Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses soundwaves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
Technology & Engineering
Technology and Engineering bridge the gap between what the mind can imagine and what the laws of nature allow. While scientists seek to discover what is not yet known, engineers apply fundamental science to design and develop new devices and systems—technology—to solve societal problems. Technological and engineering innovations then return the favor by affecting human—as well as other animal species'—the ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.
In this week's episode, we explore using virtual reality for memory recall; teenage emotion overload; and finally, examine the role dopamine plays in forming episodic memories
A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new technique that uses temporary fluorescence to cause amyloids to flash, or "blink," thus allowing researchers to better spot these problematic proteins
Bilingual brains, computing clouds, a life-saving musical sensor and genome sequencing in medieval cemeteries
Rice University researchers have developed methods to corral the tiny, squid-like hydrae and perform the first comprehensive characterization of relationships between neural activity and muscle movements in these creatures
DesignSafe is a web-based research platform that provides the computational tools needed to manage, analyze and understand critical data for natural hazards research
CMMWorm utilizes a compliant mesh actuated at modular segments to create waveforms along its body
At Clemson University, engineers who specialize in structural reliability are testing new building materials to see how well they stand up to severe storms by shooting them with two-by-fours from an air cannon at 60, 80 and 100 mph
Survival of the laziest, weather whiplash and more
Training educators to teach community college students important skills for the growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market from laws and regulations to repairs and maintenance
Spirostomum ambiguum, a tiny single-celled protozoan, achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body
Super-resilient materials found in animals such as mantis shrimp owe their strength and toughness to a design strategy that causes cracks to follow the twisting pattern of fibers, preventing catastrophic failure
How WiFi detects weapons, what ants can teach robots, position repercussions on concussions and how saving forests saves kids
Duke University professor Tony Jun Huang has developed a way to manipulate, split and mix droplets of biological fluids without leaving any trace of contamination by having them surf on acoustic waves
Hot and cold time travel, light-speed A.I. for I.D., and hey, where'd the water go?
What is geoengineering, and how could it help or harm our planet?
Susanne Rafelski, Director of ASsay Development at the Allen Institute for Cell Science, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Duke University have discovered how uniquely shaped artificial material or metamaterial can control the transmission, redirection and reflection of sound waves with almost perfect efficiency
A new prosthetic ankle, developed by a team at Vanderbilt University, has a tiny motor, actuator, sensors and chip that work together to either conform to the surface that the foot is contacting or remain stationary, depending on what the user needs