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December 15, 2018

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December 15, 2018

Dec. 6, 2018 — Engineers have developed a method to transfer complete, flexible, two-dimensional circuits from their fabrication platforms to curved and other smooth surfaces. Such circuits are able to couple with ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Engineers have fine-tuned a microfluidic process for producing uniform bubbles to make ordered foams with bubbles in two or three distinct sizes. The customizable, 'wet' foams are intended ... read more

Fine-Tuning Renewables Could Help Texas Balance Energy Resources

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Harnessing nuclear fusion is a step closer after researchers showed that using two types of imaging can help them assess the safety and reliability of parts used in a fusion energy ... read more

A New Way to See Stress -- Using Supercomputers

Nov. 30, 2018 — Supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. Widely-used atomic stress formulae significantly underestimate stress near stress ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — Researchers have developed a new X-ray method which involves solving a giant 3D Sudoku problem to better understand these granular movements -- and the findings could have a big impact on various ... read more

Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances

Nov. 29, 2018 — The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the ... read more

Revealing Hidden Information in Sound Waves

Nov. 29, 2018 — By essentially turning down the pitch of sound waves, engineering researchers have devised a way to unlock greater amounts of data from acoustic fields than ever ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — A global team of computer scientists have developed a novel method that replicates physical objects for the virtual and augmented reality space just using a point-and-shoot camera with a flash, ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers using magnetic signals have found unique 'fingerprints' on steel, which could help to verify weapons treaties and reduce the use of counterfeit bolts in the construction ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers have figured out how to keep condensed droplets from coalescing into a film, and to make the droplets jump high enough to move away from the condenser ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something which could dramatically improve their quality of ... read more

AI Could Help Cities Detect Expensive Water Leaks

Nov. 28, 2018 — Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — Although hybrid-electric cars are becoming commonplace, similar technology applied to airplanes comes with significantly different challenges. Aerospace engineers are addressing some of them toward ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — A research team has developed a novel strategy to develop new high-strength alloys which are extremely strong and yet also ductile and flexible. The strategy overcomes the critical issues of the ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — The Flow Focusing technology (also known as GDVN, Gas Dynamic Virtual Nozzle), has been one of the key elements in the success of the first experiments carried out by the European XFEL project. It ... read more

Could an Anti-Global Warming Atmospheric Spraying Program Really Work?

Nov. 23, 2018 — A program to reduce Earth's heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely ... read more

Novel Machine Learning Technique for Simulating the Every Day Task of Dressing

Nov. 20, 2018 — Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on ... read more

Nov. 20, 2018 — SEAS researchers have developed a so-called metacorrector, a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into ... read more

Aquatic Animals That Jump out of Water Inspire Leaping Robots

Nov. 20, 2018 — Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? Researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same ... read more

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