Robotic technology in the service of fashion
Research in robotics and automation being carried out in the Robotics Lab at UC3M is generating advances that go from the control of processes to mechatronics, passing through sensorial processing techniques, ...
Talking in 3D: Discussing and administrating complex construction models via a web browser
Redevelopment of the London King's Cross station and the nearby neighborhood was announced in 2005 and completed with a grand opening in 2012. The internationally well-recognized engineering services firm ...
New model predicts high-speed rail vibrations
Scientists have developed a new model to predict how much a new high-speed railway would shake the ground around it, and the effect this could have on those living near the line.
Researcher creates cooking-oil-based 'bioasphalt'
A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to use restaurant cooking oil in a type of asphalt that looks and handles just like its petroleum-based counterpart.
Dutch scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone
Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming.
3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video)
Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics
RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have developed the world's first liquid metal enabled pump, a revolutionary new micro-scale device with no mechanical parts.
Sustainable manufacturing system to better consider the human component
Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new approach toward "sustainable manufacturing" that begins on the factory floor and tries to encompass the totality of manufacturing issues – including ...
Invention aims to lower costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug testing
(Phys.org) —A specialized 3-D printing extruder developed by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) sophomore and his collaborator could lower the costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug ...
Painting in virtual reality, no trial-and-error
Almost any product made of plastic, metal or wood is painted or coated. But colour doesn't come cheap. The biggest polluter in a factory is the painting and surface treatment processes. By painting in virtual ...
Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument using gloves (w/ Video)
Imagine holding music in your hands. That's what you can do with the Aura, a new electronic musical instrument conceived by Cornell University engineering students.
Researcher uses computer models to analyse rejects in manufacturing processes
Doctoral degree candidate Jan Harmen Wiebenga of the University of Twente has come up with a solution for ensuring that fewer components manufactured in the automotive industry are rejected. The consequence ...
Blu-ray player detects microorganisms and toxins on discs
In addition to storing films, optical discs can be used to detect microorganisms, toxins, allergens and tumoral biomarkers. Blu-ray technology has allowed researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia ...
Novel sensor system would flag structural weaknesses before bridges and stadiums collapse
NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure.