Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems
On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort ...
Study exposes bias in transportation system design
America's streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley ...
HARCO Project: Intelligence in manufacturing equipment
For many years we have been witnessing an unstoppable process towards the incorporating of "intelligence" into manufacturing processes. In the 1950s the incorporation of Numerical Controls, and the subsequently computerised ...
New optimization methods make low notes sound better in small rooms
Joy or rage? Both feelings are not far apart when dealing with the sound of deep notes in our homes. Those of us who do not own a large concert hall but have a normal living room instead, can quickly be driven ...
Sandia invents sensor to learn about prosthesis fit; system to make fit better
As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly.
Additive manufacturing technology can print using plastic, paste or concrete
Using different modules, the "3D Modular" can print using several materials like plastic, paste or concrete.
Nanodevices for clinical diagnostic with potential for the international market
In order to obtain accurate and immediate diagnosis, a group of researchers in the area of Nano-Optics at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE), in ...
3D printing goes solar
3D printing guru Joshua Pearce wants nothing more than to provide the means of production to everyone, especially people in developing regions who must get by on very little. But there has been a drawback.
How the bicycle got its spokes
The humble two-wheeler is a miracle of engineering. But just how did we get from the Penny Farthing to Kevlar tyres?
High-tech space agency fabric benefits steelworkers
Thanks to ESA and a high-tech fabric used in spacesuits, Swedish steelworkers will soon be wearing safer and cooler underwear to work.
Obstacles to a revolution in air technology
When in 1873 Jules Verne published his novel of planet-trotting high adventure, the world was on the verge of an explosion in global travel. New trans-continental railways and the Suez canal promised an increas ...
It is rocket science! World's first 3D craft set for take-off
Fuelled by beer and the enthusiasm of amateurs, a British team on Friday said it was preparing to launch the world's first ever 3D printed rocket.
Improving bridge health condition data
On August 1, 2007, when a section of an eight-lane bridge on Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis plummeted into the Mississippi River, killing more than a dozen people, Visiting Associate Professor Zhigang ...
Team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure
Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries.