Recycling Styrofoam into rigid plastic
Mexican entrepreneurs designed the first machine in the nation capable of recycling Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) and transforming it into a raw material used in the manufacture of transparent hard plastic.
US military looks for the elusive mothership
It's a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying "mothership" that launches smaller aircraft.
Researchers develop method to measure residual stress in 3-D printed metal parts
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing.
New software plug-in enables users to add haptic effects to games, media
A library developed by Disney Research makes adding a haptic, or "feel" effect to a video game, movie or virtual simulation simple enough that a novice can do it.
Engineers develop innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer.
Paris pop-up store immortalises shoppers with 3D printed figurine
A new pop-up shop in the hip Marais district of Paris is giving people the opportunity to immortalise themselves with a tiny printed 3D figurine for the not so tiny price of 230 euros ($286).
New advanced e-voting system selected for Australian state election
A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia's ...
Sonar-assisted human navigation
When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen.
How researchers are resurrecting antique musical instruments
In our modern age of specialization, it is increasingly rare to find the kind of individual who, in another age, would have been known as a Renaissance man or a polymath. The likes of Leonardo da Vinci, recognized ...
Early warning system for dikes passes field test
Sensors and intelligent systems for analyzing sensor data can detect damage to dikes at an early stage, and thus protect longer dike segments as well. Technology developed by Siemens for this has now passed ...
Wearable antennas for remote monitoring
Humans may become walking antennas for remote monitoring and mobile communications − with the help of University of Adelaide research to produce antennas integrated into clothing.
Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack?
Training in the virtual world
3D visualization software makes it possible for users to immerse themselves in a virtual model of a facility. In-depth training sessions prepare technicians for future challenges.
Europe's 3-D printer set for Space Station
Europe's very first 3D printer in space is scheduled for installation aboard the ISS next year.