The walls have ears: Princeton researchers develop walls that can listen, and talk
(Phys.org) —Using a modern twist on a technology developed in the 1920s, researchers at Princeton University have embedded ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and ...
Adding a '3D print' button to animation software
(Phys.org) -- Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
'Buckliball' opens new avenue in design of foldable engineering structures (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University ...
First rifle constructed from printed 3D parts by gun enthusiast in Canada (w/ Video)
3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
MSU researchers create a new engine prototype (w/ video)
Novel metamaterial sensor provides bigger picture
Duke University engineers have developed a novel sensor that is more efficient, versatile and cheaper for potential use in such applications as airport security scanners and collision avoidance systems for ...
Single-inlet electric vehicle charging to showcase in LA
Plastic electronics: a neat solution
(Phys.org) -- A breakthrough in the development of a new generation of plastic electronic circuits by researchers at the Cavendish Laboratory brings flexible and transparent intelligent materials such ...
339 Gbps: High-energy physicists smash records for network data transfer
(Phys.org)—Physicists led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have smashed yet another series of records for data-transfer speed. The international team of high-energy physicists, computer ...
The body electric: Researchers move closer to low-cost, implantable electronics
(Phys.org) —New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
ExoHand: Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair (w/ video)
Light-activated skeletal muscle engineered (w/ Video)
Many robotic designs take nature as their muse: sticking to walls like geckos, swimming through water like tuna, sprinting across terrain like cheetahs. Such designs borrow properties from nature, using engineered materials ...
Implantable medical devices powered by the ear itself
Deep in the inner ear of mammals is a natural battery—a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive neural signals. In today's issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology, a team ...