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  • newWith a hop, a skip and a jump, high-flying robot leaps through obstacles with ease
    First unveiled in 2016, Salto the jumping robot stands at little less than a foot, but can vault over three times its height in a single bound. Now researchers have equipped the robot with a slew of new skills, giving it the ability to bounce in plac…
    - 16 hours ago 21 May 19, 8:24pm -
  • newStrain enables new applications of 2D materials
    Superconductors' never-ending flow of electrical current could provide new options for energy storage and superefficient electrical transmission and generation. But the signature zero electrical resistance of superconductors is reached only below a c…
    - 16 hours ago 21 May 19, 8:24pm -
  • newScientists use molecular tethers, chemical 'light sabers' for tissue engineering
    Researchers have unveiled a new strategy to keep proteins intact and functional in synthetic biomaterials for tissue engineering. Their approach modifies proteins at a specific point so that they can be chemically tethered to the scaffold using light…
    - 24 hours ago 21 May 19, 12:49pm -
  • Why are gels elastic?
    They're in a range of consumer products -- everything from toothpaste and yogurt to fabric softeners and insoles for shoes. But what puts the spring, the elasticity in gels? New research has found the answer.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 19, 8:50pm -
  • Dog-like robot made by students jumps, flips and trots
    Students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain -- and they want you to make one too.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 19, 4:58pm - Engineering Tech

  • newGuiding vibration simulations for turbines
    If you've ever felt frustrated while staring at a little spinning pinwheel while a computer finishes a task, try waiting for six weeks.
    - 23 hours ago 21 May 19, 2:02pm -
  • Engineers design solutions to tackle low-frequency noise
    Low frequency noise (500 Hertz and lower), which could stem from various sources such as construction machineries and aircrafts, is a form of environmental noise problem in urban environments. Such noise transmits over long distances and cause distur…
    - 1 day ago 21 May 19, 12:28pm -
  • Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives
    Producing cement takes a heavy toll on our climate: Around eight per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to this process. However, the demand for cement continues to rise. A team of geoscientists from Martin Luther Univer…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 19, 2:21pm -
  • Smart device detects food contaminants in real time
    Some consumers place importance on locally grown or organic food. Others want the products they purchase to look and taste good. Yet others focus on low prices. However, no matter what their other requirements, everyone would like their food to be fr…
    - 2 days ago 20 May 19, 1:10pm -
  • US states' drones inspect bridges, help predict avalanches
    In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.
    - 2 days ago 20 May 19, 9:25am -