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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

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 16.01.2013

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 15.01.2013
Microbes, nanomaterials and gas turbines
Most people choose not to think about the trillions of microorganisms - bacteria, viruses and fungi - that live on and inside our bodies.

Art and Design - Mechanical Engineering - 15.01.2013
AMRC creates new industrial icon for Sheffield
AMRC creates new industrial icon for Sheffield
The University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has completed production of a two metre model of a proposed landmark sculpture for the Sheffield city region.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 10.01.2013
New material harvests energy from water vapor
Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power microand nanoelectronic devices. MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 10.01.2013
Jennifer A. Lewis, pioneer in 3D printing and bioinspired materials, joins Harvard faculty
Jennifer A. Lewis, pioneer in 3D printing and bioinspired materials, joins Harvard faculty
: Caroline Perry , (617) 496-1351 Jennifer A. Lewis , an internationally recognized leader in the fields of 3D printing and biomimetic materials, has been appointed as the first Hansjörg Wyss

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 09.01.2013
Chips that can steer light
Record-setting 'optical phased arrays' could lead to better laser rangefinders, smaller medical-imaging devices and even holographic TVs.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 04.01.2013
Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer
Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination. Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates: In power plants, the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again; in desalination plants, it yields a supply of clean water.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 27.12.2012
New funding to research 'super material' graphene
New funding to research ’super material’ graphene
Scientists at Imperial College London are set to receive over £4.5 million of public funding to investigate how the 'super material' graphene can drive improvements in high-tech industries, such as aerospace design and medical technologies.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 21.12.2012
Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production
Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production
Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels produced from cellulosic biomass. Now an international collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has identified the first enzyme capable of substantially boosting the amount of galactan in plant cell walls.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 20.12.2012
Cellphone data helps pinpoint source of traffic tie-ups
Study: Congestion can be alleviated throughout a metropolitan area by altering the trips of drivers in specific neighborhoods.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 17.12.2012
Asking the hard questions about climate change
Asking the hard questions about climate change
David Keith is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 17.12.2012
New Engineering Building will open door to growth and investment
New Engineering Building will open door to growth and investment
The decision to approve the University of Sheffield's planning application for an £81 million state of the art New Engineering Building on the Jessop East site will open the door to growth and investment, making a huge contribution to the Sheffield and regional economy.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 14.12.2012
Engineers develop new energy-efficient computer memory using magnetic materials
Engineers develop new energy-efficient computer memory using magnetic materials
By using electric voltage instead of a flowing electric current, researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made major improvements to an ultra-fast, high-capacity class of computer memory known as magnetoresistive random access memory, or MRAM.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 13.12.2012
Nanocrystals Not Small Enough to Avoid Defects
Nanocrystals Not Small Enough to Avoid Defects
Nanocrystals as protective coatings for advanced gas turbine and jet engines are receiving a lot of attention for their many advantageous mechanical properties, including their resistance to stress. However, contrary to computer simulations, the tiny size of nanocrystals apparently does not safeguard them from defects.

Event - Mechanical Engineering - 13.12.2012
Manufacturing specialist wins international collaboration award
A manufacturing lecturer from The University of Nottingham has been given an award by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in recognition of his work in manufacturing and processing of materials research with two Japanese Universities.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 13.12.2012
Celebrating color with rainbows, flames, and an electrified pickle
Celebrating color with rainbows, flames, and an electrified pickle
Annual Holiday Lecture delights families, encourages curiosity about science and engineering As the nights grow longer, the landscape turns gray, and the holidays approach, it seems natural that communities would gravitate towards lights, candles, and color.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 13.12.2012
Engineers roll up their sleeves and then do same with inductors
Engineers roll up their sleeves and then do same with inductors
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits. Three-dimensional rolled-up inductors have a footprint more than 100 times smaller without sacrificing performance.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 13.12.2012
The University of Nottingham hosts annual Engineering Christmas Lecture
Hundreds of school children from across the region will get an entertaining and exciting insight into engineering at The University of Nottingham's annual Engineering Christmas Lecture.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 12.12.2012
University of Minnesota to lead international virtual institute for study of climatic and human effects on Earth
University of Minnesota to lead international virtual institute for study of climatic and human effects on Earth
News Release MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/12/2012) —The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will award an $720,000 grant to the University of Minnesota to lead an international, multi-university virtual institute for the study of Earth-surface systems, with a special emphasis on watersheds and deltas.

Linguistics / Literature - Mechanical Engineering - 11.12.2012
The archives of Road & Track magazine come to Stanford
The archives of Road & Track magazine come to Stanford
Stanford Report, December 11, 2012 The archives of Road & Track magazine come to Stanford An interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers exploring the place of the automobile in modern society has inherited the entire 65-year archives of Road & Track magazine.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 10.12.2012
Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine
Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine
A system that uses ultrasound technology to look inside car engines could lead to more efficient engines - and huge fuel savings for motorists.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 10.12.2012

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 10.12.2012

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 04.12.2012
The dance of quantum tornadoes
The dance of quantum tornadoes
Being half-light and half-matter these particles are feather-light and move quickly around, sloshing and cascading much like water in a mountain river." —Dr Natalia Berloff from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Tornado-like vortexes can be produced in bizarre fluids which are controlled by quantum mechanics, completely unlike normal liquids.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 04.12.2012
Weapons Program Associate Directors named
Weapons Program Associate Directors named
Bob Webster has been named Associate Director for Weapon Physics and John Benner has been named Associate Director for Weapon Engineering and Experiments.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 30.11.2012
Engineers get $2.6 million for power generation project
Engineers get $2.6 million for power generation project
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two Yale engineering researchers more than $2.6 million to develop a low-cost power generation system that relies on waste heat for fuel.

Mechanical Engineering - 29.11.2012
Bioreactors for algae-based biofuels get $900K grant
A Cornell research team has received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to work toward revolutionizing how biofuels are produced from algae.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 29.11.2012
Seven Faculty Members Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
AUSTIN, Texas — Seven faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 28.11.2012
Gates Foundation backs U of’T efforts to design toilet for developing world
A University of Toronto engineering team has received a major grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue work on designing a waterless, hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 28.11.2012
U receives $1.8 million grant for research that could improve efficiencies in fuel and plastics production
News Release MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/28/2012) —The University of Minnesota has been awarded a $1.8 million grant over three years from the Department of Energy's Advanced Resea

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 27.11.2012
Bascom Palmer Receives $10 Million Gift
Bascom Palmer Receives $10 Million Gift
— One of the world's most prominent businessmen and leading philanthropists has donated $10 million to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami to establish an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to eradicating blinding injuries and lethal orbital malignancies.

Mechanical Engineering - 26.11.2012
Underwater robots from Stanford smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain
Underwater robots from Stanford smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain
Stanford Report, November 26, 2012 Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 26.11.2012
Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic Glasses
Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic Glasses
Metallic glass alloys (or liquid metals) are three times stronger than the best industrial steel, but can be molded into complex shapes with the same ease as plastic. These materials are highly resistant to scratching, denting, shattering and corrosion. So far, they have been used in a variety of products from golf clubs to aircraft components.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 26.11.2012
Advocate for women in STEM disciplines speaks on today’s barriers to ’breaking into the lab’
For Sue Rosser, the obstacles women in the STEM disciplines face today may be less obvious than they were 40 years ago, but they're as real as ever.