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Physics - Electroengineering - 26.10.2017
Researchers look to patterns to envision new engineering field
Researchers look to patterns to envision new engineering field
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois are showing how the atomic-scale version of this phenomenon may hold the secrets to help advance electronics design to the limits of size and speed.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 25.10.2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
We've seen RoboBees that can fly , stick to walls , and dive into water. Now, get ready for a hybrid RoboBee that can fly, dive into water, swim, propel itself back out of water, and safely land.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 25.10.2017
University of Sydney’s super-fast blockchain gets even faster
New global trials have shown the super-fast 'Red Belly Blockchain' can process financial transactions 50 percent faster than first anticipated - outperforming some market leaders including VISA for world-wide payments.

Electroengineering - Chemistry - 23.10.2017
Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher
Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher
ANN ARBOR-Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 22.10.2017
Selective memory
In a traditional computer, a microprocessor is mounted on a "package," a small circuit board with a grid of electrical leads on its bottom.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 20.10.2017
UK can be a world leader in drone tech, says Imperial academic at lab launch
UK can be a world leader in drone tech, says Imperial academic at lab launch
The "drone race" between countries is underway and the UK can be a leader, said an Imperial aeronautical engineer at the launch of a new centre.

Electroengineering - 19.10.2017
Watch: New electric road offers flexible charging
Watch: New electric road offers flexible charging
In recent years, electric roads have emerged as potential alternatives to the heavy and expensive batteries currently needed in electric road vehicles.

Electroengineering - 19.10.2017
New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband
New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband
Slow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' - the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% - could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 18.10.2017
Podcast: Reporting on climate change, underfloor robots and the latest Fringe
In this edition: We discover Imperial's involvement in the IPCC, meet underfloor robots and explore the Imperial universe at the latest Fringe.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 18.10.2017
Engineering Establishes Intel Center for Wireless Autonomous Systems
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science has established the Intel Center for Wireless Autonomous Systems.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 18.10.2017
Engineering: Octopus Camouflage Is Inspiration for Soft Robots and Inflatable Displays
Engineering: Octopus Camouflage Is Inspiration for Soft Robots and Inflatable Displays
In a blink of an eye, an octopus can transform from a colorful creature to a drab pile of rocks and plant life, indistinguishable from the surface it's perched on.

Art and Design - Electroengineering - 18.10.2017
At The HUB, a celebration of art, technology, and innovation
At The HUB, a celebration of art, technology, and innovation
The central hub of Boston's 2017 HUBweek celebration last week was a remarkable sight: a sprawling village of over 80 shipping containers transformed into a brightly painted celebration of art, technology, and innovation, bustling with people exploring the towering crates.

Chemistry - Electroengineering - 18.10.2017
Electrode materials from the microwave oven
Electrode materials from the microwave oven
Research news Power on the go is in demand: The greater the battery capacity, the larger the reach of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops.

Health - Electroengineering - 18.10.2017

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 17.10.2017
Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force
Flexible ’skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force
If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb - or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet - it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 17.10.2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes.

Environment - Electroengineering - 17.10.2017
Queensland, China collaborate on game-changer research
Queensland, China collaborate on game-changer research
University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded under a joint Queensland-China scheme.

Physics - Electroengineering - 16.10.2017
Bridging the terahertz gap
Optical frequency combs are widely-used, high-precision tools for measuring and detecting different frequencies - a.k.a.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 12.10.2017
Master builders needed for Nottingham Lego tournament
Calling all Lego fans...the University of Nottingham is looking for school teams to take part in the regional heat of the global FIRST LEGO League challenge taking place on Tuesday 19 th December.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 12.10.2017
Top secret! Decrypting the world
Imagine a society without secrets. A kind of space-time where everything and everyone would be known.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 12.10.2017
Von R. Eshleman, Stanford electrical engineer and pioneer in planetary and radio sciences, dies at 93
Von Russel Eshleman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, developed methods of studying distant planets with radio waves and oversaw experiments between the Stanford Dish and Pioneer space probes.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 11.10.2017
Engineering to Develop Intelligent, Adaptive and Resilient Robot Teams with $27 Million Army Research Lab Grant
Engineering to Develop Intelligent, Adaptive and Resilient Robot Teams with $27 Million Army Research Lab Grant
The United States Army Research Laboratory has awarded the University of Pennsylvania's  School of Engineering and Applied Science  a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent, and resilient teams of robots.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 11.10.2017

Physics - Electroengineering - 10.10.2017
Penn and KIST Researchers Offer Insights Into Lightweight Material That Expands With Heat
When it comes to taking up room without adding too much weight, the bubble can't be beat. Because they are mostly air, they're ultra-lightweight and can expand to fill any given space. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology recently found a way to exploit these properties of bubbles to create "microbombs," a type of material that expands with heat to form "microclusters," which fit themselves to fill their physical confinement.

