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Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 25.03.2013
Engineers Develop Nanofoams for Better Body Armor, Layers of Protection for Buildings
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego are developing nanofoams that could be used to make better body armor; prevent traumatic brain injury and blast-related lung injuries in soldiers; and protect buildings from impacts and blasts. It's the first time researchers are investigating the use of nanofoams for structural protection.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 25.03.2013
Giant clockwork Solar System arrives at Jodrell Bank
Giant clockwork Solar System arrives at Jodrell Bank
The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has announced the arrival of its newest exhibit – a beautiful and unique mechanical orrery.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 20.03.2013
Penn State, Pratt & Whitney inaugurate most advanced turbine testing lab in U.S
Al Brockett, Pratt & Whitney's vice president of engineering module centers, has spearheaded the company's collaboration with Penn State.

Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering - 19.03.2013
Can control theory make software better?
Techniques used to ensure that airplanes won't stall out in flight could be adapted to prove that computer programs won't divide by zero. "Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software that can't tolerate bugs; it's common in academic research; and it's beginning to make inroads in commercial software.

Mechanical Engineering - 18.03.2013
Six Nations Rugby Union: were the gloves off?
Six Nations Rugby Union: were the gloves off?
As the Six Nations Cup reached its patriotic climax, two University of Sheffield engineers were keeping a closely scientific eye on the ball. Experts in tribology - the science of friction - Drs Roger Lewis and Matt Carré are more interested in grip than glory. Drs Lewis and Carré in the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering have been measuring the dynamic friction between the material of the ball and the skin on the fingertips and palm, and the mitts that some players choose to wear under different weather conditions.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 15.03.2013
World first: device keeps human liver alive outside body
World first: device keeps human liver alive outside body
In a world first, a donated human liver has been 'kept alive' outside a human being and then successfully transplanted into a patient in need of a new liver.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 13.03.2013
Predictability: The Brass Ring For Synthetic Biology
Predictability: The Brass Ring For Synthetic Biology
Predictability is often used synonymously with "boring," as in that story or that outcome was soooo predictable . For practioners of synthetic biology seeking to engineer valuable new microbes, however, predictability is the brass ring that must be captured. Researchers with the multi-institutional partnership known as BIOFAB have become the first to grab at least a portion of this ring by unveiling a package of public domain DNA sequences and statistical models that greatly increase the reliability and precision by which biological systems can be engineered.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 12.03.2013
The human musculoskeletal system created using computer models will lead to personalised treatment
The human musculoskeletal system created using computer models will lead to personalised treatment
A computer model of the human musculoskeletal system will be mapped out by researchers at the University of Sheffield following a £6.7 million grant that will lead to personalised treatment fo

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 12.03.2013
New York’s fossil fuel: Gone with the wind ... water and sun
Converting all of the state's energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power demand by about 37 percent and

Linguistics / Literature - Mechanical Engineering - 12.03.2013
Most extraordinary materials on earth housed in new Institute of Making
Most extraordinary materials on earth housed in new Institute of Making
This week the Institute of Making opens at UCL giving a permanent home to the Materials Library, a collection of the most unusual materials in the world, and the MakeSpace, the ultimate making workshop.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 12.03.2013
University of Birmingham receives £5.9 million to assess the underworld
The University of Birmingham will receive one of four large grants as part of a multimillion pound investment in leading engineering research projects to be announced by Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts today (12 March 2013).

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 12.03.2013
EPSRC announces new UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering
EPSRC announces new UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering
Innovative engineering projects announced today, including a new Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering at UCL, will bring leading engineers and scientists together to address some of the major engineering challenges facing the world.

