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Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 08.12.2016
Centre of excellence created for the next industrial revolution
Centre of excellence created for the next industrial revolution
L-R: Professor Claudio Paoloni (Lancaster University); Professor Aamir Khalid (TWI); Dr Chris Dungey (TWI); Professor Stephen Decent (Lancaster University) Lancaster University is joining forces with TWI to create a new centre of excellence for smart and advanced manufacturing systems.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 06.12.2016
Taking back control of an autonomous car affects human steering behavior, Stanford research shows
When human drivers retake control of an autonomous car, the transition could be problematic, depending on how conditions have changed since they were last at the wheel. There you are, cruising down the freeway, listening to some tunes and enjoying the view as your autonomous car zips and swerves through traffic.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.11.2016
Construction greener and more efficient with intelligent software
WMG working to make vehicles more fuel efficient and cheaper with electrical systems Construction vehicles waste fuel by remaining on full power whilst idle New WMG technology can predict when machin

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 21.11.2016
Barrett, Leibovich and Walsh named AAAS Fellows for 2016
Three Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 16.11.2016
Manipulating Quantum Order
Manipulating Quantum Order
Cool a material to sufficiently low temperatures and it will seek some form of collective order. Add quantum mechanics or confine the geometry and the states of matter that emerge can be exotic, including electrons whose spins arrange themselves in spirals, pinwheels, or crystals.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 15.11.2016
Inhibitory motor control problems may be unique identifier in adults with ADHD
SAN DIEGO - Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to Penn State researchers. In a recent study, young adults with ADHD, when performing a continuous motor task, had more difficulty inhibiting a motor response compared to young adults who did not have ADHD.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 15.11.2016
Industry leaders join showcase of aerospace research and technology
UK and European aerospace research and technology leaders will discuss the technological innovations and skills needed to drive the sector forward at The University of Nottingham later this month.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 10.11.2016
Penn State signs new Master Research contract with Lockheed Martin
Keoki Jackson, Chief Technology Officer for Lockheed Martin, looks on as Penn State Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey signs the Master Research Agreement, creating a new partnership with the global security and aerospace company.

Mechanical Engineering - 06.11.2016
A pioneer in advanced engine research
Rolf Reitz is a pioneer when it comes to internal combustion engines. The foundations he has laid have led to cleaner, more efficient engines.

Mechanical Engineering - 01.11.2016
Making a stir
Making a stir
ESA Space in Images It's welding, but not as we know it. Only a bare sliver of glowing metal is visible during this 'friction stir welding'.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 28.10.2016
New facility reveals atomic details, spurs discoveries with global value
New facility reveals atomic details, spurs discoveries with global value
New facility reveals atomic details, spurs discoveries with global value Posted October 28, 2016; 11:45 a.m. by Adam Hadhazy for the Office of Engineering In pursuit of computers that h

Mechanical Engineering - Administration - 26.10.2016
Seeing solutions through, across continents
Sade Nabahe's time at MIT has been defined by engineering projects that help people around the globe with everyday problems.

Mechanical Engineering - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2016
Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments
For two Cornell engineering professors, the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory is basically a high-powered microscope attached to a super-slow-motion camera, some 250 miles above the Earth.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 24.10.2016
Double win for spin-offs of TUM
Double win for spin-offs of TUM
Campus news Two spin-offs of the Technical University Munich (TUM) are among the winners of the start-up contest "Weconomy": Cevotec is bringing a new technology to market that makes the production of carbon components more efficient.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.10.2016
TU Graz’s HyCentA and AVL List open Europe’s most modern test stand for fuel-cell systems
A building block in the energy revolution mosaic. The research centre HyCentA along with AVL List GmbH opened Europe's most modern test infrastructure for fuel-cell systems on 21 October.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 21.10.2016
New metamaterial paves way for terahertz technologies
Work by UCLA-led engineers could dramatically improve imaging, sensing and communication applications Matthew Chin A research team led by UCLA electrical engineers has developed an artificial composi

Mechanical Engineering - 21.10.2016
Actif
Actif
Quick. Can you recall the correct hand signals used by cyclists to denote a left or right turn? Even if you can, chances are those motions aren't that clear if you're driving a car in traffic.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 18.10.2016
Repurposed Sensor Enables Smartwatch To Detect Finger Taps and Other Bio-Acoustic Signals
Software Update Could Add New Interface Capabilities Thanks to new functionality developed by Human-Computer Interaction Institute researchers, smartwatches can recognize objects and activities by monitoring vibrations that occur when people hold objects or use tools.

