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New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier

May 26, 2015 1:56 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare...

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Semiconductor chips made from wood could lead to biodegradable computer chips

May 26, 2015 1:47 pm | Comments

Portable electronics - typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials - are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget....

Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots

May 26, 2015 12:27 pm | by University of Bristol | Comments

What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill...

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New technique speeds nanoMRI imaging

May 26, 2015 12:17 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Producing images with near-atomic resolution, however, is immensely difficult and time-consuming. A single nanoMRI scan can require weeks to complete....

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Disney Researchers develop 2-legged robot that walks like an animated character

May 26, 2015 10:29 am | by Disney Research | Comments

When Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he didn't give much thought to how he might bring his character to life in the real world. But robotics now puts that possibility within reach, so Disney researchers have found a way for a robot...

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Air Force wants to fire lasers from aircraft by 2023

May 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | Comments

The Air Force plans to be able to incinerate targets such as incoming missiles with laser weapons...

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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

May 26, 2015 9:24 am | by Army News Service | Comments

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers’ ability to...

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US Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

May 26, 2015 9:20 am | by Army News Service | Comments

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature...

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New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer

May 26, 2015 9:17 am | by Ohio State University | Comments

New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge....

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One step closer to a single-molecule device

May 26, 2015 9:13 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode...

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Engineering phase changes in nanoparticle arrays

May 26, 2015 9:07 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials...

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New computational technique advances color 3D printing process

May 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

Researchers at Zhejiang University in China have developed a technique that enables hydrographic printing...

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This Slinky lookalike helps us see tiny objects

May 22, 2015 11:27 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement...

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ONR tests new glasses for augmented reality system with Marines

May 22, 2015 11:05 am | Comments

At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) moved one step closer to its ultimate goal of giving warfighters glasses that can...

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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

May 22, 2015 11:02 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | Comments

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will...

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