Engineering

Could we make cars out of petroleum residue?

As the world struggles to improve the efficiency of cars and other vehicles in order to curb greenhouse gas emissions and improve the range of electric vehicles, the search is on for ever-lighter materials that are strong ...

Robotics

For real, outdoors: SCAMP robot can fly, perch, climb

We love the impressive video watch of Atlas biped models, super-sized machine wonders trekking through craggy terrain, undeterred by snow, mud and ice, ready to haul supplies and go where no humans dare to go in times of ...

Engineering

3D-printed metal bike frame is light but strong

(Phys.org) —As a bicycle newsmaker, you can file this under 3D-printed projects and you can flag it as a uniquely light yet strong 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame. The frame, announced earlier this month, was manufactured ...

Engineering

One-dimensional objects morph into new dimensions

A line is the shortest distance between two points, but "A-line," a 4-D printing system developed at Carnegie Mellon University, takes a more circuitous route. One-dimensional, "line"-shaped plastic structures produced with ...

Engineering

3-D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3-D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than ...

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