3D printer-built robot has insect moves (w/ Video)
Faster, stronger, lighter: New technique advances carbon-fiber composites
These days, aerospace engineering is all about the light stuff: building airplanes with lighter wings, fuselage and landing gear in an effort to reduce fuel costs.
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London's fatbergs
'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies
(Phys.org) —New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, ...
Kor Ecologic Urbee 2 car will move from 3-D printer to road
Researchers build Quad HD TV chip
It took only a few years for high-definition televisions to make the transition from high-priced novelty to ubiquitous commodity—and they now seem to be heading for obsolescence just as quickly. At the ...
Record-setting p-type transistor demonstrated: New design boasts the highest 'carry mobility' yet measured
Almost all computer chips use two types of transistors: one called p-type, for positive, and one called n-type, for negative. Improving the performance of the chip as a whole requires parallel improvements ...
Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment
A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
3D printing: The shape of things to come?
(Phys.org) —If you ask the proverbial man or woman in the street what they understand by the terms 'stereolithography', 'selective laser sintering' and 'fused deposition modelling', you're likely to be ...
Lab tests made cheaper with chips
(Phys.org) —University of New South Wales PhD candidate Ryan Pawell hopes a manufacturing technique he created will cut the cost of medical diagnostics to a few dollars per experiment or test.
Recycling heat from industry could reduce carbon emissions
Industrial processes that require high temperatures often expel any surplus heat into the environment. While industries are fairly good at using as much of this surplus as possible, a small amount of heat ...
NASA boards the 3-D-manufacturing train
Given NASA's unique needs for highly customized spacecraft and instrument components, additive manufacturing, or "3-D printing," offers a compelling alternative to more traditional manufacturing approaches.
New software battle coming to smart TVs
More choice—and confusion—is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new software systems were announced Monday for Internet-connected television sets, which let viewers watch Internet video and interact ...