Student's six-foot water and solar-powered lens purifies polluted water
(Phys.org) —Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges
As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying ...
Virginia Tech unmanned aircraft test site 'fully operational,' FAA says
The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership's Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site program is fully operational and ready to conduct research vital to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace, Federal ...
Microsoft Research turns 2D camera into depth sensor
Pocket-size data recorder
A very compact device from Siemens is simplifying common sound and vibration measurements in industry. Until now, acceleration sensors and microphones have been attached to box-shaped devices connected to a computer. By contrast, ...
Reliable WLAN in a red-hot environment
A robust wireless technology from Siemens is being used to help manufacture massive steel components. In one of the most modern open-die forges in the world, a facility owned by Saarschmiede GmbH, turbine ...
Wind researchers release findings on failed shelter door hit by Arkansas tornado
When building an above-ground storm shelter, or any shelter for that matter, make sure building materials are rated to withstand high tornadic winds and the onslaught of debris those winds can bring.
Lithium-based neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year
Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.
NTU start-up launches Singapore's first 3D printer-cum-scanner
Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) start-up, Blacksmith Group, has launched a 3D printer that can also scan items into virtual models.
Textile waste can be made into fabrics that are even better than the original
The dissolving of textile waste offers the opportunity to return large volumes of waste to textile production. Novel and efficient methods will be able to recover cellulose molecules, providing one way of resolving the limitations ...
Pushing the envelope in power electronics
U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. ...
CSAIL team puts design in your hands (w/ Video)
Even as 3-D printing is poised to help democratize manufacturing, it's often overlooked that many 3-D-printed items are far too complicated for users to digitally design.
New methods help fill in wave gaps for coastal planning
Researchers have tested two new methods for calculating and inserting vital missing data into wave models for future coastal and offshore engineering planning.
Electric bugs used to detect water pollution
(Phys.org) —Scientists from our Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a low-cost device that could be used in developing countries to monitor the quality of drinking water in real time without ...