WASP has printer, will travel, to make houses
Unique capabilities of 3-D printing: Innovative manufacturing process holds unparalleled potential for engineering
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched ...
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.
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 ...
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?
Engineers build, test earthquake-resistant house (w/ Video)
Stanford engineers have built and tested an earthquake-resistant house that stayed staunchly upright even as it shook at three times the intensity of the destructive 1989 Loma Prieta temblor 25 years ago.
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.
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 ...
3D models can bring quicker, greener, cheaper construction
The latest advance used to help design new buildings and conserve our historic ones is a range of 3D modelling technologies.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Graduate inventor captures the imagination with interactive typewriter
An antique typewriter has been transformed for the digital generation, using sensors and circuit boards to turn it into an interactive social tool.