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  • newManufacturing output dips but remains above long-term average
    Output volumes from manufacturers have waned despite a strong showing in the previous month, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 409 firms found growth in manufacturing output slowing down in the three months to Septem…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 3:27pm -
  • newLEARN Mission: Students live on freeze-dried food in simulated moon experience
    Living on freeze-dried food and forgoing showers might appeal to some students, although the novelty might wear off after a few days. For Jacob Smith, a third year MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering student at Bath University, these were two depravat…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 2:29pm -
  • newSpray on MXene antennas turn surfaces into transmitters
    A method for spraying invisibly thin MXene antennas onto flexible substrates could lead to next-generation wireless devices including wearables, functional fabrics, and IoT devices. In research published in Science Advances, a group from Drexel Unive…
    - 7 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 10:13am -
  • newScottish team demonstrates Star-Trek inspired diagnostic device
    Glasgow University researchers have announced the development of a Star-Trek inspired hand-held electronic device that could be used for rapid diagnosis of conditions including heart attacks, strokes and cancer. Inspired by Star Trek’s famed Tricor…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 9:27am -
  • newProject will use satellite imagery to help tackle fuel poverty and carbon emissions in UK
    Satellite data will be used in a UK project to pinpoint areas where energy efficiency measures are most needed in order to combat fuel poverty and carbon emissions. The project, which involves E.ON, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Earth observati…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 8:48am -

Science Daily Engineering


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  • newNew robot picks a peck of peppers and more
    SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion. The team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect ripe produce using computer vision, and has played a role…
    - 23 hours ago 23 Sep 18, 6:16pm -
  • Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology
    Engineering researchers report a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 18, 7:14pm -
  • Simulations of every woman's breast tissue address delay on enhanced MRI cancer detection
    Researchers have simulated how over 20 different breast tissue ratios respond to heat given off by MRIs at higher field strengths than available in hospitals today.
    - 4 days ago 20 Sep 18, 2:21pm -
  • Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
    Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30 p…
    - 4 days ago 20 Sep 18, 2:21pm -
  • Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry
    Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium's tendency to explode, but not yet resolved how to prevent sodium-ions from 'getting lost' during the first few times a batte…
    - 5 days ago 19 Sep 18, 7:41pm -

Phys.org Engineering Tech


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  • newA Star Trek-inspired handheld device for sophisticated medical diagnostics
    A Star Trek-inspired handheld device based on a silicon chip could help make rapid, sophisticated medical diagnostics more accessible to people around the world, scientists say.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 2:20pm -
  • newEngineers add sense of touch to prosthetic hand
    Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have created an electronic skin, which when added to a prosthetic hand allows the user to feel objects as if through their own hand, including feeling pain when touching a sharp object.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 1:16pm -
  • newSpray-on antennas unlock communication of the future
    Hear the word "antenna" and you might think about rabbit ears on the top of an old TV or the wire that picks up radio signals for a car. But an antenna can be much smaller – even invisible. No matter its shape or size, an antenna is crucial for com…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 1:07pm -
  • Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices
    It seems like every few months there's a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses lik…
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 18, 2:40pm -
  • Researchers patent technology for smart seat cushion, adaptable prosthetics
    The University of Texas at Arlington has patented a smart seat cushion that uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair.
    - 4 days ago 20 Sep 18, 4:06pm -