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  • Morphing metamaterial has tunable shape-changing properties
    Caltech team develops metamaterial whose structural defects convey electrochemical benefits Metamaterials have been investigated for some years, most notably for their ability to manipulate light and sound waves in unusual ways, to make “invisibili…
    - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 10:21am -
  • Optical lace gives light touch to soft robots
    A stretchable optical lace material developed at Cornell University could enable soft robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions. The synthetic material, which is said to create a linked sensory network similar…
    - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 9:08am -
  • Driving force: the Cosworth V12 powering Aston Martin’s Valkyrie
    Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is one of the most hotly anticipated supercars of the decade, and its Cosworth V12 powerplant has been hailed as the ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine. Jon Excell reports Even behind two hermetically seal…
    - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 8:30am -
  • Robotic hand gets to grips with assembly line jobs
    Engineers have developed a two-fingered robotic hand that can alter the firmness of its grip, an advance that could be a valuable asset for human-robot partnership in manufacturing. The design of the robotic hand from the University at Buffalo, New Y…
    - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 8:05am -
  • A solution for weathering the future
    Phil Allen, Senior Civil & Flood Risk Engineer at Thomasons, explains how we need to design & adapt our buildings to mitigate against the effects of extreme weather, believed to be an effect of climate change 2019 has been another year of climatic re…
    - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 2:38pm -

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  • Medical drones for accident and emergency
    Remote or computer-controlled aircraft, commonly referred to as "drones" could revolutionize the way in which emergency medical supplies, such as bags of blood plasma, are delivered to areas hit by disaster, accidents or other life-threatening situat…
    - 65 days ago 12 Jul 19, 12:16pm -
  • What will it take to live on the moon?
    With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University's Haym Benaroya is optimistic that people will someday live on the moon.
    - 66 days ago 11 Jul 19, 5:10pm -
  • Study provides framework for assessing historic wrought iron structures
    The Institution of Civil Engineers will honor the research of a New York University professor who employed terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) to examine Ireland's historic Guinness Bridge.
    - 66 days ago 11 Jul 19, 4:21pm -
  • New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts
    Last week's massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Labo…
    - 66 days ago 11 Jul 19, 3:17pm -
  • New high-definition satellite radar can detect bridges at risk of collapse from space
    Researchers from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Bath have developed a satellite-based early warning system that could spot tiny movements in bridges that indicate they could collapse.
    - 68 days ago 9 Jul 19, 5:25pm -