Event - Mechanical Engineering - 11.03.2013
Nottingham professor wins the Rolls-Royce best patent award
Professor Dragos Axinte from The University of Nottingham, together with colleagues at Rolls-Royce, has received the prestigious Rolls-Royce Best Patent Award in recognition of a new technology that has been developed for the aerospace business.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 11.03.2013
Device may lead to quicker, more efficient diagnostics
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A twist on thin-film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously, leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security, according to Penn State researchers.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 11.03.2013
Renewed Harvard-BASF initiative to advance functional materials
Renewed Harvard-BASF initiative to advance functional materials
Multi-university research will focus on innovative materials for the automotive, building and construction, and energy sectors A major goal of this initiative is to jointly develop new materials for the automotive, building and construction, and energy industries.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 08.03.2013
Engineering the future of healthcare
Three creative engineering projects led by researchers at UCL have been awarded £2.8 million by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 06.03.2013
City launches festival of science and engineering
City launches festival of science and engineering
A fortnight-long festival showcasing science and engineering in the city, which is led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, returns this month in a new form, bigger and better than ever before.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 06.03.2013
Illuminating fractures: X-ray imaging sheds new light on damage in bone
Illuminating fractures: X-ray imaging sheds new light on damage in bone
From athletes to individuals suffering from osteoporosis, bone fractures are usually the result of tiny cracks accumulating over time - invisible rivulets of damage that, when coalesced, lead to that painful break.

Mechanical Engineering - Administration - 06.03.2013
Aviation firm funds $1.6m Sussex projects to improve aircraft engines
Aviation firm funds $1.6m Sussex projects to improve aircraft engines
Aviation firm funds $1.6m Sussex projects to improve aircraft engines One of the world's largest aviation technology companies is funding research at Sussex worth $1.6 million (just over £1 million) to make aircraft engines safer and more efficient.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 06.03.2013
Startup using U of M technology to manufacture key industrial chemicals from renewable sources
News Release MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/06/2013) —Startup Ascenix BioTechnologies will perfect and commercialize production methods to synthesize chemicals from renewable feedstocks.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 06.03.2013
Fukushima anniversary: Nuclear experts available
ANN ARBOR-Two years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011, triggering partial meltdowns in three nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi, decommissioning of the damaged reactors is still in its early stages and recovery is slow in the region around the plant.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 05.03.2013
Engineering Professor Elected to the Club of Rome
Engineering Professor Elected to the Club of Rome
Noam Lior, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the Club of Rome , an interdisciplinary, international think tank dedicated to sustainability issues.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 04.03.2013
LED Café -- where art and science meet
LED Café -- where art and science meet
Yale's vast art collection includes celebrated works by van Gogh, Cezanne, Hopper, and Rothko. But the flashiest new canvas on campus hangs on a wall - and ceiling - in the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS).

Continuing Education - Mechanical Engineering - 03.03.2013
Stanford 'Makers-in-Residence' program gives teens taste of real-world engineering
Stanford ’Makers-in-Residence’ program gives teens taste of real-world engineering
Stanford Report, March 4, 2013 New research aims to shed light on how "FabLabs" may enhance the way high school students learn science, technology, engineering and math.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 28.02.2013
Smart living
Smart living
Providing a secure and sustainable energy supply is one of the key issues facing the UK today. Finding innovative solutions to this challenge will involve academics working with local authorities, businesses and governments.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 28.02.2013
Report calls for Bradford's hidden asset to be uncovered
Report calls for Bradford’s hidden asset to be uncovered
Report calls for Bradford's hidden asset to be uncovered A river once deemed the 'filthiest in England' could become attractive and healthy again, according to the final report of the Bradford Beck project, published today (5 March 2013). The report lays out ambitious plans to clean up and improve the river, allowing wildlife to thrive and making it an asset to the West Yorkshire city.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 27.02.2013
Manufacturing: Technologies for Future Smart Factories
PA 60/13 Research at The University of Nottingham that could help the UK manufacturing industry to remain competitive by evolving to meet future challenges is in line for a multi-million pound funding boost.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 27.02.2013
Researchers to help make electric cars cheaper
McGill University researchers are developing low-cost and high-performance electric engines for the next generation of electric vehicles, in collaboration with industrial partners Linamar, TM4, and Infolytica.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 27.02.2013
£1.3m drive to harness high-performance racing car materials for high-performance buildings
Civil and structural engineers will explore the durability of high-tech composite materials of the type used in aerospace and automotive industries in a bid to unlock their full potential for infrastructure and civil engineering works.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 25.02.2013
Imperial celebrates its automotive research prowess
Imperial celebrates its automotive research prowess
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial has been at the forefront of research to develop the next generation of vehicles for more than 40 years.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 25.02.2013

