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Mechanical Engineering - 31.10.2011
Washington Poll: Liquor initiative leads, road tolls measure too close to call
A state ballot initiative that would privatize liquor sales leads by a significant margin in the new statewide Washington Poll, but an initiative on project-specific road tolls is too close to call.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 25.10.2011
Boeing funds strategic collaboration for carbon fibre recycling
In desert 'aircraft graveyards', where retired planes often go when flight service ends, good parts are removed and sold and many materials are recycled.

Mechanical Engineering - 21.10.2011
One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe
One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe PR 29 2011 - The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by

Mechanical Engineering - 19.10.2011
The Spark of a New Era
The Spark of a New Era
› Browse version of image __JPL_CAPTION_2 › Browse version of image __JPL_CAPTION_3 › Browse version of image - Seventy-five years ago this Halloween, at 9 a.m.

Mechanical Engineering - 12.10.2011
Sugar high for bees
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A field of flowers may seem innocuous - but for the birds and bees that depend on it for sustenance, that floral landscape can be a battlefield mined with predators and competitors. The more efficient a pollinator is in feeding, the less chance it has of becoming food itself. Now mathematicians at MIT have found that efficient feeding depends on how sugary a flower's nectar is, and whether an animal dips or sucks the nectar out.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 05.10.2011
Team Uses Laser Light to Cool Object to Quantum Ground State
Team Uses Laser Light to Cool Object to Quantum Ground State
For the first time, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with a team from the University of Vienna, have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light. The achievement paves the way for the development of exquisitely sensitive detectors as well as for quantum experiments that scientists have long dreamed of conducting.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 04.10.2011
First Vega starts journey to Europe's Spaceport
First Vega starts journey to Europe’s Spaceport
First Vega starts journey to Europe's Spaceport The first elements of Europe's new Vega small launcher left Italy last Thursday to begin their long journey to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, marking the final step towards its inaugural flight in January.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 03.10.2011
Blimp to fly at proposed wind turbines site
A blimp is to be flown at the site of a proposed wind turbine development in Nottingham to help interested parties gauge the scale of the project.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 03.10.2011

Mechanical Engineering - Chemistry - 14.09.2011
Printing off the paper
MIT research continues to push the boundaries of the burgeoning technology of 3-D printing. Steven Keating and Neri Oxman demonstrate how 3-D printing works Video: Melanie Gonick CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

Mechanical Engineering - 14.09.2011

Mechanical Engineering - 12.09.2011
In plane view
New tool analyzes black-box data for flight anomalies. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 09.09.2011
New project drives towards cleaner, greener cars
New project drives towards cleaner, greener cars
by Colin Smith Creating the tools to help the UK automotive industry to develop the next generation of low emission vehicles will be the focus of a new £3.5 million academic consortium, which starts work this month.

Mechanical Engineering - 06.09.2011

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 29.08.2011
The Brittleness of Aging Bones - More than a Loss of Bone Mass
The Brittleness of Aging Bones - More than a Loss of Bone Mass
It is a well-established fact that as we grow older our bones become more brittle and prone to fracturing. It is also well established that loss of mass is a major reason for older bones fracturing more readily than younger bones, hence medical treatments have focused on slowing down this loss.

Mechanical Engineering - 25.08.2011
Stanford wires up vintage sports cars
Stanford researchers are using modern sensors to discover the secrets of how antique sports cars handle, to help build the cars of the future. It's a Saturday morning at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey. In a back-to-the-future moment, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers is wiring up vintage racecars (and their drivers) with sensors, as part of an effort to create the car of the future.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 23.08.2011
Human gait could soon power portable electronics
If the vision of Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor comes to fruition, one day soon your cellphone — or just about any other portable electronic device — could be powered by simply taking a walk.

Mechanical Engineering - Event - 15.08.2011

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 15.08.2011
DOE awards UW-Madison spinoff $1.5 million for dual-fuel engine optimization
A spinoff company created by two University of Wisconsin-Madison Engine Research Center (ERC) faculty members was awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 15.08.2011
Forecasting pipe fractures
MIT simulation accurately reconstructs pipe fractures formed in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A computer model that tests automobile components for crashworthiness could also be of use to the oil and gas industry, according to researchers at MIT's Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory, who are now using their simulations of material deformation in car crashes to predict how pipes may fracture in offshore drilling accidents.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 09.08.2011
On thin ice
The most recent global climate report fails to capture the reality of the changing Arctic seascape, according to MIT researchers.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 09.08.2011
Powered by the sun, Stanford ingenuity
Powered by the sun, Stanford ingenuity
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Stanford Solar Car Project officially unveils Xenith, a solar-powered vehicle two years in the making that boasts several industry-leading technological innovations.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 02.08.2011
Clearing the decks
A new planning tool helps direct traffic on aircraft carriers. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ' On the deck of an aircraft carrier, where up to 60 aircraft are crammed into 4.5 acres, keeping track of all the pieces - and keeping everyone safe ' can seem like a game of high-stakes chess.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 25.07.2011
Royal Academy of Engineering and Tata Steel establish new Chair at University of Warwick
Tata Steel RD&T and the Royal Academy of Engineering are jointly funding a new Chair for research into Low Carbon Materials Technology at WMG at the University of Warwick.

