Tech

(Rice University) Rice University engineers win a National Science Foundation grant to continue development of autonomous drones that coordinate with each other to find and model dangerous pollutants and send a warning to nearby neighbors.
August 27, 2018
(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science) Seed oil components of an ornamental flower could provide a direct pathway for designing a new class of environmentally friendly lubricants. Researchers at the School of Science at IUPUI identified the compound in the seed oil that is produced in a manner unlike any other fatty acid. The study was published online in the journal Nature Plants.
August 27, 2018
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) New avatar-based software developed at EPFL looks at how people walk in order to predict their energy expenditure. The software, originally intended for roboticists and for researchers who develop prosthetics and exoskeletons, could have many uses in both medicine and sports. It can be tested online through a downloadable app.
August 24, 2018
(Virginia Tech) Previously, researchers could only print this material, known as graphene, in 2D sheets or basic structures. But Virginia Tech engineers have now collaborated on a project that allows them to 3D print graphene objects at a resolution an order of magnitude greater than ever before printed, which unlocks the ability to theoretically create any size or shape of graphene.
August 23, 2018
(University of Toronto) New research conducted by evolutionary biologists worldwide paints cities as evolutionary 'change agents', says a trio of biologists from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) who selected and edited the studies.
August 22, 2018
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) A team at NYU Tandon School of Engineering has found a way to prove the provenance of 3-D printed parts by embedding QR (Quick Response) codes in an innovative way for unique device identification. In the latest issue of Advanced Engineering Materials, the researchers describe converting QR codes into 3-D features so that that they neither compromise the part's integrity nor announce themselves to counterfeiters who have the means to reverse engineer the part.
August 20, 2018