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Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 15.05.2015
Quantum physics on tap
We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids. But what if a pipe were so amazingly tiny that only a few atoms of superfluid helium could squeeze through its opening at once? According to a longstanding quantum-mechanics model, the superfluid helium would behave differently from a normal liquid: far from speeding up, it would actually slow down.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 15.05.2015
Translating thought to print
Translating thought to print
Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. MIT research has explained some of the material's mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources that mimic the extraordinary properties of natural silk.

Mechanical Engineering - Administration - 14.05.2015
Richard Lester named associate provost for international activities
Richard Lester named associate provost for international activities
Richard Lester, the Japan Steel Industry Professor and currently the head of MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), has been named associate provost for international activities, effective July 1.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 14.05.2015
New partnership on track to deliver advanced trains of the future
New partnership on track to deliver advanced trains of the future
A new partnership is focusing on making the next generation of high speed trains, supported by the latest manufacturing and monitoring technologies.

Mechanical Engineering - 14.05.2015
Giving freight rail tracks a boost
A booming industry in hydraulic fracturing has presented a new challenge: grains of sand can leak from rail cars, accumulate in rail bed ballast and, during a rainstorm, turn into mushy, track-loosening mud.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 12.05.2015
Engineers tap materials expertise to tackle global problems
Khanjan Mehta founded Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship to engage undergraduates to design new technologies and methods for getting those technologies into the hands of the people who need them.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 08.05.2015
Finding problems, designing solutions
Members of the Harvard SEAS Racing Team maneuvered the chassis of their solar-powered car through the crowd and cheers erupted from the bleachers where throngs of engineering science students watched all-terrain-vehicles battle for points on a raised obstacle course.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 08.05.2015
Test cricketer Brad Haddin helps ANU bat researchers »
Scientists from the ANU have sought the advice of Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for their high-technology research into cricket bats.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 08.05.2015
Test cricket Brad Haddin helps ANU bat researchers »
Scientists from the ANU have sought the advice of Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for their high-technology research into cricket bats.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 08.05.2015
Object recognition for free
Object recognition - determining what objects are where in a digital image - is a central research topic in computer vision.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 06.05.2015
UW mapping app turns art into a sharable walking route
UW mapping app turns art into a sharable walking route
Creative athletes have been using geographic information systems to transform their running routes into kangaroos, robots and other works of art that they share online, and one romantic cyclist last year even spelled out " Will you marry me, Emily ?” with his bike.

Architecture - Mechanical Engineering - 06.05.2015
Selva's book takes modern look at system architecture
A new book co-authored by Cornell systems engineer Daniel Selva offers a modern take on the science behind complex systems - from the architecture of a power grid to a mobile payment system or a constellation of satellites.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 05.05.2015
Penn and UC Merced Researchers Match Physical and Virtual Atomic Friction Experiments
Penn and UC Merced Researchers Match Physical and Virtual Atomic Friction Experiments
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts. By speeding up a real atomic force microscope and slowing down a simulation of one, the team has conducted the first atomic-scale experiments on friction at overlapping speeds.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 05.05.2015
Hand washing vital in multi-bed hospital wards
Hospital room designs make a significant difference to the likelihood of bugs being spread through person-to-person between medics and patients, according to University of Leeds research.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 04.05.2015
Roadside Innovation
A shiny new Cadillac with a hidden talent - driving itself; headlights that can direct beams between snowflakes to improve visibility; a snowplow that projects on the windshield a clear-weather image

Mechanical Engineering - 01.05.2015

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 27.04.2015
UniSA and UCL forge new partnership to ignite future industries
UniSA and UCL forge new partnership to ignite future industries
The University of South Australia (UniSA) and UCL have today signed a partnership agreement committing the two institutions to work together to develop teaching and research in South Australia in fie

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 26.04.2015
UAE Fellowships in Science and Engineering
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada, have announced the establishment of the McGill UAE Fellowships in Science and Engineering.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 22.04.2015

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 22.04.2015
UQ and Port of Brisbane collaborate on $2m engineering research
The University of Queensland has joined forces with Australia's largest multi-cargo port for a $2 million research project to develop new port-related engineering solutions.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 21.04.2015
Stem cell scientists at UCLA develop more effective way to create motor neurons
The new method uses a protein called Foxp1 to program embryonic stem cells to become a specific type of motor neuron. R esearchers led by Bennett Novitch, a UCLA associate professor of neurobiology, found that the approach was more than five times more effective than previous efforts. "Motor neuron diseases are complex and have no cure; currently we can only provide limited treatments that help patients with some symptoms," said Novitch, the study's senior author.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 21.04.2015
Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch “Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy Issues
Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch "Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy Issues-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University By Greg Faist / 412-268-1469 / faist [a] cmu (p)

Mechanical Engineering - 17.04.2015

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 16.04.2015
Engineering quantum science into quantum reality
The University of Bristol has today launched its new state-of-the-art Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 15.04.2015
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre project wins SKA engagement funding
Engineers working on the Square Kilometre Array, the world's largest telescope, are being given the opportunity to engage the public in innovative new ways thanks to the award of funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 14.04.2015
We Still Need Better Hurricane Storm Surge Prediction
Although the Atlantic Ocean has been relatively quiet this season, events such as Hurricane Rita remind us that forecasting chaotic storms is an imperfect science, but there are ways we can make it better.