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 25.02.2013
Rethinking wind power
Rethinking wind power
Harvard research suggests real-world generating capacity of wind farms at large scales has been overestimated : Caroline Perry , (617) 496-1351 "People have often thought there's no upper bound for w

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 19.02.2013
Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production
Yeast research takes a step toward production of alternatives to gasoline. In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline, heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates. Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol, but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline-based infrastructure.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 18.02.2013
DiscoverE wins top honours from Google
DiscoverE wins top honours from Google
DiscoverE, a youth outreach program run by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering, has won a Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Award for its achievements in increasing access and interest in engineering, technology and science.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 17.02.2013
A cure for the common hangover?
A cure for the common hangover?
In a discovery that could derail the popular "Hangover" movie franchise, a team of researchers led by UCLA engineers has identified a method for speeding up the body's reaction to the consumption of alcohol. In a paper published online Feb. 17 in the peer-reviewed , Yunfeng Lu, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science , and his colleagues describe successfully placing two complementary enzymes in a tiny capsule to speed up the elimination of alcohol from the body.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 14.02.2013
Sciences, Engineering Join Therapeutics in UC San Diego "Express License" Program
Almost 160 active companies in San Diego County have been established by UC San Diego alumni, faculty and staff.

Mechanical Engineering - 12.02.2013
McGill, ÉTS announce collaborative aerospace projects
Close to one hundred and fifty professors, students and members of Montreal's aerospace community were present last week, at the McGill Faculty Club, to celebrate the official announcement of six maj

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 12.02.2013
Decoys could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 12.02.2013
UW-Madison engineer named to National Academy of Engineering
David Gustafson , a University of Wisconsin-Madison industrial and systems engineer, was named Feb. 7 to the 2013 class of new members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 08.02.2013
Making mobile robots work together
New NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network will offer key to future environmental, hydroelectric, and resource identification and monitoring.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 05.02.2013
If you give a bioengineer a cookie
If you give a bioengineer a cookie
By studying hand motions, Maurice Smith is creating an instruction manual to help repair a broken-down brain "When you grab a cookie and want to break off a piece with a chocolate chip," says Maurice

Continuing Education - Mechanical Engineering - 05.02.2013

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 31.01.2013
Workshop Wizardry: new scheme at Imperial to train skilled research technicians
Workshop Wizardry: new scheme at Imperial to train skilled research technicians
Scientific research today is nearly always a team effort - and is becoming increasingly collaborative and multidisciplinary.

Mechanical Engineering - Administration - 31.01.2013
Young researcher receives grant to make gas turbines greener
Young researcher receives grant to make gas turbines greener
For the next five years, Aimee Morgans (Aeronautics) will receive funding for her research into lower emissions for gas turbine combustors following a successful grant application to the European Research Council (ERC).

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 31.01.2013
Smooth ride at 300 km/h
Serious shocks need serious shock absorption, in space as well as on the ground. Now high-performance racing cars are driving more smoothly on space-ready rubber from ESA spacecraft.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 22.01.2013
Second skin: U of’T invention offers hope for burn victims
Tissue engineering has taken a big leap forward with the University of Toronto invention of a process that can create functional replacement skin quickly and inexpensively.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 22.01.2013
UCL plans new department at the interface between STEM and policy
UCL is opening a new department focused on the interface between science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and policy, as well as an associated interdisciplinary research institute, in September 2013.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 20.01.2013
Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last
Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments. Water-shedding surfaces that are robust in harsh environments could have broad applications in many industries including energy, water, transportation, construction and medicine. For example, condensation of water is a crucial part of many industrial processes, and condensers are found in most electric power plants and in desalination plants.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 16.01.2013
WMG to host 600 strong bespoke engineering degree for Jaguar Land Rover staff
WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick has announced that it has entered an agreement with Jaguar Land Rover to teach up to 600 Jaguar Land Rover employees to degree level in product engineering and manufacturing engineering.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 16.01.2013
EDF and University of Manchester Sign Extended R&D Collaboration Agreement
EDF and University of Manchester Sign Extended R&D Collaboration Agreement
The agreement, between EDF R&D, EDF Energy and the University's Dalton Nuclear Institute , was signed in a joint meeting with Bernard Salha (Senior Vice President of EDF SA, President of EDF Rese