NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients passed a critical test Tuesday at the Icahn School...

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

MIT researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be...

Carbon dioxide sensor can lower energy use, reduce utility costs

Walk in a room, the light goes on. Most people are familiar with the motion sensors that detect activity and then turn on the...

New Scavenger Technology Allows Robots to ‘Eat’ Metal for Energy

When electronics need their own power sources, there are two basic options: batteries and harvesters. Batteries store energy internally, but are therefore heavy and...

Deploying more conversational chatbots

The comedian Bill Burr has said he refuses to call into automated customer service lines for fear that, years later on his death bed,...

Untwisting plastics for charging Internet-of-things devices

Untwisting chains of atoms within a plastic polymer improves its ability to conduct electricity, according to a report by researchers, led by Nagoya University...

Nanosensor can alert a smartphone when plants are stressed

MIT engineers have developed a way to closely track how plants respond to stresses such as injury, infection, and light damage, using sensors made...

Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing

Fast containment is key to halting the progression of pandemics, and rapid determination of a diagnosed patient’s locations and contact history is a vital...

AI advice as influential as humans’, but positive crowd opinion still...

Advice from artificial intelligence (AI) experts may be just as influential as from human experts, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However,...

Mars Helicopter Attached to NASA’s Perseverance Rover

With the launch period of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover opening in 14 weeks, final preparations of the spacecraft continue at the Kennedy Space...

Reducing delays in wireless networks

MIT researchers have designed a congestion-control scheme for wireless networks that could help reduce lag times and increase quality in video streaming, video chat,...

A unique heat storage technology gathers steam

Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants....

Researchers design 3D-printed diffuser to treat COVID-19 patients

Texas A&M University, through its unique Engineering Medicine (EnMed) partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital, is stepping up to help the health care system keep...

Boeing to Fly Second Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test for NASA

Boeing has decided to fly a second uncrewed flight test as a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Although no new launch date has...

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions

Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone’s face that’s realistic and doesn’t look creepy. Now, Carnegie...

Cement vs. concrete their differences, and opportunities for sustainability

There’s a lot the average person doesn’t know about concrete. For example, it’s porous; it’s the world’s most-used material after water; and, perhaps most...

Chinese startup UDI deploys self-driving vans to deliver food to lockdown...

For the past 2 months, the vegetables have arrived on the back of a robot. That’s how 16 communities in Zibo, in eastern China,...

Study shows potential for using fiber-optic networks to assess ground motions...

A new study from a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues at three institutions demonstrates the potential for using existing networks of buried optical...

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Gets Its Wheels and Air Brakes

Final assembly and testing of NASA's Perseverance rover continues at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the July launch window approaches. In some of...

Photocatalytic optical fibres convert water into solar fuel

Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibres into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy. The ground-breaking technology...

Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats

To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described today (April 2)...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,...

Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never...

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data...

Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed...

AI algorithms should find the bugs before they occur

Quantities of sensors keep track of and alert in the event of errors or deviations in the industrial production system. In a Vinnova-funded project, artificial...

Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry

When Spanish invaders arrived in the Americas, they were generally able to subjugate the local peoples thanks, in part, to their superior weaponry and...

NASA Shows Perseverance with Helicopter, Cruise Stage Testing

The Mars 2020 mission involving NASA’s newly named rover — Perseverance — received a significant boost following the completion of important testing at the agency’s Kennedy Space...

How robots can help combat COVID-19

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics, including Henrik Christensen, director of...

Optimizing complex decision-making

When he began his engineering program at École Polytechnique in his hometown of Paris, Jean Pauphilet did not aspire to the academy. “I used to...

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic waves with a frequency somewhere between microwaves and infrared light. These...

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