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Researcher investigates capsule elasticity

Carnegie Mellon University's Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Shelley Anna recently received a National Science Foundation grant for a project which will explore ways to optimize capsules, micrometer-sized ...

date18 hours ago in Nanomaterials
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Why the seahorse's tail is square

Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of square, overlapping segments makes ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Powering desalination with the sun

When graduate student Natasha Wright began her PhD program in mechanical engineering, she had no idea how to remove salt from groundwater to make it more palatable, nor had she ever been to India, where this is an ongoing ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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