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Customized surface inspection

The quality control of component surfaces is a complex undertaking. Researchers have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on a customer-specific basis and integrated into ...

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Crash-testing rivets

Rivets have to reliably hold the chassis of an automobile together – even if there is a crash. Previously, it was difficult to predict with great precision how much load they could tolerate. A more advanced ...

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Printing the metals of the future

3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need ...

Jul 29, 2014 4.7 / 5 (42) 24

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Catching grease to cut grill pollution

A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful ...

Rosetta measures comet's temperature

Scientists develop pioneering new spray-on solar cells

Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, ...

Understanding how the brain retrieves memories

(Medical Xpress)—Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the ...

New tool, savings for manufacturing hard materials

"Machining," in particular the process of cutting hard, brittle materials during manufacturing, can be difficult, often because the cutting tool, typically made of single crystal diamond, the hardest material ...

A drone that finds survivors through their phones

A drone makes large circles in the sky. With two powerful antennas, it sniffs the data packets emitted by mobile phones. On the ground, an interface developed specifically for this project makes it possible ...

States debate digital currency

Berkeley team explores sound for indoor localization

Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

Microsoft sues Samsung alleging contract breach

Efficient structures help build a sustainable future

When envisioning a new structure, engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used. It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced ...

Good design not an optional extra

Car parks can be frustrating places at the best of times. But for Sophie Marmont, whose hand strength and dexterity are affected by cerebral palsy, a badly designed car park can pose a real problem for daily ...

Researchers jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool

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