Mechanical Engineering - 15.10.2016
From weighty silence to clamorous applause
From weighty silence to clamorous applause
The first ever Cybathlon took place a week ago in the sold-out Swiss Arena in Kloten. Founder Robert Riener takes stock.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 11.10.2016
Cast from a single mold: TUM and Fraunhofer join together to shape the future of production technologies
Cast from a single mold: TUM and Fraunhofer join together to shape the future of production technologies
Campus news The new Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV (Fraunhofer IGCV) was inaugurated yesterday in Augsburg.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 10.10.2016
Order in a process previously assumed to be random
New insights into the movement of droplets could further the performance of microfluidic chips for biomedical research, and suggest a novel approach for controlling the manufacturing of nanomaterials. Scientific discoveries often arise from noticing the unexpected. Such was the case when Stanford researchers, studying a tiny device that has become increasingly important in disease diagnostics and drug discovery, observed the surprising way it funneled thousands of water droplets into an orderly single file, squeezing them drop by drop, out the tip of the device.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 05.10.2016
On the Ball: Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Has Just Two Moving Parts
More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot , an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 27.09.2016
New synthetic resin - curing at the touch of a button
New synthetic resin - curing at the touch of a button
A novel method for curing of epoxy resins has been developed at TU Wien. Local UV flashes initiate a chemical cascade and cure the entire material.

Mechanical Engineering - Innovation - 26.09.2016
TU Graz launches Christian Doppler Laboratory for Brushless drives for pump and fan applications
TU Graz launches Christian Doppler Laboratory for Brushless drives for pump and fan applications
The aim of the new CD Laboratory, a joint project between TU Graz and Mechatronics Systems - an SME from Styria, is to make use of electrical energy in auxiliary drives and household appliances as efficiently as possible.

Mechanical Engineering - 25.09.2016
Learn how to walk
Learn how to walk
At first glance, exoskeletons conjure up images of futuristic robots from science fiction films. But the exoskeleton from the ETH team VariLeg is a real-life aid that could allow people with paraplegia to walk again.

Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - 16.09.2016
Drive-by monitoring for urban streetlights
Drive-by monitoring for urban streetlights
Is there a streetlight burned out on your block? Unless you or your neighbors phone the right city department, there's a good chance nobody knows about it. Most cities don't have any comprehensive listing or map of where their lights are located, what kind they are, what their expected operational lifetimes are, how high they are, or when they were last replaced.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 16.09.2016
Digital photography: The future of small-scale manufacturing?
Andrew Bellows, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, takes photos of a bottle opener from different angles in order to generate a point cloud from which the object can be 3D-printed.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 13.09.2016
Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs
Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs
Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 07.09.2016
The dream of a space elevator
The dream of a space elevator
Termin From September 12 to 15, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will host the "European Space Elevator Challenge" for the third time, an international competition for developing space elevator prototypes.

Mechanical Engineering - 06.09.2016
Aerospace links with France lead to an Australia-first partnership
Aerospace links with France lead to an Australia-first partnership
France's new Université Paris-Saclay mega-university will today (7 September, in Paris) partner with The University of Queensland in an Australian first that builds on aerospace research links.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 01.09.2016
Rohit Karnik seeks sustainable solutions through nanotechnology
In Rohit Karnik's lab, researchers are searching for tiny solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 31.08.2016
Stanford seed grants push the boundaries of innovative research on clean energy
The Precourt Institute and the TomKat Center have awarded 15 seed grants for innovative energy research at Stanford and SLAC.

Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering - 29.08.2016
Pushing through sand
For those of you who take sandcastle building very seriously, listen up: MIT engineers now say you can trust a very simple equation to calculate the force required to push a shovel - and any other 'intruder'' through sand.

Mechanical Engineering - 25.08.2016
How Bristol engineers helped cyclists on the road to Olympic success
How Bristol engineers helped cyclists on the road to Olympic success
Research carried out by the University of Bristol has helped in the development of bikes used by the victorious Team GB cyclists at Rio 2016.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 23.08.2016
The art of science
Brian Fountaine's sketchpad is filled with detailed drawings of human organs and meticulous diagrams of scientific experiments.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 17.08.2016
Annual Wind Power Market Report Confirms Technology Advancements, Improved Project Performance, and Low Wind Energy Prices
Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 16.08.2016
Inside the heroic snout of a rescue dog
Search-and-rescue dogs are prized for their ability to sniff out a hiker buried in deep snow. But how exactly do their noses work?

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 11.08.2016
Motorized prosthetics improves lives of amputees
ANN ARBOR'When asked about her chosen field, Deanna Gates, director of the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, always joked that she wanted to make Luke Skywalker's hand.

Mechanical Engineering - Earth Sciences - 09.08.2016
Motorways reveal evidence of massive tropical storms 200 million years ago
Motorways reveal evidence of massive tropical storms 200 million years ago
Research on rocks beneath one of the West Country's busiest motorway junctions has revealed unexpected evidence of major flooding events across southern England millions of years ago.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 01.08.2016
What’s wasting power at home? Ask your app!
If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the same time, you might buy a new, energy-efficient refrigerator. Or water heater. Or clothes dryer. But if you can only replace one of these, which will give you the biggest payback? You could try to figure that out by comparing the energy-use labels from your existing appliances with those of the models you might purchase - if you still have your old labels.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 01.08.2016
Amping up wind energy in the US and China
China and the United States, the planet's top producers of C02, also lead the world in wind power installation.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 28.07.2016
Engineering faculty members appear in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering
The U. of I. is represented in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 28.07.2016
Consortium Aims To Unlock 3-D Printing Potential
General Electric Among Key Players in Center's Research, Training By Hannah Diorio-Toth From airplane parts to custom hip replacements, 3-D printing - also known as additive manufacturing - is changing how everything can be constructed.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 26.07.2016
New genetic clues into motor neuron disease
New genetic clues into motor neuron disease
Researchers at The University of Queensland have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neurone disease (MND), opening the door for targeted treatments.

Mechanical Engineering - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.07.2016
Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks
Video of astronauts tripping over moon rocks can make for entertaining Internet viewing , but falls in space can jeopardize astronauts? missions and even their lives.

Psychology - Mechanical Engineering - 21.07.2016
Driving through Twentieth-Century Consciousness
Although driving is now more commonly associated with road-rage than relaxation - at least in congested urban areas - research into the ways in which the concentration required for driving can positively direct and structure thought raises interesting questions for a 'driverless' future.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 21.07.2016
GPS jamming: keeping ships on the 'strait' and narrow
The University of Nottingham and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (RNoNA) are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run aground. Big, modern ships are highly automated with networked navigational systems, including differential GPS (DGPS) which offers more accurate positioning (to one metre) than conventional GPS.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 20.07.2016
NSF grant supports development of catalytic motors for high-salt environments
Darrell Velegol and Ayusman Sen have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a research proposal that aims to produce autonomous, micron-sized catalytic colloidal motors with the ability to transport cargo in high-salt environments including blood, seawater and geo-reservoirs.

Mechanical Engineering - Art and Design - 19.07.2016
Appointments at EPFL
Appointments at EPFL
04.10.16 - The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of four professors at EPFL.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 19.07.2016
Weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles
In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea of superposition, in which objects can exist simultaneously in two or more seemingly counterintuitive states. For example, according to the laws of quantum mechanics, electrons may spin both clockwise and counter-clockwise, or be both at rest and excited, at the same time.