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Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 26.01.2011
The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says
The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says
A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world's energy supplies

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 25.01.2011
New centre for construction engineering
New centre for construction engineering
Technology 25 Jan 11 It has been announced that Laing O'Rourke and the University of Oxford are to establish a new centre for engineering focusing on interdisciplinary research relevant to the construction industry.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 24.01.2011
Laing O Rourke and Oxford University announce construction engineering centre
Laing O Rourke and Oxford University announce construction engineering centre
Science 24 Jan 11 Laing O'Rourke and the University of Oxford are to establish a new centre for engineering focusing on interdisciplinary research relevant to the construction industry, it was announced on Monday 24 January.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.01.2011
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
The technologies needed to begin seriously weaning the U.S. transportation system away from petroleum and toward alternatives such as hybrid and pure electric vehicles have made great p

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 13.01.2011

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 31.12.2010

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 19.12.2010
Engineers take plasmon lasers out of deep freeze
BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new technique that allows plasmon lasers to operate at room temperature, overcoming a major barrier to practical utilization of the technology.

Mechanical Engineering - History / Archeology - 16.12.2010
100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete
Almost since the beginning of recorded history, people have used concrete substances in everything from infrastructure to artwork.

Mechanical Engineering - Chemistry - 15.12.2010
Soft substrate promotes pluripotent stem cell culture
Soft substrate promotes pluripotent stem cell culture
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. University of Illinois researchers have found a key to keeping stem cells in their neutral state: It takes a soft touch.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 10.12.2010
Premature babies to benefit from breathing-support trial
A North West trial of alternatives to ventilators for helping premature babies to breathe could reduce the risk of lung problems and other complications for around 7,000 babies a year.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 09.12.2010
University of Minnesota first in the nation to begin using high-tech indoor solar simulator
University of Minnesota first in the nation to begin using high-tech indoor solar simulator
Engineering researchers will study ways to turn concentrated sunlight into fuels Media Note: Interviews with researchers and a tour of the university's solar energy lab are available upon request by contacting Preston Smith at smith [a] umn (p) edu.

Mechanical Engineering - 06.12.2010

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 02.12.2010
Researchers to get their bearings and rub out friction with new centre
Researchers to get their bearings and rub out friction with new centre
Researchers to get their bearings and rub out friction with new centre Imperial and SKF establish new University Technology Centre for Tribology at the College - News Thursday 2 December 2010 by Coli

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 11.11.2010
Cats show perfect balance even in their lapping
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Cat fanciers everywhere appreciate the gravity-defying grace and exquisite balance of their feline friends.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 08.11.2010
Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research
During a long bike ride, it's not unusual for cyclists to experience hand or finger numbness, a very common condition known as cyclist's palsy.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 27.10.2010

Mechanical Engineering - 26.10.2010

Mechanical Engineering - 25.10.2010
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper
The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 13.10.2010
Engineering Professor Studies the Biomechanics of the Cervix
But when Kristin Myers , an assistant professor at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science , was considering research topics in graduate school, her Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 08.10.2010
Thad Vreeland Jr., 85
Thad Vreeland Jr., emeritus professor of materials science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), passed away August 9 in San Gabriel, California.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 01.10.2010
The University of Birmingham enters business partnership with Johnson Matthey Colour Technologies
The University of Birmingham has recently teamed up with Johnson Matthey Colour Technologies, a market leader in high performance materials, to investigate techniques in the characterisation of ceramic pigments.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 30.09.2010
Lab for leaner, greener jet engines
Lab for leaner, greener jet engines
Technology | Business 30 Sep 10 A new Oxford University laboratory will help to develop the greener, more efficient jet engines of the future.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 28.09.2010
New $46-million labs to enable research at frontiers of mechanical engineering and nanotechnology
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A next-generation nano-mechanical engineering lab complex at the University of Michigan will enable researchers to study the forces at work at the smallest scales and to advance nano-technologies in energy, manufacturing, healthcare and biotechnology.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 27.09.2010
Trucks with heavy emissions identified as air pollution culprit in Beijing
Trucks with heavy emissions identified as air pollution culprit in Beijing
The 62-mile, nine-day traffic jam in Beijing's August heat made international headlines - and an epic amount of air pollution. It's the latest demonstration of how Cornell air quality researcher Max Zhang's work could make a critical difference for people who breathe bad air every day. New research by Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, targets diesel-fueled large trucks as the biggest culprits for polluting the air in and around Beijing.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 23.09.2010

Event - Mechanical Engineering - 02.09.2010
Lab to host second annual LDRD Day September 8
Lab to host second annual LDRD Day September 8
The event provides an opportunity for people to see some of the most exciting research currently underway at the Laboratory.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 01.09.2010
Miniature Auto Differential Helps Tiny Aerial Robots Stay Aloft
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Bradt 617.496.8070 Miniature Auto Differential Helps Tiny Aerial Robots Stay Aloft Microrobots could be used for search and rescue, agriculture, environmental monitoring Cambridge, Mass.

