Engineering

Researchers develop ultra light aluminium that floats on water for use in future spacecraft and automobiles

Scientists have designed an ultra-light form of aluminium that floats on water, paving the way for novel uses of the material in future spacecraft …

Chemistry

Scientists created cotton that naturally glows in the dark without using genetic engineering

Today’s new “smart” materials range in purpose — a new polymer resin self-heals holes in space habitats, and carbon nanotube yarn can generate electricity — but they all depend on superficial coatings that turn old substances into novel tools. That’s a problem because the more they are used, the …

Biology

US Army scientists extract fuel power from urine using nanotechnology

Officials believe that making use of urine as a fuel source can help the soldiers tremendously.<p>Scientists from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) …

Chemistry

Autoline After Hours Tears Into The Chevrolet Bolt

Reverse engineering specialists Munro & Associates tear into a Chevrolet Bolt in this episode of Autoline After Hours.<p>Chevy Bolt Teardown<p>Despite the …

Electric Vehicles

Experimenting with Cold, Magnetic Materials in Pune

Condensed matter physicist Archana Lakhani is the only woman scientist at CSR Indore – and this has been the case for the last ten years.<p><b>The Wire is</b> …

Physics

Here's the Only Horsepower vs. Torque Explanation You'll Ever Need To Read

We use the words a lot, but do you know what they actually mean? You need to learn.<p>Which is better? Here's how you quash that bar-night debate.<p>Yogi Berra, never known to dwell on engine particulars, would have concluded that torque and horsepower are the same thing, only different. Actually, that …

Trucks

Engineers have found a way to 3D print super strong aluminum

Working with Metal<p>For the longest time, metal-based manufacturing has been difficult and costly. High-strength aluminum alloys are difficult …

3D Printing

Quick Guide: The Different types of material for Drone Frame

Drones are everywhere today, with wide range of types to choose from. Drone in the past are used only for military purposes, but in the present in …

Drones

Bose Launches Wireless SoundSport Free Headphones & Updates the Iconic QC35

Bose unveils two updates to its headphone line with the truly wireless SoundSport Free headphones from just two little earbuds and the iconic QC35 …

Headphones

Why Titanium Is A Motorcycle's Favorite Metal—From The Archives

This article was originally published in the June 1997 issue of <i>Sport Rider</i>.<p>Carbon-fiber, magnesium, titanium, ceramic heat-coating, cryogenics. These …

Carbon Nanotube Thread Could Generate Electricity From The Bloodstream

To power wearable electronics, engineers have for years been tinkering with ways to generate electricity from our bodies. They’ve cooked up schemes …

Clean Energy

Which of these materials is the best conductor of heat?

Aluminum and copper have the highest thermal conductivity among common metals (205W/mK and 401W/mK versus say 50W/mK for steel) and are easily the …

Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch

University of Houston researchers have reported a development in stretchable electronics that can serve as artificial skin for a robotic hand and …

Robotics

This High-Tech Yarn Generates Electricity Through Movement

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>Energy comes from all sorts of places, and …

Electricity

Autodesk Invests in Construction Supply-Chain Manager

A young Boston-area startup, ManufactOn, has entered into a non-exclusive partnership with Autodesk, which plans to integrate ManufactOn’s cloud and …

Construction

For the First Time, Signal Transfer Between Molecules Has Been Achieved

The history of molecular computing and electronics has been a long and twisting road—one that was meticulously catalogued on the pages of <i>IEEE …

Biology

High-Speed RS-485 Transceivers Target IIoT Networks

Intersil, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, has announced two new high-speed, isolated RS-485 differential bus transceivers that provide 40 Mbps …

Internet of Things

Getting ahead of the field – Chasing gas with BP

<b>Bilal Ahmad is a 25-year-old Graduate Project Engineer with BP, responsible for the subsea hardware on Shah Deniz 2, a major gas field expansion in</b> …

Project Management

A battery-free origami robot powered and controlled by external magnetic fields

Wirelessly powered and controlled magnetic folding robot arm can grasp and bend (credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University)<p>Harvard University …

Robotics

Here's How Volkswagen's New 'Budack Cycle' Engine Works

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover has a new 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 engine using a “B-Cycle” combustion method, a variation of the Atkinson …

Autos

Israeli engineers demonstrate “air-borne” malware

<b>Researchers in Israel have demonstrated how infrared light could be used to plant malware in secure computer networks that aren’t even connected to</b> …

Ben-Gurion University

Columbia Engineering researchers make soft robotics breakthrough with new artificial muscle

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have made a breakthrough in soft robotics that is said to have solved a long standing issue in creating …

Robotics

Scientists Develop A Device to Turn Car Exhaust into Renewable Energy

A new type of diode can transform heat into electricity three times more efficiently than silicon — and could someday convert heat into storeable …

Starting in cybersecurity?

Here are my few tips on how to get started on the technical side of computer hacking<p>You are looking to start a technical career in <i>infosec</i> or <i>cyber</i>? …

Programming

Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic substitute for graphene manipulation

Dr. Richard Ordonez, a nanomaterials scientist at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), was having stomach pains last …

Inventing The Induction Motor

When you think of who invented the induction motor, Nikola Tesla and Galileo Ferraris should come to mind. Though that could be a case of the squeaky …

Physics

Are smartphones still getting faster? Does Moore’s law still apply?

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors used on dense integrated circuits will double year on year. The theory belongs to Gordon Moore, who co-founded Intel and who had observed this trend up to that point in 1965.<p>Often though, this prediction has been extrapolated to apply to <i>all</i> …

Moore's Law

What's Actually Inside a Seaplane's 'Floats'?

Some good engineering to say the least.<p>Seaplanes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes: Some are small as Cessnas, others are as large as 737s. But regardless of size, seaplanes all require 'floats' to keep their heads above water. So what's inside the floating parts? The YouTube channel …

MIT researchers develop system that makes it easier for software engineers to copy paste code

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (<b>MIT</b>) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a …

Programming

Challenge your engineering skills with Circuit Scramble

Looking for a little logic in your life?<p>Circuit Scramble applies the rules of how circuits work to this app game and asks you to flip the right switches to make everything flow.<p>Players are given just a few moves — it changes based on the level — to get things in working order.<p>The goal is to get …