Indian craft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars
India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.
Michigan researchers hunt for Internet remnants from time travelers
Nanoscale heat engine exceeds standard efficiency limit
Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors
(Phys.org) —Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer ...
An essential step toward printing living tissues
A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned ...
Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed
(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.
Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Scientists study 'fishy' behavior to solve an animal locomotion mystery (w/ Video)
A quirk of nature has long baffled biologists: Why do animals push in directions that don't point toward their goal, like the side-to-side sashaying of a running lizard or cockroach? An engineer building ...
Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology
"Supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors (which store electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices) a step further, storing a far greater charge in a much smaller ...
Nanodiamond production in ambient conditions opens door for flexible electronics, implants and more
Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric ...
New tech could be "Mr. Fusion" for biofuel
A new technology from Argonne may remind viewers of Mr. Fusion of Back to the Future fame, only with a biofuel twist: put in your waste and out comes diesel fuel.
Researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices
By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre-World War II computer technology, and combining this with a new and durable material, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic ...
New shrinking gel steers tooth tissue formation
A bit of pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth.
Cochlear implants—with no exterior hardware
Cochlear implants—medical devices that electrically stimulate the auditory nerve—have granted at least limited hearing to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would be totally deaf. ...