Mechanical Engineering - 31.08.2010
Another challenge for record breaking balloonist
Another challenge for record breaking balloonist
She broke the female duration world record for ballooning during last year's race and this Saturday Janet Folkes, an engineer from The University of Nottingham, will put her skills to the test again

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 25.08.2010
Sunlight spawns many binary and "divorced" binary asteroids
Over tens of millions of years, a rubble-pile asteroid less than 10 kilometers in diameter can spin up to a speed that allows the asteroid to split in two, forming a proto-binary system. If the smaller companion is less than 60 percent the size of the larger asteroid, they will gently separate from one other at a relatively low velocity.

Mechanical Engineering - Chemistry - 24.08.2010
Secrets of the gecko foot help robot climb
Secrets of the gecko foot help robot climb
The science behind gecko toes holds the answer to a dry adhesive that provides an ideal grip for robot feet.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 23.08.2010

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 22.08.2010

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 11.08.2010
Energy storage system deals with sudden draws on the grid
Energy storage system deals with sudden draws on the grid
Researchers at the University of Leeds and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have now found a way to manage these short-lived draws on the electricity grid far that could halve the fuel needed.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 02.08.2010
Silicon can be made to melt in reverse
Silicon can be made to melt in reverse
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Like an ice cube on a warm day, most materials melt - that is, change from a solid to a liquid state - as they get warmer. But a few oddball materials do the reverse: They melt as they get cooler. Now a team of researchers at MIT has found that silicon, the most widely used material for computer chips and solar cells, can exhibit this strange property of 'retrograde melting' when it contains high concentrations of certain metals dissolved in it.

Architecture - Mechanical Engineering - 26.07.2010

Mechanical Engineering - 21.07.2010

Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 19.07.2010
Footloose Glaciers Crack Up
News Release American Geophysical Union (AGU) USGS Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home New detailed observations of what happens when glaciers float on ocean surface July 14, 2010 By Robert Monroe Scri

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 13.07.2010
Socolow honored for environmental achievement
Robert Socolow, a Princeton professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering , has received the Keystone Award for Leadership in the Environment, which recognizes contributions to solving society's environmental problems.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 12.07.2010

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 06.07.2010
Project X innovation fund supports bold thinkers and 'tinkerers'
Project X innovation fund supports bold thinkers and 'tinkerers'
It was close to midnight one April evening when Princeton seniors Maya Srinivasan and Hunter Garland glimpsed the first evidence in their long-shot bid to revolutionize heart surgery. The two mechanical and aerospace engineering majors had spent months researching, acquiring and setting up pumps of the type used in heart-lung machines, the devices that keep patients alive during heart surgeries.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 01.07.2010
Next Mars Rover Sports a Set of New Wheels
Next Mars Rover Sports a Set of New Wheels
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, is sitting pretty on a set of spiffy new wheels that would be the envy of any car show on Earth.

Mechanical Engineering - 21.06.2010

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 08.06.2010
Professor to present vision for a zero-carbon future
Professor to present vision for a zero-carbon future
PA 132/10 A University of Nottingham professor is to outline his vision for a UK powered completely by renewable energy by 2030 in an open lecture taking place later this month.

Mechanical Engineering - 07.06.2010
The world's first ED nozzle hybrid tested
The world’s first ED nozzle hybrid tested
The Firecrest engine burns high-density polythene fuel with nitrous oxide and can be fitted with either a conventional nozzle or an Expansion/Deflection (ED) nozzle.

Mechanical Engineering - 07.06.2010
The world's first ED nozzle hybrid tested
The world’s first ED nozzle hybrid tested
The Firecrest engine burns high-density polythene fuel with nitrous oxide and can be fitted with either a conventional nozzle or an Expansion/Deflection (ED) nozzle.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 03.06.2010
Los Alamos expertise integral to nuclear energy innovation hub
Los Alamos expertise integral to nuclear energy innovation hub
The information gained through this effort will help extend the life and improve the efficiency of the existing U.S. nuclear reactor fleet and could help lead to the design of safer, longer-lasting materials in next-generation reactors.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 03.06.2010
Stanford students' new electric car breaks the mold, not the bank
Stanford students’ new electric car breaks the mold, not the bank
In a matter of weeks, Stanford graduate students have built an electric car they hope will make daily travel more environmentally friendly, efficient and fun.

Mechanical Engineering - 30.05.2010
Vice-Chancellor starts University's first wind turbine
Vice-Chancellor starts University's first wind turbine
The new 20kW wind turbine is fitted with a revolutionary generator, known as the Brushless Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (BDFIG), which has been the subject of research at Cambridge over the past 10 years.

Mechanical Engineering - Earth Sciences - 30.05.2010
Milton Van Dyke, influential fluid mechanics professor, dead at 87
Van Dyke made significant contributions to the field of fluid mechanics, particularly in understanding the flow of air around airplanes and spacecraft traveling faster than the speed of sound.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 28.05.2010
MIT study: Wind power could make sense for utility companies
When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy.
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