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The Engineer


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  • Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot performs parkour
    In the latest eye-catching demonstration of its somewhat unsettling technological prowess, robotics specialist Boston Dynamics has unveiled footage of its humanoid Atlas robot performing parkour.   In the video, the 1.5 metre tall battery-powered ro…
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  • World’s fastest camera captures 10 trillion frames per second
    US and Canadian researchers have used ultrashort laser pulses to develop a camera capable of shooting 10 trillion frames in a second. The team, from Quebec University’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the California Instit…
    - 3 days ago 12 Oct 18, 10:05am -
  • Calling engineers: help shape the future of engineering engagement
    Inspiring the next generation of engineers has never been more important, but what does effective engineering engagement look like? Come and find out and join the debate at This is Engineering Engagement, a free one day event on Friday 16th November…
    - 3 days ago 12 Oct 18, 7:19am -
  • Student engineers encouraged to enter Engineering for People Design Challenge
    Engineers Without Borders UK has launched the 2018-19 Engineering for People Design Challenge, a competition that encourages engineering undergraduates to hone their skills in solving real-world problems. Taking place at over 30 Universities in the U…
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 11:48am -
  • IMechE Design Challenge sees Durham and Brunel students honoured
    The 2018 Design Challenge has seen Durham and Brunel Universities crowned as champions in their respective categories. Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the event saw more than 2,000 first and second-year engineering undergraduates taki…
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 11:40am -

Science Daily Engineering


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  • World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second
    Researchers have developed what they call T-CUP: the world's fastest camera, capable of capturing ten trillion frames per second. This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena -- and even light! -- in extremely slow moti…
    - 3 days ago 12 Oct 18, 1:30pm -
  • Breakthrough in self-healing materials
    Researchers have given self-healing qualities to polymers that are used in relatively inexpensive commodities, such as paints, plastics and coatings.
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 6:31pm -
  • Opening communication lines between propulsion and airflow poses new questions
    On the runway to more fuel-efficient aircraft, one alternative propulsion scheme being explored is an array of electrically powered ducted fans. The fans are distributed across the wing span or integrated into the wing. Researchers have gained new un…
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 5:34pm -
  • The culprit of superconductivity in cuprates
    Researchers have uncovered an underlying mechanism related to the materials dependence in copper-based high-temperature superconductors. The research may open a new avenue for designing materials with high-temperature superconductivity.
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 1:05pm -
  • Engineers develop process to 3-D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons
    Scientists have developed a method to 3-D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons to greatly improve a patient's recovery. A person with a badly damaged ligament, tendon, or ruptured disc could simply have new replacement ti…
    - 5 days ago 10 Oct 18, 2:55pm -

Phys.org Engineering Tech


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  • Opening communication lines between propulsion and airflow poses new questions
    On the runway to more fuel-efficient aircraft, one alternative propulsion scheme being explored is an array of electrically powered ducted fans. The fans are distributed across the wing span or integrated into the wing. Researchers at the University…
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 5:27pm -
  • Contactless 3-D fingerprint identification
    A new system improves the speed and accuracy of fingerprint scanning and matching by using 3-D technology. No pressing required.
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 12:07pm -
  • Saudi Arabia opens high-speed railway to public
    Saudi Arabia's new high-speed railway opened to the public on Thursday, whisking Muslim pilgrims and other travellers between Mecca and Medina, Islam's holiest cities.
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 11:06am -
  • Simple fabrication of full-color perovskite LEDs
    A next-generation optical material based on perovskite nanoparticles can achieve vivid colors even on very large screens. Due to their high color purity and low cost advantages, it has also gained much interests in industry. A recent study including…
    - 4 days ago 11 Oct 18, 10:59am -
  • Lite Run wins innovation award for 'spacesuit' pants
    A St. Paul, Minn., company's invention that uses air-powered "spacesuit" pants to train people to walk normally has won an innovation competition at an industry conference in Dallas.
    - 5 days ago 10 Oct 18, 1:40pm -