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Mechanical Engineering - Innovation / Technology - 29.11.2018
Research showcase addresses future of aerospace propulsion
How academia and industry can solve the challenges of future aircraft propulsion was the focus of an annual showcase held at a major centre for aerospace research at the University of Nottingham this week.

Mechanical Engineering - 14.11.2018

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Mechanical Engineering - Innovation / Technology - 21.09.2018
New Department of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy
New Department of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy
In response to epoch-making developments in aviation and space flight, the Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder announced the establishment of a new engineering department at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in his government statement on April 18, 2018.

Mechanical Engineering - 18.09.2018
Podcast: From the archive - On Berkeley time? He keeps Campanile's clocks ticking
Podcast: From the archive - On Berkeley time? He keeps Campanile’s clocks ticking
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Last week, Berkeley students noticed that one of the Campanile's four clocks stopped.

Mechanical Engineering - 18.09.2018
Multi-joint, personalized soft exosuit breaks new ground
Fully wearable soft exosuit with automatic tuning helps users save energy and walk outside over difficult terrain  Multi-joint Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground from Wyss Institute on Vimeo.   In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, firefighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain and arrive fresh at their destinations so that they can perform their respective tasks more effectively.

Mechanical Engineering - Careers / Employment - 28.08.2018

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 23.08.2018
UNIL & EPFL help the international cycling union combat technological fraud
Advances in performance of batteries and electric motors has provided new technological possibilities including drones and transport devices like hoverboards, e-bikes and e-scooters - technologies th

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 17.08.2018
Shen’s Spectacular Supersolder
Carnegie Mellon University's Sheng Shen has created a solder-like material called supersolder, with twice the thermal conductivity of conventional solders and a compliance higher by two to three orders of magnitude.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 06.08.2018
The bark side of the force
The bark side of the force
As the vertical position is unstable—for both trees and humans—mechanisms are needed to offset the effect of gravity.

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 01.08.2018
Boeing will be Kendall Square Initiative's first major tenant
Boeing will be Kendall Square Initiative’s first major tenant
New research presence will serve to advance innovation in the aerospace industry and shape East Campus gateway.

Mechanical Engineering - Social Sciences - 30.07.2018
Crashing blackboard with consequences
Crashing blackboard with consequences
This questionnaire-game is still as worthwhile as it was in the days of Marcel Proust. Here, we have answers by Franziska Ochsenfarth, student representative in the TUM Senate and the TUM Board of Trustees.

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 27.07.2018
Automated, Networked, Secure: Research network develops new approaches to safety and security for vehicles of the future
No 206/2018 from Jul 27, 2018 The Institute of Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin is involved in a joint project that deals with testing and optimizing the safety aspects of networked, self-driving cars. In a project called "Security For Connected, Autonomous Cars" (SecForCARs), a group led by Jörn Eichler is investigating the interaction of cybersecurity and functional safety and their systematic inclusion in the development of interconnected vehicles with automated driving functions.

Mechanical Engineering - Chemistry - 25.07.2018
Facebook Live Event Will Feature Science at the Advanced Light Source
What goes on at an X-ray light source?  Tune in to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Facebook page, at , at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) this Friday, July 27.

Mechanical Engineering - Innovation / Technology - 23.07.2018

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 19.07.2018
Research supports next generation hybrid aircraft technology to halve NOx emissions
The University of Nottingham is working with UK-based aerospace technology firm Derwent Aviation to assess the performance of their new Dual Drive Booster (DDB).

Academic Rankings - Mechanical Engineering - 17.07.2018

Academic Rankings - Mechanical Engineering - 17.07.2018

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 11.07.2018
«Smart» polymers transform electrical
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of electromechanical polymer converters in stack construction: As an actuator, this converts electrical energy into mechanical work with an «integrated» sensor function.

Mechanical Engineering - 09.07.2018

Sport Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 28.06.2018
New balls please
Wimbledon begins on 2 July. Over the course of the Championships some 2,500 tennis balls will be used.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 26.06.2018
Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking
Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking
Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options, including artificial knees controlled by microchips, sensor-laden feet driven by artificial intelligence, and robotic hands that a user can manipulate with her mind. But such high-tech designs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, making them unattainable for many amputees, particularly in developing countries.

