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New upgrades to old wireless tech could enable real-time 3D motion capture

A wireless technology that is helping people find their keys and wallets could one day be used for precise and real-time 3D motion capture, thanks to upgrades developed by electrical engineers at the University of California ...

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High-speed alloy creation could revolutionize hydrogen's future

A Sandia National Laboratories team of materials scientists and computer scientists, with some international collaborators, have spent more than a year creating 12 new alloys—and modeling hundreds more—that demonstrate ...

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What happens to a hydrogen tank during a collision?

Vehicle emissions contribute significantly to global warming effects, although technologies such as hybrid and fully electric vehicles have been introduced in recent years to reduce vehicle emissions. Hydrogen-fueled vehicles ...

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New processing and cooking technology helps food manufacturers reduce carbon and energy consumption

Scientists have uncovered new ways for food industry manufacturers to help tackle climate change by altering their cooking techniques to reduce energy consumption.

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Powering sea to space

Magnetic materials pose major limitations in power electronic applications at high frequencies, but MSE Professor Michael McHenry and alums Paul Ohodnicki, Alex Leary and Sam Kernion have made advancements on materials and ...

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How future trains could be less noisy

Rail transportation is core to Europe's plans to become carbon neutral by 2050, but noisy trains represent an obstacle that needs to be overcome.

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MAX-phase ceramics can self-heal cracks even at room temperature

Ceramics are resilient to heat and extreme environments, but they are fragile and crack easily. Recently, in a study published in Science Advances, researchers at Texas A&M University have discovered a self-healing mechanism ...

Robotics

Soft components for the next generation of soft robotics

Soft robots driven by pressurized fluids could explore new frontiers and interact with delicate objects in ways that traditional rigid robots can't. But building entirely soft robots remains a challenge because many of the ...

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The longest 3D-printed concrete bicycle bridge in the world

With a length of 29 meters, the Dutch city of Nijmegen now has the longest concrete 3D-bicycle bridge in the world. The project is unique because the bicycle bridge has been designed with complete freedom of form, thanks ...