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Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
25.04.2018
Scientists use quantum ’spooky action’ to entangle objects you can actually see
Even in the odd world of quantum physics, the phenomenon known as entanglement-in which two objects become tied together although not physically connected-is among the hardest to comprehend.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.04.2018
Future wearable device could tell how we power human movement
For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action. A team of researchers led by UW-Madison mechanical engineering professor Darryl Thelen and graduate student Jack Martin has devised a new approach for noninvasively measuring tendon tension while a person is engaging in activities like walking or running.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Transport
20.04.2018
World's largest electric truck in
World’s largest electric truck in
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in a quarry in Péry in the Bernese Jura from 20 April.
Transport - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.04.2018
Start of work for the world’s largest electric truck
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Innovation/Technology
12.04.2018
Engineers to enhance Defence capability
Aerospace engineers from the University of Sydney are among a cohort of industry and research organisations who will develop a next-generation Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for use by Australian soldiers.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.03.2018
Study destroys myth that motorcycle helmets break necks
While some riders claim that motorcycle helmets can break necks during a crash, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows they have the opposite effect.
Innovation/Technology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.03.2018
Three-way partnership takes flight to transform aero engines
Rolls-Royce, the University of Nottingham and Ansys, a specialist in engineering simulation software, have embarked on a five-year collaboration to develop breakthrough technology for advanced aircraft engines.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
13.03.2018
Award-winning WMG research makes Ford cars lighter and more efficient
Ford cars could be more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to a new lightweight rear suspension component, designed by the award-winning Innovate UK project Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS), involving WMG at the University of Warwick.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Literature/Linguistics
09.03.2018
Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
05.03.2018
Artificial
Artificial "maple seeds" from rockets
The Space Team at TU Wien is launching an ambitious project together with the University of Würzburg.
Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
05.03.2018
Artificial
Artificial "maple seeds" from rockets
The Space Team at TU Wien is launching an ambitious project together with the University of Würzburg.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
02.03.2018
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Life Sciences
06.02.2018
Using shark scales to design better drones, planes, and wind turbines
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of South Carolina, have shed light on a decades-old mystery about sharkskin and, in the process, demonstrated a new, bioinspired structure that could improve the aerodynamic performance of planes, wind turbines, drones and cars.
Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
02.02.2018
Mechanical forces may underlie brain’s development and some diseases
The same tools that Ellen Kuhl once applied to studying concrete are now revealing mysteries in how the brain folds and functions. Judging by the few items on her desk - some photographs of brain tissue taken through a microscope, a plastic model of the brain, a plush toy neuron - Ellen Kuhl is by all appearances a neuroscientist, and her current research into the brain's development and diseases backs this up.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
25.01.2018
Easy mobility with the E-Trike
Easy mobility with the E-Trike
Research news Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an e-trike on behalf of the Munich Public Transit Agency (Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft or MVG).
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.01.2018
Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials
Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials
Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics. Their work could pave the way for wider use of metamaterials in more mainstream applications by creating a purpose-driven framework for their design.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.01.2018
Novel 3D printing technique yields high-performance composites
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Nature has produced exquisite composite materials-wood, bone, teeth, and shells, for example-that combine light weight and density with desirable mechanical properties such as stiffness, strength and damage tolerance. Since ancient civilizations first combined straw and mud to form bricks, people have fabricated engineered composites of increasing performance and complexity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
08.01.2018
Turning any room into an operating room
Turning any room into an operating room
Dust, dirt, bacteria, flies - these are just some of the many contaminants surgeons need to worry about when operating in the field or in hospitals located in developing nations.
Innovation/Technology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
05.12.2017
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Law/Forensics
01.12.2017
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
29.11.2017
New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts
New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts
MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts.
Innovation/Technology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.11.2017
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.11.2017
Where no CubeSat
Where no CubeSat
ESA Space in Images M-Argo is designed as ESA's first CubeSat to enter interplanetary space.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
14.11.2017
Microscopic structures for vibration-resistant plugs
Microscopic structures for vibration-resistant plugs
In an Austrian-German research project, laser technology is being used to produce microscopic structures on electrical plugs in order to increase fail safety.
Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
14.11.2017
How to float your coffee creamer
How to float your coffee creamer
A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one's morning. But what if the two liquids didn't mix? MIT scientists have now explained why under certain conditions a droplet of liquid should not coalesce with the liquid surface below. If the droplet is very cold, and the bath sufficiently hot, then the droplet should "levitate" on the bath's surface, as a result of the flows induced by the temperature difference.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
01.11.2017
Breaking the mold
Rebecca Gracia carefully runs her hands along the lump of clay turning in front of her, slowly rounding the edges of the wet, gray slab.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Chemistry
30.10.2017
3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers
3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers
Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
27.10.2017
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
23.10.2017
Thruster for Mars mission breaks records
ANN ARBOR-An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster.
Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.10.2017
Octopus skin inspires engineers to develop programmable ’camouflaging’ material
For the octopus and cuttlefish, instantaneously changing their skin color and pattern to disappear into the environment is just part of their camouflage prowess.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.10.2017
Scientists seek public help to protect endangered parrot
If we don't act immediately, the expected mortality rates in unprotected nest boxes could erase the gains we made last year when swift parrots nested on a predator free island.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
13.10.2017
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
12.10.2017
Additive manufacturing - a revolution in production engineering
Additive manufacturing - a revolution in production engineering
Research news Additive manufacturing processes are the major topic for the future of production engineering.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
11.10.2017
Beyond EPA’s Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023
ANN ARBOR-As the Trump administration repeals the U.S. Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions-from both environmental and economic perspectives. For the U.S.'s most energy-hungry sectors-automotive and electricity-the study identifies timetables for action, after which the researchers say it will be too late to stave off a climate tipping point.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.10.2017
Children born prematurely have greater risk of cognitive difficulties later in life
Children born prematurely have greater risk of cognitive difficulties later in life
Babies born preterm have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Wednesday 11 October 2017 The research found that preterm children had lower scores on IQ tests, motor skills, reading and spelling at primary school age, and that this remained through to secondary school.
Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
09.10.2017
New methods tackle a perplexing engineering concept
New methods tackle a perplexing engineering concept
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are working to turn a complex materials design problem into an intuitive concept, understandable to engineers from novice to advanced experience levels. The group developed guidelines to help understand materials engineered to become thicker when stretched.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
09.10.2017
Solar Decathlon: the Swiss team awaits the results
The Swiss students who went to Denver to compete in this year's Solar Decathlon are living out their dream.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Environment/Sustainable Development
05.10.2017
Future of energy: Renewables
Stanford researchers are exploring wind, solar and geothermal energy was well as renewable fuels and fuels made from microbes.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
04.10.2017
Stanford Solar Car Project team to compete in Australia
A solar car named Sundae developed by Stanford students is about to race more than 1,800 miles across the Australian Outback, testing the limits of cutting-edge technologies and undergraduate ingenuity.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
03.10.2017
Solar car race: Live coverage begins soon
ANN ARBOR-In a bullet-shaped car powered by the sun, the nation's top solar car team from the University of Michigan will soon race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Business/Economics
19.09.2017
ANU unveils its first solar car to compete in World Solar Challenge
ANU students have launched their first high-technology solar car to compete in the World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.09.2017
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic
Lancaster engineers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
11.09.2017
First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed
First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed
Smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks with the potential to be scaled up for commercial use For the first time, an international team led by engineers at Caltech has developed a computer chip with nanoscale optical quantum memory.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
08.09.2017
On a mission to measure
On a mission to measure
How does cargo weight affect fuel economy in cars' What are the mechanical differences between bench pressing dumbbells and bench pressing barbells' How does temperature alter the mechanical properties of gummy bears?
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
04.09.2017
Ultrasonic sensor company Inductosense raises £1.1m investment
Ultrasonic sensor company Inductosense raises £1.1m investment
Inductosense, a University of Bristol spin-out which is developing novel ultrasonic sensors for monitoring corrosion, cracks or defects in structures has secured a funding round of £1.1million investment from a consortium of investors.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
28.08.2017
Swissloop finishes in the top 3
Swissloop finishes in the top 3
SpaceX held its second Hyperloop pod competition yesterday in Los Angeles. The Swissloop team including ETH students achieved an outstanding third place finish.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.08.2017
Custom-tailoring better metallic materials
An interview with Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens Using the large research facilities at PSI, Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens examines the inner workings of metals.
Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.08.2017
How cytoplasm
How cytoplasm "feels" to a cell’s components
Under a microscope, a cell's cytoplasm can resemble a tiny underwater version of New York's Times Square: Thousands of proteins swarm through a cytoplasm's watery environment, coming together and breaking apart like a cytoskeletal flash mob.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Civil Engineering
21.08.2017
ACar - The electric
ACar - The electric "all-rounder"
Research news An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years.
Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.08.2017
Intern Focuses on Laser Light for Spaceflight | Berkeley Lab
Intern Focuses on Laser Light for Spaceflight | Berkeley Lab
Elliot Heywood had dreamed of landing an internship at the science lab in the hills not far from his school in Lafayette, California, but he never could have imagined this dream would take wing as a summerlong stint researching an ultrafast interplanetary propulsion system.
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