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'We've got the power': Brayton cycle technology test delivers electricity to the grid

For the first time, Sandia National Laboratories researchers delivered electricity produced by a new power-generating system to the Sandia-Kirtland Air Force Base electrical grid.

Engineering

Drones carrying parcels found to use much less energy per parcel than diesel trucks

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has found that drones carrying parcels use much less energy per parcel than diesel delivery trucks. In their paper published in the journal Patterns, the group described ...

Engineering

New adaptive artificial muscles made of a single-helical woolen yarn

In recent years, material scientists have designed a wide range of innovative materials that could be used to create new technologies, including soft robots, controllers and smart textiles. These materials include artificial ...

Robotics

Artificial finger able to identify surface material with 90% accuracy

A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has developed an artificial finger that was able to identify certain surface materials with 90% accuracy. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, ...

Engineering

Fancy a side of 3D printed carrots and crickets with your meal?

As the global population continues to age and grow, the demand for protein-rich food is also expected to increase concurrently. This has also caused concerns on increasing greenhouse gases, land and water consumption associated ...

Engineering

Researchers improve cement with shrimp shell nanoparticles

Putting nanoparticles from shrimp shells into cement paste made the material significantly stronger—an innovation that could lead to reduced seafood waste and lower carbon emissions from concrete production.

Engineering

Next-gen heat pump could cut energy bills and carbon emissions

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help households save on their energy bills and contribute towards net-zero emissions goals.

Engineering

Engineers develop stickers that can see inside the body

Ultrasound imaging is a safe and noninvasive window into the body's workings, providing clinicians with live images of a patient's internal organs. To capture these images, trained technicians manipulate ultrasound wands ...

Engineering

Researchers 3D print sensors for satellites

MIT scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers (RPAs), are used by satellites to determine ...

Engineering

Boosting memory performance with strong ion bombardment

Recently, researchers have developed new technology that dramatically improves the performance of flash memory by a strong ion bombardment process. This memory platform can reliably express multiple data in a single device, ...

Engineering

There's nothing boring about tunnels

Hidden beneath every major city are networks of underground tunnels. Many of them are used daily by commuters on trains, or light-rail or traveling by road.

Engineering

Researchers recycle CDs into flexible biosensors

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.