Recent Articles

March 23, 2017 10:24 am
Sheri Kasprzak
Nanomachines are already useful for delivering medication and serving as computer memories at the nanometer scale. But thanks to advance 3D printing techniques, researchers at Dartmouth College have found a way to make nanomachines useful at the human scale ...
March 23, 2017 10:45 am
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern. Large numbers of connected toys have been put on the market ...
March 22, 2017 10:34 am
Baylor University
"Technophobes" -- people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don't understand -- are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University study found. More than a third of those in the study fit its definition of "technophobe" ...
March 22, 2017 10:57 am
Kyoto University
Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common methods, according to Kyoto University's Toru Tanimori, do not 'see' enough ...
March 22, 2017 11:21 am
University of Minnesota
Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team ...
March 22, 2017 3:03 pm
North Carolina State University
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls. The advance builds on earlier work by the same research team ...
March 21, 2017 9:28 am
Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office
Markov decision processes are mathematical models used to determine the best courses of action when both current circumstances and future consequences are uncertain. They’ve had a huge range of applications — in natural-resource management, manufacturing, operations management ...
March 21, 2017 9:38 am
David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University
Fresh insights into living cells, brighter video projectors and more accurate medical tests are just three of the innovations that could result from a new way of fabricating lasers. The new method was developed by an international collaboration among researchers from the University of Toronto ...
March 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Tony Glockler, CEO of SolidProfessor
Technological innovations in 3D CAD software has allowed designers to become magicians as they create products out of thin air. This year at SOLIDWORKS World, that magic was literal as the conference kicked off in Los Angeles with death-defying illusions ...
March 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Sheri Kasprzak
Nereis virens, a sand worm, may not be the most attractive creature on the planet, but the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of its jaw inspired a new material that adapts to changing environments. The soft, gel-like material developed by engineers at Massachusetts Institute ...
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