally. more
Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi announce launch of new collaborative asthma study  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Sema4, a patient-centered predictive health company, and the Mount Sinai Health System today announced the launch of a five-year collaborative study with Sanofi designed to provide... more
Chemical engineers develop new class of multi-function precision polymer  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a new class of multi-functional sequence-defined polymers. more
Researchers discover new material—black silver  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from the Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUTD) have engineered a new, inexpensive nanomaterial that has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to solar energy conversion. The key to the material's remarkable performance is its nanostructure, which... more
New report addresses curbing climate change and sustainably supplying food, water, and energy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Over the next several decades as the global population grows, society will be faced with pressing challenges such as providing reliable supplies... more
Mathematical model offers new strategies for urban burglary prevention  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As with most crime, the highest rates of burglary occur in urban communities since large metropolitan areas generally boast more concentrated wealth. Big cities also allow burglars to maintain anonymity... more
New nanoparticle discovery paves the way for innovative magnetic devices  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have characterised the structural, electronic and magnetic behaviour of nanoparticles of iron oxide in the epsilon phase under extreme pressure conditions. This process has led to the... more
Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment  MNT · 7 days
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment  MNT · 7 days
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. more
NanoBioCel group develops lipid vesicles that can genetic material efficiently and viably  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In a piece of research conducted in collaboration, the NanoBioCel group of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Pharmacy, and the University of Elche have designed... more
Customizing Genetically Engineered Models for Specific Research Applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In this interview conducted at SfN 2018, Philip Dubé from Taconic Biosciences, goes into detail about genetically engineered models and their importance in understanding neurodegenerative diseases. more
Engineers develop non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer that might make screening easier and more accurate than current invasive clinical tests involving visual... more
Scientists use genetically engineered immune cells to fight Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reported promising early results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy... more
Genetically engineered immune cells show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are presenting preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker. more
Utility customers overestimate cost savings with energy-conservation plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they're saving rather than on proof... more
NASA's first asteroid sample-collector nears target, Bennu  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's first-ever mission designed to visit an asteroid and return a sample of its dust back to Earth arrives Monday at its destination, Bennu, two years after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. more
Innovative inhalation system to treat premature babies with lung diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Premature babies who are born before their lungs have finished maturing often suffer from a lack of surfactant - a substance necessary for lung development. more
Covert infrared image encoding—hiding in plasmonic sight  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Plasmonic materials can uniquely control the electromagnetic spectrum due to nano-scale surface architecture. Recent advances in nanotechnology and materials science and their combined capacity to develop controlled geometries at the nano-scale continue to evolve,... more
Imec reports for the first time direct growth of 2-D materials on 300mm wafers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This week, at the 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics... more
Knowing exactly what genes are saying – and where  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists can now discover how the fine details of gene activity differ from one cell type to another in a tissue sample, thanks to a technique invented by Weill Cornell... more
Screening the human future: YouTube, persuasion and genetically engineered children  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On Sunday, Nov. 25, the scientist He Jiankui claimed the birth of the world's first genetically engineered children: twins, created by IVF, their DNA altered at fertilization. Changes... more
Great strides for carbon capture using earth-abundant elements as photocatalytic system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have designed a CO2 reduction method based only on commonly occurring elements. Achieving a 57 percent overall quantum yield of... more
Solar poles  ESA · 1 week
Space Science Image of the Week: To explore the Sun’s mysterious polar regions, scientists create innovative artificial images such as this one from ESA’s Proba-2 more
Medical News Today: Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant  MNT · 1 week
With the help of innovative techniques, surgeons at New York University Langone Health have successfully conducted a full face transplant. more
First manned space mission launches since Soyuz failure  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow's Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday. more
Study identifies more than 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes found in gut bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found... more
Pentagon criticized for stagnant innovation, lack of investment strategy  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Defense officials acknowledge that rearranging budget priorities is like turning around a battleship. SpaceNews.com more
Mars New Home 'a Large Sandbox'  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is busy learning more about... more
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