Computer Science / Telecom - Mechanical Engineering - 18.05.2018
Albatross robot takes flight
Albatross robot takes flight
MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat. In regions of high wind, the robot is designed to stay aloft, much like its avian counterpart. Where there are calmer winds, the robot can dip a keel into the water to ride like a highly efficient sailboat instead.

Mechanical Engineering - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.05.2018
No Motor, No Battery, No Problem
No Motor, No Battery, No Problem
Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Instead, these first-of-their-kind devices paddle through water as the material they are constructed from deforms with temperature changes. The work blurs the boundary between materials and robots.

Mechanical Engineering - Mathematics - 03.05.2018
Motor And Energy Store In One
Physicists and material scientists have succeeded in constructing a motor and an energy storage device from one single component.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 02.05.2018
Preparing problem-solvers
Ranchers in rural Montana, oncology researchers, and touring rock musicians all have one thing in common-they face problems that an engineer could help solve.

Mechanical Engineering - Innovation / Technology - 01.05.2018
Robot transitions from soft to rigid
Even octopuses understand the importance of elbows. When these squishy, loose-limbed cephalopods need to make a precise movement - such as guiding food into their mouth - the muscles in their tentacles contract to create a temporary revolute joint.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 25.04.2018
Scientists use quantum ’spooky action’ to entangle objects you can actually see
Even in the odd world of quantum physics, the phenomenon known as entanglement-in which two objects become tied together although not physically connected-is among the hardest to comprehend.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 24.04.2018
Future wearable device could tell how we power human movement
For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action. A team of researchers led by UW-Madison mechanical engineering professor Darryl Thelen and graduate student Jack Martin has devised a new approach for noninvasively measuring tendon tension while a person is engaging in activities like walking or running.

Transport - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2018
World's largest electric truck in
World’s largest electric truck in
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in a quarry in Péry in the Bernese Jura from 20 April.

Transport - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2018
Start of work for the world’s largest electric truck
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April.

Mechanical Engineering - Innovation / Technology - 12.04.2018
Engineers to enhance Defence capability
Aerospace engineers from the University of Sydney are among a cohort of industry and research organisations who will develop a next-generation Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for use by Australian soldiers.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 15.03.2018
Study destroys myth that motorcycle helmets break necks
While some riders claim that motorcycle helmets can break necks during a crash, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows they have the opposite effect.

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 15.03.2018
Three-way partnership takes flight to transform aero engines
Rolls-Royce, the University of Nottingham and Ansys, a specialist in engineering simulation software, have embarked on a five-year collaboration to develop breakthrough technology for advanced aircraft engines.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 13.03.2018
Award-winning WMG research makes Ford cars lighter and more efficient
Ford cars could be more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to a new lightweight rear suspension component, designed by the award-winning Innovate UK project Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS), involving WMG at the University of Warwick.

Mechanical Engineering - Literature / Linguistics - 09.03.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 05.03.2018
Artificial "maple seeds" from rockets
The Space Team at TU Wien is launching an ambitious project together with the University of Würzburg.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 05.03.2018
Artificial "maple seeds" from rockets
The Space Team at TU Wien is launching an ambitious project together with the University of Würzburg.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 02.03.2018

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 06.02.2018
Using shark scales to design better drones, planes, and wind turbines
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of South Carolina, have shed light on a decades-old mystery about sharkskin and, in the process, demonstrated a new, bioinspired structure that could improve the aerodynamic performance of planes, wind turbines, drones and cars.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 02.02.2018
Mechanical forces may underlie brain’s development and some diseases
The same tools that Ellen Kuhl once applied to studying concrete are now revealing mysteries in how the brain folds and functions. Judging by the few items on her desk - some photographs of brain tissue taken through a microscope, a plastic model of the brain, a plush toy neuron - Ellen Kuhl is by all appearances a neuroscientist, and her current research into the brain's development and diseases backs this up.

Mechanical Engineering - 25.01.2018
Easy mobility with the E-Trike
Easy mobility with the E-Trike
Research news Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an e-trike on behalf of the Munich Public Transit Agency (Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft or MVG).

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 17.01.2018
Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials
Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials
Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics. Their work could pave the way for wider use of metamaterials in more mainstream applications by creating a purpose-driven framework for their design.
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