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  • Non-invasive test for malaria wins RAEng’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
    A non-invasive test for malaria has won a Ugandan software engineer the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta created the device, which works in conjunction with a mobile phone, after he and members of his…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jun 18, 10:49am -
  • Stretchable circuits boast wearable and biocompatible applications
    Chinese researchers have developed a stretchable metal-polymer conductor (MPC) that has potential for wearable circuits and biocompatible electronics. (Credit: Tang et al) The non-toxi…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jun 18, 10:21am -
  • Sculpted graphene foam shapes up for batteries and sensors
    Texas team devise method to make three-dimensional objects from graphene foam Graphene has often been touted as the ultimate two-dimensional material. However, chemists at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have devised a method for making and sculpt…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jun 18, 10:08am -
  • Interview: Mclaren Applied Technologies CTO Dr Caroline Hargrove
    Dr Caroline Hargrove, CTO of McLaren Applied Technologies, talks to Jon Excell about how motor racing is helping other sectors modernise While top-flight motorsport has sometimes struggled to stress its wider technological significance, it’s fair t…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Video of the week: AI sees through walls to assist people with degenerative illnesses
    This week’s video comes from MIT where researchers are using AI to see through walls in order to improve the lives of people with degenerative illnesses. Dubbed RF-Pose, the latest advance from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence L…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jun 18, 11:33am -

Science Daily Engineering

  • Squeezing light at the nanoscale
    Researchers have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an intense, nanoscale antenna that could be used to detect single biomolecules.
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 18, 7:44pm -
  • A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
    Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality brain imaging thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum nanoparticles, to lower the impedance of graphene electrodes by 100…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jun 18, 1:29am -
  • Magnetic 3D-printed structures crawl, roll, and jump
    Engineers have created soft, 3D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The menagerie of structures that can be magnetically manipulated includes a smooth ring that wrin…
    - 4 days ago 13 Jun 18, 8:30pm -
  • Automated robotic device for faster blood testing
    Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to allow health care practitioners to spend more time treating p…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jun 18, 2:20pm -
  • New aircraft-scheduling models may ease air travel frustrations
    Flight schedules that allow for a little carefully designed wiggle room could prevent the frustration of cascading airport delays and cancellations. By focusing on the early phases of flight schedule planning and delays at various scales, researchers…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jun 18, 5:35pm - Engineering Tech

  • Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology
    Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice.
    - 2 days ago 16 Jun 18, 9:10am -
  • Indoor positioning using a wireless network
    Scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, have developed an innovative method for indoor positioning of people and things using wireless network. It localises a human being or an object within an accuracy of one meter, it work…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jun 18, 11:15am -
  • Novel microplate 3-D bioprinting platform for muscle and tendon tissue engineering
    There is a strong need for medication that treats age-related degenerative muscle and tendon diseases. A critical bottleneck in the discovery and development of novel drugs for skeletal muscle is the lack of efficient and robust functional in vitro a…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jun 18, 1:51pm -
  • Making cars and planes lighter and cleaner using unidirectional fibre tapes
    An EU initiative has developed a cost-effective way to produce unidirectional (UD) tape to manufacture and reinforce parts in cars and planes. The solution will make them lighter and more environmentally sound.
    - 5 days ago 13 Jun 18, 12:59pm -
  • Image: Evaluating the noise of future aircraft
    As air traffic continues to surge in the U.S., neighbors who live near airports are complaining about the escalating noise. All the while, the demand for faster aircraft that travel at supersonic speeds is accelerating.
    - 5 days ago 13 Jun 18, 12:15pm -