Images capture split personality of dense suspensions
Stir lots of small particles into water, and the resulting thick mixture appears highly viscous. When this dense suspension slips through a nozzle and forms a droplet, however, its behavior momentarily reveals ...
Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invention
Clogged printer nozzles waste time and money while reducing print quality. University of Missouri engineers recently invented a clog-preventing nozzle cover by mimicking the human eye.
Scorpions inspire scientists in making tougher surfaces for machinery
Taking inspiration from the yellow fattail scorpion, which uses a bionic shield to protect itself against scratches from desert sandstorms, scientists have developed a new way to protect the moving parts of ...
Researcher use robot arm to print 3D sand structures
Superhydrophobic surface helps researchers develop optical displays from water and air (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- For many years, scientists have been pursuing ways to mimic the perplexing capability of the lotus leaf to repel water. Lotus leaves hate water so much that droplets effortlessly roll off the ...
Water-propelled jetpack hits the market for $99,500 (w/ video)
Company solves gas nozzle dripping problem
Researchers develop prototype automated pavement crack detection and sealing system
Sealing cracks in roadways ensures a road's structural integrity and extends the time between major repaving projects, but conventional manual crack sealing operations expose workers to dangerous traffic and ...
Korean researchers use graphene to create transparent loudspeakers
Researchers create world's smallest reaction chamber
The world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume measured in femtolitres (million billionths of a litre), can be used to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that take place ...
The world's first Expansion/Deflection nozzle hybrid tested
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at the University of Bristol and Airborne Engineering last month conducted a number of performance tests of their experimental hybrid rocket engine, called Firecrest.
New green technology squeezes out building leaks
(Phys.org) —A new building-sealing technology developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, will get a real-world test today at a Habitat for Humanity home in Stockton, Calif.
Kyocera develops world's fastest 300dpi inkjet printhead
Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has developed a new 300 dots-per-inch (dpi) inkjet printhead -- a key component for commercial inkjet printers -- which enables simultaneous two-color printing ...
J-2X nozzle extension goes the distance
(Phys.org) -- NASA engineers conducted a 550-second test of the new J-2X rocket engine at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on July 13. The J-2X engine will power the upper-stage of a planned two-stage Space ...