Airships – the future of aviation?
Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a future ...
A new kind of light bulb traps insects that carry vector-borne diseases
How many researchers does it take to change a light bulb? And how many lives could they save by changing it?
Designing self-healing concrete with shape memory
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries… not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.
Low-vibration sawing and sanding
No matter whether it's a drill or an oscillator, handheld power tools produce powerful vibrations. But a new anti-vibration system almost entirely eliminates that uncomfortable shaking sensation you get when ...
Firm combines 3-D printing with ancient foundry method
A century-old firm that's done custom metal work for some of the nation's most prestigious buildings has combined 3-D printing and an ancient foundry process for a project at the National Archives Building in Washington, ...
Navy scientists develop prototype for diver life support
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) scientists have developed a prototype for a new life support system for divers the Navy announced March 19.
Google patent focuses on pedestrian protection in vehicle impact
Morphing wings help drones manage collisions
Researchers in the US have taken inspiration from nature to create a robotic wing that can recover from mid-air collisions.
When the road salt seeps, sometimes the manhole covers fly
Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers.
Engineering a multipurpose, environmentally friendly dam
Researchers in the Philippines are using green engineering to develop a low-cost dam that aims to prevent flooding, generate electricity, and help end food and water shortages.
Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires
Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and ...
New technique paints tissue samples with light
One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed by University ...
Industry's first flexible IoT-supporting beacon that needs no battery replacement
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a thin, light-weight beacon, weighing 3 grams with a thickness of 2.5 millimeters, that does not require battery replacement or other maintenance and is flexible ...
Sensor cable monitors fences of all kinds and can even detect low-level drone fly-bys
Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental ...