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Moon Rocket Thrust! NASA Tests Powerful Engine with 3D-Printed Part
SPACE.COM An engine designed for the world's most powerful rocket underwent one last test fire for 2017 on Wednesday (Dec. 13) to help NASA get ready for the Space... 8 hours
Easier paths to quantum-based techology
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time. The researchers say this discovery will unlock new capabilities in physics labs working... 22 hours
The Knights Templar Rulebook Included No Pointy Shoes and No Kissing Mom
HISTORY Their code of conduct was designed to keep the warrior-knights humble, chaste and—most of all—obedient. 24 hours
Report: NASA should develop US strategy for international space station beyond 2024
PHYS.ORG Although NASA has made progress toward the overall space exploration science priorities recommended in a 2011 decadal survey by the National Academies of Sciences,... 1 day
Civil engineer patents integrated sensor and algorithm to monitor stiffness in soils
PHYS.ORG Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington and a civil engineering professor, recently... 1 day
Single-photon detector can count to four
PHYS.ORG Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time. The researchers say this discovery will unlock new capabilities in physics... 1 day
Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be... 1 day
Porvair and Suzhou Tianlong Bio to develop epigenetic analysis technologies
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair Sciences are teaming up with Suzhou Tianlong Bio Technology Co Ltd (China), together with Swansea University and Xi'an Jiaotong University in a collaborative project entitled, "Automating &... 1 day
Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Research teams all over the world are exploring different ways to design a working computing chip that can integrate quantum interactions. Now, UNSW engineers believe they have cracked the problem,... 1 day
First-of-its-kind chemical oscillator offers new level of molecular control
PHYS.ORG DNA molecules that follow specific instructions could offer more precise molecular control of synthetic chemical systems, a discovery that opens the door for engineers to create molecular machines with new... 2 days
Cornell engineers develop new method to measure vital signs using radio waves
NEWS MEDICAL No visit to the doctor's office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. 2 days
Bioengineers imagine the future of vaccines and immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient's immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors. A flu vaccine might look and feel like applying a small, round bandage... 2 days
First-of-its-kind chemical oscillator offers new level of molecular control
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers successfully constructed a first-of-its-kind chemical oscillator that uses DNA components. DNA molecules that follow specific instructions could offer more precise molecular control of synthetic chemical systems, a discovery that... 2 days
expedition 53 crew members return to earth from space station Expedition 53 Crew Members Return to Earth From Space Station
ASTRO WATCH Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to... 2 days
Vanderbilt researchers win an R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator
PHYS.ORG A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator. 2 days
New antbird species discovered in Peru
PHYS.ORG It was July 10, 2016 when Dan Lane, Fernando Angulo, Jesse Fagan, and I rolled into the coffee-growing town of Flor de Café in north-central Peru. This town lies in the Cordillera Azul—a picturesque series of... 2 days
Scrap the stethoscope: engineers create new way to measure vital signs with radio waves
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate and breath rate using a cheap and covert system... 2 days
Engineers scrap the stethoscope, measure vital signs with radio waves
PHYS.ORG No visit to the doctor's office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your vital... 2 days
Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects
SCIENCE DAILY While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. Engineers have recently been experimenting with a new... 2 days
Social workers lack tools to identify potential chronic child neglect, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Neglect accounts for the majority of all child protection cases in the United States, yet child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying... 2 days
Spaghetti-like, DNA 'noodle origami' the new shape of things to come for nanotechnology
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have invented a major new advance in DNA nanotechnology. Dubbed 'single-stranded origami,' their new strategy uses one long, thin noodle-like strand... 2 days
Blue Origin's Test Flight This Week Included Medical Tech, Student Experiments
SPACE.COM Astronauts who suffer chest trauma such as a collapsed lung could soon have a new technology to save their lives: The payloads aboard Blue Origin's suborbital... 2 days
Activation of surface lattice oxygen in single-atom Pt/CeO2 for low-temperature CO oxidation
Science Magazine To improve fuel efficiency, advanced combustion engines are being designed to minimize the amount of heat wasted in the exhaust. Hence, future generations of... 2 days
Enzyme-free nucleic acid dynamical systems
Science Magazine Chemistries exhibiting complex dynamics—from inorganic oscillators to gene regulatory networks—have been long known but either cannot be reprogrammed at will or rely on the sophisticated enzyme chemistry underlying the central dogma. Can simpler molecular mechanisms, designed from scratch,... 2 days
Synthetic protein packages its own genetic material and evolves
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created computationally designed protein assemblies, that display some functions normally associated with living things, in the search for ways to transport therapeutic cargo into specific types of cells... 2 days
Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles
SCIENCE DAILY Robotics researchers have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. 2 days
Brittle Stars inspire new generation of robots able to adapt to physical damage
