News - 11 Oct 2019
PVA, a global expert in dispensing, coating and custom automation, is pleased to announce that it has acquired additive manufacturing startup Create Orthotics & Prosthetics. Under terms of the...
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.