Old tires become material for new and improved roads
(Phys.org) —Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Historically, these worn tires often end up in landfills or, when illegally ...
SensaBubble: It's a bubble, but not as we know it (w/ video)
Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or when the bubbles are burst release a scent, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
Students design 'nested' dumpster to slash shipping costs
(Phys.org) —Behind strip malls and fast-food restaurants, they stand solid, dependable and mostly forgotten, awaiting our refuse.
PsiKick's batteryless sensors poised for coming 'Internet of things'
Research from the University of Virginia and the universities of Michigan and Washington is the foundation of a startup company, PsiKick, that plans to manufacture the lowest-power wireless sensors in the ...
Faster computation of electromagnetic interference on an electronic circuit board
As electronic components on electronic circuit boards continue to shrink, problems of electromagnetic compatibility are arising. Such problems include unwanted 'noise' effects due to electromagnetic interference ...
A smart prosthetic knee with in-vivo diagnoses
The task was to develop intelligent prosthetic joints that, via sensors, are capable of detecting early failure long before a patient suffers. EPFL researchers have taken up the challenge.
Lifting the brakes on fuel efficiency
The work of a research leader at Michigan Technological University is attracting attention from Michigan's Governor as well as automotive companies around the world. Xiaodi "Scott" Huang of Michigan Tech's ...
Students take clot-buster for a spin
(Phys.org) —In the hands of some Rice University senior engineering students, a fishing rod is more than what it seems. For them, it's a way to help destroy blood clots that threaten lives.
WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection
Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel.
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