SCIENCE DAILY The invention of a robot made to adapt to unexpected physical damage is a significant breakthrough for machines made to function in... 2 days
Scientists engineer light-emitting plant
NEWS MEDICAL MIT researchers investigating plant nanobionics have succeeded in engineering a plant that can emit light. 2 days
What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
PHYS.ORG "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday,... 2 days
Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles
PHYS.ORG VIDEO QUT robotics researchers have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. 2 days
Researchers study impact of space radiation on bone and muscle health
PHYS.ORG New research by Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Engineering Foundation Professor at the VCU School of Engineering,... 2 days
Medical News Today: 3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy
MNT A new, life-like 3-D prostate model helps surgeons to rehearse procedures before entering the operating room. The new technology may improve accuracy. 2 days
Making climate models simple
PHYS.ORG For many years, climate change has been a looming threat on the minds of infrastructure engineers. But recently, this threat has become much more apparent to the general public. Many effects of climate change can be damaging to infrastructure: changes... 2 days
Coffee physics: Layering in cafe lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment
SCIENCE DAILY For anyone who has marveled at the richly colored layers in a cafe latte, you're not alone. Researchers, likewise intrigued, have now... 3 days
IPM begins first clinical trial of vaginal rings to prevent HIV in women
NEWS MEDICAL The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides announced today the start of the first clinical trial of vaginal rings designed to slowly release... 3 days
Protein structure could pave way for effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Biochemists at the University of Zurich have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a... 3 days
Protein structure could unlock new treatments for cystic fibrosis
SCIENCE DAILY Biochemists have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of effective drugs to treat cystic... 3 days
Thermal 'skin' designed to maintain temperature of satellites
SCIENCE DAILY If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be harder to track wildfires or other natural disasters, your Google maps... 3 days
Default choices matter, especially for poorer, less educated individuals, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers took advantage of a resulting federal lawsuit against a fraudulent company to test default choice architecture when the optimal choice was clear: end the subscriptions. 3 days
Protein structure could unlock new treatments for cystic fibrosis
PHYS.ORG Biochemists at the University of Zurich have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of... 3 days
Spanning disciplines in the search for life beyond Earth
PHYS.ORG The search for life beyond Earth is riding a surge of creativity and innovation. Following a gold rush of exoplanet discovery over the past two decades, it is time to... 3 days
Layering in cafe lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment
PHYS.ORG For anyone who has marveled at the richly colored layers in a cafe latte, you're not alone. Princeton researchers, likewise intrigued, have now revealed how this... 3 days
The Man Who Invented Figure Skating Was Laughed Out of America
HISTORY But Jackson Haines became the toast of Europe—and made the world fall in love with ice dancing. 3 days
Specially designed protein fights several species of bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY As resistance to existing antibiotics increases, new approaches to serious bacterial infections are needed. Now researchers have investigated one such alternative. 3 days
Study shows default choices matter, especially for poorer, less educated individuals
PHYS.ORG Between 2000 and 2007, the telemarketing firm Suntasia charged hundreds of thousands of customers an average of $239 each for essentially worthless subscriptions. Researchers at Carnegie... 3 days
Students launch products that help users harness their superpowers
MIT In final presentation for mechanical engineering class, students unveil new products based on superhero theme. 3 days
Technology detecting RNase activity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed new technology to detect the activity of RNase H, a RNA degrading enzyme. The team used highly efficient signal amplification reaction termed catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) to effectively analyze the RNase H activity. Considering that RNase H... 3 days
Technology detecting RNase activity
PHYS.ORG A KAIST research team of Professor Hyun Gyu Park at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed a new technology to detect the activity of RNase H, a RNA degrading enzyme. The team used highly efficient signal amplification reaction termed... 3 days
Researchers design thermal 'skin' to maintain temperature of satellites
PHYS.ORG Think keeping your coffee warm is important? Try satellites. If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be... 3 days
A new algorithm helps retailers make better inventory decisions
PHYS.ORG Stocking too much of a product, or not enough, costs retailers hundreds of billions of dollars annually. If they stock too little and run out, the customer will likely take... 3 days
Engineers create plants that glow
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk. 3 days
DePuy Synthes releases Continuous Compression Implants to improve outcomes of foot and ankle procedures
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes today announced the availability of Continuous Compression Implants to health care providers across Europe, the Middle East and... 3 days
Scientists propose a new technology for creating magnet micro-structures
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center (Siberian Department of Russian Academy of Sciences) and Siberian Federal University synthesized thin crystal ferromagnetic films and developed a technology for their... 3 days
Show me your leaves—Health check for urban trees
PHYS.ORG Trees are known to provide a whole range of benefits to people living in cities. For instance, they reduce air pollution and provide cooling through respiration and shade. When trees become unhealthy,... 3 days
Caris Life Sciences reveals identification of new mechanism of action to treat NHL
NEWS MEDICAL Caris Life Sciences, a leading innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced a data presentation,... 3 days
New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch site
PHYS.ORG A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. 3 days
Engineers create plants that glow
MIT Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting. 4 days
Study identifies potassium as key to circadian rhythms in red blood cells
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative new study from the University of Surrey and Cambridge's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, has... 4 days
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
SCIENCE DAILY Experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science. They have engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic... 4 days
'Rocket Science' Book Launches Kids Through Fundamentals of Space
SPACE.COM As I read the beautifully illustrated "Rocket Science" by aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer, I couldn't help thinking how much our understanding of space has changed since... 4 days
Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles
SCIENCE DAILY Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology could improve patient cure... 4 days
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Working with colleagues from... 4 days
Research finds a sweet spot for engineering better cellulose-degrading enzymes
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have gained new insights into how glycosylation—the natural attachment of sugars to proteins—affects a key... 4 days
3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body parts
SCIENCE DAILY Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believes they... 4 days
Sweet spot for engineering better cellulose-degrading enzymes
SCIENCE DAILY New insights have been gained into how glycosylation -- the natural attachment of sugars to proteins -- affects a key cellulase enzyme. This work could be used to improve enzyme performance to better break... 4 days
DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device, a surgical solution designed to simplify discectomy in minimally invasive... 4 days
Scientists engineer nanoscale pillars to act like memory foam, paving the way to new nanoelectromechanical devices
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University... 4 days
Computer scientists develop a simple tool to tell if websites suffered a data breach
PHYS.ORG Computer scientists have built and successfully tested a tool designed to detect when websites are hacked by monitoring the activity... 4 days
Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. 4 days
Computer scientists develop a simple tool to tell if websites suffered a data breach
SCIENCE DAILY Computer scientists have built and successfully tested a tool designed to detect when websites are hacked by monitoring the activity... 4 days
DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDETM Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of CONCORDETM Clear MIS Discectomy Device, a surgical solution designed to simplify discectomy in minimally invasive... 4 days
Little Inventors: Clever Kids Make Space Tech in New Contest
SPACE.COM Little Inventors: Inventions for Space, an initiative open to students in Canada in grades 1 through 9, launched last month with the support of astronaut David Saint-Jacques. 4 days
Particles in charged solution form clusters that reproduce
PHYS.ORG Dr Martin Sweatman from the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering has discovered a simple physical principle that might explain how life started on Earth. 4 days
Singapore launches electric car-sharing service
PHYS.ORG Singapore on Tuesday launched an electric car-sharing service, the latest transport innovation aimed at encouraging people away from owning vehicles and keeping gridlock at bay in the space-starved city-state. 4 days
Two holograms in one surface
PHYS.ORG A team at Caltech has figured out a way to encode more than one holographic image in a single surface without any loss of resolution. The engineering feat overturns a long-held assumption that a single surface could only... 5 days
Two holograms in one surface
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a way to encode more than one hologram in a single surface with no loss of resolution. 5 days
Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a realistic proposition for creating a water cloak that moves water around an object by applying forces on dissolved ions through a carefully designed electromagnetic field. 5 days
Researchers invent novel RNA nanotech to decorate exosomes for effective cancer therapy
PHYS.ORG A new study shows that attaching antibody-like RNA nanoparticles to microvesicles can deliver effective RNA therapeutics such as small interfering RNA (siRNA) specifically to... 5 days
Researchers discover new way to power electrical devices
PHYS.ORG A team of University of Alberta engineers developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants.The discovery sets... 5 days
New world standard in nano generators
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants. The discovery sets a new world standard in triboelectric nanogenerators by... 5 days
Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals
SCIENCE DAILY It took several years, but a research team has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough means a huge step forward in the potential to more... 5 days
New study identifies genetic basis for western corn rootworm resistance in maize
PHYS.ORG Farmers are stuck. Western corn rootworm can destroy cornfields - and profits - but populations of the "billion-dollar bug" have stopped responding to insecticides... 5 days
Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals
PHYS.ORG It took several years, but a research team headed by Professor Jens Nielsen at Chalmers University of Technology has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough,... 5 days
Could a cardboard principle boost vehicle safety?
PHYS.ORG Prior research has shown that even thin-walled tubing can effectively absorb energy, which makes it appealing to those who engineer vehicles and other structures that may endure crashes. 5 days
In-Space Manufacturing Is About to Get a Big Test
SPACE.COM A small, privately built machine designed to make optical fiber is launching toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule tomorrow (Dec. 12). 5 days
Volumetric 3-D printing builds on need for speed
PHYS.ORG VIDEO While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3-D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited... 5 days
Three kinds of information from a single X-ray measurement
PHYS.ORG Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interactions between materials. For this reason, engineers as well as... 5 days
Ultrastretchable and deformable bioprobes using Kirigami designs
PHYS.ORG A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based... 5 days
Study Provides Insights into How New Caledonian Crows Make Their Hooked Stick Tools
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews... 6 days
CU Boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space
PHYS.ORG A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA's... 1 week
Report offers framework to guide decisions about Spirit Lake and Toutle River at Mount St. Helens
PHYS.ORG A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a framework to... 1 week
IU-based startup's innovation could provide more-efficient risk assessments of chemicals
NEWS MEDICAL A startup based on an Indiana University innovation could help federal and international organizations conduct more-efficient quantitative risk assessments of chemicals in food, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other products. 1 week
New research explores innovative ways to deal with self-harming behavior
NEWS MEDICAL New ways of enhancing online support to deal with self-harming behaviour are being explored by the University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with Scottish mental health charity Health in... 1 week
Three kinds of information from a single X-ray measurement
SCIENCE DAILY The way in which electronic devices operate relies on the interaction between various materials. For this reason, researchers need to know exactly how specific chemical elements inside a computer chip... 1 week
Compressive 3D ultrasound imaging using a single sensor
Science Magazine Three-dimensional ultrasound is a powerful imaging technique, but it requires thousands of sensors and complex hardware. Very recently, the discovery of compressive sensing has shown that the signal structure can be exploited... 1 week
Single-frame 3D fluorescence microscopy with ultraminiature lensless FlatScope
Science Magazine Modern biology increasingly relies on fluorescence microscopy, which is driving demand for smaller, lighter, and cheaper microscopes. However, traditional microscope architectures suffer from a fundamental trade-off: As lenses become smaller, they must... 1 week
Ultralong relaxation times in bistable hybrid quantum systems
Science Magazine Nonlinear systems, whose outputs are not directly proportional to their inputs, are well known to exhibit many interesting and important phenomena that have profoundly changed our technological landscape over the last 50... 1 week
In operando x-ray imaging of nanoscale devices: Composition, valence, and internal electrical fields
Science Magazine We introduce a method for directly imaging depletion layers in operando with elemental specificity and chemical speciation at sub–100 nm spatial resolution... 1 week
Guanidinium stabilizes perovskite solar cells at 19 percent efficiency
PHYS.ORG With the power-conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells plateauing around 25%, perovskites are now ideally placed to become the market's next generation of photovoltaics. In particular, organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites... 1 week
Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
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Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled
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Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles
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Engineers create plants that glow
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Scientists engineer nanoscale pillars to act like memory foam, paving the way to new nanoelectromechanical devices
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Volumetric 3-D printing builds on need for speed
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Exploring fluid dynamics in virtual reality
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Engineers refine method to instruct robots to collaborate through demonstration
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