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Unlocking Facebook Data for Societal Good

A new organization called Social Science One is aimed at allowing researchers to access the massive data troves held by Facebook and other private …

Social Sciences

Tiny Sensors Warn of Pending Earthquakes, Underwater Threats, Gas Leaks

Earthquakes can strike without warning, causing major property damage and loss of life. Seismic sensors that could alert those in the area of a …

Simon Fraser University

Radio Transmitters Used to Track 'Kissing Bugs'

With nicknames like kissing bugs, assassin bugs and vampire bugs, the insects that make up the subfamily Triatominae are not the type of fellas you …

Research

Diamond Flaws: Bad for Weddings, Good for Quantum Communications | Engineering360

If you’re shopping for an engagement ring, you’re probably going to want a diamond with little to no discernible flaws. But researchers at Princeton …

Quantum Physics

A New Way to Keep Computer Chips Cool

Most computer chips are made of silicon, a crystalline semiconducting material that does an adequate job of dissipating heat. But newer devices draw …

Nanotech

LMD a Game-changer for Parts Production and Repair

In what could be a game-changing application for industry, researchers are using laser metal deposition (LMD) technology to manufacture and repair …

Repairs

Robots Offer Personalized, Therapeutic Approach to Autism

Recognizing and understanding others’ emotional states can be difficult for children with autism spectrum conditions. Some therapists use a …

Autism

A New System for Thermal Camouflage

While visual camouflage is an effective strategy for hunters, soldiers and a host of animals, scientists have tried to develop thermal camouflage — …

Chemistry

Water-Repellent Coating Better, Safer | Engineering360

Water-repellent fabrics are used in a wide range of applications, but the conventional coatings used to create them are likely to be phased out in …

Engineering

A New Approach to Invisibility | Engineering360

Spectral cloaking is a fundamentally new approach to an age-old challenge: It’s a way to change the color of light waves as they pass through an …

Research

Graphene's Latest Trick: Quantum Flexoelectric Crinkles | Engineering360

The study demonstrates mathematically what happens to stacks of graphene — one atom-thick sheets of carbon — under slight lateral compression. Rather …

Nanotech

Don't Just 'Smell It': New Sensor Warns of Food Spoilage

Ever used the “smell test” to figure out whether something in the fridge has turned rotten? As George Carlin hilariously illustrates in the classic …

Internet of Things

Extended Reality for Cardiac Care

New developments in cardiovascular treatment and improved outcomes for patients are the result of rapid advancements in the field of extended reality …

Augmented Reality

Clean Power Generation Insufficient for Climate Mitigation | Engineering360

Even in a world of stringent climate policies and clean power generation, the continued use of fossil fuels in industry, transportation and buildings …

Fossil Fuels

Watch: Alternative Materials for Rechargeable Batteries

Lithium, a metal with a name that has become synonymous with rechargeable batteries, has been instrumental in pushing technology into producing …

Clean Energy

Watch: Moving into Stretchable Circuitry

Newly developed materials such as a metal-polymer conductors (MPC) made by researchers in China are the key to stretchable circuitry. The material is …

Nanotech

A High-Tech Solution for Off-Tasting Wine | Engineering360

Grapes undergo a remarkable transformation as they change from vine to wine, as naturally-occurring substances contribute to the distinctive flavors …

Therapeutic Device Attaches Directly to Damaged Heart | Engineering360

Heart attacks are caused by a blockage of blood flow into the heart muscle, which leads to damage and scar tissue. In response to scarring, the heart …

13 Reasons Graphene Is a 'Wonder Material' | Engineering360

The world’s first 2D material – graphene – has been the subject of much research since it was first isolated at The University of Manchester in 2004, …

Researchers Study How to Strengthen Human Trust in Self-driven Vehicles

Self-driven vehicles (SDV) are arguably one of the most exciting technological advancements to be developed in the last few years. While there are …

3D-printing System Can Print More Than One Material at a Time | Engineering360

3D printing is doing great things in many fields, from healthcare to automotive production. While 3D printing has been a huge development, there is …