rss Last update Research reveals the reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica, 1 hour ago

Engineering news

Sensor detects cable fire before it starts burning

Fires are frequently caused by smoldering cables. Novel sensors now help detect such smoldering fires at an early stage by analyzing the plastic vapors released by overheated insulating cables. Scientists of KIT and Karlsruhe ...

dateNov 26, 2015 in Engineering
shares11 comments 0

Team develops 'electronic plants'

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), under the leadership of Professor Magnus ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Engineering
shares1866 comments 0

Glider pilots aim for the stratosphere

Talk about serendipity. Einar Enevoldson was strolling past a scientist's office in 1991 when he noticed a freshly printed image tacked to the wall. He was thunderstruck; it showed faint particles in the sky that proved something ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Engineering
shares879 comments 11

Hardened steels for more efficient engines

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on the development of a new process for hardening steel: With the help of methylamine, they enrich low-alloy steels with carbon and nitrogen. Low-pressure ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Engineering
shares28 comments 1

Preventing famine with mobile phones

With a mobile data collection app and satellite data, scientists will be able to predict whether a certain region is vulnerable to food shortages and malnutrition. The method has now been tested in the Central African Republic.

dateNov 19, 2015 in Engineering
shares48 comments 0

A printable, flexible, lightweight temperature sensor

A University of Tokyo research group has developed a flexible, lightweight sensor that responds rapidly to tiny thermal changes in the range of human body temperature. This sensor is expected to find healthcare and welfare ...

New pop-up sensor may help robotic surgery

Robots have taken over the O.R. Today, more and more surgeries are performed from behind a computer console as multi-million dollar, multi-armed surgical robots like the Zeus or Da Vinci systems replace hand-held scalpels. ...

Japanese paper art inspires new 3-D fabrication method

A cut or tear in a material is typically a sign of weakness. Now, a Northwestern University, University of Illinois and Tsinghua University research team has created complex 3-D micro- and nanostructures out of silicon and ...

New 3-D printing method creates complex micro objects

Bioengineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method of 3-D printing that allows production of complex micro-scale objects smaller than the width of a human hair. ...

Amazon deforestation leaps 16 percent in 2015
CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energy
Earth might have hairy dark matter
The ethics of robot love
The hottest white dwarf in the Galaxy
Can Paris pledges avert severe climate change?

Find more news articles via sort by date page