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Engineering

Hydrogen fuel cell advance exceeds DOE-set targets for fuel cell performance and durability

As important as the internal combustion engine has been for societal progress, it is also a major contributor to pollution that damages human health and carbon emissions that help drive the climate crisis. Close to 30% of ...

Engineering

Algorithm learns to correct 3D printing errors for different parts, materials and systems

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other ...

Engineering

Team reports giant response of semiconductors to light

In an example of the adage "everything old is new again," MIT engineers report a new discovery in semiconductors, well-known materials that have been the focus of intense study for over 100 years thanks to their many applications ...

Engineering

Using ammonia to heal perovskite film for solar panel construction

Since 2009, scientists have suspected that perovskite films, which are a combination of organic and inorganic material, could be promising for solar panel construction. Perovskites are very thin films with a specific crystal ...

Hardware

Sensor research helps fight wildfires

As climate change leads to larger and more frequent wildfires, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using sensors, drones and machine learning to both prevent fires and reduce their ...

Engineering

Florida utility's new drone can speed hurricane recovery

Florida's primary energy provider is ready to launch a powerful new technology, just ahead of the busiest weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season: a new fixed-wing drone designed fly into tropical storm force winds and speed ...

Engineering

Shrinking the carbon footprint of timber construction

Developer Thrive Construct recently announced the world's tallest steel-timber hotel to be built at Victoria Square, Adelaide. Australia has caught onto the trend of building taller in timber, with other plans for three buildings ...

Robotics

A flexible, rod-driven soft robot for biomedical applications

Soft robots that can complete tasks with high efficiency, accuracy and precision could have numerous valuable applications. For instance, they could be introduced in medical settings, helping doctors to carry out complex ...