Mechanical Engineering - 13.04.2015
Women preferred 2:1 over men for STEM faculty positions
For decades, sexism in higher education has been blamed for blocking women from landing academic positions in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. But a new study by Cornell psychologists suggests that era has ended, finding in experiments with professors from 371 colleges and universities across the United States that science and engineering faculty preferred women two-to-one over identically qualified male candidates for assistant professor positions.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 09.04.2015
Young designers focus on sustainability for degree show
Young designers focus on sustainability for degree show
Young designers focus on sustainability for degree show Final-year Product Design students at Sussex will be displaying a range of innovative and eco-friendly creations at their degree show next week (14-17 April).

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 08.04.2015
Emotionally inspired engineering
When MIT senior Emma Nelson was teaching engineering classes in China in 2013, a male student remarked of her as an instructor, "I thought we were supposed to meet engineers, not women.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 06.04.2015
Sound Separates Cancer Cells from Blood Samples
Schematic of acoustic tweezer separating cancer cells from blood cells.  Yellow transducer supply sound to move the cells as they pass through in a stream. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Separating circulating cancer cells from blood cells for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment purposes may become much easier using an acoustic separation method and an inexpensive, disposable chip, according to a team of engineers.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 06.04.2015
Advancing engineering for a better society: Los Alamos leader named UW-Madison Grainger Institute director
"The ages of human development are based on the materials peoples of the day used: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age," says Dan Thoma, deputy division leader for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Materials Science and Technology Division.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 01.04.2015
Quantum teleportation on a chip
The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 01.04.2015
Rolls-Royce to create composite technology hub in Bristol
Rolls-Royce has announced that Bristol will be the location for a centre of advanced fan system composite technology development, creating a hub of composite knowledge in the UK.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 01.04.2015
Winter runoff into streams on par with ocean salinity
Examining nearby creeks and outflows, Cornell students have found that the amount of road salt in winter and spring runoff that flushes into streams is of near-oceanic salinity levels, according to a

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 31.03.2015
Skin Tough
Skin Tough
When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column: Your skin - like that of all vertebrates – is remarkably resistant to tearing. Now, a collaboration of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) San Diego has shown why.

Mechanical Engineering - 30.03.2015
Universities awarded £138 million for UK infrastructure research
The University of Bristol is one of 13 university partners that have been awarded funding of Ā£138 million for UK infrastructure research.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 30.03.2015
World's most fuel-efficient vehicles to race in Detroit
World’s most fuel-efficient vehicles to race in Detroit
ANN ARBOR-In a torpedo-shaped one-seater powered by a lawnmower engine, a team of University of Michigan students is aiming for a fuel economy of thousands of miles to the gallon.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 30.03.2015
Graphene's lightbulb moment
Graphene’s lightbulb moment
A graphene lightbulb with lower energy emissions, longer lifetime and lower manufacturing costs has been launched thanks to a University of Manchester research and innovation partnership.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 27.03.2015
£4.2 million for world’s most adaptable driving simulator to research driverless cars
WMG at the University of Warwick have been awarded £3.2 million by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create one of the world's most adaptable and advanced driving simulators. Support from industry including a further £1 million of funding has been gained to begin research projects with the new technology led by research students embedded in JLR, bringing the total cost of the simulator and its research programme to £4.2 million.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 26.03.2015
U-M Mobility Transformation Center launches Affiliates Program
ANN ARBOR-U-M's Mobility Transformation Center-a major research partnership of industry, government and academia that is laying the foundation for a commercially viable system of connected and automa

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 26.03.2015
Kamat heading to German research internship program
Amar Kamat, a doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics, will participate in a research internship at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany, this summer.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 25.03.2015
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center receives $20.6 million grant
The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for the University of Chicago's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for another six years with a $20.6 million grant.

Administration - Mechanical Engineering - 25.03.2015
Apprentice Nicole is a true team player
Apprentice Nicole is a true team player
The University has launched its 2015 apprenticeship campaign to encourage managers across the organisation to consider hiring apprentices when suitable vacancies arise and has set a target of at least 100 apprentices in post by the end of the year.

Mechanical Engineering - 24.03.2015
Los Alamos computer simulation improves offshore drill rig safety
Los Alamos computer simulation improves offshore drill rig safety
Researchers focused on the motion of the floating structure resulting from complex fluid-structure interaction and vortex shedding from sea currents.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 23.03.2015
Design engineering in pictures
Design engineering in pictures
A digital cardboard guitar and 3D air-sketching device were among Imperial inventions showcased to James Dyson.

Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - 23.03.2015
Health-conscious concrete
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries... not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 23.03.2015
Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament
By Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 / jhduffy [a] andrew.cmu (p) edu An audience in front of legislators is often a privilege reserved for seasoned experts in a field of study. And in some cases it's an honor for rising stars like Euan Wielewski. A former Carnegie Mellon University post-doc, Wielewski, now a faculty member at the University of Glasgow, was one of 210 early career researchers invited to present to the British Parliament as part of SET for Britain, a poster competition in the House of Commons.

Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - 23.03.2015
Health-concious concrete
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries... not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.
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