News - 15 Mar 2017
While I never participated, I remember students in my high school’s more advanced science classes working together for the egg drop challenge, where teams built a container that would hold the egg...
News - 30 Jan 2017
A team of researchers and engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have created an artificial skin with the ability to detect temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ...
News - 24 Nov 2016
Artificial muscles - materials that contract and expand in a similar manner like muscle fibers do - can have many applications, from robotics to components in the aviation and automobile sectors....
News - 19 Apr 2016
An experiment conducted in the laboratory of Stanford University’s chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao has resulted in the creation of a super-stretchy material. It began when one of the...
News - 30 Oct 2015
Graphene has the potential to fully charge your phone in five minutes, clean up radioactive waste, create a super strong artificial limb or make ocean water drinkable.
Until now large scale...
News - 16 Oct 2015
Engineers at Stanford have developed an artificial, skin-like, plastic material that has the ability to detect pressure sensation, and also send this signal to a live brain cell.
News - 27 Mar 2015
Walter Voit, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) along with co-researchers has successfully incorporated carbon nanotubes and “buckyball” clusters in PVDF material to...
News - 9 Oct 2014
Components of a mirror structure that can be rotated very precisely by flexing parts made of "bulk metallic glass."
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Researchers at NASA's Jet...
News - 21 Feb 2014
An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles.
News - 2 Jan 2014
Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication or 3-D printing, is an approach for creating complex structures and devices for medical...