Technology - Engineering news

Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors

Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Metal made like plastic may have big impact

Open a door and watch what happens—the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures, including ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Superhuman vision

All through his childhood, Ramesh Raskar wished fervently for eyes in the back of his head. "I had the notion that the world did not exist if I wasn't looking at it, so I would constantly turn around to see ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Greener ship propellers

A Norwegian invention is reducing by a third the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades.

Oct 28, 2014
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3D printed guitars hit road with Klaxons

The UK indie rock band made a tongue-in-cheek announcement last June that their next tour would be played entirely on 3D printed instruments, but their fantasy has been turned at least partially into reality ...

Oct 28, 2014
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