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The Engineer

  • The material difference
    Giles Salt, CEO of M&I Materials, discusses moving from development to commercialisation in demanding material applications Thousands of new materials are developed each year, many of which could be game-changing. But even with the concept proven –…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • The world’s most wear-resistant alloy consists of platinum and gold
    A new alloy developed at Sandia National Laboratories could represent a huge savings for the electronics industry Although to the general public metals are most durable materials, engineers know that this is not the case. Without specialised coatings…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 10:38am -
  • Nanocomposite coatings turn fabrics into pressure sensors
    Engineers are developing smart textiles by integrating flexible nanocomposite coatings on natural and synthetic fibres, an advance that could turn shoes and clothes into pressure sensors. The team at the University of Delaware is said to have demonst…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 10:16am -
  • ASTERIA CubeSat becomes first to observe an exoplanet
    A CubeSat called ASTERIA – Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics – has become the first to detect an exoplanet transit, demonstrating the growing capabilities of small satellites. Built by MIT and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 10:16am -
  • UK urged to make more of its IP
    The head of In-Comm Training is urging businesses and the government to step up efforts to commercialise Intellectual Property (IP) created in Britain. Gareth Jones, joint managing director of the Walsall-based training and business services company,…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 2:21pm -

Science Daily Engineering

  • New way to grow blood vessels developed
    Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic protein…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 7:03pm -
  • Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation
    Why trust should play a crucial part in the development of intelligent machines for medical therapies.
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 4:54pm -
  • Quantum material is promising 'ion conductor' for research, new technologies
    Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum material, representing a new avenue for research and potential applications in batteries, 'smart windows' and brain-inspired computers containin…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 10:32pm -
  • Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once
    As researchers engineer solutions for eventually replacing electronics with photonics, one team team has simplified the manufacturing process that allows utilizing multiple colors at the same time on an electronic chip instead of a single color at a…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 10:32pm -
  • Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles
    A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes and other functional garments, sensors that can measure everything from the light touch of a finger to being driven over by a forklift. And it's com…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 7:31pm - Engineering Tech