New theory could reduce number of sensors required for terahertz imaging systems
Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications—from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, ...
3D pen-in-air aims for professional heights
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.
A new twist makes for better steel
In steelmaking, two desirable qualities—strength and ductility—vary indirectly: Stronger steel is less ductile, and more ductile steel is not as strong. Engineers at Brown University, three Chinese universities, ...
Off the shelf, on the skin: Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft ...
Volvo explores road-integrated magnets for autonomous cars
Researchers develop new kind of internal combustion microengine
DIY microscope holds promise in battles against disease
GE and partners developing undersea pipeline x-ray technology
3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video)
Single chip device to provide real-time 3-D images from inside the heart, blood vessels
Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood ...
Researcher takes a muscular approach to robotics
During his childhood in Korea, Yong-Lae Park developed a love for robotics, using the nuts, bolts and metal bars from science kits to build mechanical versions of his favorite cartoon characters.
New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, ...