Mechanical Engineering - 24.07.2011
Research update: Improving batteries energy storage
New method allows a dramatic boost in capacity for a given weight. MIT researchers have found a way to improve the energy density of a type of battery known as lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries, producing a device that could potentially pack several times more energy per pound than the lithium-ion batteries that now dominate the market for rechargeable devices in everything from cellphones to cars.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 22.07.2011
Hybrid vehicle team to test drive new efficient dual-fuel engine
An award-winning University of Wisconsin-Madison student hybrid vehicle will become a showcase for advanced fuel technology that harnesses the advantages of both diesel and gasoline.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 21.07.2011
Inside the innards of a nuclear reactor
Paper: "A Compact Underwater Vehicle Using High-Bandwidth Coanda-Effect Valves for Low Speed Precision Maneuvering in Cluttered Environments" Tiny robots may monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 20.07.2011
Household smoke increases severity of bronchiolitis in babies
A study by the University of Liverpool has found that babies admitted to hospital with bronchiolitis from a household where a parent smokes are twice as likely to need oxygen therapy and five times as likely to need mechanical ventilation as babies whose parents do not smoke. The study assessed infants from Liverpool who were admitted to Alder Hey Children's hospital with a diagnosis of bronchiolitis.

Mechanical Engineering - 20.07.2011
PG&E answers Stanford community members’ questions at open house
Approximately 20 Stanford homeowners and community residents attended an open house hosted by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Monday, July 18, to get their questions answered about the hydrostatic pressure testing planned for a section of natural gas pipeline along Junipero Serra Boulevard.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 18.07.2011
University to submit plans for renewable energy scheme
University to submit plans for renewable energy scheme
PA222/11 Formal plans to build three wind turbines on land at Grove Farm in Nottingham are due to be submitted on Wednesday, July 20th.

Mechanical Engineering - Computer Science - 14.07.2011

Mechanical Engineering - 13.07.2011

Mechanical Engineering - 13.07.2011

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 13.07.2011
Wind-turbine Placement Produces Tenfold Power Increase, Caltech Researchers Say
PASADENA, Calif.—The power output of wind farms can be increased by an order of magnitude—at least tenfold—simply by optimizing the placement of turbines on a given plot of land, say researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) who have been conducting a unique field study at an experimental two-acre wind farm in northern Los Angeles County.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 29.06.2011
Expert's reentry flap endures hot baptism
Expert’s reentry flap endures hot baptism
Expert's reentry flap endures hot baptism A spacecraft control flap designed for the super-heated hypersonic fall through Earth's atmosphere has come through testing in the world's largest plasma wind tunnel to be ready for its first flight next year. This flap and its advanced sensors are destined to fly on ESA's Expert - the European Experimental Reentry Testbed - a blunt-nosed capsule being shot up to the edge of space next spring on a Russian Volna rocket to gather data on atmospheric reentry at 5 km/s.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 27.06.2011

Mechanical Engineering - 21.06.2011
Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity
Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity
A simple tap from your finger may be enough to charge your portable device thanks to a discovery made at RMIT University and ANU. Dr Simon Ruffell from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering and Dr Madhu Bhaskaran and Dr Sharath Sriram from RMIT University have used nanotechnology to convert mechanical pressure into electricity.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 20.06.2011

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 14.06.2011

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 13.06.2011
Turbulent flows pirouette like a spinning skater, study says
From the mixing of milk in coffee to the formation of raindrops in clouds, the physics of turbulent flow is everywhere.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 23.05.2011
Researchers Develop High-Performance Bulk Thermoelectrics
PASADENA, Calif.—Roughly 10 billion miles beyond Neptune's orbit, and well past their 30th birthdays, Voyagers 1 and 2 continue their lonely trek into the Milky Way.

Mechanical Engineering - 19.05.2011
Implant jab could solve the misery of back pain
Implant jab could solve the misery of back pain
University of Manchester scientists have developed a biomaterial implant which could finally bring treatment, in the form of a jab, for chronic back pain.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 18.05.2011
Caltech Research Helps Paraplegic Man Stand and Move Legs Voluntarily
Caltech Research Helps Paraplegic Man Stand and Move Legs Voluntarily
PASADENA, Calif.—A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the University of Louisville have used a stimulating electrode array to assist a paralyzed man to stand, step on a treadmill with assistance, and, over time, to regain voluntary movements of his limbs.

Mechanical Engineering - 27.04.2011
A new hydroelectric power plant tested on a 1:30 scale
A new hydroelectric power plant tested on a 1:30 scale
The functioning of the new hydroelectric power plant in Veytaux is being studied in the machine hall of the EPFL Hydraulic Constructions Laboratory (LCH) on a 1:30 scale model.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2011
From wind turbines to electric vehicles, NYS Experiment Station goes green behind the scenes
From wind turbines to electric vehicles, NYS Experiment Station goes green behind the scenes
The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) may be best known for developing new fruit varieties and fighting pest and disease outbreaks. But behind the scenes, several new projects are working to "green" the campus by exploring sustainable energy alternatives. On the Geneva campus, shrub willow is being tested as a renewable energy source.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 17.04.2011
Tap into Boundless Energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Tap into Boundless Energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Tap into Boundless Energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps New exhibit opens July 9 Jessica Crawford | April 18, 2011 Get charged up about the future of energy.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 05.04.2011

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 29.03.2011
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