rss Last update Embraer sells United Airlines 25 jets valued at $1.1 billion, 1 hour ago

Engineering news

Printing a house from a novel peat material

Scientists from the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences have created a construction material consisting primarily of peat and oil shale ash that could reduce the construction costs of a private ...

dateJul 10, 2018 in Engineering
shares28 comments 0

Smarter, safer bridges with Sandia sensors

Along with flying cars and instantaneous teleportation, smart bridges, roads and subway lines that can send out warnings when they're damaged are staples of futuristic transportation systems in science fiction.

dateJul 03, 2018 in Engineering
shares4 comments 0

NASA prepares to go public with quiet supersonic tech

Arriving 49,000 feet above the test site, higher than the airlines fly, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center test pilot Jim "Clue" Less shuts down his F/A-18's afterburners moving just shy of Mach 1, the speed of sound, ...

A sentinel to watch over ocular pressure

Fast, easy and uncomplicated – that sums up the EYEMATE sensor system developed jointly by Duisburg's Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS and Hanover's Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata). ...

Autonomous trucks for logistics centers

Spatially demarcated areas such as company premises are ideal test areas for autonomous driving: the vehicles do not require road registration, traffic is manageable, other people who use the road are informed and unauthorized ...

Scanning in the fourth dimension

Three-dimensional (3-D) computed tomography is a widely used technology that visualizes an object's external and internal structure by assembling a series of two-dimensional images taken sequentially across or around it. ...

A factory to go

In the future, companies will be able to offer flexible production close to their customers. A fully automated production line can be housed inside a 20-foot ISO container, which a heavy truck can transport quickly to wherever ...

New kinematics for customized, high-precision milling

Manufacturers generally must offer high-quality products at low prices in order to remain competitive. Three Fraunhofer Institutes are therefore working on the next generation of industrial robots which will facilitate cost-effective ...

Building the future, one RoboBoat at a time

Last week, teams of students from 13 schools—representing six countries—tested their engineering skills by developing autonomous boats during the 11th annual International RoboBoat Competition, held June 18-24 in Daytona ...

Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking

Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options, including artificial knees controlled by microchips, sensor-laden feet driven by artificial intelligence, and robotic ...

Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology
Friendlier fish may be quicker to take the bait
Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change
Maternal signals regulate embryo development in plants
Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth's interior
Brown dwarf detected in the CoRoT-20 system
X-ray triggered nano-bubbles to target cancer

Find more news articles via sort by date page