Business

Economic heavyweight Boeing hammered by dual crises

Boeing lost $52 billion on the stock market in a week, a rout that underscores the challenges facing the aircraft manufacturer amid setbacks over the 737 MAX and the coronavirus pandemic.

Engineering

Researchers advance solar material production

A Washington State University team has developed a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride (CdTe) material for solar cells or other applications, a discovery that could advance the solar ...

Robotics

Soft robot programmed to move like an inchworm

Engineering researchers from the University of Toronto have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.

Engineering

Novel powdered milk method yields better frothing agent

A novel method of processing—using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray—yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the ...

Robotics

Automation has doubled in global manufacturing

The use of robots in US manufacturing has more than tripled over the two decades, and has doubled in the rest of the world, replacing certain categories of worker, according to a report published Monday.

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