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Suite of Novel Electronic Systems Developed
May 2016

Woon-Hong Yeo, Ph.D. an assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has developed a suite of novel electronic systems that can be mounted on the skin and/ or inserted in the oral cavity.

Flexible Skin Cloaks Objects By Trapping Radar Waves
April 2016

Iowa State University engineers have developed a new flexible, stretchable and tunable “meta-skin” that uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to cloak an object from radar’s sharp eyes.

A New Generation Robotic Exoskeleton Helps The Paralyzed To Walk
March 2016

Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily life is more accessible to wheelchair users, they still face physical and social limitations. But University of California, Berkeley’s Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory has been working to change that.

DiscoverE 2016 Engineers Week
February 2016

Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Engineers Week, one of the oldest of America’s professional outreach efforts, celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2016.

According to Theoretical Study, Most Earth-Like Worlds Have Yet to Be Born
January 2016

Earth came early to the party in the evolving universe. According to a new theoretical study, when our solar system was born 4.6 billion years ago only eight percent of the potentially habitable planets that will ever form in the universe existed.

Developing New and Innovative Spacecraft Is High-School Students Challenge In CubeSat Competition
December 2015

Cornell University, The Museum of Science Fiction and NASA Space Grant consortia grantees are hosting a competition for high-school students to get CubeSat projects they develop launched into space.

Scrap Tires Transformed Into Supercapacitor Electrodes
November 2015

Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a technology developed…

Grant Secured To Help Veterans Transition To STEM Fields
October 2015

Naval Research Grant University researchers led by Tony Dean, associate professor of engineering fundamentals, have secured an Office of Naval Research grant to create educational modules to help veterans become science and technology graduates and civilian employees.

Superhydrophobic Glass Coating Created
September 2015

A moth’s eye and lotus leaf served as inspiration for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating developed…

Model For Robots With Bacterial Brains Developed
August 2015

Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.

Sustainable Phosphorus Recovery From Wastewater
July 2015

A new approach to wastewater treatment may be key as part of efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Moreover, it can be profitable.

Landmark DOE Hydropower Report Issued
June 2015

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity.

Turning An Environmental Scourge Into Useful Products
May 2015

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists have reported that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products.

Smaller Rotor Added To Wind Turbines Increases Efficiency
April 2015

Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines.

Electric Vehicle Batteries Could Get Boost From New Paper-like Material
March 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s (UC Riverside) Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries.

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