Physics - Electroengineering - 09.10.2017
A zero-index waveguide
In 2015, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed the first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero, meaning that the phase of light could be stretched infinitely long. The metamaterial represented a new method to manipulate light and was an important step forward for integrated photonic circuits, which use light rather than electrons to perform a wide variety of functions.

Electroengineering - Chemistry - 05.10.2017
Future of energy: Energy storage
A battery developed in Stanford Professor Hongjie Dai's lab could provide low-cost storage for solar energy.

Environment - Electroengineering - 05.10.2017
Future of energy: Cleaner fossil fuels
In the United States, most electricity from the grid comes from power plants that run on coal or natural gas.

Electroengineering - 05.10.2017
Opinion: Could we build a Blade Runner-style 'replicant''
Opinion: Could we build a Blade Runner-style ’replicant’’
Could replicants ever be a reality? In this article from The Conversation , Fumiya Iida (Department of Engineering) discusses what it would take to make a truly life-like robot.

Administration - Electroengineering - 04.10.2017
WMG researchers at the University of Warwick part of new national £65 million battery research
WMG researchers, at the University of Warwick, will be a significant part of a new £65 million national battery research initiative.

Electroengineering - 04.10.2017
Protecting the Power Grid
Larry Pileggi and his graduate students have developed a toolkit that could help model and simulate the power grid more reliably to better protect it from cybersecurity threats.

Electroengineering - Physics - 28.09.2017
Team builds flexible new platform for high-performance electronics
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world - and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily scalable to the commercial level.

Life Sciences - Electroengineering - 28.09.2017
Japanese collaborations reach new heights
Japanese collaborations reach new heights
Imperial and one of Japan's top universities joined forces at a two-day workshop in London this week.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 27.09.2017
"Superhero" robot wears different outfits for different tasks
From butterflies that sprout wings to hermit crabs that switch their shells, many animals must adapt their exterior features in order to survive.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 27.09.2017
Carnegie Mellon Snake Robot Used in Search for Mexico Quake Survivors
Multi-jointed rescue robot gets first experience in live disaster Carnegie Mellon University researchers last week deployed a snake-like robot to search for trapped survivors in a Mexico City apartment building that collapsed in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook the city Sept.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 26.09.2017
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.

Electroengineering - Social Sciences - 26.09.2017
A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipse
ANN ARBOR-Eighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 25.09.2017
Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots
Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Robots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 22.09.2017

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 20.09.2017
Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
The Southern Ocean is key to Earth's climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers.

Electroengineering - 20.09.2017
Braille that fits in your pocket
Braille that fits in your pocket
Tetragon, a TU Wien spin-off, has invented a completely new kind of Braille display, which is user-friendly, cost-effective and extremely portable.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 19.09.2017
Smart Traffic Signals Will Help Blind Cross Streets
System allows extra time for pedestrians with disabilities Smart traffic signals that are designed to improve the flow of traffic also could help pedestrians with visual or other disabilities safely cross streets, or even catch a bus.

Physics - Electroengineering - 19.09.2017
World-first microchip: ’storing lightning inside thunder’
As we churn through more data, cloud computing centres are overheating. Photonic chip technology offers a way forward for our insatiable appetite for information.

Electroengineering - Event - 19.09.2017

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 18.09.2017
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic
Lancaster engineers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.

Electroengineering - Chemistry - 18.09.2017
Thin, flexible device could provide efficient cooling for mobile electronics - or people
Thin, flexible device could provide efficient cooling for mobile electronics - or people
UCLA, SRI International researchers devise polymer film to transfer heat from batteries and processors Matthew Chin Engineers and scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Appl

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 14.09.2017
Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots
Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots
Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher.

Electroengineering - 13.09.2017
UW team shatters long-range communication barrier for devices that consume almost no power
UW team shatters long-range communication barrier for devices that consume almost no power
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers - breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices.

Physics - Electroengineering - 13.09.2017
Quantum Sensors Decipher Magnetic Ordering in a New Semiconducting Material
Quantum Sensors Decipher Magnetic Ordering in a New Semiconducting Material
For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale.